Global Young Professionals Meetup: Exploring Houston’s Global Reach in Trade & Diplomacy
Thursday, April 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
About the event
Through the years, the City of Houston has been at the forefront of human achievement. The first domed stadium, the first word heard from the moon, the first artificial heart transplant—all were achieved from that spirit of endless possibilities.
Houston offers business opportunities and ties with a myriad of cities around the world, driving the progress of the city. If you are interested in learning more about Houston’s Trade & International Affairs Office and networking with other like-minded people this is your opportunity!
About the speaker
Jessica Ngo, Protocol and International Programs Manager at the Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs
Jessica serves as an advisor on matters of protocol, cross-cultural exchanges, as well as international policy issues which may impact Houston. She also manages international programs and events to achieve Houston’s diplomatic, civic, and trade engagement goals. Jessica also serves as the liaison between the Mayor’s office and representatives of Sister Cities International and the Sister Cities of Houston. Her work in this capacity includes developing strategies to establish new city relationships, coordinating cultural and business events, and assisting with the planning and execution of the Sister Cities International Annual Conference in Houston. Jessica graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications and Marketing. Prior to her role in the Mayor’s Office, Jessica worked and interned for reputable non-profits, including Asia Society, UNICEF, and multiple business and marketing firms. Jessica is fluent in both English and Vietnamese.