World Trade Center St. Louis Named 2021-2022 Champion by the World Trade Centers Association®

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ST. LOUIS – April 22, 2022 World Trade Center (WTC) St. Louis is proud to announce it has been named the recipient of the World Trade Centers Association® (WTCA®) 2021-2022 Champions Award for Sustainability. The honor recognizes WTC St. Louis’s unique contributions to the WTCA’s global network and efforts that ultimately stimulate trade and investment, helping businesses connect globally and prosper locally.

The WTCA Champions Awards were designed to recognize members across its network of more than 300 highly connected, mutually supporting businesses and organizations in nearly 100 countries, who most exemplify the association’s core values and contribute to its mission. This year’s competition featured 18 nominees who were nominated by their fellow WTCA members, while the final winners were selected for their contributions to the network across four categories — Connectivity, Reciprocity, Network Support and Sustainability — and the coveted Member of the Year award exemplifying the values, vision, mission and goals of the association.

“On behalf of the association, I want to thank WTC St. Louis for their ongoing commitment to drive the future of global trade and investment. Throughout the past year, we have seen a number of remarkable initiatives, projects and events led by our WTCA Members during this ‘new normal.’ We are thrilled to award this year’s recipients of the WTCA Champions Awards – and even more so with two returning winners from the inaugural competition – for their outstanding contributions to the WTCA network, and their local and global communities,” stated John E. Drew, Chair, Board of Directors of the WTCA.

WTC St. Louis earned this recognition for its Mosaic Project to integrate immigrants into the St. Louis community for equal opportunity and gain the support of the international business community.

“This is great recognition for the entire World Trade Center St. Louis and Mosaic Project team and the work of so many in St. Louis to diversify and grow while further connecting our community globally,” said Tim Nowak, Executive Director of the WTC St. Louis. “We also want to give WTCA a very special thank you for acknowledging our efforts in sustainability and supporting immigrants as they enter the St. Louis community.”

“On behalf of the association, we extend our congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees,” said Robin van Puyenbroeck, Executive Director-Business Development of the WTCA. “Our network was founded with the mission to ‘connect locally and prosper globally,’ and we continue to be impressed by the gold standards of service that our member base demonstrates on a daily basis to drive a positive impact on global trade and investment.”

WTC St. Louis was awarded virtually by Robin van Puyenbroeck during the WTCA’s General Assembly where more than 500 participants across 134 WTC locations in more than 60 countries came together for the association’s global virtual conference.

To learn more, please visit the Champions Awards homepage and follow the WTCA on social media using the hashtag #WTCAChampion:

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World Trade Center St. Louis

Kristin Lappin

Phone: 314-443-9193

Email: [email protected]


World Trade Centers Association (WTCA)

Chanelle Kasik

Phone: +1 212 432 2644

Email: [email protected]


About World Trade Center St. Louis

For more than 25 years, as the international division of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, WTC has supported growth for the region’s businesses, most importantly, ensuring St. Louis companies are represented in an increasingly global marketplace. From customized research to trade training, hosting inbound/outbound delegations and managing St. Louis’ Foreign Trade Zone, WTC brings together a strong system of business and government agencies to support trade and investment and enhance St. Louis’ global connectivity. To learn more, visit


About World Trade Centers Association (WTCA)

The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is a network of more than 300 highly connected, mutually supporting businesses and organizations in 92 countries. As the owner of the “World Trade Center” and “WTC” trademarks, the WTCA licenses exclusive rights to these brands for Members to use in conjunction with their independently-owned, iconic properties, facilities and trade services offerings. Through a robust portfolio of events, programming and resources that it offers its Members, the goal of the WTCA is to help local economies thrive by encouraging and facilitating trade and investment across the globe through Member engagement. To learn more, visit