The World Trade Centers Association is the preeminent global organization promoting two-way international trade. Founded in 1970, there are now hundreds of World Trade Centers located in more than 100 countries with approximately one million corporate members and associates. In addition, millions of international executives each year visit shows and events sponsored by World Trade Centers.
This network is a major catalyst for trade and business development worldwide. Bi-directional, borderless commerce is an essential component of global economic prosperity, expanding local and regional economies and generating new service and distribution-related jobs. While most governments and economic development agencies focus solely on promotion, World Trade Centers occupy a unique position that enables them to support import as well as export-oriented activities World Trade Centers offer a comprehensive range of programs and services that enhance and facilitate trade in both directions.