Whats Happening Newsletter—12/2/2021

By McNew, Leeannah posted 12-02-2021 12:30


Happy December! Our December 2, 2021 What's Happening Newsletter features a December 9th virtual meeting on India’s prosperous Kutch region, opportunities in logistics, energy, and infrastructure, and practical advice on doing business in India.  On December 15th, plan to participate in a Got Questions? to learn more about shipping and supply chain bottlenecks. We are also excited to announce that we are opening up our new members-only networking platform, Member Connect, to non-members for the month of December. There is no cost and if you decide to become a member of WTCGP, you will receive $100 off. Lastly, there is still an opportunity to attend a trade mission to Israel.  Have a great weekend!

Connecting Philadelphia Companies to India's Kutch Region: Discovering Opportunities in Logistics, Energy, and Infrastructure

Join Wilfred Muskens, Trade Representative of the Federation of Kutch Industries Association (FOKIA), and Nimish Phadke, Managing Director of FOKIA for a discussion on shipping products to India and learning about business opportunities in the region on December 9, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Learn about:

  • India's largest private port: Mundra Port
  • How Gujarat's solid infrastructure and continued development can benefit your company
  • New projects in the region including rail, highways, desalination plants and solar and wind power plants
  • Best practices for conducting business with new potential partners in India
To RSVP for this event, please email Susan MacDonald at smacdonald@wtcphila.org.

Got Questions? Answers on Shipping and Supply Chain Challenges

As part of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) Got Questions? series, we have gathered experts who can answer some questions. 

Our panel of experts include:

  • Michael Ford, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, BDP International (Moderator)
  • Sean Mahoney, Director of Marketing, PhilaPort
  • James Tyrrell, Chief Revenue Officer, Philadelphia International Airport
  • Tom Mutz, Director of Global Business Development, Penn Warehousing & Distribution, Inc.  
This event will be held Dec 15, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. 

There is no charge to attend. Please RSVP to Susan MacDonald at smacdonald@wtcphila.org.

Please advise Dino Ramos at dramos@wtcphila.org if you have any questions.
Happy December! As our gift to you this holiday season, we are pleased to offer you access to our new, MEMBERS-ONLY real, time online platform Member Connect. For the next 30 days, you will have the opportunity to surf through our portal, where members share information, articles, resources and stay up-to-date on what's happening in international business. Here is your opportunity to meet WTCGP members without stepping out of your home or office. 

There is no cost. We just ask for your feedback. Let us know what you think.  

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to take your international business to the next level. 

And if you like the platform, you can continue using Member Connect after December by becoming a member. We'll even give you $100 off your membership!

If you would like access to Member Connect in December, please contact Susan MacDonald at smacdonald@wtcphila.org

If you have any questions or want to learn more about Member Connect, please email Leeannah McNew at lmcnew@wtcphila.org.

Join the Conference of Great St. Lawerence Governors & Premiers' Trade Mission to Israel

Are you looking to grow your export sales? Consider joining GSGP's upcoming trade mission to Tel Aviv, Israel May 15-19, 2022. All participants will receive a pre-screened, customized, b2b meeting schedule with potential distributors, buyers and joint venture partners.  Participants will also benefit from market sector briefings, networking events and logistical support. Various State export assistance grants are available that may offset from 50-75% of trade mission costs. Let the GSGP Israel Trade Office save you valuable time and resources, and maximize your results!

Why Israel?

  • The Israeli market is stable and highly receptive to Canadian and U.S. products and services. Both countries have enjoyed access to the Israeli market through free trade agreements established over 20 years ago. 
  • Israel has a thriving innovation ecosystem and is a global leader in number of startups outside of Silicon Valley. Best prospect sectors include agriculture, design and construction, energy, environmental technologies, information technology, and safety and security. Science and technology are significant drivers of the Israeli economy. 
  • In 2020 U.S. goods exports to Israel were $10.2 billion. Exports of services reached $6 billion in 2019. Two-way merchandise trade between Canada and Israel was valued at more than $1.6 billion in 2020. 
  • Top U.S. and Canadian exports to Israel include precious or semi-precious stones, vehicles and related parts, aircraft and related parts, electrical and industrial machinery, and medical devices.

Participation fee: In person: U.S. $1,500 per company and $500 each for additional participant. 

Market research & Customized Appointment Setting fees:
Israel: U.S. $3,200*
*Fee is complimentary for companies based in IL, OH, & PA. 

Grant funding is available in many States to offset mission costs by 50-75%.

1 comment



12-13-2021 11:15

Great newsletter!