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The vision of the World Trade Center New Orleans is to be the premier voice of international trade and business in the Gulf South. The ultimate indication of success will be the presence of a vigorous and growing international business community, supporting Louisiana’s status as the “gateway to North America.”

Our results speak for themselves. Over the years, the World Trade Center New Orleans has hosted presidents and ambassadors, supported trade missions across the world, and held a robust lineup of educational events. 

With our partners from across the state, our work helps support an environment where international trade and foreign direct investment across Louisiana can thrive.

Countries Hosted by WTCNO

The World Trade Center New Orleans is proud to serve as a convener for delegations from across the world. Since 2022, the World Trade Center New Orleans has hosted government and business officials from over 50 countries.

World Trade Center New Orleans in the News

Past Crises as Present Shields: How COVID and Suez Canal Experiences Averted a Major Fallout from the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

In the latest episode of MarketScale’s premier roundtable Experts Talk, Harrison Crabtree, Director of the World Trade Center New Orleans, provides a nuanced understanding of the situation.

WTCNO to Honor Gregory Rusovich

Gregory Rusovich, CEO of Transoceanic Development, is this year’s recipient of the Eugene J. Schreiber Award. The award recognizes Rusovich’s long and impactful career as a professional promoting international trade policy and diplomacy, to the benefit of Louisiana.

Legislation Aims to Increase Access to Infrastructure Jobs

The legislation, which was drafted with support from economic development nonprofit Greater New Orleans Inc., aims to improve access to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program for people who have been released from a correctional facility and/or have a criminal record.

Ukraine Consul General Forges Partnerships With Louisiana Ports, Cities

The Consul General of Ukraine in Houston, Texas, Vitalii Tarasiuk, traveled to south Louisiana to meet with officials from both the Port of New Orleans and Port of South Louisiana, along with other business leaders and political officials.

Jensen to Receive Award from World Trade Center New Orleans

The World Trade Center New Orleans announced that Jack C. Jensen Jr., founder of TCI Trucking and Warehousing, is the recipient of the 2023 C. Alvin Bertel Award.

World Trade Center Announces Partnership with Windsor Court

On July 25, the World Trade Center New Orleans announced the unveiling of “WTCNO at the Windsor Court,” a new partnership designed to provide WTCNO members with a place to socialize, network and build a stronger trade community.

New and Notables: Harrison Crabtree

In 2022, GNO Inc. formed an operational partnership with the World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTCNO), Harrison Crabtree, named director of the WTCNO in January, is leading the charge.

World Trade Center New Orleans to Lead Trade Mission to Ireland

World Trade Center New Orleans to lead first trade mission under operational partnership with GNO, Inc., focusing on technology and health sciences.