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Interview with Ambassador Matthew Barzun

By awtcky_administration@wtcky.org | February 12, 2024 | Comments Off on Interview with Ambassador Matthew Barzun

Episode 9:  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky interviews Matthew Barzun who served as the United States Ambassador to Sweden and to the United Kingdom.  Omar and Matthew originally met while Matthew was working at CNET, many years ago. Meet Ambassador Matthew Barzun Matthew has a significant entrepreneurial…

Interview with Robert Brown

By jray_jimray4@gmail.com | January 8, 2024 | Comments Off on Interview with Robert Brown

Back to Blog Episode 8:  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky interviews Robert Brown, an attorney practicing international law. We’ll discuss developing a personal role in international trade.  Robert has had an incredible journey and we’re excited to discuss it. Meet Robert Brown Robert practices at the firm…

Interview with Jonathan Adelstein of DigitalBridge

By awtcky_administration@wtcky.org | December 11, 2023 | Comments Off on Interview with Jonathan Adelstein of DigitalBridge

Back to Blog Episode 7:  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky interviews Jonathan Adelstein, Managing Director and Head of Global Policy and Investment for DigitalBridge Group, Inc.  We recorded this episode in Dubai, during the 2023 Dubai Trade Mission, which was sponsored by the World Trade Center Kentucky.…

How the EXIM Bank Partners with Kentucky Businesses

By jray_jimray4@gmail.com | November 13, 2023 | Comments Off on How the EXIM Bank Partners with Kentucky Businesses

Episode 6:  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky interviews Mark E. Klein, Managing Director, Lender Accounts for EXIM (the export-import bank of the United States). Meet Mark Klein Omar and Mark have known each other for many years.  Mark started in international banking in 2000.  After working with…

Global Supply Chain Management

By awtcky_administration@wtcky.org | October 9, 2023 | Comments Off on Global Supply Chain Management

Back to Blog Episode 5:  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky interviews Brian Crilly, VP of International Supply Chain Management at Papa Johns, and Stephen Marks, Sr. VP of Supply at Givaudan Sense Colour.  These seasoned professionals will join us for a discussion of some of the issues…

Why Latin America and Why Now?

By awtcky_administration@wtcky.org | September 11, 2023 | Comments Off on Why Latin America and Why Now?

Episode 4:  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky interviews Michael Bowling, Managing Partner at Global Altitudes, LLC.  Michael has had extensive experience doing business in Latin America.  He’s going to share some timely perspectives on why this region presents some interesting opportunities. Meet Michael Bowling Michael was born…

Current Affairs in International Freight

By jray_jimray4@gmail.com | August 14, 2023 | Comments Off on Current Affairs in International Freight

Episode 3:  Today, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky Dr. Omar Ayyash interviews Alan Black, Regulatory Affairs Leader at Valvoline Global Operations.  Alan has extensive experience in international freight issues and will share his perspectives with us. Meet Alan Black Alan began his career at FedEx.  He worked in their international operations…

Kentucky’s Cultural Agility Development

By jray_jimray4@gmail.com | July 10, 2023 | Comments Off on Kentucky’s Cultural Agility Development

Back to Blog Episode 2:  Today, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky Dr. Omar Ayyash interviews Marco Blankenburgh, Founder and Director of Knowledgeworkx.  We’ll discuss the how Knowledgeworkx assists businesses operation on an international or global basis.  We’ll then focus on 3 key questions regarding culture and the role it plays in…

Podcast Dr. Ayyash Discusses the World Trade Center Kentucky

By awtcky_administration@wtcky.org | June 12, 2023 | Comments Off on Podcast Dr. Ayyash Discusses the World Trade Center Kentucky

Episode 1:  Welcome to the launch of our new podcast!  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash introduces our audience to the World Trade Center Kentucky.  Connecting businesses to global trade is an important step in helping them to grow and succeed.  The World Trade Center Kentucky provides resources to businesses of all sizes, enabling them to succeed…

Hitachi to Overhaul Kentucky Plant, Add 200 Jobs

By Eric Weber | December 2, 2022 | Comments Off on Hitachi to Overhaul Kentucky Plant, Add 200 Jobs

Hitachi to Overhaul Kentucky Plant, Add 200 Jobs A subsidiary of industrial conglomerate Hitachi plans to renovate an existing auto parts facility in Kentucky to produce motors for electric vehicles. Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems America, established by the Japanese company last spring, is overhauling part of sister company Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas’ plant in…

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