Join Us In Botswana!
Discover new business partners, find investment opportunities, and meet investors with our team at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit.

Sign up now for limited spots to attend the Summit, July 11-14 in Gaborone, Botswana, to connect with high-level African government officials, make numerous B2B and B2G connections, schedule private meetings and explore new industries.

  • Full participation, including a banner and product/materials display: $2,500
  • Regular participation, including materials display: $500
  • Literature and card: $250

All attendees must register separately for the Summit. For exhibit booth details and more information about the Summit or how World Trade Center Delaware can represent you, contact me today at [email protected].
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Port to Port International
Port to Port is a full service NVOCC shipping company, international freight forwarder and terminal operator specializing in the export and transport of containers, bulk cargo, vehicles, trucks, construction, agriculture, and forestry machinery, as well as all kinds of goods in containers to any destination worldwide. It specializes in shipping from the Port of Wilmington to several points in Central America, including Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. It also ships from Port Everglades and Miami, Florida. It partners with recognized shipping companies to handle heavy equipment, container loads, roll on-roll off and lift on-lift-off services, and vehicles in containers. Its U.S. operations are in Delaware and Florida.

BATTA Environmental Associates
BATTA Environmental Associates provides services in the realm of environmental engineering, consulting, products and laboratory services. A family-owned company, it operates internationally in Brazil, China, Mexico, and the Middle East. Its services include consulting, 24-hour laboratories, EHS training and indoor air purification, contamination and oil cleanup products and systems. Its U.S. offices are headquartered in Newark, Del.

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GeoNet Communications
GeoNet Communications manages retail and wholesale data solutions in Kenya as a Voice-Over-IP (VOIP) carrier with competitive pricing, high quality, and expert support. Its wireless infrastructure covers Nairobi and surrounding areas, and is expanding rapidly across Kenya. Geonet has multiple uplinks and downlinks to provide an end-to-end SLA of 99.99%. Security, support, and service are its hallmarks. Its U.S. operations are based in Lebanon, N.J.

Excel Business Systems
Excel Business Systems has handled office and document management solutions for clients across the Delaware Valley since 1984. Excel is a Kyocera, Canon, and Lanier dealer, and an authorized sales and service provider for Microsoft, Intel, Symantec, CheckPoint and many other hardware and software solutions to keep your business running smoothly. It offers a full line of office equipment solutions, including copiers, printers, scanners, shredders, wide-format printers, interactive white boards, and a variety of peripherals. It has offices in Newark, DE, and Ivyland, PA.

Toivoa is a startup tech company serving people with disabilities in need in need of mental health care. The company won the top earnings in this year’s Startup 302 competition pool of applicants. It earned the first- place prize of $22,000 in the Delaware Tech-Enabled category sponsored by the Delaware Division of Small Business ( ) and $5,000 as the second-place winner of the Blue Hen Prize sponsored by the University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship program ( The first-place prize also comes with a one-year membership to the World Trade Center Delaware. Founder Laura Randa, who serves on the board of the American Association for People with Disabilities, says up to one in four people in the U.S. have a disability of some type, and that the U.S. is in a mental health crisis. “The health inequities and true social determinants of health impacting people with disabilities was under-researched and under-funded,” she said. Toivoa’s Rauha platform delivers cognitive behavioral therapy by a team of licensed clinical psychologists who specialize in serving people with disabilities, and its services are covered by insurance. The company’s first products will serve people with hearing and mobility issues. Toivoa will start in the U.S. market and then expand overseas.

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Kurt Foreman To Be Honored With Champion of Trade Award at Gala
Kurt Foreman
Delaware Prosperity Partnership CEO Kurt Foreman will receive the 2023 Champion of Trade Award at the World Trade Center Gala on November 2.

Over the last 5 years, the DPP under Foreman’s leadership has transformed how the state attracts foreign direct investment. The DPP has so far garnered $1.5B in investment and completed 56 projects, leading to more than 5,600 new jobs and 2,300 jobs retained.

Congratulations to Kurt Foreman! Please join us in saluting him and our other award winners at this year’s Gala.

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Ask Me Anything (AMA): Factory Relocation
Showcasing Botswana's Finest Gems
Hundreds of millions of dollars of precious gems and stones will be on sale online in July in a diamond auction. The diamonds will be marketed in the Americas by MCC Worldwide which signed a memorandum of understanding with the Botswana Okavango Diamond Company, to enhance cooperation between the two parties. They will advance the capabilities of the diamond sector in the Americas and support sustainable development efforts in the global diamond sector. The agreement between MCC Worldwide and Okavango Diamond Company was aided by World Trade Center Delaware, which hosted the key players during a visit to Delaware by Botswana officials in November 2022. 

