The US Department of Commerce has appointed the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce as World Trade Week NYC Partner thanks to the Chamber’s strong presence in annual activities to promote trade during World Trade Week. 

World Trade Week NYC is part of an annual nationwide celebration of international trade observed by business and trade-related organizations across the United States during May. The OJCC  will soon announce its own trade promotional event, set to coincide with World Trade Week, which will take place in late May at Turkish House in NYC. 

World Trade Week NYC has an active network of more than 70 organizations in the New York metro region and features both a full agenda of educational seminars and global business networking events. “We’re excited to be recognized as a leading force in this part of the country,” says Duvi Honig, founder and CEO of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce. “We’ll be working together with prominent trade organizations in the region to influence trade and strengthen our economic development.”

Last year’s event featured networking sessions, panel discussions with numerous heads of government and the attendance of Anat Katz Israel’s economic Minister; Dilipkumar Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner for the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs; The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments, and Aviation, represented by its minister and consul general; Brian Teuber, International Trade Manager, Global NY Empire State Development; and Beth Rooney, Port Director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

At the time, Mark Jaffe, president of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, who co-hosted the event with the Chamber remarked, “We will never have true world peace until we have good trade.”