September 8, 2021

WTCAR Marking 9/11 Anniversary with Moment of Silence

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas will observe a moment of silence on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 11, to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. The Center will observe a three-minute moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. […]
July 28, 2021

Panamanian Delegation Visits WTCAR to Speak On Supply Chain Solutions

ROGERS — Panama, which currently handles 5% of global shipping, is primed to be “part of the solution” for cheaply and efficiently shipping products to and from the United States, according to Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade at […]
July 20, 2021

Thomas Named CEO of World Trade Center Arkansas

ROGERS, Ark. – Denise Thomas, a longtime trade director at the World Trade Center Arkansas, has been named the center’s next leader, making her the first Black woman to become CEO of a World Trade Center in the United States. […]
July 1, 2021

World Trade Center Arkansas President and CEO Announces Retirement

ROGERS — W. Dan Hendrix, president and chief executive officer of the World Trade Center Arkansas and associate vice chancellor, has announced his retirement as of June 30. A native of Arkansas and veteran of the U.S. Air Force and […]
June 29, 2021

WTCAR, OWIT Partner to Launch Arkansas Chapter

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas and the Organization of Women in International Trade are proud to announce the formation of an Arkansas chapter, which will focus on promoting bilateral trade and education for women and students in the […]
June 14, 2021

WTCAR Boosts B2B Connections at 2021 Mid-America Aerospace and Defense Summit

FORT SMITH — Trade directors from the World Trade Center Arkansas helped facilitate business-to-business meetings with companies in Arkansas, Oklahoma and other surrounding states on June 8 at the 2021 Mid-America Aerospace and Defense Summit. This year’s event featured industry […]
May 28, 2021

Important to Arkansas: Forecasting the US-China Trade Relationship

ROGERS — A fair, rules-based commercial relationship between the U.S. and China will benefit the world and allow both nations to work on common issues, according to Anna Ashton, vice president of the U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC). Ashton led a […]
May 27, 2021

WTCAR Hosts UN Art Ambassador for Discussion on Art, Culture & Trade

ROGERS – The World Trade Center Arkansas welcomed United Nations Art Ambassador Ibiyinka “Ibi”  Olufemi Alao to Northwest Arkansas for a discussion on art, culture and trade. Alao has been an instrumental force in helping regional artists broaden their role […]
May 21, 2021

Colombia Offers Increased Export Opportunities for Arkansas Businesses

ROGERS — Colombia offers a great opportunity for Arkansas exporters thanks to its free trade agreement with the United States and its potential for new market entry, according to Dr. Carlos Ronderos, the former Minister of Trade in the Latin […]
April 27, 2021

WTCAR Celebrating World Trade Month With Slate of Events

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas is joining forces with several state, national and international trade organizations in May to showcase the strength and resiliency of Arkansas exports as part of World Trade Month.  Arkansas exports remained strong in […]
April 6, 2021

WTCAR, WTC Dublin Join Forces for Fireside Chat on WTC Association Female Leaders

ROGERS — Denise Thomas, director of Africa and Middle East trade at World Trade Center Arkansas, joined forces last month with World Trade Center Dublin for an empowering fireside chat with female leaders at World Trade Center Association locations from […]
March 8, 2021

WTCAR’s Melvin Torres Addresses ASU Students on Arkansas Trade

ROGERS — Arkansas exports performed comparably to the US National Average during the 2020 Pandemic thanks in part to its diverse economy, according to Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade at the World Trade Center Arkansas. Speaking Tuesday, March […]