New Leadership as of 3/18: 2020 Agenda Laid Out

Apr 27, 2020

ATLANTA, GA, USA - On March 18, 2020, the WTC Atlanta’s Board of Directors confirmed and announced its 2020-2022 executive leadership team:

    •  Max Sutherland, President & CEO
    •  Dr. Ismael Fernandez, Executive Vice President and Treasurer
    •  Cristina DaCosta, Secretary
    •  Lilia Postolachi, VP Trade Services
    •  Danila Rizo Palmieri, VP Programs
    •  Christopher Gladney, VP Marketing & Communications

In the annual State of the Center Address immediately following the confirmations, Max Sutherland laid out the WTC Atlanta’s agenda for 2020, with his first act signing Transwestern as our commercial broker as we work to secure branded WTC real estate. Our vision in building out the real estate is to create both an Incubator Center and an International Trade & Investment Innovation Center within the gateway ecosystem focusing on pockets of challenges around the world that will benefit from innovative trade solutions.

To this end, we are actively expanding our collaboration efforts within the international trade community through formal bilateral agreements. Several binational chambers have already signed and many more are being vetted. We are also identifying and reviewing MOU opportunities with strategic WTCs around the world for closer ties and working relationships.

Given the current global health crisis, the World Trade Day Committee decided to deliver this year’s WTD Conference virtually on Friday June 26, 2020, with a high-end conference experience for all speakers, sponsors and attendees. This year’s theme is “Cybersecurity and the Global Impact on Trade and Investments” . For all WTC members around the world, we are happy to offer the Member Pricing of $115. Event details are being uploaded to our web page regularly. Please have your respective WTC leadership contact Max Sutherland or Ismael Fernandez for a registration discount code.

The WTC Atlanta is also actively working to rollout the WTC Atlanta Academy, offering both free and fee-based courses and will look to advance towards certification opportunities through accredited institutions. Members and partners will receive discounts. WTCs interested in collaborating with us, please reach out to Max Sutherland.