CGL once again supported the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) Philadelphia International Showcase on September 25-26. The program is recognized as the region’s leading international business reception and networking event and brings together the international business, diplomatic, and academic communities to “showcase” the international vitality of Greater Philadelphia as a world-class region and international business destination.
The Curtis Institute of Music opened its doors to over 175 invited guests for WTCGP's signature event. This year's Showcase event honored the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia, the oldest association of foreign consuls in the United States, encompassing representatives from 33 countries. Leading up the event, the WTCGP organized a total of 310 meetings with 23 Authorized Trade Representatives (ATR) from around the world, for 80 Southeastern PA companies during Pennsylvania International Week. The event is sponsored by the PA Office of International Business Development's Department of Community and Economic Development's, Center for Trade Development, and is eagerly anticipated by international companies who have an opportunity for one-on-one discussions with ATR's. These international representatives answer questions and help identify new strategies to grow the companies' export sales.
Mayor Michael Nutter provided opening remarks and confirmed his commitment to Philadelphia as a hub for International Trade. http://www.wtcphila.org