June 22nd, 2016 in Buffalo, NY: World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara held their annual World Trade Celebration event which recognizes the importance of international trade on May 17, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The event brought together over 200 members of the Buffalo-Niagara region's international business community.
The keynote speaker for the program was Ralph Carter, Managing Director of Legal, Trade and International Affairs for FedEx Express who spoke on the importance of international business, potential trade policy changes on the horizon, and how FedEx is expanding globally while navigating the risks ahead.
Also giving remarks at the event during programs which took place before the keynote were the Honorable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, Member of Parliament, Government of Canada and Phyllis Yaffe Consul General of Canada in New York.
World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara (WTCBN) is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to build economic vitality through global trade. WTCBN provides vital trade services to support companies in the Upstate New York and Southern Ontario binational region. Support to our members includes consulting, education and training, along with worldwide membership affiliation with the international World Trade Centers Association comprised of over 330 World Trade Centers located in 90 countries.