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Now in our 72nd year, The Memphis World Trade Club is an organization of Memphis' professionals in the international trade industry. MWTC is one of the oldest and most respected clubs in our industry and a key resource in the Memphis community for promoting the participation and growth in international trade.

We provide a forum for effective networking and discussion of trade issues and for world-class educational opportunities and hospitality. We are the key organization in our community to meet importers and exporters, ocean carriers, railroads, truckers, airlines, customs house brokers and forwarders, port representatives, international bankers, warehouse providers and more.

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Upcoming events

January Monthly Luncheon

Join us for our January luncheon featuring guest speaker:

Richard W. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer

FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. 

Richard W. Smith is President and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation based in Memphis, Tenn., U.S. He is responsible for ensuring that FedEx Trade Networks, an international integrated freight forwarder, delivers tailored solutions to guide businesses of all sizes and continues being a leading provider of global transportation services, value-added logistics solutions, and comprehensive customs brokerage services.

Growing up alongside the company in Memphis, Tennessee, Richard developed a deep passion and understanding of the valuable role logistics serves in connecting people and goods and creating economic growth. In 2010, he was voted one of Memphis’ “Top 40 Under 40” by the Memphis Business Journal.

Richard joined FedEx Services in 2005 as a Senior Solutions Analyst. In 2007 he became a Manager at FedEx SupplyChain Solutions. He was promoted to Managing Director of Life Sciences & Specialty Services at FedEx Express in 2009 and was named Vice President of Global Trade Services in April 2014. Most recently he held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Trade and Specialty Services.

Richard earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He serves on the following Boards: The Greater Memphis Chamber and its Chairman’s Circle, Launch Tennessee and the Coalition of Services Industries. 

       Tuesday, January 22 at 11:30 am

Chickasaw Country Club

3395 Galloway Ave

Memphis, TN 38122

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