World Trade Center-Kansas City News: December 2023


Happy December from WTC-KC. We are wrapping up a year filled with programming. In October, the World Trade Center partnered with the International Relations Council and the University of Kansas to present China Town Hall: Chinese in America. This event featured a local program focused on Chinese demographics, education, and foreign real estate investment. The local program was followed by the national broadcast with speaker Nicholas Burns, U.S. Ambassador to China, who discussed current U.S.-China relations, including misconceptions, conflict, and communication. He even gave a special shout-out to Kansas City and the Chiefs. This month, WTC-KC was represented at the World Trade Centers Association Member Forum in New York City. Among learning innovative ways to engage stakeholders and connect with WTC counterparts, our Director, Melissa Miller, was awarded a Globie Tradeblazer award for WTC-KC’s continued work delivering quality programming with our regional partners.

In November, the KC Chamber and WTC-KC took a delegation of government, business, and civic leaders to Frankfurt, Germany, to forge meaningful connections between Germany and Kansas City and to watch the Chiefs beat the Dolphins. Aside from the game, highlights included meeting the Consul General and touring the facilities of our presenting sponsor, Bayer, in Leverkusen, Germany. This trade mission was a success, and we look forward to providing international opportunities for our investors and clients.

Thank you to all our partners and community members for supporting and engaging with our work. Please contact us with any trade needs.


Dispatches from DC