Whats Happening- November 5, 2021

By McNew, Leeannah posted 11-05-2021 15:19


Happy November! In the November 5, 2021 World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia What's Happening Newsletter features an opportunity to attend the WTCA Member Forum, where you will hear from leading international trade experts and be able to make appointments with WTCA members worldwide! Registration is free to all WTGP member companies. PIM is hosting a virtual webinar on the new era of Medical Tourism and Hospitality. U.S. Global Leadership is hosting a virtual town hall with Senator Chris Coons. Volunteers are still needed at the Philadelphia International Airport. Lastly, check out the opportunity to attend an informative webinar in November on the BIRD Foundation and Funding U.S.-Israeli Innovation. Have a great weekend!

As a valued member of World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, we are pleased to invite your organization to attend the World Trade Centers Association’s (WTCA) 2021 Member Forum: “The New (Virtual) Reality of Business,” taking place Monday, November 15 through Friday, November 19, 2021.
This year’s 100% virtual global event will consist of livestream programming and AI-powered networking – it is not to be missed. Access to all keynotes, fireside chats, panels and networking opportunities will be free and open to the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia business network. We strongly believe attending this event will expand your global reach!
Here are more reasons you should attend the 2021 WTCA Member Forum:
  1. Gain insights from renowned experts – conversations will cover important topics to help navigate today’s changing environment**
  2. Participate in B2B networking via Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered matchmaking  using an algorithm to effectively connect attendees to business prospects around the world, networking opportunities include speed networking sessions and virtual meetings
  3. Connect from anywhere in the world — the event is 100% virtual and allows you to effectively connect with business prospects around the world
  4. Meet with an exclusive attendee roster of leaders of business, government and international organizations  from the 300+ World Trade Center businesses across nearly 100 countries
To learn more about the 2021 WTCA Member Forum, visit: https://wtca.swoogo.com/2021WTCAMemberForum
Register as a B2B Delegate, select WTC Philadelphia and enter referral code: WTCAConnects
**Keynotes, fireside chats and panels are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted for WTCA Members only. Access to AI-driven business matches, speed networking and virtual meetings is open to all attendees.
We look forward to you joining us November 15-19, 2021!

To register for the WTCA Member Forum, click here

Philadelphia International Medicine (PIM) Presented the New
Era of Medical Tourism and Hospitality 

Join PIM for a webinar on November 8th at 8 p.m.

Featured speakers Bonnie Grant, Dr. Maria Cecilia Aponte and Dr. Ignazio Marino will discuss the future of this exciting industry!

PIM is proud to be hosting this event with Temple University School of Sport Tourism and Hospitality Management. 

To register for this event, click here

Mid-Atlantic Regional Summit with Senator Chris Coons

The U.S. Global Leadership Council is hosting a virtual town hall with Senator Chris Coons and special guests on the positive impact of global affairs programs in Delaware and Mid-Atlantic region. 

This event will take place on November 15, 2021 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. 

To register for the event, click here. 

Philadelphia International Airport is proud to announce its new initiative to attract and retain qualified volunteers, across multiple demographics, who will serve as catalysts to provide relevant information and foster meaningful interaction with travelers as they're welcomed to our region. 

The PHL Volunteer Navigator program is a community-centered evolution and expansion of the Philadelphia International Airport's mission and commitment to warmly, proactively, approachable, and reliably, enhance the guest experience though every single touch point. 

PHL is looking for volunteers who love Philly, want to meet new people, be part of a dedicated airport team, and experience the airport behind-the-scenes. Please click on the link for detailed information about the program--its perks and requirements-- along with the application of interest. 


"The best part of being a volunteer at the airport for me is meeting and helping people from all over the world," Ken, current airport volunteer. 


BIRD Foundation: Funding U.S.-Israeli Innovation

The Pennsylvania Department of Commerce & Economic Development is pleased to partner with the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the PICC Foundation and the BIRD Foundation to present a webinar on "Accelerating Growth through Strategic Partnerships":
November 10, 2021 | 10-11 a.m. 

The U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation helps U.S. companies accelerate product or service development by funding joint R&D with Israeli partners. 

BIRD awards 25 U.S.-Israeli joint development projects annually, covering up to 50% of development costs and up to $1 million per project. The grant's scope extends across multiple industries: Agriculture, Communications, Construction, Technologies, Electronics, Electro-optics, Life Sciences, Software, Homeland Security, Renewable and Alternative Energy and other technology sectors.

We encourage you to join in to learn about: the benefits to Pennsylvania companies of engaging in joint ventures with Israeli companies, the terms of the BIRD, a case study by a regional BIRD awardee, and a Q&A. 

Register online: https://www.phillyisraelchamber.com/event/bird-foundation-funding-us-israeli-innovation/
More information about the BIRD Foundation: https://www.birdf.com