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 […]
February 26, 2021

WTCAR Export Partners Finalists for 33rd Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Award

ROGERS — Two of the World Trade Center Arkansas’ export partners are finalists for the 33rd annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Rock Town Distillery in Little Rock and CAT Squared in Conway are nominated in Category I and […]
December 9, 2020

WTCAR’s Torres Joins EXIM, WTCA Panels To Conclude 2020

ROGERS — As 2020 wound down, Melvin Torres kept up a busy schedule of virtual events that were designed to grow Arkansas exports and weather the economic challenges presented by COVID-19. Torres, the World Trade Center Arkansas’ director of Western […]
November 30, 2020

IBNewsmag Highlights Four Arkansas Exporters

ROGERS — Four Arkansas companies were highlighted in the November issue of IBNewsmag, which provides breaking and in-depth news on international business for American small-business owners. Frederick Baehner, publisher of IBNewsmag, has issued the magazine bi-monthly for the last 16 […]
November 20, 2020

Watkins, WTCAR Grants Director, Honored For 35 Years Of Service At UA

ROGERS — Trish Watkins, the director of grants, finances and human resources at the World Trade Center Arkansas, was honored recently for 35 years of service with the University of Arkansas. Watkins, who began her tenure with the U of […]
October 2, 2020

WATCH: WTCAR Highlights Arkansas Companies Helped By STEP Grant

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas proudly joined the U.S. Small Business Administration as it celebrated 10 years of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant, which has been instrumental in helping Arkansas small businesses find global success. Celebrations […]