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Blogs

2020

  • TECHNOLOGY ISSUE: REMOTE WORK TRENDS (WTC Montevideo) - Our WTC complex has six buildings comprised of 200,000 square meters and more than 400 companies that employ over 9,000 people. Although the Uruguayan government did not enforce a lockdown when the pandemic first came in early March, they issued a “Stay at Home” order. Given t... more

  • TECHNOLOGY ISSUE: REMOTE WORK TRENDS (WTC Valencia) - WTC Valencia is widely known in the region for organizing events at the Convention Center of the Hesperia WTC Hotel Valencia. We host various events and activities — ranging from #InnovAcciĂłn to WTC Day — throughout the year as part of the WTC Valencia Agenda. Available to our... more

  • TECHNOLOGY ISSUE: REMOTE WORK TRENDS (WTC Twente) - Every year, World Trade Center Twente organizes “World Trade Day," where representatives of foreign embassies in the Netherlands are invited to participate in a matchmaking program with companies from the region. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition cannot take place... more

  • TECHNOLOGY ISSUE: REMOTE WORK TRENDS (WTC Cyprus) - Since March 23, Cyprus has been placed under a strict lockdown, closing all airports and ports. Similar to other areas around the world, employees at non-essential businesses, such as WTC Cyprus, have been working remotely. Even with the lockdown now lifted, this way of workin... more

  • Technology Issue: Remote Work Trends (WTC Suwon) - Communities and governments around the world are struggling to deal with the chaos that COVID-19 has created. Although Korea has been dealing with the outbreak effectively, the trade sector is still going through a difficult time. New trade deals have plummeted, and the cancel... more

  • Technology Issue: Remote Work Trends (WTC Mumbai) - At the MVIRDC WTC Mumbai, management took proactive steps to respond to the disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, the task was to look after the safety of staff and guiding occupants in the complex, easing anxieties through direct communication, and enforcin... more

  • WTCA Meridian™ June 2020 Issue - more

  • WTCA Global Town Hall Recap (April 21 and 22) - In response to Member feedback to follow up on the global town hall meetings held in March, the WTCA hosted two global town hall meetings in April via video conference. Over the span of two days, 74 WTC representatives from 14 countries around the world — including China, Cypr... more

  • COVID-19 Updates From Around the Network: North America and the Caribbean - Editor’s Note: As Mexico is included in the Latin American WTCA Region, the WTCA North American Region only includes Canada, the United States, and non-Spanish speaking Caribbean countries (i.e., Haiti). On the surface, the reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and the... more

  • COVID-19 Updates From Around the Network: Middle East and Africa - According to a recent article (1) by MEED.com, “the number of COVID-19 cases in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region crossed 129,502 as of April 22.” Compared to other regions, MEA is further behind in the number of COVID-19 cases and casualties, and appears to have n... more

  • COVID-19 Updates From Around the Network: Latin America - The COVID-19 pandemic is now widespread throughout Latin America and has been present since January. However, it was not until the beginning of March that local cases were reported. Information on the total number of cases is not equally reliable across all countries in Latin ... more

  • COVID-19 Updates From Around the Network: Europe - The first known cases of COVID-19 in Europe were confirmed in France on January 24. Since then, the virus has spread rapidly across Europe, with particularly high cases and deaths in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. As the situation has escalated, governments have closed down... more

  • COVID-19 Updates From Around the Network: Asia Pacific - Since the lockdown of Wuhan, China in late January, the Asia Pacific region has been in the frontline of the ongoing fight against COVID-19. While some areas such as China are now stabilized and on the cautious path to recovery, others such as Japan and Singapore have seen cas... more

  • WTCA Meridian™ May 2020 Issue - more

  • Spotlight: WTCA Members Celebrate International Women’s Day Around the World - As we mentioned in our March issue, International Women’s Day was held on March 8 and our Member WTCs hosted and/or participated in various events around the world to raise awareness for this global day. Below are highlights from some of the events that took place: WTC Ben... more

  • WTCA Meridian™ April 2020 Issue - more

  • How Upskilling and Reskilling Programs can Give Your Company a Competitive Edge - Today’s low unemployment levels and high demand for skilled workers have created fierce competition among companies seeking to hire top talent. For job seekers, this is a blessing. For employers, it’s an increasingly expensive and difficult challenge to ensure that their workf... more

  • Female Entrepreneurship and the WTCA - Today, the presence of women in positions of influence, power, and leadership is underwhelming. Globally, women represented just 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs in 2018 and 2019. In India, we have seen women leaders face greater and bigger challenges than their male counterparts as the... more

  • The Importance of Women's Leadership in Economies Around the World - Strong leadership requires confidence, determination, and integrity. While traits like these are not exclusive to any gender, women only hold 24% of senior leadership positions around the globe. This systemic imbalance often leaves women without the opportunities they need to ... more

  • WTCA Meridian™ March 2020 Issue - more