Bringing the World to PA 2018

Posted by Katrina Chan



The World Trade Center Harrisburg  in conjunction with the Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development hosted the 19th annual Bringing the World to PA. Participants showed up as early as 8:30AM on Thursday, September 13, 2018 for their appointments with the Trade Representatives.


Appointments with PA’s Trade Offices:


PA’s authorized trade representatives had the opportunity to meet with local companies that represent a wide range of industries that manufacture unique products. Throughout the day, there were meetings held at the Cork Factory Hotel with companies to discuss international market opportunity to fit their respective businesses. 






Pennsylvania's Authorized Trade Representatives that were present include:



Australia/New Zealand....Ms. Angela Foley
Canada.......................Mr. Chris Leslie
Central/Eastern Europe….Ms. Pavlina Becvarova
China.........................Ms. Maggie Chin
Germany.....................Ms. Franziska Wegerich
India..........................Ms. Supriya Kanetkar & Dr Gunaseel Jawahar
Korea.........................Mr. Ken Yang & Mr. Steve Shin
Mexico ...................... Mr. Efren Flores
Middle East Region.........Mr. Seth Vogelman
Netherlands/Belgium......Mr. Peter Sanders
Saudi Arabia...............  Mr. Wiam Alwazir
Singapore................... Ms. May Abrera & Ms. Ili Salsabila
Taiwan ..................... Ms. Irene Tsai
United Arab Emirate...... Ms. Arshi Shaikh
United Kingdom............ Mr. Cristopher Carnaghan



Lunch Reception:

Lunch was served at the Cork Factory Hotel, with various representatives from providers such as Fulton Financial, FTZ 147, and UPS coming on stage to present about the opportunities and services available for companies. After lunch and desert was a short networking session before the afternoon meetings commenced.






BTW2PA ended with a cocktail reception that was generously sponsored by Fulton Financial Corporation. Companies were able to network and interact with our Sponsors and Trade Representatives in an informal setting.



It was a great day, and we look foward to seeing you next year!


Special Thank You to our Sponsors

The World Trade Center would like to thank its sponsors and partners for their kind support for the Bringing the world to PA Annual Event. 

Our Silver Level Sponsors:

UPS

Our Bronze Level Sponsors:

FTZ 147
Fulton Financial Cooperation 

Strategic Partners:

MANTEC
PA's Office of International Business Development


Our annual event is yet again another success because of their generosity.

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