“Trade is a critical component to boosting U.S. economic growth, and for 100 years, the NFTC has been working to expand U.S. trade by advocating for an open, rules-based global trading system,” said NFTC President Bill Reinsch. “World Trade Week and World Trade Month highlight the importance of expanding U.S. goods and services to markets around the world to American businesses and workers.”
The NFTC kicked off its World Trade Month celebrations last week, in partnership with World Trade Week NYC (WTW NYC). On Monday, May 12, during the kick-off breakfast for WTW NYC 2014, the NFTC received the 2014 Global Trade Award, in honor of its 100 years of significant contributions to the growth of international trade in the New York metropolitan region. Additionally, on Wednesday, May 14, NFTC President Bill Reinsch participated in a Bloomberg Government discussion on the “Politics of Global Trade.” On May 22, the NFTC is co-sponsoring the Maryland District Export Council’s “Celebration of International Trade.”
In addition to receiving the NYC WTW award, on April 2 the NFTC was also 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.
On May 28, the NFTC will commemorate its 100th birthday with a gala reception at the National Archives. To celebrate its centennial, the NFTC is convening a yearlong series of programs and activities, such as its This Week in Trade History campaign, to examine the future of trade in the context of key industries, regions and issues. It will hold its 100th World Trade Dinner on December 3, 2014, in Washington, DC.
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