On December 11, 2009 Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) International Trade hosted the First Annual Global Defense & Security Seminar and Networking Event. Ambassador Donald K. Bandler (ret.) of Bandler & Gutierrez Associates and Ambassador Lino Gutierrez (ret.) of Gutierrez Global, LLC were invited as key speakers for the panel discussion. Representing VSD, LLC, Fred Stewart, Director of International Business Development spoke about Client Experiences – The Small and Large Client Perspective. Ambassador Donald K. Bandler centered his discussion on NATO & Procurement subject; thereafter, Ambassador Lino Gutierrez shared his opinion on dual-use sales opportunities in Latin America. While ambassadors and distinguished guests talked about Foreign Military Sales from a strategic perspective, Fred Stewart on the other hand focused the discussion on the tactical end of implementation.