May 10, 2016

Tan and Thomas Represent at the General Assembly in Algeria

The 47th General Assembly of the World Trade Centers Association was held in Algiers, Algeria at the end of April. Over 70 World Trade Centers from around the globe came together for 4 days to share insights, expertise and enthusiasm. […]
April 25, 2016

Historic Visit from Cuban Embassy

For the first time in our state’s history, the World Trade Center Arkansas welcomed three officials from the Cuban Embassy as they traveled from Little Rock and made their way through northwest Arkansas. Juan Lamigueiro, Deputy Chief of Mission was […]
November 20, 2015

Rebuilding Relationships by Senator David J. Sanders

There was an air of anticipation at the U.S. Ambassadors’ residence in Havana, Cuba, as each guest was warmly greeted at the front door by the new U.S. Ambassador, Jeffery DeLaurentis, and his wife. It intensified in the residence’s majestic […]
November 13, 2015

World Trade Center’s Reciprocal Agreements Are Working

The WTC Arkansas and the WTC San Marino championed a trade mission to Italy and assisted with the coordination of the meetings, where Prestigio San Marino and Bright Water Industries could meet. Prestigio is a high-end carbon bicycle that is […]
October 13, 2015

Governor Hutchinson Leads Trade Mission to Cuba

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, the first governor from any state to visit Cuba after the newly established U.S. Embassy was opened, led a delegation consisting of 19 Arkansas businesses and representing 17 commercial and agriculture sectors. In addition, President Don […]
October 8, 2015

Singapore Economic Development Board in Arkansas

On September 23rd, members of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) visited the World Trade Center Arkansas (WTCA). The EDB is the lead government agency that plans and executes economic strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global hub for […]
August 10, 2015

University of Arkansas Introduced to WTC Milan

During a recent study abroad trip, University of Arkansas (UA) Apparel Merchandising and Product Development faculty Laurie Apple, Lance Cheramie, and Kathy Smith had the opportunity to visit the World Trade Center Milan. The meeting was arranged by Boon Tan […]
August 10, 2015

Washington, D.C. Visit Opens Possibilities for Increased Trade for Arkansas

Recently, the World Trade Center Arkansas was invited to attend a reception in honor of the 20th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Viet Nam. The reception was hosted by His Excellency Pham Quang Vinh on July […]
July 21, 2015

What TPP Means to Arkansas

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a current hot topic of discussion. On July 16th, Boon Tan, Senior Director of Global Trade Strategy at the World Trade Center Arkansas, was interviewed by Jacqueline Froelich, Senior News Producer at KUAF 93.1 […]
July 21, 2015

Continued Relationship with Panama

The City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce recently led an Economic Development and Sister City Mission to Panama City, Panama from July 8-11, 2015. Boon Tan, the Senior Director of Global Trade Strategy at the Arkansas World […]
July 21, 2015

Vietnam partners with Arkansas

(MOU) Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chairman Dinh Quoc Thai of Vietnam’s People’s Committee of Dong Nai Province on Monday at the state Capitol. The MOU outlined opportunities for developing economic, trade, and educational opportunities […]
June 26, 2015

Welcome New Executive Director of Crossroads Coalition

World Trade Center Arkansas staff welcomes Mark O’Mell, the new Executive Director of Crossroads Coalition, to Northwest Arkansas. The Coalition is comprised of 8 counties in eastern Arkansas, more commonly known as the Delta. The Coalition is a public/private partnership […]