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The Global Impact of Renewable Energy in Kentucky

By awtcky_administration@wtcky.org | June 10, 2024 | Comments Off on The Global Impact of Renewable Energy in Kentucky

Back to Blog Episode 13:  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky interviews Adam Edelen, Founder and CEO of Edelen Renewables in Lexington, Kentucky. Meet Adam Edelen Adam had a long career in government and politics, before becoming an entrepreneur.  The idea of “legacy” was a driving factor in…

Workforce Dynamics and Behavioral Science in Global Trade

By awtcky_administration@wtcky.org | May 13, 2024 | Comments Off on Workforce Dynamics and Behavioral Science in Global Trade

Workforce Dynamics and Behavioral Science in Global Trade Back to Blog Episode 12:  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky interviews performance psychologist, Dr. Kozhi Maki. Meet Dr. Kozhi Makai Kozhi and his wife spend a lot of time with their young son.  As a performance psychologist, he spends…

Exploring the Louisville Riverport’s Foreign Trade Zone #29

By growthzone | April 8, 2024 | Comments Off on Exploring the Louisville Riverport’s Foreign Trade Zone #29

Exploring the Louisville Riverport’s Foreign Trade Zone #29 Back to Blog   Episode 11:  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky interviews Miguel A. Zamora II.  He’s the Vice President of the Louisville Riverport Authority.  The discussion will focus on how the Louisville Riverport’s Foreign Trade Zone #29 can…

Global Business and Cultural Awareness for MBA Programs

By growthzone | March 11, 2024 | Comments Off on Global Business and Cultural Awareness for MBA Programs

Back to Blog Episode 10:  Today, Dr. Omar Ayyash, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Kentucky interviews Karl Gustafson, MBA Academic Director for the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics. We’ll learn how UK has woven global business and cultural awareness into its program.  More importantly, we’ll consider why this…

Interview with Ambassador Matthew Barzun

By growthzone | 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 growthzone | 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 growthzone | 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 growthzone | 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 growthzone | 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 growthzone | 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…

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