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World Trade PA Week

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Global Business Conference

May 4, 2016:
World Trade Centers Day

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"Arcadia values the tremendous opportunity this partnership will provide our students, staff, faculty and centers around the world."

As a Member of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, you belong to the largest private trade organization in the world - the World Trade Centers Association!

To date, exclusive 'World Trade Center' and 'WTC' branded properties and trade service organizations are located in more than 90 countries and are supported by 15,000 WTC professionals.

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2015 ISSUE NO. 3

WTC Review     A World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia  News Publication
We Counsel. We Connect. We Grow Trade.
World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia is a bi-state 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting companies and organizations of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey in the development and management of all aspects of international business.

WTC REVIEW SPOTLIGHT: CEOs' CHINA OPERATIONS CLUB DECEMBER 2ND MEETING EXPLORES USTDA PROGRAMS FOR EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EVER-GROWING CHINA MARKET

On December 2nd WTCGP held an engaging members roundtable discussion hosted by White and Williams, LLP, with Mr. Carl B. Kress, Regional Director for East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe & Eurasia at the U.S. Trade & Development Agency. As Regional Director, Mr. Kress is responsible for developing and implementing USTDA's commercially-driven development program throughout China and other developing countries.

TOP STORIES

WTCGP LEADERSHIP PARTNER STOCKTON UNIVERSITY APPOINTS HARVEY KESSELMAN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
On Wednesday, December 2nd, valued World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia leadership partner Stockton University appointed Harvey Kesselman university president. Mr. Kesselman, a Stockton alum, takes on the role permanently after previously serving as the school's provost and interim president since April 2015.

Read More  via Philadelphia Business Journal
 
JERRY SWEENEY ANNOUNCED AS 2016 GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD HONOREE
Jerry Sweeney, CEO and Trustee, Brandywine Realty Trust to receive the 2016 Global Business Leadership Award at World Trade Centers Day celebration in May.

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CITY OF FIRSTS: PHILADELPHIA FIRST WORLD HERITAGE CITY IN UNITED STATES
Philadelphia has been selected as the first World Heritage City in the US, joining cities such as Amsterdam, Moscow, and Vienna. Read more about the international designation and what it means for the future of Philadelphia.

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THE TEXT OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)
The TPP writes the rules for global trade, rules that strengthen the American economy. Find out how the TPP will make it easier for entrepreneurs, farmers, and small business owners to sell Made-In-America products abroad.
PHIL RINALDI PUSHES FOR ENERGY HUB STATUS IN PHILADELPHIA
"These are reserves you don't measure in years, you don't measure in decades, you measure in centuries," -Philip Rinaldi

Read More  via Philly.com








MEMBER NEWS
KIBOW BIOTECH MAKES ADVANCES WITH PATENTED PRODUCT
Kibow Biotech Inc. aims to increase awareness and understanding of its "Enteric Dialysis™ or Uremic Toxin Reduction Technology" concept.

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NOVEMBER FILM "THE 33" REVISITS 2010 CHILEAN MINE COLLAPSE
For more than 69 days, 33 miners of the San Esteban Mining Company were trapped 2,041 feet below the earth's surface. Learn how Schramm, Inc. became a vital part of the historical rescue.

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS
Most discounts can be accessed by providing proof of membership with the WTCGP, contacting one of our trade specialists for a referral, or using a code supplied by the organization.

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NEW MEMBER CARDINAL TRADE ASSOCIATES SHARE CONFERENCE DEBRIEF
Cardinal Trade Associates  has provided a full report of the East Coast Trade Symposium for all members and associates.









LOCAL & REGIONAL EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE:
WORLD TRADE PA WEEK 
March 2-3, 2016

GLOBAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
March 3, 2016

WORLD TRADE CENTERS DAY
May 4, 2016

Full Calendar
FREE EVENT: EXPORTING TO EUROPE THROUGH TRADE SHOWS 
Hosted by U.S. Commercial Service, the Small Business Development Center of Temple University, and the German-American Chamber of Commerce; Discuss ways to grow your exports to Europe via trade shows.
 
December 10, 2015  Details
IBT PARTNERS WEBINAR: BRITISH AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL SUCCESS 
The case for trade and investment with the UK / How can the BABC help grow your business in the UK? / Ecommerce in the UK

January 13, 2016   Details
SMALL BUSINESS WEBINARS: 
For small businesses participating in the SBIR/STTR program, understanding Intellectual Property (IP) - Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Copyrights
 
December 7-16, 2015  Details








WORLD TRADE CENTER NEWS
WTCGP'S DINO RAMOS JOINS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK PANEL DISCUSSION
Dino Ramos, Chief Operating Officer for WTCGP, recently served as a panelist for the Pacific Rim Market Opportunities seminar, held at Penn State Abington campus as part of International Education Week (IEW).

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WTCA VP ACCEPTS ROLE WITH PORT OF SAN DIEGO
World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) Executive Vice President Ms. Bella Heule recently accepted the role of Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President with the Port of San Diego.

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WORLD TRADE CENTER ASUNCIÓN GRAND OPENING
The biggest corporate real estate project in the history of Asunción is finished and the opening will be on December 14th.
U.S. OPPORTUNITIES IN JAPAN'S ELECTRICITY MARKET
The International Trade Administration (ITA) and WTC Washington, DC hosted members from the U.S. and Japanese public and private sectors to discuss their perspectives on Japan's changing electricity market and what the reforms mean for U.S. businesses. 

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REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE NEWS
NAVY YARD SOUTHPORT SECTION DEVELOPMENT TO START IN 2017
Developing the 196 acres at the eastern end of the Navy Yard known as Southport would be the first major maritime expansion in Philadelphia in 50 years.

Read More via Philly.com
ORISSA INTERNATIONAL SOUTHEAST ASIA MARKET UPDATE
The latest edition of Orissa International's quarterly newsletter on business opportunities in Southeast Asia has been published.
NEW STATISTICS DETAILING NEW INVESTMENT IN U.S. BY FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTORS
Statistics detailing the amount and type of new investment made in the United States by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses are now available from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
DVIRC MANUFACTURING UPDATE / MANUFACTURING BUSINESS OUTLOOK SURVEY
November 2015 DVIRC Manufacturing Update and Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey now available for download.




PENN MEDICINE SIGNS DEAL WITH ABU DHABI BASED VPS HEALTHCARE
University of Pennsylania Health System and Abu Dhabi-based VPS Healthcare entered into a strategic partnership November 4th.
WORLD SHIPPING COUNCIL PROVIDES SOLAS GUIDELINES 
The SOLAS amendments become effective on July 1, 2016 for packed containers received for transport (gate-in or off-rail).





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