February 2022 Updates
On the Road Again to Dubai 2020 & Trade Winds 2022

“On the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again……..
On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I may never see again
And I can't wait to get on the road again”*

With apologies to the great Willie Nelson, I will be on the road again. After 2 years of meetings, conferences, and trade shows presented on Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, and a myriad of other platforms, the US Commercial Service is hosting the largest U.S. government-led trade mission and business development forum – Trade Winds 2022 -Trade Winds Middle East and Africa in person! https://www.trade.gov/trade-winds Representatives from US Embassies across the Middle East and Africa will meet with delegates and explore marketing opportunities for US goods and services. In addition, we will be able to take advantage of the location in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to visit the rescheduled Expo Dubai 2020, an international trade show unlike any other. https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en

I have scheduled over 20 meetings with US Commercial officers and international companies to showcase the best of Delaware’s products and services. While registration is closed, I will represent companies and organizations that are unable to attend in person. It is not too late for Delaware companies and organizations to get in touch with me to discuss presenting their business or organization in Dubai. Delaware has much to offer the rest of the world, and presenting our location, people and technology, is our mission.

Carla Sydney Stone
Welcome to the 5th edition of International Delaware® the yearly magazine of World Trade Center Delaware

This year’s magazine focuses on Delaware’s science and technology sector, the “most international of all professions” as true as when President John F. Kennedy said this almost 50 years ago. Scientists and engineers come from all over the world to develop and deliver products and services used on earth, the moon, and beyond. The diversity of opportunity and talent create a fertile ground for companies seeking to create new products and services for the world’s markets.
Delaware companies, academic institutions and non-government organizations have worked tirelessly to ameliorate the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, other diseases and the effects of climate change. Many smaller companies have been at the forefront of developing solutions to these, our most critical challenges. One of COVID’s greatest unintended consequences was the chaos in supply chains caused by port closures and labor shortages in factories, ships and trucks, just when increased international e-Commerce required additional containers, port storage space and handling facilities. Here, too, Delaware has met the test. 
Automation, information, communications, gene editing, optical, and other evolving technologies create the need for more highly skilled technologists. Innovative local programs ranging from coding to CRISPR are making this groundbreaking technology accessible around the world.
We wish to thank all the people who contributed to this edition of International Delaware -our sponsor Discover Bank, publishing partner Delaware Business Times, the World Trade Center Delaware Board of Directors, and all the companies whose support for this edition makes it possible for the world to understand why America’s Innovation Corridor is located in Delaware. 

To read/download your copy, please click the image above.
WTCDE Premier Members
Port to Port International Corporation

Operations Manager

General Statement of Duties:
You will be responsible for the daily operation of service. This person will supervise, coordinate, and manage the daily yard and warehouse operation. This role is responsible for the day-to-day operation of service of two facilities in the United States (Delaware & Florida) and all operational services carried out in the four countries in Central America where we have offices and currently ship most of our volume.
Essential Functions:
  • Constantly coordinates with ocean carriers and necessary personnel to obtain enough containers on a timely fashion for weekly sailing.
  • Negotiates directly with trucking companies to bring containers to yard.
  • Makes sure containers are loaded daily in the amounts necessary to finish the loading of weekly targets.
  • Arranges with steamship companies the transportation of loaded containers back to the Port on time to make the intended sailings.
  • Manages and updates inventory.
  • Oversees all warehouse and loading operations and ensures it is organized for maximum production.
  • Keeps the link with Customer Service Department to solve any problems.
  • Ensures company is following OSHA regulations.
  • Responsible for crew supervision, training, and discipline.
  • Oversees the stocking and purchasing of supplies to make sure that there is always enough material to keep the daily production without interruptions.
  • Oversees the security of the premises.
  • Review and approves expenses of the Ops. Dept.
  • Interprets and understand the concept of logistic services to solve problems.
  • Performs administrative activities, including reviewing and processing the weekly time sheets or other work time documents.
  • Conducts employee observations to ensure safety and productivity procedures are being followed, documents, and discusses results with employees.
  • Develops training material including standard operating procedure manuals.
  • Understands, implements, and maintains safe work practices.
  • Keen to engage in projects, even when these are related to business areas other than operations.
  • Carefully analyses data including statistical analysis to support strategic business decision making.
  • Ensures the Operational KPI’s established are monitored and achieved weekly.
  • Interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems.
  • Assists Office Manager with Time Records including but not limited to weekend and weekdays schedules.
Learn more about Port to Port International: http://www.ptpshipping.com/?lang=en
Delaware Business Times
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Thanks to Our Renewing Members
Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership: DEMEP
Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DEMEP) is a federally and state funded non-profit organization committed to helping Delaware’s manufacturers improve their global competitiveness. DEMEP is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Delaware. The MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing.

