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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For the first time in Peace Day’s history, people and organizations across Philadelphia, including many GPA members, will participate in this global day of ceasefire, non-violence, and community-building through a variety of events and activities that explore and encourage the various meanings of peace.
September 13, 2011
Mayor Nutter announced a series of citywide economic development events in order to demonstrate the City’s commitment to job creation, business retention and expansion, and new innovations for the public sector to connect with businesses in the 21st century.
September 7, 2011
In a time of economic challenge, exports can generate revenues, create high-paying jobs and bolster the regional and national economies. But many small- and medium-sized firms shy away from the intricacies and unknowns of international trade. Yet for companies in Greater Philadelphia, no- or low-cost help is readily available nearby at the Center City Philadelphia and Lawrenceville, NJ offices of the U.S. Commercial Service (CS), the trade promotions arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration.
August 29, 2011
The Triana Group, which facilitates international trade in the life sciences sector, is the newest resident of the University City Science Center's Port Business Incubator in West Philadelphia. With offices in New York, Paris, San Jose and now Philadelphia, Triana Group offers services both to European life sciences companies looking to establish a presence in the U.S. and to U.S. companies looking to expand into the European market.
August 29, 2011
A new Philadelphia start-up has the goal of leveraging the vast economic potential of the Chinese healthcare market. Asia Pacific Bio-Intelligence (APBI) offers small- and medium-sized pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device firms a roadmap through the business, cultural and regulatory challenges inherent in entering the fast-changing Chinese market.
August 29, 2011
Mayor Nutter is in Rio de Janiero this week with EPA chief to establish the U.S.-Brazil Joint Venture on Urban Sustainability.
August 16, 2011
The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, which turned venues across the city into a mosaic of Paris-related exhibitions, performances, screenings, and talks during the spring, exceeded the expectations of its organizers, attracting 404,600 visitors to 135 events and generating $55.74 million in economic activity, according to an independent study just released.
August 8, 2011
Pennsylvania Bio, the only statewide trade association representing Pennsylvania’s entire bioscience industry, and Assobiotec, the Italian Association for the development of biotechnology, announced today BioBridge, a collaborative relationship to develop, evolve and sustain the Life Sciences industry relationship between Italy and Pennsylvania.
July 28, 2011
President and Chief Executive Officer of EG (formerly Ecolibrium Group), Natalia Olson-Urtecho, was recently appointed to the new, 15-member Innovation Advisory Board by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This Board  will guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation to help inform national policies at the heart of U.S. job creation and global competitiveness.
July 13, 2011
Researcher Dr. Bill Siegel of Longwoods International has released a report identifying Philadelphia and Michigan as case studies of tourism marketing programs that drive greater visitation, generate new tax dollars and create jobs for states and local communities.
July 11, 2011