August 2022 Updates
Our Annual Gala returns on November 3 in the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel DuPont. Already, we have received commitments from several international delegations. 

As in previous years, an up and coming performer from Delaware will participate in the festivities. Danielle Alura, an A.I. duPont High School and University of Delaware graduate who was recently named Miss Global USA will join us to sing the national anthems of the United States and those of the foreign delegations attending the Gala.

Be on the lookout for more news about the Gala and registration information. 
The 2022 International Delaware issue will showcase the tourism and hospitality industry, one of Delaware's most important and fastest growing sectors of our economy, The magazine reaches readers around the world. We send it to all of the other 320+ World Trade Centers, US Embassies overseas, foreign Embassies and consulates in the US, international trade shows and meetings, and the readers of Delaware Business Times.

To learn how your company can participate in this important and well received publication, contact Delaware Business Times:

Phone: 302-656-1837
It's Been A Busy Year!
Each year, we at World Trade Center Delaware prepare an Annual Report to the State of Delaware. During the period FY 2022, ending on June 30, 2022, we assisted 143 individual companies, an increase of 10.8%. We often supplied substantial assistance requiring many follow-up calls, emails, or research on their behalf. This results in our members and clients being able to deliver higher quality, location and culturally specific goods and services while saving time and money for themselves and their customers, to successfully increase their international business, and hire additional employees.
International business thrives on relationships. In some parts of the world, business is conducted "between friends" - relationships that are built over a period of time through extensive in-person contact in both business and social settings. However, global businesses learned a long time ago, that it is often inconvenient, too expensive, or both, to travel to another country. Therefore, we have had to be more creative in how we make opportunities to build those relationships. Although global video conferences or phone calls are nothing new for international businesspeople, we cautiously returned to in-person events while continuing to present digital format events and meetings.
  • Events WTC Delaware organized, co-sponsored, hosted: 29, an increase of 20.8%
  • Events promoted for partners: 147 an increase of 19.5%
  • Number of participants: 114,378+ individuals, an increase of 1989.4%
  • International job opportunities posted: 15,600.

Rather than creating a barrier, the digital format expedited the organization of innovative programs and facilitated larger numbers of people to both speak and attend. For example, in November, we participated in the US Global Leadership Mid-Atlantic Regional Summit, the 5th year to do so. President Biden was the featured speaker this year and attracted over 110,000 attendees. While not usual, it is indicative of the impact of using digital events, something we will continue to offer.
The WTC Delaware’s automated interactive International Business Directory Online provides referrals to companies listed on it. It also tracks referrals and web hits.
  • Total number of referrals from directory: 290,912, an increase of 8.5%.
  • Each member averaged 853.11 referrals, an increase of 9.1%.
  • Each day this period there was an average of 797 referrals from directory, an increase of 8.4%.

Let us know if your company would like to be listed or to update your membership information.
While global video conferences or phone calls are nothing new for international business people, we cautiously returned to in-person events while continuing to present digital format events and meetings, many of which we covered in previous newsletters. We also reported on our return to Trade Winds 2022 in Dubai, and the US-Africa Business Summit in Morocco, two of our signature events, the Kickoff to the US-Africa Business Summit and our Annual EXIM training. 
Our in-person intern program also resumed operation this spring. We are currently recruiting to fill several paid intern positions. Please let any Delaware students attending any in-state universities know about this career making opportunity.
Carla Sydney Stone
WTCDE Premier Members
Port to Port International Corporation
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RD Innovative Solutions
RD Innovative Solutions: Helping corporations, municipalities, and global institutions create innovative solutions to enhance the communities they serve. Our mission is to educate and assist community members in advocating for equitable access to resources and affordable services which fosters a healthy and sustainable environment. We are actively invested in improving relevant issues such as healthcare, nutrition, education and youth development that impact long-term effects on our local/global society.

Our customers include local/global businesses to individual citizens. We also offer advisement to new start-up businesses and service organizations. 

Why WTC? Our business started expanding internationally this year and we wanted to make sure we were connected to all the right people and organizations in order to increase our footprint in the international education and training sector. We believe World Trade Center Delaware is the perfect place for us to gain the benefits that we need, for the services that we provide. Thank you to Carla Stone for her advice as we begin our international journey. 