The Delaware MEP operates as a recipient through Delaware Technical Community College in partnership with the United States Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Delaware State and local Chambers of Commerce. Through these partnerships DEMEP draws its resources from local and national universities, community colleges, research institutions, private consultants, and a Network of 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. With these unique relationships, the Delaware MEP can provide its clients confidential access to their industries best practices, processes and business improvement methodologies.

DEMEP and the MEP National Network have developed a collection of tools, products and services customized to meet the unique needs of Delaware’s Manufacturers, Financial Institutions, and Health care and Service Providers.

Today, a wide variety of Delaware’s most forward-thinking firms turn to DEMEP for strategic programs designed to enable them to remain globally competitive. As the area’s top resource for manufacturing support and industry-specific expertise, DEMEP experts assess needs and opportunities, identify appropriate local, regional and national resources, and create and manage successful partnerships. The result? Improved quality, productivity and profitability.

MCC Worldwide
C-MCC Development Group is developing the legal and regulatory framework on the Island of Curaçao to own and operate one of only two multi commodities exchange centers in the world. Known as Curaçao Multi Commodities Centre Worldwide Solutions (C-MCC), the C-MCC will be a central location in the Americas to trade gold, diamonds and other precious commodities with confidence. The C-MCC is patterned after the successful Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) located in the JLT Free Zone in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which generated 10,000 member companies in less than twelve years from proof of concept, and within eight years of construction, driving growth in Dubai. 

For more info: https://c-mcc.com/
Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Created in 2017, Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) is the nonprofit state economic development agency that leads Delaware’s economic development efforts to attract, grow and retain businesses; build a stronger entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem; and to support private employers in identifying, recruiting and developing talent in Delaware. The DPP team’s services include working with prospects to review potential sites, cost-of-living details and funding opportunities, including available tax credits and incentives. View our latest annual report, Prosperity & Purpose: Year in Review 2020, for a snapshot of the DPP team’s accomplishments.

Our Purpose:
Coordinating Delaware’s economic development programs and strategy is the cornerstone of what we do. Our agency is the trusted resource for businesses looking to locate or grow in Delaware. 

Our core operating principles include being transformational, forward looking, metrics driven and transparent.

DPP is dedicated to four key elements of economic development:
  1. Attraction – Focusing on bringing new companies to Delaware
  2. Expansion – Engaging and supporting existing employers
  3. Innovation – Convening and supporting new, emerging sectors
  4. Talent – Enhancing the state’s talent pool and supporting employers in their workforce needs

Women’s Leadership Summit - Junior League of Wilmington, DE​ - February 26, 2022
WTC Delaware President, Ms. Carla Stone, was invited to speak to the Women’s Leadership Summit which was hosted by the Junior League of Wilmington, DE. Their seventh annual Women’s Leadership Summit was a one-day comprehensive leadership development opportunity for women seeking to elevate their leadership skills. Attendees connected with like-minded individuals in the community, while enhancing their leadership skills to become better equipped to lead in their community, their organization, and their life.
Fourth Annual Tastes of Chocolate and Beer from Around the World - February 25, 2022

Thank you to everyone who participated our Fourth Annual Tastes of Chocolate and Beer from Around the World, one of our very favorite events. A special thanks to Adriano da Silva of United Cocoa Processor, Patty Luckini and Matthew "Luke" Luckini of Sweet Dreams Confectioners, and Mike Dunlap from Midnight Oil Brewing who were responsible for the delicious chocolate and beer. 
Visit of Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York to WTC Delaware - February 22, 2022

Following up on our last meeting last year, the Indonesian Consulate General led by Consul General Dr. Arifi Saiman asked the WTC Delaware to host a small delegation from the Consulate General in New York on Tuesday, February 22.

