Washington DC – On Thursday, January 30, 2014, the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators International (NASBITE International) announced that the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) will receive the 2014 Advancing International Trade Award on April 4, 2014, during the NASBITE International annual conference in Memphis, TN. The Advancing International Trade Award is given to organizations or individuals who have contributed to the advancement of international trade for four or more years. For the NFTC, the legacy of advancing international trade goes back 100 years. It is the oldest and largest American organization dedicated solely to international business issues.
“The NFTC is honored to receive this award,” said NFTC President Bill Reinsch. “Now in our centennial year, the NFTC has long been an advocate for an open, rules-based global trading system, and has worked to advance critical trade agreements that have boosted U.S. economic growth and increased American jobs. We greatly appreciate NASBITE International’s recognition of our work, and we will continue to push on in our efforts to expand U.S. trade.”
“We want to thank NASBITE International, an organization run for and by fellow global business professionals, for this prestigious honor,” said NFTC Vice President James Wilkinson. “Since our inception, the NFTC’s mission has been to advance and expand U.S. trade by helping America’s international businesses gain new markets. The NFTC is grateful for NASBITE International’s acknowledgment of our century of efforts through this award.”
This year the NFTC will celebrate its 100th year. In commemoration of its centennial, the NFTC is convening a nationwide series of activities and programs to examine the future of trade in the context of key industries, regions and issues.
About the NFTC
Serving America’s International Businesses Since 1914 – The National Foreign Trade Council (www.nftc.org) is a leading business organization advocating an open, rules- based global trading system. Founded in 1914 by a broad-based group of American companies, the NFTC now serves hundreds of member companies through its offices in Washington and New York.