2011 Greater Cincinnati International Trade Award

August 4, 2011 at 7:31 am


FT. MITCHELL, KY – August 3, 2011 –The Northern Kentucky International Trade Association (NKITA), a program of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, recently announced the finalists of the 2011 Greater Cincinnati International Trade Award. The finalists are:  Aristech Acrylics, one of the world’s largest suppliers of continuous cast acrylic and solid surface sheet; MI-SWACO, leading supplier of drilling  fluid systems, North American Stainless, the largest, fully integrated stainless steel producer in the U.S., and the OYSTAR Group, one of the world’s leading providers of complete solutions for packaging machines.

“The Finalists of the 2011 Greater Cincinnati International Trade Award are an excellent representation of the entrepreneurial energy and vitality of the business environment of our region,” said Daniele S. Longo, Vice President, International Affairs, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

The winner will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Revenue Generation –
    • Percentage of revenue income from international vs. domestic and export vs. import.
  • Global Network –
    • Size and scope of global network and relationships developed (i.e. partnerships, affiliations, etc.). Applicants must also indicate the number of different markets they exported and imported from as well as their adaptability to the culture and local business environments.
  • Risk Mitigation –
    • Strategies mitigate credit risk, treasury and currency exposures, legal issues and logistical issues while staying competitive.
  • Organizational Structure
    • This demonstrates how the businesses infrastructure is developed for handling international business and the measures they have taken to be multi-cultural and multi-lingual.

The winner will be announced at the 7th Annual NKITA Luncheon on Thursday, August 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Grand, Covington, KY.  The keynote speakers will be Mr. Fernando Aguiluz, General Cable, and Mr. Richard Ketron, MAG Cincinnati. Title Sponsors are DHL Express and Fifth Third Bank. Supporting Sponsors are SWECO and VonLehman. Event Sponsors are KPMG and SS&G.

Reservations are required by August 21st. The cost to attend is $35 for Chamber members, $45 for future members. For more information on NKITA or to make reservations, visit www.nkychamber.com or contact Tim Norris at (859) 578 6394 or tnorris@nkychamber.com. 


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