NFTC Team signing the giant birthday card for the NFTC Centennial. L-R, Vice President Dan O’Flaherty, USA Engage Director Richard Sawaya, and Vice President Cathy Schultz.
Admiring the 3 dimensional commemorative artwork unveiled at the Kickoff Reception. L-R, Vice President James Wilkinson, Chairman Alan Wolff, President Bill Reinsch, and USTR Michael Froman
USTR Michael Froman address guests at the NFTC Centennial Kickoff Reception
President Woodrow Wilson welcomes NFTC President Bill Reinsch to the Centennial Kickoff Reception at the Woodrow Wilson House
President Woodrow Wilson with NFTC Board Member Tiffany Atwell/Dupont
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressing the NFTC Board of Directors. With her are President Bill Reinsch and Chairman Alan Wolff.
WTO Director General Robert Azevedo speaks to NFTC members at a special luncheon in honor of the NFTC Centennial
NFTC President Bill Reinsch (center) with (from L-R) John Healey, MP (Labour) and Ben Wallace MP (Conservative), along with Peter Chase of US Chamber and Simon Moore of CBI. Taken at the NFTC Centennial Conference, "Emerging Issues In Transatlantic Trade" last week in London.
NFTC President Bill Reinsch blows out the candles on the 100th birthday cake after the Transatlantic Trade conference in London.
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Word From the President
February-March 2014

As the NFTC begins its second century, I would like to spend a few moments looking forward rather than backward. We'll be doing plenty of the latter throughout the year, and I hope you will be able to join us at some of the many events we have planned.
 
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Centennial Kicks off  With Reception at President Woodrow Wilson's House
 
On January 14, the NFTC's year-long centennial celebration kicked off at the President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC.  More than 75 guests were entertained by "President Woodrow Wilson in Person" (re-enactor Judd Bankert), listened to reflective remarks by NFTC President Bill Reinsch and Chairman Alan Wolff, and heard U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Mike Froman give an upbeat assessment on prospects for the two ongoing trade negotiations (TPP and TTIP), passage of trade promotion authority, and the continued expansion of global trade ¨Cand with it, the American economy ¨C well into the 21st Century

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As NFTC turns 100, we thought it would be fun to look back at various milestones in our history, and the history of trade policy, to see how far we've come and to track themes of the past, which still resonate today and into the future.

April 16, 1997: NFTC launched the USA*Engage to promote the bene-fits of U.S. engagement abroad and educate the public and policy-makers about the ineffectiveness of unilateral economic foreign policy sanctions.

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