Another critical value of the WTCNO is to introduce members to individuals and assets – domestic and foreign – best positioned to catalyze participation in global trade. We maintain a network of public and private sector contacts who are able to help Louisiana businesses interested in overseas expansion by offering guidance and assistance to take advantage of these global connections.
Advocacy & Business Forums
The World Trade Center New Orleans hosts informative dialogues with industry and elected leadership to connect with our businesses. These forums provide an opportunity to speak one-on-one or via business roundtable discussions on issues relevant to your business here.
Domestic & International Trade Missions
Missions are a proven, cost-effective tool for Louisiana and Gulf Coast Region companies to learn first-hand about global and domestic market opportunities. By participating, World Trade Center New Orleans members can meet one-on-one with domestic and foreign government and business decision-makers. These include potential agents that can assist and facilitate market entry or expansion. Access to foreign and in-country government and business contacts will support long-term success.
The World Trade Center New Orleans has supported Trade Missions to numerous countries, including:
- South Africa
The Louisiana Consular Corps works closely with the World Trade Center New Orleans including- leading state, federal, regional and local economic development organizations and government agencies to identify and foster trade and commercial opportunities and the exchange of goods and services between nations represented by the Consuls themselves and the city, state and region.
Did you know: Today there are 59 operating career and honorary consuls in Louisiana, serving countries on five continents. You can find more information from the Louisiana Consular Corps.