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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTORHappy Spring from WTC-KC! We are excited to welcome warmer weather and an exciting line-up of events! Last month, we were honored to host representatives from the German Marshall Fund and the Ambassador to the U.S. from Ukraine as part of the Kansas City stop on the Whistlestops for Ukraine Tour. The event featured a great roundtable discussion on the importance of strong international relations and looked towards the future of a post-war Ukraine. Watch the recap video here. Read Article
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World Trade Center-Kansas City News: February 2024

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTORHappy New Year from WTC-KC! After an incredible 2023, highlights of which can be seen in our Annual Impact Report here, we are excited for 2024. We look forward to continuing our event series: Talking Trade: Coffee & Networking, and Doing Business With. Read Article
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World Trade Center-Kansas City News: December 2023

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTORHappy 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. Read Article
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World Trade Center-Kansas City News: November 2023

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTORHappy November from WTC-KC. We are wrapping up a fall filled with programming. Last month, 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. Read Article
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World Trade Center-Kansas City News: September 2023

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTORHappy October from WTC-KC. In September, we were honored to be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for partnership in Export Promotion from the U.S. Department of Commerce at the U.S. Commercial Service’s Building Bridges to Global Markets event. We are proud to continue to work with our partners to promote international business in Kansas City. Read Article
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World Trade Center-Kansas City News: September 2023

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTORSummer is behind us at the WTC-KC and we are ready for a busy fall. We finished out the summer with a Talking Trade: Coffee & Networking Event at Dentons in partnership with the Heartland Black Chamber. We love connecting with companies and businesses doing business internationally throughout Kansas City. Applications for the fall cohort of the Heartland Export Accelerator have closed. Read Article
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World Trade Center-Kansas City News: August 2023

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTORWe hope everyone is enjoying their summer! World Trade Center – Kansas City is prepping for a fall full of events. In July, we hosted our inaugural Heartland Export Accelerator Public Showcase. Graduates of the program presented to attendees on their companies and what they learned in the program. It was a great evening of learning and connecting. We are currently recruiting for the Fall cohort of the Heartland Export Accelerator. Applications are due on August 25th. Read Article
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World Trade Center-Kansas City News: July 2023

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTORHappy July from WTC-KC! We are excited to host the inaugural Heartland Export Accelerator Public Showcase this month. Launched in Fall 2022, the Heartland Export Accelerator (HEA), powered by World Trade Center – Kansas City, prepares businesses to compete and grow successfully in the global marketplace. Our inaugural showcase event culminates the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 cohorts. Each company will present their business, their HEA experience, and their global ambitions. Read Article
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World Trade Center-Kansas City News: June 2023

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR Happy June from World Trade Center – Kansas City! June is Pride Month and supporting Kansas City’s LGBTQ+ owned businesses with their international trade needs is important to our mission. Business that export earn higher revenues, create more jobs, pay better wages, and are less likely to go out of business. During Pride month, it is important that we ensure equity in trade and strive to make resources available, specifically to LGBTQ+ businesses, to empower them to export. Resources: Read Article
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World Trade Center-Kansas City News: May, 2023

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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR It’s our favorite time of year at WTC-KC: World Trade Month! During the month of May, we also recognize World Trade Day as part of the larger World Trade Month celebration. Established in 1935 by President Roosevelt, the U.S. has recognized May as World Trade Month, celebrating the importance of international trade to the national economy. Since 1948, World Trade Month has been recognized by Presidential Proclamation. On May 10, WTC-KC is hosting World Trade Day 2023 as a member of the Kansas City International Steering Committee. Read Article