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PIM, the WTC Sydney, and the WTC Greater Philadelphia Announce Collaboration

Organizations building a health gateway to expand and enhance education and the continuum of care

February 18, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA., USA: Philadelphia International Medicine, the World Trade Center Sydney, and the World Trade Center Greater Philadelphia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build a health gateway linking the organizations in collaborative efforts.

PIM, WTC Sydney, and WTC Greater Philadelphia agreed to a collaborative relationship that will allow for the sharing of knowledge in the areas of continuing medical education, training in hospital administration, innovative uses of medical technology, exchange of physicians, and coordinated comprehensive patient care and other opportunities for all partners including infrastructure development.

Under the terms of this agreement, all parties will work together to facilitate learning and relationship building between the WTC Sydney’s health network and members to provide a better understanding of each party’s culture, communities, and norms. PIM agreed to lay the foundation by identifying specific opportunities and initiatives involving cooperative programs in research, education, training, clinical referrals, marketing, and administration.

“We look forward to establishing an informative gateway and continuous relationship with WTC Sydney. This professional relationship allows WTC Sydney, WTC Greater Philadelphia, and PIM experts to share innovations and best practices, enhance both organizations regarding the continuation of care, and collective medical education for both communities,” said Edgar Vesga, President and CEO of Philadelphia International Medicine.

“This collaboration supports the WTCGP’s mission to bring growth and prosperity to communities, neighborhoods in Greater Philadelphia and worldwide through global trade and investment. Partnering with our fellow WTC in Sydney leverages the power of our worldwide network with our member company Philadelphia International Medicine to advance our region’s leading healthcare sector,” says Linda Conlin, President, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.

“Collaboration with the world’s leading Medical Institutions in Philadelphia will help WTC Sydney offer world-class Health Care and Education in the Smart City that is being developed near the Western Sydney International Airport,” said Jomon Varghese, Managing Director & CEO, World Trade Center Sydney.

Integration of the PIM, WTC Greater Philadelphia, and WTC Sydney relationship began last year during the 50th annual meeting of the World Trade Center Association in Queretaro, Mexico where for the first time, the WTC Association featured a healthcare innovator as one of their components. Ignazio R. Marino, MD, ScD, Professor of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Senior Vice President for Strategic Aairs, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, and Executive Director, Jeerson Italy Center was featured as the keynote speaker in the area of healthcare, which opened the opportunity for the relationship.

About World Trade Center Greater Philadelphia

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) is one of over 320 World Trade Centers in 89 countries around the globe. A non-profit and membership-based organization, the WTCGP accelerates global business growth for companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey by providing customized, one-on-one trade counseling, market research, educational programs, trade mission support, business networking events, and powerful connections to customers and partners worldwide. Since 2002, the WTCGP has served as a catalyst for regional economic growth and job creation, helping area companies generate over $2B in incremental export sales, supporting over 26,000 jobs.

About World Trade Center Sydney

World Trade Center Sydney (WTC SYDNEY) is an ‘Ecosystem for International Trade of all types of Goods & Services’, connecting businesses in Sydney with 320 other Cities across nearly 100 Countries. WTC Sydney is being developed near Western Sydney International Airport with Four WTC Towers, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hospital, University, Innovation & Incubation Centre, Retail and Residential Components. As per the Economic Impact Analysis by PwC, WTC SYDNEY will create 54,500 Direct Jobs; 46,000 Indirect Jobs; 66,500 Induced Jobs and contribute AUD 12.6 Bn Tax Revenue per year. For more information on WTC Sydney visit

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