TradeWins Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary by Securing Trademark Registration

Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:09 AM | Mary Odom (Administrator)

Written ITC records from 1995 are unfortunately somewhat scarce. But to the best of our belief, Global TradeWins, our dynamic international business transaction simulation, celebrates its 25th year in existence in 2020. Indications are that an early version of the program was run during 1995 in our nation’s capital, in cooperation with the former US Department of Commerce agency the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA). Ceded to the ITC in 1996, Global TradeWins was substantially modified and run with an enthusiastic group of students at Doane University (formerly College) in Nebraska during the fall of 1997.

Global TradeWins, which exposes participants to many aspects of an international business transaction in an enjoyable environment, has since been presented at a number of colleges and universities in Kansas and Missouri and was once featured by an area educator while teaching on assignment in the Netherlands. It featured as an integral portion of several early World Trade Week presentations, and has been provided in a corporate setting for ITC board members and members at large.

Finally, another significant milestone was attained in September this year when Global TradeWins received its registration from the US Patent and Trademark Office, thus formalizing its status as a viable educational tool for international business. We are confident that additional opportunities for its use will open up throughout the Kansas City and surrounding areas. To bring Global TradeWins to your academic institution or corporate education program, contact ITC staff at office@itcgkc.org.

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