Member companies become part of our
region's global success.
which since 2002 exceeds $1.6 billion in incremental export sales, creating over 21,000 jobs.
We give member companies the ability to enhance lives around the world.
- Patients from South America, China, Saudi Arabia and other countries receive lifesaving treatments in Philadelphia.
- Airport Security data systems protect airports in Thailand, France, Spain, Belgium, United Kingdom and Brazil.
- Chinese and South Koreans enjoy the taste of American ice cream.
- Underwater robot technology provides security and research solutions in Egypt, Norway, Chile and 42 other countries.
In 1861, using a mule-turned churn on his farm in Salem New Jersey, Lewis Dubois Bassett invented what would become America’s oldest ice cream – Bassetts. And it’s safe to say that Mr. Bassett was not thinking of selling his ice cream to South Korea or anywhere outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at that time. Read More.
The Local Impact of International Medicine in Philly
PIM recently entered into a partnership with the Sociedad Mexicana de Oncología (SMeO) that will allow physicians at the two institutions to collaborate on treatments. The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia helped PIM connect with the appropriate representative in Mexico to make the partnership happen. Read More.
How These 4 PA. Companies Found Success in Exporting
According to the Greater Philadelphia Export Plan, launched by the Economy League of Philadelphia and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) in April 2016, manufacturing and services firms that export enjoy higher revenues, faster growth, a stronger labor pool and higher profitability than non-exporters. Read more.
Chemtech International: The First Member of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
Kaushik “Kosh” Daphtary received a letter inviting him to attend an event at the Delaware River Port Authority in Camden, NJ. That event was the announcement of the formation of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia - the year was 2002.
Marty Schiffman, current board member and one of the founders of the WTCGP was introducing the audience to the newly appointed President, Joanna Savvides.
Bottom Line: Professional Translation Is A Necessity for Global Companies Member Profile: MTM Linguasoft
Translation affects every aspect of our lives in business and personally and literally makes the world go round. Every letter and phrase needs to be converted precisely to perfectly match not only the language, but also the culture.
In The book, Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World, authors Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche write of translation errors that are not only costly but also dangerous. HSBC was forced to launch a $10 million rebranding campaign to repair the mistranslated slogan, “Assume Nothing,” which was translated to “Do Nothing” in various countries.
WTCGP trade specialists counsel client companies to connect with a professional translation service company before entering a new market.
Member company, MTM Linguasoft, a full service translation company provides a wide range of services to help companies avoid translation land mines. Read more.
Metal Edge International Offers Cutting Edge Products, Literally
A lot can happen when you put metal on the edge of cardboard.
“Imagine all important documents that sat in stacks in church basements and institutions and were ruined because they weren’t stored properly,” says Paul Markert, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Metal Edge International, Inc.
In 1896, a German technician placed metal edges along the four corners of a cardboard box and invented a box assembly method used worldwide from the National Archives to museums and institutions around the globe. The metal edges re-enforce each box corner, which adds strength and long-lasting protection for the important documents within.
And have you ever noticed the metal blade on a box of aluminum foil or plastic wrap used to dispense the roll material? Metal Edge International supplies that metal too.
“We are the market leader in offering a number of dispensing blade choices for the global Aluminum foil and Cling Film market. Our primary focus is commercial / catering size rolls where performance, quality, safety and utility are required, says Markert. “ Read more.
Chinese Patients Find Life Saving Treatments in the US through Premier Global Care
PGC was established under the Devon International Group (DIG). Since 2002, DIG has been a member of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) and has received trade counseling and access to WTCGP global networks to create a long-term China strategy. In 2004, WTCGP Manager of Export Services Ron Drozd established the CEOs' China Operations Club, a closely-knit group of 45 peer companies who participate in informative roundtable presentations by China specialists and share business challenges and best practices. Read more.
We are helping to sell more Harley Davidson motorcycles manufactured in Pennsylvania. Since 2008, Harley dealers in China have increased from 3 to 16. While U.S. sales of Harleys decreased by 3%, China sales have increased by more than 10%. Read more.
Member Company Sunhillo Corporation is Keeping Us Safe Around the World
“Between 8 to 15% of our business is international and 7 to 10% is outside of North America. Canada has become a big market for us and growing our international sales is a top priority since we are saturating our FAA business, “says Dave Whitman, President, Sunhillo Corporation. “The WTCGP has helped provide vital information on exporting and has helped connect us with cost saving export finance options.” Read more.
VideoRay Global Success Aided by World Trade Center Connections
“VideoRay has really benefited from our relationship with the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia,” says VideoRay Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Chris Gibson. “The knowledge of exports that their trade specialists possess is wide and deep – they have decades of experience facilitating connections between U.S. companies and businesses outside our nation; an ability to educate companies on exports and international trade in a way that is really customized to each company’s needs; and, beyond all of that, invaluable global contacts to explore partnerships overseas. WTCGP has helped pave the way for VideoRay to thrive in today’s global economy.” Read more.