On June 22nd WTCGP Board Chairman Gary Biehn and President Linda Conlin welcomed Director-General Wang and her delegation from Tianjin China to a roundtable discussion at White and Williams, LLC, to meet with WTCGP members and partners. The delegation also visited with Robin Grieving, Program Coordinator, International Medicine, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia for a tour and luncheon. The day ended at University City Science Center for a briefing by the City of Philadelphia, Citizens Diplomacy International and the University City Science Center.
The delegation's visit represents the partnership developed by the WTCGP and World Trade Center Tianjin, following a formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in June 2017. Philadelphia and Tianjin share a long-standing tradition of business and cultural exchange dating back to the Sister City Agreement signed between Philadelphia and Tianjin in 1979. In June 2016, a delegation from Tianjin visited with WTCGP China Club members to explore opportunities for cooperation to expand trade and investment between Tianjin and the Binhai New Area and Greater Philadelphia. With the growing need for advanced medical care in China and the interest of Chinese students to attend U.S. colleges and universities, promising sectors identified included health (including medical tourism) and higher education, both strengths of the Greater Philadelphia Region
Next week, Chairman Biehn will be visiting Director-General Wang and her team in Tianjin.
"This represents the power of our WTC network at work," says Linda Conlin, President.