Invitation to World Trade Center Event at Hershey Center for Applied Research

For Immediate Release

Michael Levey, 0to5 for HCAR, 610-223-2632,
Laura Butcher, HCAR, 717-566-8901,

Trade Center reps to hold more than 100 meetings with Central Pennsylvania businesses to discuss international trade opportunities
- Interview and Photo Opportunities Available -

WHO: Hershey Center for Applied Research (HCAR) and World Trade Center of Central Pennsylvania

WHAT: Trade representatives who advocate for Pennsylvania companies overseas will hold over 100 one-on-one meetings with local businesspeople March 25 at the Hershey Center for Applied Research in Derry Township. Representatives will be attending from a diverse group of countries including Australia and New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China's Shanghai region, the Eastern Mediterranean region, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

The meetings will provide local businesses with an opportunity to meet with representatives who are residents of a diverse group of countries, know the cultures in those respective countries, and will be taking back the story of businesses in Central Pennsylvania and what they can offer to their trading partners internationally.

The World Trade Center of Central Pennsylvania is a business association with over 120 member companies from throughout the Central Pennsylvania area. While members represent a variety of industry sectors, each member shares a common interest in international trade. There are a total of 300 World Trade Centers throughout the globe.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25th from 9:00AM to 5:00PM

WHERE: Hershey Center for Applied Research, 1214 Research Blvd., Hershey, PA, 17033

WHY: PA is becoming an ideal choice for international businesses looking to establish a presence in the US:

  • PA has nearly 6,000 foreign-owned businesses that employ more than 230,000 employees
  • PA is the 18th largest economy in the world & fastest growing exporter (84% growth since 2002)
  • PA has an extensive network of international business development representatives that work to promote Pennsylvania exports and attract direct investment

*Source for Statistics:

Media Contacts:

Michael Levey

Laura Butcher

Mixed-Use Knowledge Community