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October 2013
Maryann Kopfer, Editor
NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A. -- On behalf of my colleagues at WTCA, I would like to thank everyone for your participation in the 2013 WTCA CIFIT program, held from September 7th to 10th in Xiamen, China. The program attracted more than 120 delegates of 24 WTCA members from North America, Asia and the Greater China region, which was a 50% increase in participation in comparison with last year.

NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A. -- Since the WTCA General Assembly in Mumbai last April, three WTCA members have
participated in the WTCA certification process, bringing the total number of participants this year to seven. Each
WTCA member underwent an extensive evaluation of services and facilities in accordance with WTCA's global
benchmarks for excellence.
October 2 - 4:  WTCA Member Seminar --  New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Asia Pacific
TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- The 39th edition of "Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS)" will be held from October 8 to 11 at WTC Taipei's Nangang Exhibition Hall.

BANGALORE, INDIA -- On 29 August, Engineering Manufacturer Entrepreneurs Resource Group (e-MERG), jointly with WTC Bangalore and Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), organised a seminar on the Relevance of Energy Management for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Mian Soomro, visited the site office of Al Ghurair Giga Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd, the builder of the first World Trade Center facility in Pakistan, on August 31, 2013.
PUNE, INDIA -- A harbinger of Trade and Prosperity, the World Trade Center Pune, on August 15, witnessed the flag hoisting by Mr. Ranjjite Wanddricer, Chairman, Indo-American Chamber Of Commerce ( IACC).
TOKYO, JAPAN -- The 4th "Asian Symposium" was co-hosted by WTC Tokyo and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on September 6th, 2013 at the conference center of the WTC's facility.
MUMBAI, INDIA -- "The Government has initiated multiple reforms, namely Entrepreneurship Development Program, Cluster Development Program, Technology Upgradation Fund, Credit link Capital Scheme, amongst others, which have rendered success.

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- On August 28, KITA, licensee of WTC Seoul, hosted the Vanguard Food Sourcing Fair to provide Korean companies with information on complex certification processes in China, and also to offer strategies for building business ties with the Vanguard Group.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- The 7th EMMA EXPO INDIA ended on September 7 at WTC Chennai. 

MUMBAI, INDIA -- "The region of Papua New Guinea has found huge reserves of Crude oil and Gas which are being explored by leading Indian companies Petronet, LNG Ltd., and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Ltd."
BANGALORE, INDIA -- On September 6, 2013, WTC Bangalore supported a workshop on "Smart-Sustainable Cities and Communities Initiatives in India", conducted by the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IICCI), in collaboration with Politecnico di Torino, Italy and the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC).

 ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA --The regional Europe+Asia Event Forum South (EFEA South), one of the key 

events in the Russian meeting industry, will take place from 9 to 10 October 2013 at World Trade Center Rostov-on-Don within the XIII Business Forum on Don.
TWENTE, THE NETHERLANDS -- On 14 September 2013, the WTC Twente's Energy Group, Expat Center Twente, Career Center Twente and Regiobranding Twente had succesful joint participation in The International Job Fair that was held in the conveniently located World Trade Center Amsterdam.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- Hosted by WTC Istanbul at the WOW Istanbul Hotel on September 9, 2013, a delegation of businessmen and public officials from The Hague, Netherlands, led by WTC The Hague, visited Istanbul and gave two simultaneous seminars to Turkish businessmen that were invited by WTC Istanbul.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA -- On September 9, the 18th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the International 
Prosecutors' Association (IPA) opened at World Trade Center Moscow.
POZNAN, POLAND -- The Royal Norwegian Embassy and World Trade Center Poznań will hold the PolishNorwegian Poleko Business Mixer on Tuesday Oct 8th, 2013 to be held at the WTC Poznań, 1st floor, 12
Bukowska Street in Poznań.

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN -- On September 6-7, the business center of World Trade Center Gothenburg held a kick-off conference for the renewed WTC Gothenburg staff.


MOSCOW, RUSSIA -- On September 2, the Crowne Plaza Hotel at WTC Moscow became the World Travel
Awards Europe's leading business hotel of Russia in 2013.


LILLE, FRANCE -- WTC Lille is delighted to announce that the film "Lille Region, the place to be" has been designated by Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards to receive one of the Dolphin Trophies, out of a record number of candidacies: 719 from 40 countries worldwide. 

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- Smart cities, ecology, social networking and big data at the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS'13). In September, WTC Barcelona hosted one of the major international events in the field of Complex Systems and Interdisciplinary Science, the European Conference on Complex Systems.
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- In October the doors open to the future in the most innovative city of The Netherlands, Eindhoven. Designers, design companies and design collectives active in the field of design collaborate with knowledge institutes, cultural institutes, and technology and manufacturing companies for their participation in the Dutch Design Week.
WARSAW, POLAND -- The President of WTC Warsaw, Jacques Tourel, attended many events in September in his ongoing pursuit of promoting WTC Warsaw and international trade relationships.
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA -- World Trade Center St. Petersburg hosted the 7th Russian-Indian Forum on Trade and Investments held on 20th September 2013. 
North America

TACOMA, WA, U.S.A. -- A record crowd gathered at the Foss Waterway Seaport on September 19 to celebrate the 20th year of the World Trade Center Tacoma's Globe Awards.

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, U.S.A. -- World Trade Center Savannah, in partnership with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, hosted a delegation representing nine different Bi-National Chambers of Commerce in Savannah, Georgia, from Sept. 11-13.
MISSOULA, MT, U.S.A -- Elon Musk, Founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Airlines, Jim McNerney, Chairman of Boeing, Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google, Safra Catz, President of Oracle, Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, and Ryan Lance, Chairman of ConocoPhillips were all in Butte, Montana as Keynote Speakers at the Montana Economic Summit, hosted by Senator Max Baucus on
Oct 16 and 17.
LAS VEGAS, NV, U.S.A. -- October is an exciting month as the WTC Las Vegas, the premier global destination for conferences and events, draws a major international industry show to Las Vegas, Nevada. 
BALTIMORE, MD, U.S.A. -- On October 4, WTC Baltimore, the State of Maryland and Legg Mason will be hosting Embassy Night: 25 Years of Connecting Business to the Diplomatic Community at the WTC Washington, D.C.
ANCHORAGE, AK, U.S.A. -- World Trade Center Anchorage, together with the office of U.S. Senator Mark Begich, helped to organize and conduct a visit to Alaska by the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai.
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA - On September 4th, 2013, the WTC Winnipeg launched its new Bakken Market Access Program (MAP).
South America
Sub-Saharan Africa


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