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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
Read here an "Inquirer" editorial penned by GPA Board Chair, John F. Smith, and WTC-GP President, Linda Conlin, on public officials and overseas exchange.
March 26, 2012
On Sunday, March 4, Global Philadelphia Association attended Le Souk, an evening of food, conversation, and cultural exchange featuring Al-Bustan Music Ensemble and sponsored by Crossroads Music and International House Philadelphia. Guests were invited to enter new lands, break bread, and enjoy art together. The art we shared was melodic, certainly, but through Al-Bustan’s skillful presentation, it also became an art of relationship, of learning about one another and building bridges towards cultural understanding.
March 7, 2012
FiberPhiladelphia is an international biennial, regional festival for innovative fiber/textile art. The festival is a collaboration of artists, curators, educators, historians, galleries and institutions promoting the best in the expansive textile and fiber arts fields. Exhibitions are planned for 40 locations including major institutions and independent venues. They will include work by renowned international artists and a new generation of artists breaking into the field. Visit the FiberPhiladelphia webpage for a detailed list of events and exhibits taking place over the next two months throughout the City.
March 6, 2012
Led by Penn Law Prof. Jacques deLisle, the Law School and Penn’s Center for East Asian Studies have launched a lecture series and seminar convening experts from academia, government, and NGOs in both China and the U.S. to address aspects of human rights in China. Mondays at 4:30PM in Silverman Hall, Room 240B in the Penn Law School. For more information, visit the Center for East Asian Studies events calendar.
March 6, 2012
"Muslims in America: Building Bridges in a Climate of Fear" brought together GPA Member Nationalities Service Center with several Philadelphia-based non-profits, in an evening of audience engagement and informed dialogue.
February 28, 2012