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About Us

Our Mission

”We foster economic development throughout Louisiana and the surrounding Gulf Coast Region by advocating for the support and the promotion of the international trade goals of our members and key stakeholders”.

We know that Louisiana businesses should be more global, and opportunities for them to do so are multiplying.

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Our Vision

The World Trade Center New Orleans will be the recognized Voice of Trade for Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. This vision is driven by our international trade advocacy efforts, providing our investors access to and connectivity with business and government leadership and by delivery of trade resources and education. Our sole purpose is to help our companies succeed internationally. Global commerce isn't just one of the things we do, it's the only thing we do.

The Promise of New Orleans, the Promise of Trade, Our Promise to You!

Our History

The International House—which preceded the World Trade Center of New Orleans—merged with the International Trade Mart in 1968. The formal dedication ceremony took place on April 30, 1968, as part of a larger celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans.

The establishment of the International Trade Mart sparked the formation of a global league of trade centers, now unified by the World Trade Centers Association. The association focuses on developing trade by assisting in the creation of joint ventures, prioritizing educational projects and collaborating with like-minded organizations. Today, there are more than 300 World Trade Center organizations in 96 countries.

Seventy years later, the World Trade Center of New Orleans continues the mission of the International House and International Trade Mart by pursuing more opportunities for members and demonstrating to the world that Louisiana offers a profitable environment where businesses can thrive.

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