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Maryland International Business Leadership Awards

Celebrating the people who are driving change

George Kolotov

Maryland is home to some of the most innovative and forward-thinking businesses in the world.

They have a positive impact on the economy, environment and culture in the state, Mid-Atlantic and other countries.

Once a year, the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) honors the people who make this possible – the steadfast leaders at companies, nonprofit organizations, governments and academic institutions who are driving change.

Among the 125+ winners since the first event was held in 1996 are leaders from Marriott International, Under Armour, Procter & Gamble, Lockheed Martin and the United States Senate. See all the winners here

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Get Involved

Sponsor

Sponsorship starts at $4,000 and includes tickets to the event. Learn more about sponsorship below or by contacting Vice President of Membership & Business Development Jeremy Rosendale.

Nominate

Know an inspiring leader of a Maryland business who has grown their organization? Use this form to nominate a leader.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase Sponsor

$11,000

  • Introduction to past or current award winners (upon request)
  • Opportunity to request post-event introductions/connections to fellow attendees
  • Option to reserve seats with potential clients/partners
  • Six tickets and priority seating
  • Access to a live broadcast of event for all business employees
  • Inclusion in relevant earned media pitches
  • Inclusion of logo in print and digital marketing materials (e.g., WTCI website, email marketing messages that go to $5,000+ people and on-site event banners/slides)
  • Recognition of your business during the opening remarks
  • Receive list of registrants and attendees before and after the conference (upon request)
  • Sponsor ribbon for all employees who attend
Global Reception Sponsor

$5,500

  • Opportunity to request post-event introductions/connections to fellow attendees
  • Option to reserve seats with potential clients/partners
  • Six tickets and priority seating
  • Access to a live broadcast of event for all business employees
  • Inclusion in relevant earned media pitches
  • Inclusion of logo in print and digital marketing materials (e.g., WTCI website, email marketing messages that go to $5,000+ people and on-site event banners/slides)
  • Recognition of your business during the opening remarks
  • Receive list of registrants and attendees before and after the conference (upon request)
  • Sponsor ribbon for all employees who attend
Governor's Circle Sponsor

$4,000

  • Six tickets and priority seating
  • Access to a live broadcast of event for all business employees
  • Inclusion in relevant earned media pitches
  • Inclusion of logo in print and digital marketing materials (e.g., WTCI website, email marketing messages that go to $5,000+ people and on-site event banners/slides)
  • Receive list of registrants and attendees before and after the event (upon request)
  • Sponsor ribbon for all employees who attend

2022 LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Eight people were honored at the 25th annual awards ceremony, held in May at the American Visionary Art Museum. Recognized leaders included Jhpiego President and CEO Dr. Leslie Mancuso and Gensler Co-CEO Diane Hoskins. Read about the event here.

Leadership Awards Selection Committee

  •  Angela Czajkowski: senior advisor, Hartman Executive Advisors 
  • Aisha Booker: director of U.S. Commercial Service, Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center
  • Antonio Moreira: vice provost, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Jim Doub: principal, manufacturing and distribution team, Miles & Stockbridge

 

  • Tom Regnante: executive Director & Maryland market executive, JP Morgan Chase
  • Jessica Reynolds: senior director of office of international investment and trade, Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Murat Tasel: partner,  RSM
  • Sylvia Toense: head of global brand marketing, T. Rowe Price

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