About Us

World Trade Week NYC is part of an annual nationwide celebration of international trade observed by business and trade-related organizations across the United States during May. The mission of World Trade Week NYC is to promote the importance of international trade to the New York City metropolitan area economy. New Yorkers depend heavily on international commerce for their jobs, standard of living, and the myriad goods and services available to its diverse population.

The World Trade Week NYC steering committee is a committee of the New York District Export Council (NY DEC). District Export Councils are organizations of leaders from the local business community, appointed by successive Secretaries of Commerce, whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice for local firms.


World Trade Week 2016 Steering Committee Members:

Lene Skou, Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College, Chair

Sponsorship Subcommittee:

Nancy Ploeger, International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation
Brian Wills, NY/NJ Freight Forwarders and Broker’s Association

Partnerships Subcommittee:

Nancy Ploeger, International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation
Carmela Mammas, U.S. Department of Commerce
Lindsay Kassoff, World Trade Centers Association

International Trade Awards Breakfast and Expo Subcommittee:

Lene Skou, Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College
Peter Bengston, New York Public Library/SIBL
KL Fredericks, U.S. Department of Commerce

Marketing and Media Sponsorship Subcommittee:

Peter Bengston, New York Public Library/SIBL
KL Fredericks, U.S. Department of Commerce

Awards Subcommittee:

KL Fredericks, U.S. Department of Commerce
Nancy Ploeger, International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation

Student Scholarships Subcommittee:

Christine Pomeranz, Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY
Peter Bengston, New York Public Library/SIBL
Charles Dugan, New York District Export Council

Government & Congressional Relations Subcommittee:

Nancy Ploeger, International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation
Carmela Mammas, U.S. Department of Commerce

New York District Export Council:

Joe Schoonmaker, NY DEC Chair

Accounting/Payments:

Charles Dugan, NY DEC, Treasurer

WTW Website & Social Media:

Barney Lehrer, NY District Export Council

Press:

Melissa A. Hill, U.S. Department of Commerce

WTWNYC Logo and Banner Ads
(you are allowed to download these logos and use them on your website and/or communications):

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