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NFTC Receives 2014 World Trade Week NYC Global Trade Award
Date: 5/1/2014
Written By: Nicole L’Esperance, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington DC – The 2014 Global Trade Award will be presented to the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), World Trade Week NYC (WTW NYC) announced today. The NFTC is being honored for its 100 years of significant contributions to the growth of international trade in the New York metropolitan region, particularly in the areas of export growth, market access and advanced training for international human resources professionals. The award will be presented at an awards ceremony at Baruch College in New York, NY, on May 12, 2014, as part of the kick-off breakfast for WTW NYC 2014, which continues through May 23. The NFTC is a partner for WTW NYC 2014, along with dozens of other international organizations from the tri-state area.

“We are honored to receive this year’s Global Trade Award from World Trade Week NYC,” said NFTC President Bill Reinsch. “International trade is essential to growing the U.S. economy, increasing exports and creating American jobs, and for 100 years now, the NFTC’s mission has been advocating for an open and rules-based global trading system. We greatly appreciate the recognition for our efforts.”

“As we celebrate our centennial year, the NFTC is flattered and humbled by this prestigious recognition from our peers in similar international organizations. The NFTC has long been dedicated to advancing international trade opportunities for U.S. companies, especially in the tri-state area. We’ve had a strong presence in New York since our inception in 1914, and our midtown offices provide critical services to our many members in New York,” said NFTC Vice President for Strategy and Growth James Wilkinson. “We are proud of our long heritage in aiding U.S. exporters – in New York, regionally and nationally – by bolstering their international human resources capabilities and at the policy level by pressing for greater market access and lowering non-tariff barriers. We will continue to do our part to advocate for the negotiation and implementation of trade and investment initiatives that will boost U.S. economic growth and create American jobs.”

The WTW NYC Global Trade Award is the second major honor for the NFTC in its centennial year. On April 2, the NFTC was presented the 2014 Advancing International Trade Award by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators International (NASBITE International) – the leading professional society of international trade educators – in honor of its 100-year legacy of advancing international trade. The award was presented at the NASBITE International annual conference in Memphis, TN.

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.

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