Thanks to Our Renewing Member
MacElree Harvey Ltd.
With roots that reach back to 1880, MacElree Harvey is a full-service law firm serving clients from offices in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Hello and Welcome to MacElree Harvey. Centreville, DE.

Our commitment, from every member of our team, is to provide exceptional client service to not only meet, but exceed your expectations. We promise to make your positive experience our main focus by delivering prompt and reliable attention to your matter. MacElree Harvey is Proficient, Personable, Practical and Trustworthy. For Every Client. In Every Matter. Every Day.

CONTEST CALL - "Día de Muertos"
Day of the dead is a holiday that originated in Mexico and is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. This holiday honors and celebrates the life of deceased family members and friends by displaying altars (ofrendas) at home or even cemeteries. 
Day of the Dead altars are structures with different elements depending on the region and the likes of the deceased honored person, such as flowers, candy skulls, food, beverages, papel picado, among other things, depending on the region and the likes of the deceased honored person.
Participants must submit a proposal of a "Día de Muertos" altar. Artist(s)/creator(s) whose proposal is chosen will produce the altar to be exhibited in Philadelphia at LOVE Park.
The U.S. Commercial Service’s Global Diversity Export Initiative is committed to helping underserved communities in the United States, including African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, veteran and service-disabled veteran, women, LGBTQI+ businesses among others increase their exports.

Our global network of experienced trade experts in more than 100 U.S. cities and 80 countries is delivering proven export solutions to help underserved communities identify export opportunities, access financing, connect with international buyers and partners and more.

WTC Delaware provides a full range of international trade-related services with an in-depth focus on export/import of services and manufactured goods. These pages contain brief information on opportunities that could offer exciting possibilities for U.S. companies in a variety of industry sectors.


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Global Expo India, Mumbai India: This is a World Trade Centers Association set of events and if companies would like to participate, WTCDE will work with you to set up a delegation visit, including but not limited to an exhibition.

Dec 13
SAVE THE DATE - U.S. EXIM Bank Annual Conference

May 8-11, 2023
Bannockburn Global Forex is a capital markets trading firm specializing in foreign currency advisory, hedge analytics, and transaction processing for closely held enterprises.

Bannockburn’s partners apply specialized experience to a broad industry and geographically diverse client base. Their model enables then to provide tailored perspectives on how each unique business can best interact with the global currency markets.
Through our partnership with Bannockburn, World Trade Center Delaware brings you access to market-leading foreign currency exchange services at preferred rates through the scale and power of our global network.

Do You… 
  • Have foreign vendors, customers, subsidiaries, or employees?
  • Make foreign currency denominated payments or convert foreign receivables?
  • Have exposure to fluctuating exchange rates?
  • Know how much your provider is charging for their forex services?
  • Know if you are getting the best available exchange rate on the days you transact? 

This program can provide a measurable impact to your company’s bottom line through more efficient rates of exchange and expert insight on strategy and risk management. Contact us to learn more about this opportunity.  

STANDARD - $475 (1-49 employees), $825 (50-99 employees), $1,375 (100+ employees)

PREMIER - $2,675

STUDENT - $100

Email us to learn how you can become a member!
How can I reduce my time spent traveling to other countries?

Connecting you to business opportunities in markets around the world as quickly and efficiently as possible is a priority for the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) – especially during challenging times.

Take advantage of their menu of virtual export promotion services, and learn more about their refund policy to help you export with peace of mind. Learn More: Virtual Services (

Weekly International Job Posts: The latest 300 job opportunities posted on DevelopmentAid

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World Trade Center® Delaware is the State’s premier international business resource. We help companies, especially small, medium-sized and emerging enterprises, to grow their international business. We provide trade leads, training programs, job leads, networking, matchmaking, trade mission and reverse trade mission opportunities for Delaware companies. We serve all types of companies in various sectors including agriculture, environmental remediation, IT, medical equipment manufacturing, biopharmaceuticals, financial, legal and real estate services.  For more information visit us at
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New Castle, DE 19720
ph: 302-656-7905
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