April 24, 2017

Belarus Officials and Business Leaders to Visit World Trade Center Arkansas

This inbound trade mission aims to connect Belarus with Arkansas businesses to increase bilateral trade and educational exchange. Oleg Kravchenko the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Belarus, and Aliaksandr Zabella Chairman of the Belarus State Food […]
April 18, 2017

The Cuba Advantage: Can Cuba become the new China?

Can Cuba become the new China if trade is normalized with the U.S.? Melvin Torres, Director of Latin American Trade for the World Trade Center Arkansas explains the Cuba Advantage. See the article as it appears in the April 2017 […]
April 7, 2017

TOGETHER CLINGING – the story of Chris and Sherry Tedder

April 4, 2017
Denise Thomas (left), director of Africa and Middle East Trade and Melvin Torres (right), director of Latin America Trade stand with Scott Ferguson, president of the World Trade Centers Association at the General Assembly.

World Trade Center Arkansas at the 48th WTCA General Assembly

The World Trade Center Arkansas attended the 48th World Trade Center Association General Assembly in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 2 – 5, 2017. This event is a gathering of all the World Trade Centers. Boon Tan, senior director of […]
March 31, 2017
Melvin Torres (left) of the World Trade Center Arkansas and Doug Brooks (center) speak to an interested buyer in Panama during the Trade Mission.

Arkansas Company finds success on Central America Trade Mission

Doug Brooks, Vice President of International Sales for AERT, Inc of Springdale, Ark finds success on Trade Mission to Central America. “We had a very successful trade mission in Central America,” Brooks said. “Special thanks to my friends at the […]
March 30, 2017

EVENT: Indonesia-Arkansas Business Forum

This event  will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 at The Capital Hotel Little Rock. The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia – Houston and  the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting […]
March 28, 2017

World Trade Center Arkansas director speaks on women empowerment at global summit

World Trade Center Arkansas director Denise Thomas speaks on women empowerment at Global Economic Summit 2017. Denise Thomas, director of Africa and Middle East trade for the World Trade Center Arkansas attended the 6th Global Economic Summit in Mumbai, India […]
March 22, 2017

Arkansas Secretary of State, WTCAR partner to recruit exporting companies, develop multitrack diplomacy

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin visited the World Trade Center Arkansas Monday, March 13. Martin met with Melvin Torres, director of Latin American Trade, and a representative from an aerospace company looking at strategic locations throughout the country from […]
March 15, 2017

World Trade Center Arkansas Speaks at 2017 Arkansas Aerospace and Defense Summit

The World Trade Center Arkansas spoke at Arkansas Aerospace and Defense Summit in Hot Springs from March 14 – 16. The summit, led by the Arkansas Aerospace and Defense Alliance, featured business-to-business breakout sessions with companies like Lockheed Martin and Dassault Falcon […]
March 8, 2017

Arkansas Agriculture Department Launches Local Product Website

The Arkansas Agriculture Department has launched a new website to improve accessibility to Arkansas products. Locally grown and made products can now be searched by buyers, grocers, restaurateurs and chefs, and consumers in the Arkansas Grown – Arkansas Made website […]
March 7, 2017

3rd Cuba Opportunity Summit to be held on Oct. 23

The 3rd Cuba Opportunity Summit will be held at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City on Oct. 23, 2017.  The Cuba Opportunity Summit will be hosted by Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and will be co-chaired by Faquiry Diaz Cala, CEO of […]
February 17, 2017

World Trade Center Arkansas Welcomes Consul of Mexico in Little Rock

The World Trade Center Arkansas welcomed Consul of Mexico in Little Rock, Rodolfo Quilantán-Arenas on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Consul Quilantán-Arenas met with World Trade Center leaders to discuss trade between Arkansas and Mexico and educational exchange with the University of […]