Tim Nowak

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According to World Trade Center St. Louis executive director Tim Nowak, the number one destination for St. Louis exports is China. With such a direct link to the St. Louis economy, the future of U.S.-China relations is particularly significant to the St. Louis region.

In his new book “Contest of the Century,” Financial Times journalist Geoff Dyer offers an in-depth look at the increasingly competitive nature of that relationship. He is in St. Louis for a presentation tonight at the St. Louis County Library.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The executive director of World Trade Center St. Louis will take part in the Eisenhower Fellowships, a program aimed at bolstering ties within the international community.

Tim Nowak was one of eight individuals selected for the program, which according to a press release seeks to foster “international understanding and leadership through the exchange of information, ideas, and perspectives among leaders throughout the world.” The selected fellows will travel to one or two countries to meet with experts in business, government, and non-profit institutions.