Making a Splash: How Kansas City Impacts Water
When: Thursday May 22rd 2014, 1:15p.m. – 5:00p.m.
As cities across the nation celebrate World Trade Week, join us on May 22 to celebrate Kansas City’s World Trade Day, an annual event focused on the celebration of the KC international business community.
Every year, the President of the United States declares the third week of May to be “World Trade Week”. This declaration is to encourage the international trade community to come together in their respective regions to raise awareness of and promote the international trade of goods, services, ideas, and culture.
This year’s focus is to recognize the many KC industries that are making a significant impact on sustainable water access, sanitation, infrastructure, transportation, and education globally. An astonishing 780 million people lack access to clean water around the world. Kansas City distinguishes itself as a global city actively invested in finding solutions to this widespread problem by tackling the issue from many angles. Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate and educate yourself on the multiple KC businesses pioneering large-scale water efforts globally.
Where: Museum of Prairie Fire, H20=Life Exhibit
The event will be hosted at the highly anticipated and newly unveiled Museum of Prairie Fire. Prairie Fire’s state-of-the-art building will house some of the world’s greatest exhibitions, in partnership with one of the world’s pre-eminent scientific and cultural institutions, the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
In theme with World Trade Day, the visually stunning Water: H20 = Life exhibition invites the Kansas City community to explore the beauty and wonder of water and illuminates one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century: the sustainable management and use of this life-giving, but finite, resource.
The Program includes:
- Free admission to the brand new Museum of Prairie Fire
- Access to the world renowned Water H20= Life exhibit
- Large-scale networking opportunities
- Q & A with KC business leaders on water initiatives and projects
- Complimentary pastries, coffee, and cocktails