Okavango Diamond Company, owned by the government of Botswana, will provide the diamonds. Its diamonds are sourced from the Debswana Diamond Company, which accounts for 98 percent of the country’s diamond production. Debswana is a partnership between the Republic of Botswana and De Beers.
The parcels of diamonds currently are previewed in Botswana followed by an online auction (ten per year). Plans are in the works to bring parcels of diamonds to the US for preview prior to the auction. The diamonds are rough stones which can be cut into the highest quality finished gemstones. 

“Delaware is the Diamond State, and these diamonds are the world’s highest quality,” said George Kearns, chairman and CEO of MCC Worldwide. “The diamond trade between DMCC, Dubai and Okavango reached $1.3 billion in 2020, even during COVID. Less than 1 percent of Botswana’s diamonds are sold to U.S. buyers, so this is a dazzling opportunity for the US buyers.”

This is part of an overall plan to establish MCC’s world headquarters in Delaware. Kearns is vice-chair of the WTC Delaware board. World Trade Center Delaware also is leading a delegation to Botswana next month for the U.S.-Africa Business Summit. 
Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock with Botswana Cabinet Minister Karabo Gare and other high ranking government officials and business leaders in November 2022.
Summer International Business Networking Reception
For the 11th consecutive year, members and friends of Greater Philadelphia’s international community are partnering to host a business networking reception to celebrate the region’s status as a top U.S. destination for foreign direct investment and trade.

Join hundreds of business executives and city, state, and foreign government officials to celebrate the area’s global economic, political, and commercial connections throughout the globe.

Thursday, July 13, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Morgan Lewis, 1701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Support Seamen's Center Christmas Ditty Boxes
The Seamen’s Center of Wilmington is seeking donations for its Christmas at Sea Ditty Box items. The most needed items include chapstick, winter gloves, hand lotion, deodorant, playing cards, and socks. Other items sought are knitted hats and scarves, cough drops, disposable razors, gum/candy, pens and stationery, sewing kits, shampoo, shaving cream, soap (bars or shower gel), toothbrushes and toothpaste. All toiletries must be full-sized. Due to limited space in the Seamen’s Center, please hold all donations until September. Learn more: [email protected].
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!
Paid Internships Available
Local university students and recent graduates are eligible for paid internships with World Trade Center Delaware. Opportunities range from 6 months to a year-long stint. Students or graduates of the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware Technical Community College, Wilmington University, Goldey Beacom College, or Delaware Law School are eligible.

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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.

  • COLUMBIA: Water Treatment Plant 
  • BAHRAIN: Sewage Treatment Plant  
  • ANGOLA: Tender Construction of Septage Treatment Plants 
  • KAZAKHSTAN: EBRD General Procurement Notice - Wastewater Treatment Plant Project
  • JORDAN: EBRD General Procurement Notice - $12 Million Wastewater Pre-Treatment Facility Project 


Apply for Hackathon on Plastic-Free Rivers with Artificial Intelligence Towards Sustainability

Deadline: Jul 09, 2023

Donor: RACE REVA University

Grant Type: Events

Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Environment, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable Development, Water

RACE REVA University has launched the Hackathon on Plastic-Free Rivers With Artificial Intelligence Towards Sustainability to create new technologies and strategies to reduce plastic waste and create healthier and more sustainable rivers and oceans.


The Irrigation Association is issuing a call for proposals to gather ideas for future industry presentations

Deadline: Jul 14, 2023

Donor: Irrigation Association

Grant Type: Events – Call for Proposals

Grant Size: Not Available

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Business & Industry, Education, Climate Change, Environment, Innovation, Research, Technology, Water, Water Management

For more information, visit


Grant for a New Humanitarian Perspective – 1st Edition

Deadline: Aug 31, 2023

Donor: Action Against Hunger

Grant Type: Grant – multimedia grant

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Community Development, Humanitarian Relief, Hunger, Sustainable Development

The Action Against Hunger is offering a multimedia grant with the title of Grant for a New Humanitarian Perspective.

For more information, visit

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 University & Whist Club traces its history back to the Gilded Age. Today, it’s a city club with modern panache, combining the former Wilmington Whist Club and the University Club of Wilmington.

“It’s private dining in a historical atmosphere,” said banquet manager Margaret Reilly. 

In addition to multiple large spaces suitable for business events and luncheons, members can book a private room for meetings and meals with clients. Through August, the club is open to the public for dining on Wednesdays, and the Carriage House – dating to 1902 – is open to the public on Friday nights.

The club is located in the Tilton Mansion, named for the first U.S. Surgeon General and Revolutionary War hero, Delaware native Dr. James Tilton. Enlarged several times over the centuries, today it is a distinguished structure as befits a distinguished club. World Trade Center Delaware members can join the Club at a 50% discount.


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