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South arkansas entrepreneurship conference march 2011

  1. 1. Boon W. Tan Director of Asia Trade Development
  2. 2. <ul><li>The World Trade Center Association: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Established in 1970 to facilitate international trade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes over 300 World Trade Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present in over 100 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliated with over 750,000 WTCA members </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>The mission of the Arkansas World Trade Center is to connect Arkansas to the world by providing international trade services to companies and individuals and by educating students in global commerce. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>$4.1 Billion in Manufactured Goods Exports (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>$1.1 Billion of Agricultural Exports (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>189,000 Manufacturing Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>22,600 Agricultural Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>33,900 Arkansans Employed by Foreign Companies </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Civilian Aircraft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arkansas’ largest export commodity valued at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1.67 billion in 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rice: Arkansas’ 3rd largest export valued at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$224 million in 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poultry: Arkansas’ is 2nd largest poultry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>producer in the US </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufactured commodities exported valued at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$355 million for May 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Arkansas’ World Exports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased 98% from 2000-2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total value in 2010: $5.2 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>77% generated by small and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>medium-sized companies </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>The ARWTC currently has MOUs (memorandums of understanding) with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Trade Center Shenzhen (China) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Trade Center Changzhou (China) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Trade Center Mumbai (India) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Trade Center East Lombardy, Brescia (Italy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Trade Center Pescara (Italy) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Liaison Offices </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Intelligence & Market Research </li></ul><ul><li>Business Matchmaking </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Missions </li></ul><ul><li>Investment Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Events </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of Culture </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Past </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China (2008, 2009, 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peru and Brazil (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panama (2009, 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colombia & Panama (2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China (April & Oct. 2011) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latin America (Summer 2011) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghana (March 2011) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Beijing Shanghai Changzhou Shenzhen CHINA Hangzhou Fuzhou Chongqing Chengdu
  11. 14. Shenzhen WTC Walmart China Headquarters
  12. 23. <ul><li>The ARWTC has hosted visitors from companies all over the world including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malaysia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peru </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Korea </li></ul></ul>
  13. 24. <ul><li>Brazil– Antonio de Aguiar Patriota </li></ul><ul><li>Japan– Ichiro Fujisaki </li></ul><ul><li>Panama- Ricardo Martinelli </li></ul><ul><li>Rwanda- Paul Kagame </li></ul><ul><li>Peru- Luis Valdivieso </li></ul><ul><li>China- Fang Aiqing </li></ul><ul><li>Ghana- Yaw Effah-Baafi </li></ul>Ambassador to the U.S. Ambassador to the U.S. President of Panama President of Rwanda Ambassador to the U.S. Vice-Minister of Commerce Vice-Minister of Food and Agriculture
  14. 27. <ul><li>May 11-14, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Brought Italian food companies to Arkansas </li></ul><ul><li>Result of MOU signed with </li></ul><ul><li>Pescara World Trade Center </li></ul>
  15. 28. <ul><li>January 25-28, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Brought European food companies to Arkansas </li></ul>
  16. 29. <ul><li>Focus on teaching essential business phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 Students have attended </li></ul><ul><li>Now offering four classes per week </li></ul><ul><li>5 Spanish Classes Completed </li></ul><ul><li>Recently completed our first </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Immersion Class </li></ul>
  17. 30. <ul><li>Arkansas World Trade Center </li></ul><ul><li>3300 Market Street, Suite 400 </li></ul><ul><li>Rogers, Arkansas 72758 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (479) 418-4800 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: ljames@uark.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Web: www.arwtc.org </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with us: </li></ul>

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