The Houston World Trade Center is housed at the Greater Houston Partnership's International Business Division. As a member of the World Trade Centers Association - headquartered in New York, we are part of a worldwide network of nearly 300 International Business Centers in 90 countries. Through cooperative relationships and support services, the Houston World Trade Association can access the resources of the world's major trading centers.
The Houston World Trade Center enhances Houston's role as an international business center and highlights markets and issues of interest to international companies looking to do business in Houston and abroad.
Since 1927, the Houston World Trade Center has provided trade support to a countless number of companies and individuals. We're making positive impacts on business in Houston and together with the Greater Houston Partnership, we're building economic vitality though global trade, one company at a time. Let yours be one of them.
As a member of the Greater Houston Partnership, you are automatically a member of the Houston World Trade Center and are entitled to member benefits. To request your World Trade Center membership card, please click here. To become a member of the Greater Houston Partnership, learn more here.
A WTC offers its members and tenants a wide range of facilities and international trade services. Since WTC services are reciprocal, members can access them at all operating WTCs around the world. Here are the services and facilities that are offered to companies seeking to expand international markets.
WTCs provide up-to-date information about their respective regions, including local products and services, market conditions, government regulations and business culture. WTCs furnish detailed profiles of local business contacts, including manufacturers, distributors and services providers. They also perform market research tailored to specific needs.The WTCA's internet website (http://www.wtca.org) is a marketing tool for the WTC's around the world, promoting events and businesses.
WTCs offer state-of-the-ar support facilities. This includes video conferencing, internet access, word processing and more. Flexible arrangements for temporary office space, meeting rooms, secretarial and translation services are also available.
WTCs organize practical, interactive international trade workshops and seminars on key local and global business issues.
Includes taking part in outbound missions to explore new markets and receiving incoming business groups.
Promote business networking by providing comfortable lounge and dining services for members and their guests. Networking forums are arranged on specialized subjects to facilitate business contacts. A World Trade Center is a recognizable symbol of locally focused economic strength in world commerce. Anchored by a unique combination of tenants and visitors, a World Trade Center is bustling hub of export activity. Membership requirements and cost vary according to each World Trade Center.