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Carrying Delaware's Story to Africa

Mohamed Cisse, president of Tungsten Global Consulting, demonstrates medical equipment for members of the Botswana media in the WTC Delaware booth at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit. He also was interviewed on Botswana media and invited on facility tours.

I returned to Delaware from Botswana yesterday, where I connected with business and government leaders from across the continent at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit. Spreading the Delaware story to an international audience is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. Thank you to our sponsors including the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, Drone Workforce Solutions, the Delaware Tourism Office, and Foreign Trade Zone 99. The Delaware House of Representatives prepared beautiful Tribute which I presented on behalf of the people of Delaware to His Excellency, Dr. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi, the President of Botswana, and to the President of the Corporate Council on Africa, Ms. Florie Liser. A special thanks to the World Trade Center Delaware members who accompanied WTC Delaware to Gaborone – Mohamed Cisse of Tungsten Global Consulting and Barbara Simmons, Esq. who also spent countless hours speaking about Delaware’s environment for innovation and partnership.

Carla Sydney Stone

Carla Stone was interviewed on CNBC Africa about World Trade Center Delaware and the Delaware advantage. Watch the story here.

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Port of Wilmington / Gulftainer

From its roots operating a container terminal in the United Arab Emirates, Gulftainer has become one of the world’s leading port and logistics solution providers. The first – and only – operator from the Middle East to manage ports in the U.S., Gulftainer has won accolades as port terminal operator of the year, industry CEO of the year, and technology implementation of the year. In 2021, it won the ROSPA Health and Safety Award and the CXO Middle East Award for its Future of Ports global talent hunt. It now operates ports in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the U.S., as well as freight forwarding, supply chain operations, and logistics through subsidiaries.

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Harvey Hanna

For 25 years, Harvey Hanna has been a leading commercial real estate development firm in the mid-Atlantic region. It handles development, redevelopment and property management, including site selection, acquisition, design, engineering, construction, sales, and leasing. More than a landlord, it provides many options to help companies establish an East Coast foothold, particularly along the I-95, I-295 and I-495 corridors. Harvey Hanna has more than 3 million square feet of commercial, industrial, and retail space, ranging from 3,000 square feet short-term leases to 1 million square feet permanent sites.

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MacElree Harvey

MacElree Harvey serves clients and companies in Delaware and Pennsylvania of all sizes and from all sectors – individuals, families, businesses, and financial, education and medical institutions. With more than 140 years in operation, the firm practices banking & finance law, business & corporate law, criminal defense, employment law, estate, trust and elder law, family law, personal injury, real estate & land use, tax, and litigation. Offices are located in Centreville, Hockessin, Kennett Square, and West Chester.

Attorney Andrew Silverman, who previously served on WTC's board, said he's made wonderful professional connections and friendships through the organization. "There is also so much comfort in knowing that if one of my clients has questions about international trade, I know where to send that person."

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Manufacturing Transformation Group

Manufacturing Transformation Group is a group of global manufacturing consultants operating in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, China, and India, providing insights from decades of manufacturing, operations, and turnaround experience to solve on-the-factory-floor challenges. Its services include manufacturing assessment and benchmarking, manufacturing consultation, and supply chain improvement. Its team of 20 manufacturing experts address a wide range of sectors.

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Lewis Brisbois

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith is a national law firm with practices in more than 40 specialties, including corporate law, commercial litigation, real estate, and international commercial law. The firm’s practice includes pre-suit counseling and problem-solving, as a client’s objectives are often best achieved pre-suit. Its Wilmington office includes four partners and four associates.

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Bridger Solutions

Bridger Solutions monetizes otherwise wasted energy through Bitcoin mining data centers. It works to get more electricity to more people for a lower cost, as well as provide producers with additional revenue streams. Bridger also works to create a financing mechanism to improve energy infrastructure. It creates a market incentive to build out zero-carbon energy production centers.

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Stone Named to EXIM’s Council on Small Business

World Trade Center President Carla Stone was recently named to the Council on Small Business of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a role that advises and supports EXIM to boost American competitiveness abroad and support U.S. jobs. Stone will be serving alongside fellow council members and trade experts from Texas, Alabama, West Virginia, Florida, and California, among other regions.

