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The United Kingdom is preparing for momentous change, and Antony Phillipson is here to explain it. Phillipson is the United Kingdom's North American trade commissioner and consul general in New York City. He recently toured upstate New York, including Buffalo, to meet with local leaders and answer questions about Brexit, the U.K.'s controversial planned withdrawal from …

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara has a new chairman. Steven Briggs, vice president of sales at Dynabrade, was named to the role after Nancy Dempsey of Unifrax stepped down as chairman, citing personal reasons. Dempsey had served as chair since the start of 2017. The 90-member group promotes foreign trade by area companies.

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Patrick Whalen, executive director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, will speak at Thursday's World Trade Celebration, at 5 p.m. at Events at the Wurlitzer in North Tonawanda. The event is hosted by World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara. Whalen will speak on "tariffs, trade agreements and tourism in the Trump era." He previously served for eight years as chief opera…

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara named Craig Turner its president on a permanent basis, after he had served as interim president since last December. Turner signed a two-year contract with the organization effective April 1. World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara's territory stretches from Hamilton, Ont., to Syracuse, helping companies expand internationally and access ne…