WTCGP June/July 2015 Newsletter
The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia are moving forward with a collaborative effort to develop a metro export growth plan for our region. In conjunction with Philadelphia’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative, the Greater Philadelphia Metro Export Plan Steering Committee, comprised of area business, nonprofit, and government leaders, met earlier this month to review preliminary results of an in-depth market assessment examining the region’s export performance and opportunities. The market assessment - which draws upon extensive analysis of regional data, a survey of area firms, and interviews conducted over the past three months - will be finalized and released later this summer, laying the groundwork for development of an action-oriented metro export plan in the fall .
“Whether in a formal round-table discussion or more relaxed setting such as our Summer Social, the China Club builds important relationships–and even friendships. It is one of the things that we do best–connecting our member companies so that they share the value of their market experience and learn from one another, often ending in partnered strategies,” said Linda Mysliwy Conlin, WTCGP President.
William Long, CEO of Epicore Bionetworks, came up with a solution to clean the water in shrimp farms, similar to the solution he uses to dissolve grease in water.
Excerpt from njbiz.com written by Andrew Sheldon:
“The same product that was designed to dissolve grease could also help clean up the water in the shrimp farms. The product, a microbial ecosystem that detoxifies ponds and hatcheries, has since become the company’s flagship product, known as Epicin. The product works to eradicate the toxins from the ponds and increases the survival rate of the shrimp.”
Press Release from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (www.uschamber.com):
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 4:30pm
Roundtable Discussion: “Mexico’s Growing Economy and the Impact of Recent Reforms on Trade and Investment”
On Thursday, June 18th, 2015 we had a Roundtable Discussion, at the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia, with the Honorable Salvador Behar, Legal Counsel for International Trade of the Ministry of the Economy of Mexico in Washington, D.C., hosted by Carlos I. Giralt-Cabrales, Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia. Behar discussed Mexico’s growing economy, the impact of recent reforms on trade and investment, and opportunities for companies in the Greater Philadelphia region to do business in Mexico.
Some highlights covered in the discussion included:
Mexico is the region’s second largest export market in the Greater Philadelphia Region, after Canada, representing nearly 10% of overall exports.
View Behar's presentation "NAFTA RELOADED: Strengthening Competitiveness in North America"
LINESVILLE, PA -The pharmaceutical line of products manufactured by Molded Fiber Glass Tray (MFG Tray) are used worldwide in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biotech, vaccine, lyophilization and veterinary science markets. MFG Tray has counted on Chemtech International, a company that specializes in international trade, since 1992 to export and distribute its pharmaceutical products all over the globe. Read more here.
BDP International named Best 3PL!
The 564-foot Maersk Wakamayama docked at Philadelphia Regional Port Authority’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT) Wednesday morning (June 10th, 2015) for the first call by #SeaLand's South Atlantic Express Service (SAE). The new service gives the Port new connections to Columbia, Guatemala, Honduras & Panama.
Read more at philaport.com