• Thomas Named CEO of World Trade Center Arkansas - ROGERS, Ark. – Denise Thomas, a longtime trade director at the World Trade Center Arkansas, has been named the center's next leader, making her the first Black woman to become CEO of a World Trade Center in the United States. Thomas, who oversaw trade in Africa, Europe and the... more

  • WTCAR, OWIT Launch Arkansas Chapter - The World Trade Center Arkansas and the Organization of Women in International Trade are proud to announce the formation of an Arkansas chapter, which will focus on promoting bilateral trade and education for women and students in the Natural State. Established in 1989, OWIT ... more

  • Forecasting the U.S.-China Trade Relationship - ROGERS β€” 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 webinar May 25 that focuse... more

  • WTC Arkansas Hosts U.N. Art Ambassador - ROGERS – The World Trade Center Arkansas welcomed United Nations Art Ambassador Ibiyinka β€œIbi” 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 in the creative econ... more

  • Colombia: A Thriving Market for Arkansas Exporters - ROGERS β€” 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 American nation. β€œMany of the good... more

  • WTCAR Celebrating World Trade Month 2021 - ROGERS β€” 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 2019, accounting... more

  • WTCAR, WTC Dublin Join Forces For Fireside Chat - ROGERS β€” 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 around the world. The ... more

  • WTCAR Addresses ASU Students on Arkansas Trade - ROGERS β€” 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 2, to student... more


  • WTCAR Grants Director Honored For 35 Years At UA - ROGERS β€” 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 A in 1985 as an administrative assistant,... more

  • WTCAR Highlights Arkansas Companies Helped by STEP - ROGERS β€” 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 began... more