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Membership

Investors of the World Trade Center New Orleans (WTCNO) not only receive benefits and discounts locally but also gain reciprocal benefits offered by more than 300 World Trade Centers worldwide. WTCNO investment provides exclusive opportunities for business connections and professional development. In today’s corporate culture, achieving a return on your investment is a mandate. WTCNO investors receive quantifiable savings and tangible benefits that exceed the cost of the membership.

The World Trade Center New Orleans helps your business take advantage of growing global business opportunities in Louisiana.

Questions about membership? Email [email protected] or call (504) 529-1601.

Thank you! Your interest in the World Trade Center is an investment in your business.  As The Voice of Trade in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Region for over 75 years, we advocate for international business policies, provide access to trade services and market data while creating the global business networks that help our investors connect, grow and prosper.

We connect our members with leaders in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Region.  We facilitate meetings for investors with Ports, and economic development partners, and we coordinate networking events, educational seminars, one-on-one introductions, international awards and conferences that are globally focused.

 

Global Investor:            $10,000 – 25,000

 

Country benefits listed Plus

 

  • An annual visit with the WTC CEO, Chair and a member(s) of the Board at your place of business to meet and discuss the state of your business, the international business outlook and to receive personalized support to assist your company with its export and import goals and priorities
  • Priority entry to private networking events and introductions to foreign trade guests and dignitaries
  • Exclusive Leadership luncheon with ten of Louisiana’s top leadership and World Trade Center members

 

Country Investor:            $5,000 – 9,999

 

Regional benefits listed PLUS:

 

  • Recognition on the WTC Website TOP Investors Wall with hyper link
  • An annual Member Mention in our Louisiana Spotlight e-Newsletter that is forwarded monthly to and enjoyed by over 1000 Louisiana and Gulf Coast Region businesses
  • Meeting opportunity with members of our Executive Committee to highlight your company’s thought leadership and international goals and needs

 

 

Regional Investor:            $2,500 – 4,999

 

State benefits as listed PLUS:

 

  • Special invitations to join and participate in our Global Advocacy Chats hosted by our Advocacy Committee and Chair.
  • Opportunities for Event hosting, networking and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Minimum requirement to be eligible for a chair on the WTC Board of Directors

 

State Investor:            $1,000 – 2,499

 

  • World Trade Center Advocacy, Transportation, Energy, Technology and International Business and Agriculture Committee participation which includes valued business networking
  • Personal invitations to all World Trade Center (WTC) programming, which includes our annual signature events; the Bertel Award, Louisiana International Trade Week, the Schreiber Award and the World Trade

Center Gala. *Note that event tickets are not included in your annual investment.

  • Your logo featured on the World Trade Center Website.
  • Subscription to Shipping Solutions International Trade Blog (Nationally recognized as a must receive trade resource for small to mid-size businesses).
  • Subscription to Lexology (The most comprehensive source of international legal updates, analysis and insights for trade and related industries).
  • Worldwide and State referral network. Gain invaluable connections and introductions the World Trade Center Associations worldwide network of 1M+ members spanning or more than 300 Centers globally.
  • Invitations to increase your global business network by participating in international trade missions.

 

 

Trade Partner:            $500 – 999  (Reserved for University and Non-Profit organizations)

 

  • Your University or Non-Profit organization logo feature on the World Trade Center Website.
  • Enrollment and access to the World Trade Center Business Expansion Platform
  • Subscription to Shipping Solutions International Trade Blog (Nationally recognized as a must receive trade resource for small to mid-size businesses).
  • Subscription to Lexology (The most comprehensive source of international legal updates, analysis and insights for trade and related industries).
  • Worldwide and State referral network. Gain invaluable connections and introductions the World Trade Center Associations worldwide network of 1M+ members spanning or more than 300 Centers globally.

Membership is an Investment

Advocacy for Your Business

The World Trade Center New Orleans advocates on behalf of its members, serving as the VOICE of trade for Louisiana’s international business efforts locally and in Wash DC. Members connect within the organization through committees, and programs and events, including access to the World Trade Center Association—the best connector within business-to-business international trade network.

In Your Education

Members benefit from the World Trade Center New Orleans’ programs, events, and annual conference, all featuring top executives and experts from the regional and international business communities. The World Trade Center New Orleans programs keep members informed so they can better serve their clients and customers.

Connections for Your Business

World Trade Center New Orleans’ members represent some of the region’s most active international traders, from billion-dollar operations to family-owned small businesses. The World Trade Center New Orleans connects members with their peers in the business community, allowing our members to receive a variety of unique opportunities to discuss common international trade ideas, challenges and solutions.

Our Members

The World Trade Center New Orleans membership base represents a diverse group of industry leaders, companies, professional organizations, and government institutions. Some of our represented industries include manufacturing, energy, legal, agriculture, maritime, transportation, food and beverage, utilities, technology, and healthcare. We understand the importance of global trade for Louisiana businesses. Through our World Trade Center New Orleans programs and network, we put our members on the path to participate internationally.