The Baltimore-based American Center for International Leadership has announced plans to gather 500 young, emerging leaders from Eastern and Western Europe here this winter. This major conference underscores the growing importance of European connections for Maryland.
The bulk of business at the Port of Baltimore is European trade. Overseas passenger and cargo operations are an increasing facet of Baltimore-Washington International Airport's activity. Every year, the number of foreign companies locating operations in Maryland grows.
The American Center for International Leadership is now trying to combine these factors by seeking European companies with Maryland bases, in addition to American firms, to act as sponsors for the conference participants.