Jim Flowers Receives Innovator Award for Leadership of Global Partnership

Jim Flowers, executive director of VT KnowledgeWorks, received the Virginia TradePort Innovator of the Year Award for 2012 at the 64th Annual Virginia Conference on World Trade.   The Virginia TradePort recognizes a company or individual that has made a significant impact on international trade and business development in the Virginia TradePort area.  Jim Flowers was recognized for founding and leading the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership.

Jim Flowers - Virginia TradePort Innovator of the Year
Pictured left to right: Jim Loux, Cornelia Steinert, Jim Flowers, David Denny

The third annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week, held in August, 2012, featured 13 student teams from China, Australia, France, Mexico, England, Italy, Chile, Belgium, Colombia, Canada, Austria, Malaysia and the United States to compete for a $25,000 grand prize and the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy.  The Global Partnership Week brought together a total of 55 participants from around the globe and approximately 250 citizens of the region who supported the effort, including 19 event sponsors, 13 businesses that served as host companies, 23 host families that provided lodging for the students, and over 30 other organizations or companies that contributed to the event in multiple ways.

The Fourth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 18 – 24, 2013.

For more information about VTKW Global Partnership Week 2013, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Global Partnership Manager, VT KnowledgeWorks, at leversole@vtknowledgeworks.com.

Read the press release from the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance.

VT KnowledgeWorks is a client of Handshake Media, Incorporated, the parent company of Handshake 2.0.  Handshake Media is a proud member of VT KnowledgeWorks.

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