Today is Giving Tuesday. Making your reservation for the World Trade Center Delaware Gala to be held on December 9th in the Hotel DuPont is the best way you can help us to expand our work as Delaware’s premier international resource. This year’s Gala will benefit the Choir School of Delaware who will perform at the Gala and our internship program, offering paid internships to university students.
November 2021 Updates
Tis the season for celebrating the people who make Delaware the “small wonder”. On December 9th, we will gather for the first time in 2 years, to honor our Secretary of State, Jeffrey Bullock for his contributions to the state’s international business community. He leads a department that touches almost every facet of our lives, both business and personal. While most of us are familiar with Secretary’s role as the Chairman of the Diamond State Port Corporation, and membership in the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) and the Cash Management Policy Board, among the 24 Divisions are sectors as varied as the Divisions of Small Business, Corporations (we are the Incorporation Capital of the World), the Arts and Historical & Cultural Affairs, the Veterans Home, and Libraries. It is with great pleasure that the World Trade Center Delaware is honoring Secretary Bullock as our Champion of Trade.

Reflecting just how Secretary Bullock affects so many aspects of our lives, this year’s Gala will benefit the Choir School of Delaware, a program that for 138 years has provided an artistic, academic, and cultural home for young singers from across the community. These talented performers have delighted audiences from Wilmington to the White House and overseas. They will entertain us at our Gala. The Gala also will benefit the WTC Delaware Internship Program, allowing us to pay interns, thus expanding the opportunity for university students from Delaware to earn while they learn.

Make your reservations now to join us on December 9th. For more information and to register, please click here!
Carla Sydney Stone
WTCDE Premier Members
Port to Port International Corporation
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WTC Delaware Annual Gala


Hotel DuPont / Gold Ballroom


Secretary of State 
Welcome New Board Members
WTC Delaware is pleased to welcome Mr. Joseph F. Cruise, CEO of GT USA Wilmington and Ms. Lisa Himber of Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River & Bay as its newest Board Members!
Joe Cruise has over 36 years of experience in various transportation and logistics fields including: sales and marketing; business development; planning; budgeting; land operations; systems development and automation, and finance and accounting. Read more!
Lisa B. Himber is President of the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay, a nonprofit trade association. The Maritime Exchange represents port businesses and related organizations operating throughout the tristate Delaware River region. Read more!
Inaugurating Trade, Collaboration & Friendship between Delaware & Kogi State, Nigeria
Thank you to all who supported and attended the WTC Delaware's inauguration breakfast between Kogi State, Nigeria & State of Delaware. Attendees met with the Nigerian diplomats, our Delaware Lt. Governor and General Assembly members, the team from the Delaware Africa Caribbean Coalition, and many business and academic colleagues.

The Government of Nigeria and Kogi State were represented by Ambassador Nicholas Ella and Hon. Anthony Alonwu, Minister of Trade, Investment & Multilateral. Delaware General Assembly members presented a tribute to the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Kogi State, Nigeria on the occasion of the Mission Inaugurating Trade, Collaboration & Friendship Between Kogi State, Nigeria & State of Delaware. Lt. Governor Dr. Bethany Hall-Long; Representative Michael Ramone, State Senator Spiros Mantzavinos, and County Executive Matt Meyer were among the attendees.
New Position with Delaware Prosperity Partnership - Business Development Manager --- Seeking Candidates
Delaware Prosperity Partnership, a valued partner to the World Trade Center Delaware, is seeking someone to join its Business Development team, a new position.

For more information, please refer to:
2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Summit
WTC Delaware partnered with the US Global Leadership Coalition and several other international groups for the fifth consecutive year to offer the 2021 Virtual Mid-Atlantic Regional Summit. Over 10,000 people viewed this dynamic discussion featuring America’s leaders highlighted the positive impact of global affairs programs in the Mid-Atlantic region. President Biden was the keynote speaker. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) were among several other notable presenters. At the suggestion of WTC Delaware, Neeraj Batta, SVP of WTC Delaware member BATTA Environmental Associates, was selected to make a presentation on the importance of international trade on his company.

Please find key quotes and a video recording of the Summit here. Thank you for joining us and supporting America’s global leadership.
WTC Delaware provides a full range of international trade-related services with an in-depth focus on export/import of services and manufactured goods.

TURKEY: Coated & Uncoated Paper
A Turkish company that produces labels and packages mostly for food and beverage is seeking a supply of four varieties of coated and uncoated papers. The company provided the following HS Codes and the amount they would like to import for their production.

Please reach out to the Point of Contact to set up a meeting with buyer.
  • HS Code: 480255 – 70 gsm woodfree uncoated paper, reel / 4*40 ft container
  • HS Code: 481013 – 80 gsm one side coated paper, reel / 3*40 ft container
  • HS Code: 481013 – 200 gsm double side coated paper, reel/ 4*40 ft container per month
  • HS Code: 481022 – 60 gsm one side coated paper, reel / 3*40 ft container per month

Trade Lead Point of Contact:
Naz Demirdoven
Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service, Izmir-Turkey
P: +90 232 441 2446, M: +90 532 405 7302
If you are interested in this lead, please reach out to the trade lead POC and copy your local U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) office specialist, who is also available to answer any of your export questions. 

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

PREMIER - $2,675 

STUDENT - $100
Click here to learn more about the benefits of being a member of World Trade Center Delaware. 
Events to Grow Your Global Business

Are you looking for international growth opportunities for your business? Events are a great way to find them, especially with U.S. Commercial Service support!

We offer a range of events to find new foreign buyers and partners. Whether you are looking for a virtual event, trade show support, a U.S. Government-led trade mission, or something else -- search now to find one that fits your needs, or check out these featured events.
Weekly International Job Posts: The latest 300 job opportunities posted on DevelopmentAid

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  • And more!

To view all the up-to-date jobs, please click the link below:

International Delaware Magazine Released by World Trade Center Focuses on FinTech in the First State

The World Trade Center Delaware has released its fourth edition of International Delaware Magazine which focuses on Delaware's growing FinTech industry.

“Little did we know when we first discussed the theme for this issue just how timely this edition would be,” said World Trade Center Delaware President Carla Stone. “The use of IT and e-commerce exploded during the past eight months as people sought to limit contact with others in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It is clear that financial technology services, or FinTech, is here to stay and will only grow in the future.”

The foundation for FinTech in Delaware was laid in 1981, when then-Gov. Pierre S. du Pont IV signed the Financial Center Development Act, legislation designed to increase employment in the banking and financial services sector by attracting out-of-state institutions to establish subsidiaries in Delaware. Today, Delaware, despite its tiny population, is one of the world's great financial centers. Over 75% of all FinTech investment in the Philadelphia region is found in Delaware and it has the highest concentration of financial services employment in the entire country according to a study by Delaware Prosperity Partnership. The study, "Delaware in a FinTech Future," reported that Delaware ranks No. 1 per capita for the number of FinTech patents issued over the past ten years in the U.S. and No. 5 overall. 

Discover Bank, this issue's presenting sponsor, is making a significant contribution to Delaware's FinTech future. In partnership with the University of Delaware and Delaware Technology Park, Discover is building a new 100,000-square-foot center for FinTech innovation on the university's Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus that will combine the prowess of academia, government, and industry to support and grow FinTech's future in Delaware. “We thank Discover and all of our partners who have made this issue of International Delaware possible,” Stone said. “Tens of thousands of readers around the world will learn what we already know: FinTech is the future of commerce and Delaware is its home.”

To read/download your copy, please click the image above.
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