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WTC, Washington DC to Honor World Trade Month

May 19, 2014

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World Trade Center, Washington DC (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center) to Honor World Trade Month in May

WHAT: The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRB/ITC) will recognize World Trade Month by highlighting a number of international and trade-related events occurring in May. As the World Trade Center Washington, DC (WTCDC), the RRB/ITC regularly promotes events that focus on trade and business. The building’s Office for Trade Promotion (OTP) spearheads this year-round effort by working with different organizations, embassies, trade associations, think tanks and educational institutions to offer a mixture of signature programs. The OTP frequently collaborates with clients to achieve their strategic goals and objectives by providing event coordination, promotion and coverage. Developing these key partnerships helps to foster international dialogue, generate business opportunities and raise public awareness of the economic benefits that can be realized through trade. In addition, the OTP serves as a community liaison and often can provide additional support by connecting clients with key members of the public, private and diplomatic communities. A number of events will take place during May, including:
 Faces of Asia Exhibit – May 1 – 31
 Asian Heritage Foundation Performances – May 7, 14, 21 and 28
 The Eurasia Center BRICS Conference – May 13
 US Global Leadership Campaign – May 13
 Cultural Tourism DC’s Embassy Chef Challenge – May 15
 Protocol Officers Association: Protocol & Diplomacy International – May 16
 Embassy of Latvia – Riga and World Cities Art Exhibit – May 20 - June 30
 Chicago Council on Global Affairs – May 21
 Global Child Nutrition Foundation – May 22
 US Agency for International Development (USAID) Small Business Conference – May 22
 Washington Performing Arts Society Model UN Program – May 23
 Washington International Trade Association (WITA) – Services in Trade Negotiations – May 25

WHO: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

WHEN: The month of May (World Trade Month)

WHERE: World Trade Center, Washington DC
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004

WHY: World Trade Month stems from World Trade Week, which was established by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce as a way to promote local businesses. It has since grown into a month-long initiative to highlight US trade relationships and local and national trade events. As the WTCDC, part of the Reagan Building’s mission is to facilitate and enhance the exchange of goods and services in the international marketplace. Through events, the building fosters international dialogue and raises public awareness of the economic benefits that can be realized through trade.

CONTACT: Hosai Rashid, 202.312.1655
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About Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is the largest building (3.1 million square feet) in Washington, DC. It is owned by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and is operated by Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA). As the first and only federal building dedicated to both government and private use, it is mandated by Congress to bring together the country’s best public and private resources to create a national forum for the advancement of trade. It is also designated as the official World Trade Center Washington, DC, housing a premier conference and event center, executive office space, ample meeting and event facilities, parking, retail and dining opportunities and coordinating community-centric entertainment and programming. For more information, visit: www.itcdc.com.

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