GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Consult the pages below for news about international affairs in the region and the activities of the organizations, businesses, people, and communities that contribute to the global character of Philadelphia.  

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The Envision Peace Museum co-sponsored the 2012 Awards Ceremony honoring Dr. Helen Caldicott as the recipient of the 4th Annual Haas Award for International Peace and Social Justice. The Envision Peace Museum fosters insight into the meanings and roots of peace while empowering visitors to overcome violence and injustice in their lives and in the world. In this brief article, The Museum's Executive Director, Michael Gagne, reflects on the the Museum's participation in this important event, presented annually by the Project for Nuclear Awareness. 
April 8, 2012
GPA Executive Director, Zabeth Teecluskingh, recently presented Global Philadelphia Association at a corporate speed networking event held by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. The event brings together leading Philadelphia professionals to network and showcase their companies. In these brief observations, Zabeth showcases the dynamism and high-level networking available at such an event. The Chamber holds its next breakfast meeting on June 7, 2012. For more information, visit the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce website.
April 4, 2012
On April 3, GPA Executive Director, Zabeth Teelucksingh, attended the Scandinavian Business Values Symposium organized and hosted by International House Philadelphia. A panel of six Senior Executives from the Philadelphia area spoke on the Scandinavian way to do business. Zabeth summarizes the key points discussed during this lively forum. She also offers insight into why Philadelphia serves as such fertile ground for Scandinavian business culture.
April 4, 2012
Mr. Gonzales is a lawyer and founding partner of the Gonzales Tiagha law firm in Philadelphia and also served in the Solicitor's Office for the City of Philadelphia. He now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, a nonprofit economic development organization that connects immigrants, employers, and communities across the Philadelphia region. Mr. Gonzales replaces Ms. Anne O'Callaghan who founded The Welcoming Center nine years ago. Read Ms. O'Callaghan's story and The Welcoming Center's pivotal contributions to the City at Newsworks.
April 4, 2012
GPA Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh recently joined a tour of the Philadelphia Ports organized by the World Trade Association. Zabeth lends readers insight into this important vessel of international commerce and exchange.
April 1, 2012
CBS News -- QVC Inc., the television and online shopping giant headquartered in West Chester, PA, is expanding into China. QVC said last week that it has agreed to form a joint venture with China's government-owned radio, China National Radio, to operate a retailing business in China through CNR Mall TV, a shopping television channel with an associated website. The joint venture, known as CNR Home Shopping Co. Ltd., will be headquartered in Beijing.
April 1, 2012
In 2011, we strengthened our efforts to highlight GPA Members' remarkable array of international activities and contributions. We invite you to read our Annual Report and share in this great, Global Philadelphia story. And as always, join in the conversation on our Global Philadelphia Association Facebook page so that you too can join in our mission to help the Greater Philadelphia Region realize its full global potential.
March 26, 2012
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce names CETRA, a GPA Member, one of seven national finalists for the 2012 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®. According to this Award, CETRA Language Solutions represents the strongest small business of the entire Great Lakes Region. CETRA will be honored during America’s Small Business Summit, May 21–23, in Washington, D.C., where a national winner will be announced and will receive a $10,000 cash prize, courtesy of the U.S. Chamber.
March 26, 2012
GPA's newest member, the Philadelphia Zoo, contributed the latest edition in our "Once -- and Future -- International City" series, published regularly in the Philadelphia Business Journal. In this piece, Dr. Andrew Baker, the Zoo's Chief Operating Officer, highlights the Zoo as a crux in the City's global reach.
March 26, 2012
Cities in this important report are ranked according to their demonstrated ability to attract capital, businesses, talent and visitors.
March 26, 2012