World Trade Center Nanjing supported Nanjing by showcasing the charm of Youth Olympic Games, Hexi Central Business District and World Trade Center Nanjing to the world. Representatives from Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee, Asian Youth Games Organizing Committee, Nanjing Hexi Headquarters, WTC Business Club of Nanjing and other related parties traveled to New York, USA to promote the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games on 16 February 2013. The 4-day long event aimed to promote the Youth Olympic Games by highlighting and showcasing Hexi Central Business District (CBD) and World Trade Center Nanjing (WTCN) to the New York City residents in different ways, such as parade floats, photo exhibition, LED advertising panels and investment promotion seminars. Distinguished guests included several New York State Senators, New York State Assembly members, New York City Council members and elected officials.
The Youth Olympic Games is like a “Little Olympics”, focusing on a blend of ancient culture and modern civilization. In 2014, it will be a major event in Nanjing—the ancient Chinese capital of the Six Dynasties, which is also one of the four ancient cities in China with over 2500 years of history. The coming Youth Olympic Games will take place in Hexi New Town of Nanjing. With The 10th National Games of the People’s Republic of China being held in 2001, Hexi New Town has developed rapidly to become Nanjing’s new city center. Hexi New Town is the second largest CBD in Eastern China, following after the Shanghai Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone.
Numerous enterprises have been attracted by the Youth Olympic Games resulting in the rapid development of the Hexi New Town. One the these is the US-based F&T Group which is an umbrella organization comprising of a number of integrated real estate services companies, including TDC Development International, TOP8 Construction Corporation and FULTONEX Management. In 2009, the group invested in the construction of World Trade Center Nanjing (WTCN), a landmark in Hexi New Town. The WTCN will commence operation starting 2014 with full completion expected in 2015.
The Visit of the Delegation of Nanjing to Moscow to Take Part in the 43rd Session of the World Trade Center Association Conference under the Leadership of Nanjing World Trade Center
（Nanjing, China—September 29th, 2012）Nanjing World Trade Center under construction is the important member of the World Trade Center Association in Greater China. Its representatives along with the Nanjing municipal government and business delegation have been sent to Moscow to take part in the 43rd session of the World Trade Center Association Conference from September 22nd to 26th.
The World Trade Center Association Conference is an international event which can help the participants seek international business partners and promote the exchange of international commerce and trade. This also the first time for Nanjing to send its delegation to participate in this event.
The World Trade Center Association was founded in 1970 in New York. It has been the cooperative organization composed of more than 300 World Trade Centers from about 100 countries around the world and has been mainly dedicated to promoting the development of the world trade and international business relations and the communication between different countries, and encouraging the mutual cooperation between members and tenants and property management sectors. Its organizational network has covered nearly one million commercial undertakings..
Vice Mayor of Nanjing, Mr. Li Qi and the delegation of Nanjing World Trade Center took part in this event in Moscow. In addition, representatives of the Nanjing Branch of CCPIT and representatives from Nanjing Federation of Industry and Commerce also took part in this event.
The Nanjing delegation has participated in a variety of activities in the Conference of Moscow World Trade Center Association and acquired a lot of business interaction and trade cooperation opportunities. One of the most notable activities is that Nanjing World Trade Center, together with the Nanjing Branch of CCPIT, signed a memorandum of understanding with St. Petersburg World Trade Center. Vice Mayor of Nanjing, Mr. Li Qi and CEO of Nanjing World Trade Center, Mr. Michael Meyer attended the signing of the memorandum of understanding, which is one of the important business agreements signed in this Moscow event.
Nanjing World Trade Center is the international business card for Nanjing, which can be called the Door to Nanjing and the Window to the World; it will promote the international exchanges and the development of commerce and trade by virtue of the World Trade Center network round the world, which can enable Nanjing to have greater power to go towards a broader international market. Analysts have pointed out that this Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties will greatly enhance the economic ties between Nanjing and St. Petersburg to promote investment and trade between the two cities.
The theme of the 43rd session of the World Trade Center Association Conference is “World Trade Center: the engine of innovation”. The conference focuses on the important economic impetus generated from the World Trade Center to the city. During the conference, special business fairs, forums and fellowship activities were held to promote the mutual exchange of experiences between the participants; in addition, the regional exhibitions, activities of signing international and regional agreements and hiking activities in the outskirts of the city were held, and participants were also arranged to watch the performance of the Bolshoi Theatre. At the last day of the conference, representatives took the high-speed rail to St. Petersburg to take part in the St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum.
Nanjing World Trade Center has been constantly active in expanding international trade and investment opportunities for Nanjing and will play an important role as a bridge. Earlier this year, Nanjing World Trade Center has contributed to signing of the agreement on sister harbor between Nanjing Harbor and San Diego Harbor and of the cooperation agreement between Nanjing Harbor and Nanjing Federation of Industry and Commerce by virtue of its own global coverage of commercial and trade networks.
