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Focus Areas

The World Trade Center hosts a variety of programs, seminars, and meetings throughout the year centered on the annual initiatives of the organization and the needs of the greater international business community. From our Signature Programs and Workforce Trainings to invitation-only Business Roundtables, the World Trade Center of New Orleans offers members and non-members continuous opportunities throughout the year to network, gain expertise, and pursue new business markets.


Supporting policy and projects to promote global opportunities

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Hosting a steady lineup of dynamic speakers, programs and events

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Bringing together public and private sector leaders to help grow Louisiana businesses

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WTCNO Committees

Utilizing committee by industry model to provide advice and expertise on key industry sectors

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Signature Programs

Signature programs are the World Trade Center’s premier annual events of the year.

  • Executive Speaker Series
  • Louisiana International Trade Gala
  • International Trade Certificate


Business Roundtables

Business roundtable events are where businesses connect directly with a foreign market of choice. With international business delegations arriving monthly, the World Trade Center arranges open and invitation-only roundtable meetings for your company to connect directly with government and private industry officials from a specific market region.

  • Doing Business In (Various Countries)


Workforce Training

Workforce training and education programs are designed to give companies expertise in the areas of exporting, finance and compliance, as well as exposure to the international trade process.

  • International Trade Certificate
  • Export Controls & Compliance


Major Forums

Major forums are large-scale business matchmaking and information exchange events, typically involving senior leaders and high-level delegates from foreign nations.

  • ASEAN Forum
  • Experience America


Government Roundtables

Similar to Business Roundtables, the World Trade Center regularly hosts elected leaders from city, state, and federal levels to connect with our member businesses directly. The roundtables provide an opportunity to speak one-on-one with lawmakers on policy issues relevant to your business.

  • Roundtable with (Various Elected Officials)