Two organizations and one individual from the Port of New York and New Jersey will receive awards at a breakfast ceremony to be held May 11, 2015 as part of World Trade Week. The keynote speaker at this event will be Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company.
Now in its 10th year, World Trade Week is part of an annual celebration of international trade observed by business and trade-related organizations across the United States. According to the website for World Trade Week NYC, its mission is “to promote the importance of international trade to the New York City metropolitan economy. New Yorkers depend heavily on international commerce for their jobs, standard of living, and the myriad goods and services available to its diverse population.”
At the May 11th breakfast ceremony, Global Container Terminal, Bayonne will receive the Global Logistics Award. This accolade, new for 2015, recognizes a company or individual in the New York Metropolitan region that displays innovation in the movement of international freight.
U.S. Customs & Border Protection will receive the 2015 Global Trade Award. Each year, the Global Trade Award is given to commemorate an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the growth of international trade in the NY metropolitan region.
Richard M. Larrabee, Director of Port Commerce for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and honorary co-chair for World Trade Week, New York, will receive the 2015 International Achievement Award. Each year, this accolade goes to a company or individual whose growth and achievements in their industry exemplify international success.
Despite its name, World Trade Week runs throughout the month of May. For more information, including a calendar of events and activities, please visit www.worldtradeweeknyc.org.