What's Happening Newsletter-- 10/28/21

By McNew, Leeannah posted 11-01-2021 14:12


In the October 28, 2021 World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia What's Happening Newsletter, there is an opportunity to volunteer at the airport as a part of their new initiative. There is an opportunity to attend a webinar in November on Funding U.S.-Israeli Innovation. Lastly, there is still an opportunity to attend one of the climate change webinars. Have a great weekend!

Philadelphia International Airport is proud to announce its new initiative to attract and retain qualified volunteers, across multiple demographics, who will serve as catalysts to provide relevant information and foster meaningful interaction with travelers as they’re welcomed to our region.

The  PHL Volunteer Navigator program is a community-centered evolution and expansion of the Philadelphia International Airport’s mission and commitment to warmly, proactively, approachable, and reliably, enhance the guest experience through every single touch point.   

PHL is looking for volunteers who love Philly, want to meet new people, be part of a dedicated airport team, and experience the airport behind-the-scenes. Please click on the link for detailed information about the program--its perks and requirements--along with the application of interest.


"The best part of being a volunteer at the airport for me is meeting and helping people from all over the world," Ken, current airport volunteer

For more information on this opportunity, click here. 
BIRD Foundation: Funding US-Israeli Innovation

The Pennsylvania Department of Commerce & Economic  Development  is pleased to partner with the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the PICC Foundation and the BIRD Foundation to present an informational session:
November 10, 2021  |  10:00 – 11:00 AM
The US-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation helps US companies accelerate product or service development by funding joint R&D with Israeli partners.
BIRD awards 25 US-Israeli joint development projects annually, covering up to 50% of development costs and up to $1 million per project. The grant’s scope extends across multiple industries: Agriculture, Communications, Construction Technologies, Electronics, Electro-optics, Life Sciences, Software, Homeland Security, Renewable and Alternative Energy and other technology sectors.
We encourage you to join in to learn about:
  • The benefits to Pennsylvania companies of engaging in joint ventures with Israeli companies
  • The terms of the BIRD
  • A case study by a regional BIRD awardee
  • Q&A
Register online: https://www.phillyisraelchamber.com/event/bird-foundation-funding-us-israeli-innovation/
More information about the BIRD Foundation: https://www.birdf.com 

To register for this event, click here

Code Red for Humanity: The Race to Net Zero, a Multilateral Global Approach

In the lead-up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), the British American Business and World Affairs Councils of Greater Philadelphia are presenting a join climate change discussion between two of the world's most influential nations about the multilateral global approach race to net zero. 

Presenters will address the sub-national level of engagement in both the public and private domains; connections between human and environmental health in relation to delivering an equitable and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 pandemic (green recovery); the important role of innovation; and corporate, investor, and employee responsibility with respect to competitive advantage and business transition models.  

This is a virtual event, and pre-registration is required. A meeting link will be sent to all registrants 24 hours before the program. Tickets are complimentary for members of the British American Council of Greater Philadelphia and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Non-members are invited to register for a nominal ticket price. 

Visit www.babcphl.com for additional information. 

To register for the various webinars, click here