World Trade Week NYC 17
About the Event
The International Trade Awards Breakfast & Expo offers a unique chance to recognize the achievements of practitioners in field and facilitate the promotion of small businesses around the world. This event recognizes the importance of international trade to the growth of the region’s economy and celebrates the companies and organizations that contribute to it. During the Expo, attendees will have the opportunity to network and learn of the global initiatives and resources available in the New York metro area.
At the Awards Breakfast, companies will have the chance to share knowledge, resources and ideas to facilitate small business success internationally.
The Awards Breakfast is the main event of WTW, offering a dynamic array of networking opportunities with State, local, federal government agencies, international trade organizations, chambers of commerce, foreign trade commissioners, libraries, and educational institutions. This event puts businesses and organizations in touch with invaluable opportunities and resources.
The May 8th Awards Breakfast will feature Keynote speaker Jerry Hultin, who will discuss "Smart Cities," the theme of this year's event.
Jerry Hultin is President, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Global Futures Group. Jerry was the 15th President of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University where he is currently the President Emeritus. Jerry was the United States Under Secretary of the Navy under President Bill Clinton. Jerry is currently the Chairman of the Global Advisory Board of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona and Co-Chair of the Smart Cities Alliance in Malaysia. He is an urban innovation and infrastructure adviser to the World Economic Forum and the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. This year, Jerry was appointed by President Obama as a commissioner of the American Battle Monuments Commission. Since 2015, he has been an adviser to the United States Secretary of Defense as a member of the Defense Business Board where he is leading a study on the use of artificial intelligence in defense business processes.