Welcome Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena to WTC Board

Please join us in welcoming Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena to the World Trade Center board of directors! A partner in the Wilmington office of Lewis Brisbois, he is an experienced business attorney with extensive experience in international law. He handles corporate and commercial litigation, regulation, commercial transactions, corporate governance, and more. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, which is limited to less than 1% of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction, and a Six Sigma Green Belt. 

Sponsor the WTC Gala on November 2

The 2023 World Trade Center Delaware Gala offers its sponsors a chance to connect with gala attendees, business leaders, government officials, trade partners, and more. Check out your options and contact us today to reserve your sponsorship opportunity.

Meet with U.S. Commercial Service trade experts at WTC

U.S. Commercial Service trade specialists will be at World Trade Center Delaware on Thursdays over the next three months to meet with our members! To make an appointment, email [email protected] and put “USCS Appointment” in the subject line.


  • July 20 - Mark Kilimnik
  • July 27 - Alexandra Natale


  • August 3 - Antonio Ceballos
  • August 10 - Tony Pu
  • August 17 - Mark Kilimnik
  • August 24 - Alexandra Natale
  • August 31 - Antonio Ceballos


  • September 7 - Tony Pu
  • September 14 - Alexandra Natale     
  • September 21 - Mark Kilimnik
  • September 28 - Antonio Ceballos



Mark Kilimnik: Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Design and Construction, Food and Beverage, General Industrial Equipment, Healthcare, Marine Technology, Packaging Equipment, Publishing, Travel & Tourism, Veterinary Medicine & Pet Supplies

Alexandra Natale: Automotive, Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Education, Plastics, Textiles and Apparel, Commercial Fishing Equipment, Sporting Goods Equipment, Management Consulting Services, Franchising


Tony Pu: Aerospace and Defense, Electronic Components, Energy, Environmental Technology, Financial Services, Information and Communication Technology and Digital Economy, Iron & Steel, Media and Entertainment, Mining Equipment, Safety and Security

Antonio Ceballos: All other industries 

EXIM Conference is October 19-20

Save the date for the EXIM Annual Conference, taking place October 19-20 in Washington, D.C. With a theme of “Create Globally, Export Globally,” it’s always an excellent event. Watch this space for more details!

Discover Global Markets in NYC on September 12

The Discover Global Markets forum is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s flagship event for U.S. exporters. Join others on September 12 in New York City to learn from U.S. diplomats and industry experts, government trade experts, and private-sector thought leaders. Discover market insights, emerging sectors, regional strategies, and European Union policies and regulations.

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WTC In The News: Internship Program Featured

Did you catch the recent report from WMDT about our paid internship program? Here’s a link if you missed it. Share it with a recent graduate or current student at a Delaware college or university interested in a unique career-enhancing opportunity!

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Buy Mutombo Coffee - Support WTCDE
We have partnered with NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo and his Mutombo Coffee brand, which sources its beans from sustainable African coffee farms, mostly led by women. Your purchase of Mutombo Coffee can support World Trade Center Delaware. Click here to have 5% from your purchase sent to WTCDE automatically. Experience Dikembe's amazing coffee while supporting the WTC Delaware Internship Program!

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.

  • GEORGIA: Solid Waste Management
  • TAJIKISTAN: Assessment of Water Sector Projects  
  • CHILE: Operational Technology System and Public Bus Transportation Fleet
  • HONDURAS: Passenger Buses
  • JORDAN: Truck Fleet (Used Vehicles) 

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Delaware companies: Please fill out our trade leads form so we can market your products or services!

July 19
WTC Delaware Board Meeting

Sep. 20
WTC Delaware Board Meeting

Nov. 2
WTC Delaware Annual Gala at Deerfield Golf Club

Nov. 15
WTC Delaware Board Meeting

The U.S. Commercial Service is the arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration that connects trade experts around the globe with businesses at home and abroad to strengthen export opportunities. Staff located in embassies and consulates in more than 80 countries, as well as in more than 100 offices in the United States, can provide on-the-ground knowledge and connections. The U.S. Commercial Service helps teach businesses how to export, research foreign markets, obtain financing, and connect with buyers and partners.

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July 19

Turkey After the Earthquake

Aug. 14-18

Global Expo India

Sep. 9-14

Healthcare Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia

Sep. 11-15

Clinical Waste Management Mission to Indonesia and Malaysia


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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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