The Global Business Leadership Award is given annually to individuals, organizations, or companies in recognition of their global vision and contribution to making Greater Philadelphia a world-class business destination. Through Mr. Sweeney’s leadership, Brandywine has become one of the largest, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the nation, with a market capitalization of approximately $5.0B. And, as Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, Mr. Sweeney is leading the charge to enhance and grow the Philadelphia port and its resources – a critical initiative for the WTCGP for advancing global trade in the Southeastern PA region. View Jerry Sweeney Bio
“The success of Brandywine is a demonstration of Jerry’s vision and leadership and the important role that real estate development and infrastructure play in advancing the global competitiveness of the Greater Philadelphia Region. Jerry will be joining a list of distinguished recipients who have contributed to making the region a premier global business destination,” says Linda Conlin, President, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.
The award will be given to Jerry Sweeney at the World Trade Centers Day Annual Awards and Celebration, which will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia.
“We are very honored to have Brandywine receive this award for our efforts in promoting economic development in the city and region. On a personal note, I am also delighted that the Port of Philadelphia is receiving broader recognition of its potential as a regional economic engine and job generator,” says Jerry Sweeney.
In addition to the Global Business Leadership award, the WTCGP honors a “Member Company of the Year,” one each from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
After September 11, 2001, the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), in cooperation with the United Nations, chartered a day to be celebrated around the world as “World Trade Centers Day.” The 330 World Trade Centers worldwide organize activities ranging from conferences to dinners and other cultural and educational events to spread our message of peace and prosperity through trade.
May 4, 2016 at the Independence Seaport Museum (211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA)
Media Contact/Press Release: Graziella DiNuzzo, WTCGP Director of Communications & Business Development