The horrific events that unfolded on September 11, 2001, destroyed the physical structures that were the birthplace and the home of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) for the first 30 years of its existence, and resulted in the senseless loss of thousands of innocent lives.
However, instead of retreating from international trade, the WTCA and global commerce have continued to expand and develop.
The WTCA is projecting continued growth in many markets around the world, such as Brazil, China and India, and the application of the WTC concept in cities large and small in the upcoming years.
Ian Archibald, manager, World Trade Centre Hull & Humber said: “Here in Hull and the Humber region we are very much part of that international growth and the World Trade Centre Association’s successes.
“This weekend, the memories of 9/11 will be fresher than ever in everyone’s minds. But while the remembrances in New York on Sunday are very much about casting a look to the past, to pay our respects to the people who died in, or were directly affected by that awful attack, this is also an opportunity to look to the here and now, and to the future.
“A future in which Hull and the Humber region have a big part to play.”
World Trade Centre Hull & Humber will have its flag lowered at half-mast at its offices on 48 Queen Street, Hull, this weekend.