Nanjing World Trade Center has provided assistance for the Nanjing Mayor’s Consultative Roundtable Conference for two consecutive years and has carried out coordination for trade and educational forums involving investment, business environment, the world’s best business model and other issues. These activities have created many trade opportunities for Nanjing and will become the future platform for business communication. Nanjing World Trade Center continues to seek a higher platform and smoother channel to create a more favorable environment of international commerce exchange for Nanjing.
Interview between the Party Secretary of Nanjing Municipal Committee and the board chairman of Taipei World Trade Center, Wang Zhigang
In the afternoon of September 13, member of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee, party secretary Yang Weize met with the Economic and Trade Delegation led by the board chairman of Taipei World Trade Center. Such leaders as Qian Jihong, Liu Yi’an and Zhao Xiaojiang in Nanjing were present in the meeting.
Yang Weize, on behalf of Nanjing party committee and municipal government, extended a warm welcome to Wang Zhigang and the delegation for their participation in 2011 Cross-Strait Business Summit in Tzu-chin Mountain and Taiwan Trade Fair in Nanjing. He indicated that Taiwan Trade Fair in Nanjing had been held twice successfully under the vigorous support from the Taipei World Trade Center and had played an active role in promoting the cross-strait economic and trade communication, at the same time, he expressed his hope that the cross-strait economic and trade communication activities could be successfully held year by year. People from all walks of life in Taiwan are expected to continue to pay attention to Nanjing and strengthen the cooperation with Nanjing to promote the economic and trade communication between Nanjing and Taiwan to a new level again. Nanjing will provide support and services for people from all walks of life in Taiwan and make all efforts to promote various exchanges in the fields of economy, trade, culture, science and technology and so on between Nanjing and Taiwan, so as to make new contributions to the peaceful development of cross-strait relations.
Wang Zhigang showed great gratitude for the support and services provided by the Nanjing party committee and municipal government for Taiwan Trade Fair in Nanjing. He also pointed out that Taiwan Trade Fair that had been held twice successfully in Nanjing became an important brand of the cross-strait economic and trade exchanges. At the same time, he emphasized that they would bring their advantages into full play, actively build more exchange and cooperation platforms to promote more Taiwan-funded enterprises to settle in Nanjing and strive to expand the extensive and in-depth cooperation in a number of areas to achieve more fruitful cooperation results.
Signing of Contract between Nanjing World Trade Center and Nanjing Federation of Industry and Commerce
On September 10th, 2012, Nanjing World Trade Center signed the cooperation agreement with Nanjing Federation of Industry and Commerce. According to the agreement, Nanjing World Trade Center will be relying on the global network of more than 300 cities in nearly 100 countries to broaden the platform and channel of foreign economic and trade exchanges for Nanjing Federation of Industry and Commerce and its member companies, so that the local enterprises can go towards internationalization more easily and conveniently.
It is reported that Nanjing World Trade Center will regularly organize private enterprises in Nanjing to go to the United States and other countries for survey, and foreign enterprises to come to Nanjing to have exchanges with local private enterprises. In addition, it will hold various business meetings and interaction activities and organize all kinds of seminars and trainings, which will help private enterprises in Nanjing go toward a broader international market.
The following people attended the signing ceremony: relevant leaders in Nanjing, CEO of the World Trade Center Association, Mr. Eric R. Dahl, executives from F&T Group, the leadership team from Nanjing Federation of Industry and Commerce and International Economic Cooperation Association, representatives of the business delegation from California as well as representatives from Nanjing industry and commerce and Nanjing Media.
Nanjing World Trade Center is a member of the World Trade Center Association. The World Trade Center Association was founded in 1970 in New York, which has been the cooperative organization composed of more than 300 World Trade Centers from about 100 countries around the world. Nanjing World Trade Center Business Club is the Business Club of Nanjing World Trade Center.
Nanjing World Trade Center is located in the central CBD of newly emerging Hexi New District in Nanjing, with a total construction area of 430,000 square meters, including 5A Class office building, luxury and boutique resort hotel, fashion and lifestyle square, two luxury residences with hanging gardens and the World Trade Center Business Club.
Nanjing World Trade Center to make a grand debut in the Sixteenth China International Fair for Investment and Trade
(Nanjing, China—September 8th, 2012) from September 8th 2012 to September 11th, 2012, Nanjing World Trade Center under construction will make a grand debut in the Sixteenth China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) to demonstrarte its role as the brand new landmark of Nanjing for the 21st century to domestic and foreign visitors in the exhibition. Nanjing World Trade Center is a modern and multi-functional urban complex and will greatly enhance the status of Nanjing as an important international business hub, which has attracted many international dignitaries and business elites to attend the CIFIT.
