Trade Wins by the World Trade Centers Association

Trade Wins by the World Trade Centers Association

Conversations that educate and inspire our constituents as they create vibrant ecosystems of economic activity through their access to real estate, trade services, hospitality, and networking.

Episodes

July 21, 2022 45 mins

Highlights from the conversation:

  • What it means to be a winner (1:30)
  • What makes your WTC unique (20:46)
  • Perspectives on global trade (29:19)
  • Anecdotes to share (37:42)

Trade Wins is a podcast designed specifically to be thought-provoking and to provide insights from leading experts to help us navigate today’s changing environment. We aim to contribute to the empowerment of our global membership and their business networks in t...

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Highlights from the conversation:

  • Beth’s background and career journey (1:01)
  • Ports and the global supply chain (8:21)
  • How to get a large team to work together (13:05)
  • Managing growth with low staff (19:25)
  • Recruiting supply chain operatives (24:45)
  • Reflections on the industry (28:37)

Trade Wins is a podcast designed specifically to be thought-provoking and to provide insights from leading experts to help us navigate today’s chan...

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Highlights from the conversation:

  • Life after diplomatic service (0:44)
  • How promoting Canadian trade is different (2:23)
  • What's happening in today’s trade environment (9:13)
  • Trade disconnect within the Americas (12:53)
  • Create opportunities for businesses (17:04)
  • What Ambassador Blais is doing today (20:02)

Trade Wins is a podcast designed specifically to be thought-provoking and to provide insights from leading experts to help us ...

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Highlights from the conversation:

  • About Sade Shofidiya (0:53)
  • The importance of bees (1:48)
  • Where the bee colonies are (2:53)
  • Decrease in the bee population (4:05)
  • The root of Sade’s passion (5:52)
  • Sade’s internship experience at WTC Savannah (9:18)
  • The shaping influence of foster care (12:36)
  • Overcoming impostor syndrome (15:19)
  • To young student entrepreneurs (17:32)

Trade Wins is a podcast designed specifically to be thought-provo...

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Highlights from the conversation:

  • How World Trade Centers can help drought and famine (1:14)
  • Investing in Africa without losing money (5:06)
  • How Africa can support international trade (6:26)
  • World Trade Center resources for upgrading skill (8:21)
  • The future of the world economy (10:43)

Trade Wins is a podcast designed specifically to be thought-provoking and to provide insights from leading experts to help us navigate today’s ch...

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Highlights from the conversation:

  • About Khair Ull Nissa (0:48)
  • How Khair found the World Trade Center concept in various cities (1:55)
  • How the World Trade Center brand has changed (4:14)
  • Challenges that were encountered (7:32)
  • How COVID-19 has impacted business environments (10:10)
  • Using technology to complement in-person interactions (13:44)
  • The ideal World Trade Center business (17:55)
  • Making a difference in the women's community (20...
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February 23, 2022 11 mins

Highlights from the conversation:

  • The effect of wider market stresses on real estate (0:31)
  • The correlation between commercial and residential markets (2:25)
  • Shifts out of brick and mortar ownership (4:00)
  • When the market will be in a good place for you to move (6:17)
  • Real estate around the world (8:27)

Trade Wins is a podcast designed specifically to be thought-provoking and to provide insights from leading experts to help us n...

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Highlights from the conversation:

  • Rose’s background and career journey (0:32)
  • What makes Bahrain special (3:59)
  • Bahrain’s economy (5:52)
  • Bahrain’s role in the Gulf Cooperation Council (8:49)
  • COVID-19’s effect on Bahrain (12:39)
  • How Rose introduces Bahrain (14:16)
  • Bahrain’s constitutional monarchy and surrounding countries(16:28)
  • Security concerns in the gulf (17:28)
  • Changes in Bahrain and the U.S. (19:10)
  • The birth of friendship even ami...
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Highlights from the conversation:

  • What to make of this global supply chain issue (1:16)
  • Timeline for future issues (6:02)
  • Impact in reshoring and nearshoring (6:48)
  • Future outlook (8:28)
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Highlights from the conversation include:

  • Zabihullah’s current and former positions (0:49)
  • What the ground situation looks like for the Afghan people (2:19)
  • The cash infusion’s effect on the establishment and development of business (9:10)
  • Zabihullah’s transition from the private sector to government (14:04)
  • The Peace Deal’s disastrous effects on Afghanistan (15:54)
  • The inner workings of the final months of the Afghan government (20:...
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Topics in this conversation include: 

  • John speaks about how support for public service roles has changed from the beginning of his career to today and offers thoughts on why these changes have taken place. 7:13
  • Stimulus money from the government is flooding the economy and John shows ways that private companies can be involved, benefitting and providing services as a result of the stimulus money. 13:53
  • John discusses unemployment ...
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Highlights in this conversation include: 

  • Congressman Pfluger shares his background, detailing his motivation for joining the Air Force, his 20-year military career, what it was like to serve as a combat pilot and several life lessons he has taken from being an Air Force pilot. 1:17
  • The supply of labor has been impacted by the government stimulus and has created a domino effect impacting inflation and the supply chain. 9:45
  • Congre...
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Topics in this conversation include: 

  • Mariette discusses the functions of World Trade Center Winnipeg, their history and the services that they provide to businesses as well as the importance of "Peace through Trade," a key philosophy of the WTCA. 2:35
  • Robin discusses the diversity of the WTCA, specifically in regards to the function and diversity of licensee types that share in the WTCA's mission of facilitating international tr...
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Highlights of this conversation include: 

  • Parag discusses how he immerses himself in each culture where he lives and becomes part of each one, enabling him to have a better intercultural understanding in both business and social settings. 2:36
  • Parag shares his vision for the next evolution of urban life, including the recognition of climate oases and sustainability factors that will need to be taken into consideration in order fo...
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Our conversation included topics such as: 

  • China hosting CIFTIS as an in-person event is a demonstration of their confidence in their control of the pandemic and can be used to encourage the recovery of the conference and exhibition industry. 3:54
  • With digital future as one of the themes of CIFTIS this year, Robin shares how the WTCA is introducing an AI-powered corporate matchmaking platform for orchestrating and coordinating vi...
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Topics in this conversation include: 

  • Minister Valenciano explains "Pura Vida" and how that portrays the culture and happiness of Costa Rica as well as how happiness is measured in countries around the world. 2:12
  • Long-standing democracy and the recognition of the importance of universal education, social security and universal health care have all led to the political and social stability of Costa Rica. 8:01
  • Minister Valenciano d...
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Topics in this conversation include: 

  • Ramu describes the UNAI and how it works to unite students toward making an impact on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).1:33
  • The COVID-19 pandemic provided an opportunity to build a more solid family foundation with parents taking more responsibility for their children’s education while, at the same time, it widened the inequality gap, particularly in developing countries. 6:53
  • Ramu discuss...
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Topics in this conversation include: 

  • Usama Malik discusses the changes that have occurred in business over the last 100-150 years with the incorporation of capitalism, the transformation to big business from local business; the growth of businesses to have larger GDP, in many cases, than smaller countries; and how these changes can impact the world for good when companies focus on being purpose-driven. 6:20
  • Dimitri de Vreeze dis...
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On today’s episode of Trade Wins, we don’t have one guest but a group of 20 New York elementary school 5th graders who join WTCA Executive Director-Business Development Robin van Puyenbroeck for a discussion on the biggest challenges facing the world today. This class of 2021 – soon-to-be middle schoolers – speak from the heart and shed light on many of the pressing issues faced around the world – from global warming and hunger/pov...
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  • Social well-being can effectively be measured by the framework of "PROMISE" which includes personal aspects, relationships, organizations, markets/economy, institutions, social aspects and environmental aspects. 1:28
  • Roberto discusses the shortcomings of current measurements and how the lack of assessment leads to negative consequences in our personal life, businesses and the world. 6:25 
  • Roberto provides suggestions on measureme...
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