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Tracy Diez replacing Barbara Travis at MSWTC

The Mississippi World Trade Center has named Tracy Diez its new executive director. She served the MSWTC as marketing and events coordinator since joining the organization in April 2012. Diez has 20 years of executive operational management experience in the non-profit and restaurant industries including business development, employee supervision, fiscal management, staff development, product and service rollout and project and ...

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Travis retiring as head of Mississippi World Trade Center

JACKSON — Barbara Travis is retiring today after 13 years as the executive director of the Mississippi World Trade Center. The Mississippi World Trade Center is a nonprofit organization that fosters international trade and economic growth in Mississippi and the Mid-South region. The center was created in 2001 and Travis was its first executive director. She has worked on international ...

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Seminar focused on trading in the Philippines to be offered next month

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi World Trade Center and the U.S. Department of Commerce will present a seminar titled Exploring Business Opportunities in the Philippines April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held in the Collaboratory at the MS e-Center at Jackson State University, located at 1230 Raymond Road in Jackson. Mississippi businesses ...

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Mississippi River economic trade centers form alliance

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI- The Mississippi World Trade Center has entered into a new alliance with other world trade centers along the Mississippi River. The group will says in a press release that its mission will be “promoting the stakeholder interests of the world’s greatest waterway.” The World Trade Center of New Orleans will lead the alliance. Ten states within the Mississippi ...

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(VIDEO) Bomgar to speak at MWTC spring meeting

Bomgar Corp. founder and CEO Joel Bomgar, will be the featured speaker at the Global Entrepreneurial Luncheon on Thursday, May 16th at the Mississippi World Trade Center’s 12th Anniversary meeting. This initiative is part of the MSTWC “Young Globals” program. The mission of Mississippi World Trade Center is to promote international trade, investment and tourism through technology and a global ...

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Barbara Travis leads state’s WTC

As Thomas Friedman detailed in his bestseller “The World is Flat”, the playing field has changed for businesses today as global trade has increased dramatically. While this means increased competition for products and services, it also means increased opportunities for those with a global mindset. I have personally seen an increasing number of my clients having an international focus for ...

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MWTC recognizing Kimmel

Sara Kimmel, director of Mississippi College’s Flowood Center, is receiving the Mississippi World Trade Center’s International Education Partnership Award. A professor in the School of Business in addition to her duties at the two-year-old Flowood Center in Rankin County, Kimmel is being honored for “long-standing history of active participation and support of the organization’s mission, programs and services.” A graduate ...

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Q&A: Liza Looser, The Cirlot Agency

The Mississippi World Trade Center (MSWTC) entered its 11th year with Liza Cirlot Looser, CEO of The Cirlot Agency, as president of the board. Her term will last one year. The Cirlot Agency is a Mississippi-based, full-service integrated communications firm specializing in global brand strategy, and Looser plans to use her knowledge of international business to support MSWTC members’ companies ...

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Enhancing small business exporting is Trade Expo goal

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), along with the Mississippi World Trade Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration, will host the 2012 Gulf States Trade Alliance Annual Export Conference from April 10-12 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The Gulf States Trade Alliance is comprised of economic development agencies from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana. The ...

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