Bill Caldwell, Pace University Public Information, 212-346-1597
Crystal Parmar, World Trade Institute of Pace University, 212-346-1188
Chris Cory, Director of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1117
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Please note that these events will provide chances for stories and interviews on market opportunities and trends in Iraq and in areas including
Investment and finance
Media are welcome as observers but must pre-register. We can set up interviews in advance or during the day with most speakers. Information on this and other World Trade Week events is at www.worldtradeweek.pace.edu or call the World Trade Week hotline, (212)-346-1195.
WAYS TO COPE WITH CURRENT TRADE UNCERTAINTIES
TO BE EXPLORED BY TRADERS AND TRADE OFFICIALS
AT ANNUAL WORLD TRADE WEEK CONFERENCE
Presentations to update opportunities in Iraq, “new” Europe, Latin America, Asia,
plus security and legal concerns, technology and marketing
New York, NY, May 14 – World trade in a tumultuous time will be explored at the levels of both practice and policy during the annual all day educational conference during New York metropolitan area World Trade Week on Wednesday, May 21.
Organized by the World Trade Institute of Pace University, the conference will take place at 161 William Street near City Hall, in the Institute’s newly renovated seven-floor facilities. The Institute’s previous location at #1 World Trade Center was destroyed on 9/11, 2001 and it has temporarily been holding classes at Pace’s midtown campus. The Institute is a significant provider of advanced training in world trade issues and techniques. Three years ago the Institute took a leading role in reviving World Trade Week in New York after a 10-year lapse.
The conference will have presentations by federal, state and local government representatives and by experts from firms like Marsh & McLennan, Coudert Brothers, Kroll, Inc., and Sotheby’s. Twelve workshops on four different tracks will focus on pertinent issues in Emerging Market Opportunities; Legal and Regulatory Updates; Tech Trends and Global Marketing Strategies. The conference theme is “Navigating Trade in Uncertain Times.”
Trade ambassadors and representatives. Trade in Iraq will be on the agenda. The relatively undiscovered markets of the “new” Europe, including the emerging economies of Ireland, Croatia, Greece, Ukraine, Serbia and Montenegro, will be the focus of an International Commerce Luncheon. There trade ambassadors (Senior Commercial Officers) from the U.S. Department of Commerce for each of those countries will conduct a panel discussion. (The Commerce Department is one of 21 co-sponsors of World Trade Week.)
Foreign trade representatives will be present later at an International Market Expo from 4 to 8 p.m. a block away from the Institute at 1 Pace Plaza in the Multipurpose Room of Pace University. A networking reception featuring foods from around the globe will be held from 5 to 7:30 pm in the adjacent courtyard.
Said David A. Caputo, President of Pace University: “We believe this day and the week will help keep the world trade community’s knowledge and expertise abreast of the enormous trade growth that is in store in the next decade.”
Added the World Trade Institute’s executive director, Donna Sharp, who is chairperson of this year’s World Trade Week: “Now more than ever, it is important that this national event brings together public and private sector participants in addressing topics central to the international trade community.”
Participants must register for the event, for which a fee is charged.
Since 1972 the World Trade Institute has prepared over 10,000 people for improving their careers in trade. Previously affiliated with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, it has been part of Pace University since 1997. It offers a broad curriculum of international trade and logistics classes through its School of International Trade and Commerce and its Language Center, as well as seminars on a wide variety of timely trade and logistics-related topics.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor. More than 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu
World Trade Week Partners
Empire State Development, New York City Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Commercial Service-U.S. Department of Commerce, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York District Export Council, U.S. Small Business Administration, NEXCO, Traffic Club of New York, China Institute, Federation of International Trade Associations, Americas Society, World Trade Centres Association, Export-Import Bank, Global Business Association, Organization of Women in International Trade, World Trade Institute of Pace University, Global Business Roundtable, Manhattan International Development Corporation – Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Weissman School of International Business, Business Council for International Understanding, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, and others.