WORLD CLASS BUSINESS GROWTH FORUM
AN EXPORT PLAN FOR GREATER PHILADELPHIA
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 l 8:00-10:00am
WHYY | 150 N. 6th Street | Philadelphia
Tickets: $35 in advance; $45 at the door
Despite 86 percent of global economic growth projected to occur outside the United States between 2015 and 2020, only one percent of U.S. companies currently export and, among those that do, 58 percent export to only one market. These numbers underscore the significant opportunity for Greater Philadelphia and other U.S. metros to grow by going global.
To address this opportunity, the Economy League and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia brought together business leaders and economic development experts from across southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware last year to develop an action-oriented export plan for the region.
On April 13, the Greater Philadelphia Export Plan was released at a forum at WHYY, which also featured a discussion with regional leaders on how its implementation can help drive much-needed job and revenue growth in our region.
President, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
Dennis M. Davin
Secretary, PA Department of Community and Economic Development
Harold T. Epps
Director of Commerce, City of Philadelphia
Fellow & Director of Strategic Partnerships and Global Initiatives, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program
CEO, PARIS Technologies
President, Bassetts Ice Cream Company
President & CEO, Sunhillo Corporation
Export Sales Director, LiteCure LLC
WORLD CLASS FORUM SPONSORS
African-American Chamber of Commerce
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP