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It is the mission of WTC-KY to provide leadership in order to expand global trade through education, networking and trade services. To learn more information about our services offered click here.


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The World Trade Center Kentucky (WTC-KY) is the leading provider of trade education,
trade consulting, and trade missions 
across the state. Each year, the WTC-KY responds to more than 500 service requests and organizes international trade education programs covering topics ranging from international sales contracts to market entry strategies.  In addition, the World Trade Center Kentucky organizes comprehensive trade missions, which allow Kentucky businesses to explore a market through site visits, business matchmaking and introductions to government officials.

World Trade Center Kentucky announces recipients of the
Martha Layne Collins International Trade Excellence Award


Lexington, Kentucky, USA, August 26, 2014 --- The World Trade Center Kentucky announced on August 21, 2014 the four companies recognized for their accomplishments in international business and presented them with the prestigious Martha Layne Collins International Trade Excellence Award. The recipients were Big Ass Solutions, Hitachi Automotive Systems, LSI Wallcovering and White Drive Products, Inc.


Named after the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s fifty-sixth Governor, this annual award distinguishes companies demonstrating outstanding success in international business. The Former Governor Collins was instrumental in attracting numerous Japanese automotive makers and parts suppliers to Kentucky in the mid 1980’s.  


The prestigious award was based on company’s success through outstanding commitment to, and performance in international trade; evidence of executive management and organization-wide commitment to international business; uniqueness and creativity of international strategy/plan; and overall contributions to the local community through world trade. In addition to experiencing tremendous growth in Kentucky and other sites in the United States, export sales accounted for a significant portion of business growth.


The award was presented by former Governor Martha Layne Collins and Kentucky Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes at the Kentucky World Trade Day 25th Anniversary celebration in Lexington, Kentucky, which is the Commonwealth’s largest annual gathering of international trade professionals. For more information, contact the World Trade Center Kentucky at 502-574-1599 or click here to view the full press release.