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Serving Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Region

May is World Trade Month in the U.S.

It was created to focus on the importance of exporting and to encourage businesses to increase exports.

This year’s theme is Overcoming Challenges; Unleashing Growth.

Make sure to super charge your global trade knowledge by participating in one of the free events here, offered through our trade education partners, Passages.

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The World Trade Center is excited to announce the launch of its LOUISIANA GLOBAL GUMBO PODCAST Series

In a state that overflows with talent and opportunity, Louisiana Global Gumbo(LGG)serves to lay out the ingredients that make Louisiana and its place in the world so exceptional. Produced and co-hosted by Jason French, French Strategic Partners, and Ed Webb, CEO, World Trade Center New Orleans, listeners can tune in as some of Louisiana’s most recognized names in business, trade, and politics are invited to dig into the culture, entrepreneurship, and natural resources that make Louisiana an economic powerhouse.   

The LGG table will have podcast guests from across our state including the likes of Mike Strain, LA Commissioner of Agriculture, and Michael Hecht, President and CEO, GNO Inc., with each of our special podcast guests providing a nutritious helping of internationally focused information ranging from global opportunities and challenges, innovation, and entrepreneurs with each addressing the complexities, uncertainties, impacts on efficiency, and new strategic approaches in various industries. 

Listen to “Louisiana Global Gumbo” on your preferred podcast platform (Apple, Amazon, Spotify)– or visit

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WTC is On a Mission to expand trade internationally

JULY 2022- This mission will feature a traditional “Explore Israel” track to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, as well as four industry tracks in sectors for which Israel is among the world leaders in business and innovation.

Participants will also enjoy an exclusive opportunity to take part in the Opening Ceremonies of the Maccabiah Games, the third largest sporting event in the world.

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August 2022- SUSTA will take our Southern exporters to San Pedro Sula, Honduras to better understand the market and meet with key contacts of the retail and foodservice industry. 

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October 2022- SUSTA will take our Southern exporters to Mexico City and Monterrey to better understand the market and meet with key contacts of the retail and foodservice industry. 

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