Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Recap: 4th Annual State of the Ports Address

posted by Katrina Chan



WTC Harrisburg successfully hosted its Annual State of the Ports Address on 22 February at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. 

The State of the Ports Address was the perfect opportunity for companies who wanted to expand internationally to get to know their local port authorities and to network with different business who also attended the event.


This year's speakers were Marie Byers, Dominic O'Brien and Scott Merlo from Harrisburg International Airport, Phila Port, Customs and Border Protection. 


Our speakers presented very informative, useful updates about the Philadelphia port as well as additional knowledge to makes it easier for local companies to understand the importing and exporting process. Attendees found the event to be very insightful and useful, especially companies within the manufacturing business who plan on expanding their business internationally. 


We would like to thank our sponsors and partners:

Gold:
Foreign-Trade Zone 147

Silver:

Bronze:

Partners:


This event would not have been successful without their support and generosity!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2017 Recap: Annual Holiday Luncheon and Reception

Posted by Katrina Chan


Annual 21st Holiday Luncheon
The World Trade Center Harrisburg team hosted the annual holiday luncheon on December 1st at the Out Door Country Club, York, PA for board members, members and sponsors. The luncheon started with an opening reception and light refreshments were served.



Tina Weyant presented the opening speech, highlighting key events that happened in 2017 - one big update being the move from York to the new Harrisburg World Trade Center Building.

This luncheon marked Jan Kreidler's last event as an employee of the WTC. Jan has been diligently working at the World Trade for the past 15 years. All of us at the World Trade Center will miss her, but we wish her all the best with retirement.

Jan's Appreciation

For this year's holiday luncheon, intern Katrina Chan delivered a lively and informative presentation about holiday customs and gift giving traditions in Malaysia.


For more information about Malaysia, the link to her presentation is here (including video links).

The luncheon ended with a short networking session accompanied with an assortment of desserts.

We would like to thank attendees and members joining us in celebrating another successful year.

We would also like to thank the following event sponsors:

Gold
Central Pennsylvania Foreign Trade Zone

Silver
Fulton International Group
Harrisburg Academy
Mantec
Stambaugh Ness
UPS
York County Economic Alliance

This event was made possible because of their generosity!

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