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It's Award and Gala Season

We were honored last week to receive the Member of the Year Award from the Regional Export Promotion Program of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. This is a recognition that shows how much WTC Delaware supports our export community. Thanks to all the wonderful people -- especially my colleague Nesrin Cakiroglu -- who make this partnership such a wonderful resource for our members and clients. See more details in the article below.

Gala signups due Friday

As you know, our annual Gala is Nov. 2, and sign-ups and sponsorships are due this Friday, Oct. 27. Please attend and support our paid internship program -- it could not happen without the Gala and friends like you. Enjoy dancing, piping, and fine foods -- and celebrate our state's leaders in international trade and business. Register here for tickets and sponsorships.

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EXIM honors WTC Delaware with export partner award

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) has awarded the Regional Export Promotion Program (REPP) Member of the Year Award to World Trade Center Delaware.


World Trade Center Delaware has been the state’s premier international business resource for 36 years and an EXIM REPP member since 2017. 


WTC Delaware’s commitment to collaboration with other government agencies has allowed EXIM to work seamlessly in making sure that Delaware’s exporters are receiving full access to and knowledge of the financing capabilities available to them.  

"We rely on the expertise and knowledge that local resources such as WTC Delaware possess to continue advancing our mission at EXIM," said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. "The partnership we have developed with them is invaluable as we work to advance the global competitiveness of global exporters." 


"I would advise small businesses to think about exporting as soon as they think about starting a business, because you can be sure their competition is already here or thinking about exporting and preparing," said Carla Stone, president of WTC Delaware.

Above, Nesrin Cakiroglu and Carla Stone of World Trade Center Delaware receive the award.

Gala Registration Closes Friday

Registration is now open -- but ends this Friday! -- for the World Trade Center Delaware 2023 Gala, “A Celebration of Ireland and Delaware,” on November 2. Sponsorships are also available.

The event will celebrate the international business community’s achievements and commemorate the ties between Delaware and Ireland, going back to the early 1600s when the first Irish immigrants settled in Delaware. Between the 1820s and 1850s, which included the Irish potato famine, the du Pont company is estimated to have helped more than 1,500 people emigrate from Ireland. Honoring that legacy, and the modern ties between our manufacturing, biotech, and financial industries, this year’s Gala will feature bagpipes and Irish dancers. 

The Gala, which supports World Trade Center Delaware’s paid internship program, will take place Thursday, November 2, beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Deerfield Golf Club, Newark.

The evening’s honorees will include:

  • Champion of Trade, Kurt Foreman, President and CEO of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership
  • International Humanitarian, Rotary Club of Wilmington and Margi Pruitt, Ukraine Project Leader
  • Small Business International Innovator, SiVad Group, Lenzie Davis, CEO
  • Large Business International Innovator, Corteva Agriscience
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Apply for the "E" Award recognizing export excellence

Exporters and export service providers alike can apply for the President’s “E” Award,” recognizing people, firms, or organizations that contribute significantly to increasing U.S. exports. Created in 1961 by Executive Order of the President, the “E” Award shows that you have extensive experience in international trade and has been recognized by the President of the United States for your contributions to export growth. Applications are accepted from Nov. 1 to Jan. 19.

Apply Starting Nov. 1

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 few months to meet with our members! To make an appointment, email [email protected] and put “USCS Appointment” in the subject line. Save on travel time and get free parking!


  • October 26: Antonio Ceballos
  • November 2: Tony Pu
  • November 9: Ali Natale
  • November 16: Mark Kilimnik
  • November 30: 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

Ali 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 


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.

  • INDIA: Aluminized Polyimide and Polyester Film; Steel Mill Kraft Paper
  • BRAZIL: Industrial Blades (Fiberglass Chopping)
  • ARMENIA: Consultant, Environmental and Social Assessment
  • TURKEY: Scrap Aluminum in Bulk
  • MEXICO: Polyester Oil for Refrigeration Applications

View the most recent trade leads here.

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


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WTC Delaware Annual Gala at Deerfield Golf Club

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WTC Delaware Board Meeting


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency supports job creation through exports in emerging economies. It connects U.S. businesses with opportunities by funding pilot projects, feasibility studies, and technical assistance to help firms develop sustainable infrastructure projects around the world.


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ACE Exports Compliance Webinar


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