The Consul General, Dr. Arifi Saiman, requested this meeting with our Board of Directors in anticipation of a larger visit in the future. The purpose of the meeting was to build ties with WTC Delaware and to discuss the initiative to bring WTC Delaware with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce together, with the aim to boost trade and business between the region.

We have been engaged to assist our client, the YMCA of Delaware, in their search for a Chief Financial Officer.

The YMCA of Delaware is headquartered in Wilmington, DE, Founded in 1891, the YMCA of Delaware is the state’s largest non-profit organization committed to strengthening local citizens through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. With seven branches statewide, a youth resource center in downtown Wilmington, and an overnight camp and conference center in Worton, Maryland, the Y has developed long-standing relationships and a physical presence in Delaware to deliver lasting personal and social change. Their mission is to empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities. The YMCA of Delaware is well positioned to continue to serve their community while focusing on their vision of a healthy, inclusive community where all people reach their full potential. The YMCA of Delaware is uniquely positioned to build on its long standing success with new construction happening focused on engaging with the Delaware community. The Chief Financial Officer will report to and work closely with the CEO and be a key member of the Executive Management Team. The CFO will be responsible for all aspects of the Company’s finances and overall management of the Company’s finance and accounting functions, as well as controls, operations and IT. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible financial management roles and a strong leadership record with demonstrated excellence at working with the senior leadership team and Board of Directors in driving strategy and sound business management practices. He/she should be proactive and a hands-on leader with proven experience collaborating with all business units of a company in a decentralized environment. CPA and/or MBA is preferred. 
Compensation will consist of base salary in the $175K + range. 
To share your interest or refer someone for this role, reach out to us via message [email protected] 
Talent-Connect is a executive search, talent strategy and talent relocation firm focusing on critical leadership opportunities in Austin, Boston, Delaware, Florida and Philadelphia. Visit our website for more information. Call 610-864-8000 for general inquiries. 
Kevin Cameron 
WTC Delaware provides a full range of international trade-related services with an in-depth focus on export/import of services and manufactured goods.

Healthcare / Health Tech
  • BRAZIL: new suppliers of Covid rapid tests
  • COSTA RICA:  looking for 21 radioactive and not radioactive Radiopharmaceuticals. See list here.
  • ITALY: interested to import medical devices or fitness devices to sell to physical therapy centers, sport teams, and personal trainers.
  • MEXICO: UNOPS procurement of medicines, medical supplies, and devices.
  • PHILLIPINES: would like to connect and partner with direct manufacturers of finished dose formulations (from tablets, capsules, syrups/suspension, eye/ear drops, external preparations), drug products, innovative medical devices, food supplement and cosmetic products along with a range of vaccines.
  • SAUDI ARABIA: looking for U.S. Healthcare provider in field of Clinical Operation & Facility Management to partner with them in the form of JV agreement to bid on SABIC’s Behavioral Care Specialist Hospital Project which is currently in Expression of Interest (EOI) stage. The U.S. company should be a medium to large size company.
  • SAUDI ARABIA: seeking to partner with U.S. brands with an interest to sell and showcase skin care products and health and wellness products products at Core Social Wellness Clubs' spas, changing rooms, and bathrooms.

Please contact [email protected] and [email protected] for more information on trade leads.


Mar 21-24 - Asia Trade Week

May 6-14 - Philly Tech Week

May 17-19 - CPhI North America

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

PREMIER - $2,675

STUDENT - $100

Please schedule a meeting with us to learn how you can become a member!
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