News

2022

  • WTC Arkansas, NWA Council Host Former Ambassadors - ROGERS — The crisis in Ukraine is bringing an end to the economic recovery anticipated after the COVID-19 pandemic abated, according to former U.S. Ambassador Frank Wisner, who served under four presidents and is now an international affairs advisor with the law firm Squire Pa... more

  • WTC Arkansas Announces New Hires - ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas is pleased to announce the hiring of three new team members to assist in growing exports from the Natural State and breaking down international barriers through free trade. “This group brings a global perspective and nearly a century’s... more

  • OWIT Re-Launches Chapter in Arkansas - ROGERS — The Arkansas chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) relaunched last week with a special program from Angela Marshall Hofman and Nicole Bivens Collinson, two trade advisors with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. an international trade fi... more

  • WTCAR Hosts Arkansas-India Virtual Business Summit - ROGERS — India is working with several chambers of commerce in the southern United States, including Arkansas, to highlight immense opportunities for investment, according to the Aseem R. Mahajan, who leads India’s consulate in Houston. On Feb. 22, Mahajan joined state and lo... more

  • “Critical juncture”: China in the Heartland - ROGERS — World Trade Center Arkansas CEO Denise Thomas joined national business executives and trade experts from the United States Heartland Challenge Association’s in January for a seminar on why China matters to the future success of Heartland states.. The USCHA hosted the... more

2021

  • 2021 Governor’s Awards Highlight WTCAR Clients - LITTLE ROCK — Five of the six recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade are World Trade Center Arkansas clients, according to a news release from the  Arkansas District Export Council . Arkansas DEC’s award traditionally recognizes the exporting... more

  • Rogers aerospace manufacturer celebrates expansion - ROGERS — Mundo-Tech, an aerospace manufacturing company in Rogers, celebrated the expansion of its facility, which now includes 12,000 square feet of new office and production space. The company, a World Trade Center Arkansas client, is an award-winning manufacturer of fabric... more

  • Panamanian Delegation Visits WTCAR - ROGERS — Panama, which currently handles 5% of global shipping, is primed to be “part of the solution” for cheaply and efficiently shipping products to and from the United States, according to Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade at the World Trade Center Arkans... more

  • 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