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World Trade Week NYC 2015

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Chuck Ludmer, Principal & Chief Marketing Officer, CohnReznick
Richard M. Larrabee, Director of Port Commerce, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

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World Trade Week NYC is an active network of more than 40 organizations in the New York metro region working together to underscore the importance of international trade, logistics and port operations on the region’s economy and to use their collective expertise to help the region’s businesses grow through export and import.

Every year, the President of the United States declares the third full week of May as World Trade Week. Trade organizations, businesses and other stakeholders come together both nationally and locally to promote and facilitate international trade in the U.S. economy. The New York tri-state region’s trade and transportation community celebrates World Trade Week throughout the month of May, offering a full agenda of educational seminars, global business networking events and the International Trade Awards Breakfast that recognizes the exemplary achievements by practitioners in the field.

We work together to:

  • Recognize the contribution of international trade to economic growth and job creation in the New York metropolitan region
  • Highlight the link between international trade and transportation and the region’s economic well‐being
  • Celebrate companies and organizations succeeding in the global marketplace and highlight their contribution to the region’s economy
  • Share knowledge, resources and ideas to facilitate small business success internationally
  • Provide scholarships to undergraduate students of international business

Who are our partners?

World Trade Week NYC, through sponsorships, partnerships and referrals, puts businesses and organizations in touch with invaluable opportunities and resources.  We invite you to join us!

News about Trade and New York’s International Standing

fDi (Financial Times’ foreign direct investment website) ranks New York City for the third year in a row the top “American City of the Future.” Read more…

New report shows New York exports are critical to US jobs
On April 9, The U.S. Department of Commerce today released the Jobs Supported by State Exports 2014 economic brief indicating that goods exports from New York supported 389,957 jobs in 2014 – an increase of 27,919 (7.7%) from 2009.  Nationally, record exports of U.S. goods and services supported 11.7 million jobs in 2014.

NYC deemed world’s most competitive city
New York is the leading city in the world for global competitiveness, edging out London and Singapore, according to a 2012 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Highlights of the 2015 World Trade Awards Breakfast and Exhibition

Video of the opening provided by media partner UBC TV Network:

More videos

  • Attendees listen to keynote speaker
  • Fred Dixon, NYC & Company, Keynote speaker
  • Hon. Lee Zeldin, US House of Representatives (NY-1)
  • World Trade Centers Association, Sponsors
  • TD Bank
  • CohnReznick, Sponsor
  • Consulate of South Africa
  • Estonian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Taiwan Trade Center, New York
  • Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Carmela Mammas Director, New York U.S. Export Assistance Center
  • Ken Hyatt, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, US Department of Commerce
  • Ambassador and Consul General of Kazakhstan
  • Baruch College WTW Interns
  • Elaine Kellog, Grayline NY, Fred Dixon, New York & CO, Ken Hyatt, Dept of Commerce

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