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West Michigan World Trade Association wishes to thank DSV and UTi for the recent tour on September 22nd! Click here to view some of the information that was shared. 

Upcoming events

    • 05/11/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Watermark Country Club: 5500 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    WMWTA Dinner in conjunction
    West Michigan World Trade Week
    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Location: Watermark Country Club
    5500 Cascade Rd SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Time: 5:30-8 PM

    $35 WMWTA members
             $50 Non WMWTA members
             Sponsorship available to students upon request
    Registration will close on May 9, 2017.

    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for an evening celebration event featuring:  

    Founders Brewing Co., 2017 World Trader of the Year Award Recipient
    Alessia Restivo, 2017 Study Abroad Scholarship Award Recipient

    Listen as Brian May, VP of International Business at Founders Brewing Co., shares the story of Founders' business launch, current growth and future plans regarding the expansion of international distribution. 2017 is a historic year for this company- marking 20 years of operation! 

    Celebrate with Alessia Restivo, the 2017 Study Aboard Scholarship Award Recipient and hear a report from last year's recipient, Alan Carter.

    Founders Brewing Co.

    Founders Brewing Co. was established in 1997 by two craft beer/home brewing enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens. Specializing in “complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics, bigger body, and tons of flavor”, Founders “doesn’t brew beer for the masses.” Today, Founders ranks among the top 30 largest craft breweries in the U.S. They have received awards from numerous sources, including: World Beer Cup, European Beer Star, Great American Beer Festival, RateBeer and BeerAdvocates.

    100% family owned and founded in 1890, Mahou San Miguel, has been Spain’s leading brewing company for 125 years. With eight centers, spanning across the globe, Mahou San Miguel purchased a minority stake in Founders Brewing Co. in 2015. Together they are focused on long-term strategic growth, with a commitment to brand longevity and product quality. 

    Alessia Restivo, Aquinas College
    Pursuing a double major in French and International Business, Alessia Restivo will travel to Angers, France to for the Spring Semester of 2018. Her estimated graduation date is 2019

    • 06/15/2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Vander Mill Cider Taproom: 505 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    WMWTA Summer Networking Event
    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    505 Ball Ave NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

    Cost: Free
    All drinks and food to be purchased by individuals. Consumption is at the individual's discretion. Registration is free, but  is encouraged as it helps us keep track of those who are attending.

    Join the West Michigan World Trade Association for a Summer Networking Event! Members and guests will gather together to bask in the sun, enjoying the outside patio at Vander Mill Cider Taphouse. Receive a behind the scenes tour of this exciting production facility, sample cider and network with industry peers.

    With humble beginnings as a cider mill in 2006 with a 5,000-square-foot building, Vander Mill began distributing their cider products in 750 ml. glass bottles draft kegs. Vander Mill is now distributing their hard cider varieties in convenience and grocery stores, bars and restaurants throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. A proud founding member of the Michigan Cider Association, the owners and operators of Vander Mill take pride in their craft. 

    Click on the video listed below to learn more about this amazing facility.

    • 07/12/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thornapple Pointe Golf Club: 7211 48th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

    West Michigan World Trade Annual Golf Outing
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Location: Thornapple Pointe Golf Club
    7211 48th St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

    $135 per Golfer
    $540 per Foursome

     9 am Registration, networking, coffee and danishes
       9:50 am Announcements
                    10 am Shotgun Start (Four-person scramble)
       11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch 
        3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Announcements and drawings (based on time of play and round completion) 
      4 pm Dinner

    Activities will include: door prizes, mulligans, drawings, contests and more!

    Additional details to follow.

Thank you to all those who participated in the 2016 Production, Panels and Pastries Events!

West Michigan World Trade Association is a 501(c)6  non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the region's competitive edge in the global marketplace, while providing a forum for executives interested in sharing their experiences and honing their skills in international trade.

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