IBG Visits World Trade Center Arkansas
Four representatives of IBG Global, an international association of business consulting firms, met with the World Trade Center Arkansas (WTCAR) team Monday morning in Rogers to discuss opportunities and explore possible areas of collaboration within shared economic development objectives.
IBG Global includes 21 partnering companies and has offices in 43 countries with a combined reach into 150 markets. They specialize in developing and executing successful market entry and international growth strategies for clients, a model very similar to the World Trade Center Arkansas.
IBG has completed export assistance projects for over thirty-two thousand different companies and represents many corporate, national and sub-national entities engaged in export and investment assistance globally.
Opportunities and Collaboration
“In today’s meeting we discussed each other’s missions, services and sectors in which we see potential collaboration opportunities, such as aerospace, defense and agriculture,” said Boon Tan, Senior Director of Global Trade Strategy at the World Trade Center Arkansas. “Since we have similar strategies for services, such as trade missions and consultation, we also discussed effective strategies for trade promotion.”
IBG representatives at the meeting included Sherwin Pomerantz, President of Atid EDI in Jerusalem; Ana Arroyo, President of ARNI Consulting Group; Supriya Kanektar, Director of SRK and Associates; and Joel D. Burgess, Principal of Ernest Lorrain Associates. The group will continue on their outreach mission to Tennessee, Kentucky and other states.
“Moving forward, we feel that we can rely on each other’s teams to be a valuable resource and serve as points of contact to help our clients access global markets,” Tan said.
The mission of the World Trade Center Arkansas is to grow trade and increase Arkansas exports by connecting Arkansas businesses to the world through international trade services. The Center is part of the University of Arkansas and serves as the trade promotion arm for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. For more information and valuable updates, please follow the Center on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the World Trade Center Arkansas newsletter.