Nanjing World Trade Center, as an important member of the World Trade Center Association, together with the Chairman of the Council of the New York headquarter of the World Trade Center Association, Mr. Ghazi Abu Nahl and CEO, Mr. Eric R. Dahl as well as more than 80 representatives from 15 World Trade Centers around the world took part in this CIFIT. CIFIT, a platform for high-end international investment and trade promotion, which is organized by Ministry of Commerce of the PRC, was held in Xiamen, China from September 8th to 11th.
Nanjing World Trade Center is the international business card for Nanjing, which can be called the Door to Nanjing and the Window to the World. At the World Trade Center Pavilion set up by the World Trade Center Association during the CIFIT, Nanjing World Trade Center showed its project image for the first time. In the special forum, the planning, design and construction process of the future World Trade Center in Nanjing as well as the core hardware features and software functionality were introduced in detail.
Member of International Advisory Committee in the Boao Forum for Asia, the former chief negotiator and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, Mr. Long Yongtu will deliver the keynote speech in the Association Forum in terms of the current international investment trade hotspots, and discuss the increasingly important role of global World Trade Center network in the international and commercial integration process.
Nanjing World Trade Center is a high standing member of the World Trade Center Association. The World Trade Centers in Beijing, Nanjing, Hong Kong and Taipei are the four director members of the World Trade Center Association in Greater China. The World Trade Center Association was founded in 1970 in New York. It has been the cooperative organization composed of more than 300 World Trade Centers from about 100 countries around the world and has been mainly dedicated to promoting the development of the world trade and international business relations and the communication between different countries, and encouraging the mutual cooperation between members and tenants and property management sectors. Its organizational network has covered nearly one million commercial undertakings. The membership of the World Trade Center Association has important significance to Nanjing, which will enable Nanjing to have great power to expand the room of development in the international market.
In the 15th China International Fair for Investment and Trade in September last year, the World Trade Center Association and Chinese CIFIT have formed a strategic and cooperative relationship. Under the strong support from the Organizing Committee of CIFIT and the World Trade Center in Greater China, the World Trade Center Association sets up the World Trade Center Pavilion in the CIFIT this year to showcase the global network and brand image of the World Trade Center.
It is reported that the current CEO of the World Trade Center Association, Mr. Eric R. Dahl and entourage who have attended the CIFIT in Xiamen and business delegations from around the world will be invited to Nanjing in September 10th to hold the special trade interaction activities in Nanjing World Trade Center Association that has been opened in advance and the local industrial and commercial circles in Nanjing.
Visit to Nanjing World Trade Center and Attention to its Development Paid by the Delegation from Atlanta Led by Mayor
Report in March 27: Leaders from Nanjing Hexi New District headquarter and the Nanjing Foreign Affairs Office accompanied the political and business delegation from Atlanta, Georgia, USA to visit Nanjing World Trade Center Business Club and held a forum.
The Atlanta political and business delegation has a total of 11 people, led by the Atlanta mayor, Mr. Kasim Reed, including Mr. Mark Becker, president of Georgia State University and Mr. Jorge Femandez, representative in business circle and other dignitaries from Atlanta. The delegation listened to the development plan of Hexi New District with great interest and visited wholly US-funded project – Nanjing World Trade Center and held a forum in the conference room of Nanjing World Trade Center Business Club.
At the meeting, the delegation from the United States emphasized that, Atlanta was not only a historic city but also an emerging industrial and commercial city as well as a culture and health care city. With a mature transportation hub, the city has attracted the headquarters of hundreds of large companies like Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, UPS, Holiday Inn, CNN and Bell South to settle down here.
At the same time, Hexi New District headquarter also introduced the condition of Hexi New District. As the host city of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Hexi will be built into a new city with 600,000 people, In the city, CBD central axis business district, the service-based business center with 7 skyscrapers as the core part and the office building area of 1.5 million square meters, will become a financial and trade center offering new impetus to the Nanjing urban development. Nanjing also expects Atlanta enterprises to come to investigate and hopes to work together to create opportunities for cooperation.
Both cities all hold the opinion that both sides should provide a new international window between China and the United States, which can ensure the channel of information flow and financial flow become smoother. And Nanjing World Trade Center Business Club is such a window. Within the club, the top-level international video conference room, CEO office and the international Business Information Center will meet demands of the international business people for the office and business reception when they come to Nanjing. The World Trade Center network that is accessible worldwide can provide the business and trade access services for business people around the world and ensure that they can enjoy all kinds of hardware and software facilities of the local World Trade Center. Nanjing World Trade Center Business Club will truly let the world know Nanjing and let Nanjing walk into the world stage.