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Blogs

2019

  • How Business is Done in Accra: A Snapshot of One WTC's Important Role - On June 12 WTCA released its second annual Trade and Investment Report detailing how cities are navigating global economic uncertainty in local communities around the world. It also demonstrated how our Members play a vital role, working hand-in-hand with their municipalities ... more

  • 2019 T&I Report Illuminates How Businesses are Navigating Uncertainty - On June 12, World Trade Centers Association Day, the WTCA published its second annual WTCA Trade & Investment (T&I) Report: Navigating Uncertainty. This year’s report investigated how cities are pursuing trade, investment, and growth amidst heightened geopolitical and ... more

  • WTCA Meridian™ July 2019 Issue - more

  • Trends in Financial Technology Around the Globe - The days of calling a broker to order a stock trade are long behind us. Unsurprisingly, technology has become an integral aspect of investment across the world. Financial Technology, or “FinTech,” has led Wall Street’s pneumatic tubing system to be replaced by waves of advanci... more

  • WTC’s Role in Technology and Innovation: Providing a Place for Tech Companies to Flourish - In today’s digitally connected world, technology and innovation thrive. Mere brick and mortar buildings cannot be long term, apt solutions for new-age businesses that foster creative work. They need a futuristic ambience with refreshing energy that enhances productivity and ef... more

  • The Road to Silicon Valley: How Tech Companies Choose their Hometowns - Since the 1970s, Silicon Valley has been widely viewed as the global center of the technology (tech) industry. Some of the largest and most innovative tech companies such as Apple, Google, and Facebook all call it home, as do thousands of startups. A workforce of more than ha... more

  • WTCA Meridian™ June 2019 Issue - more

  • Four Emerging Business Trends in Latin America - Latin America has seen a drastic departure from business as usual. Many countries are dealing with monumental policy shifts that alter how their economies function, which of course have ripple effects on surrounding countries. Larger societal issues, such as immigration, can a... more

  • From Arkansas to QuerĂ©taro: Reflections on a GA Trade Delegation - Exports sent from Arkansas to Mexico have grown over 700 percent since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. Of those, agricultural exports have grown over 911 percent during the same period. To accomplish milestones such as these, trade delegati... more

  • Why YOU are our Greatest Salesperson - It is a well-known adage in business that an organization’s touchpoints must all reinforce the core values of that brand. That is especially true for the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA). When we talk about all of the important work of the WTCA, I do not have to tell o... more

  • Four Special Days In The Heart Of Mexico - The Annual General Assembly (GA) is the premiere event for the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA). Held in a different global region each year, it provides the host with an opportunity to showcase all that its home city has to offer. The 2019 GA was held in QuerĂ©taro, Mexi... more

  • WTCA Meridian™ May 2019 Issue - more

  • Trends in Global Trade: 1969 to 2019 - Global trade has shown a consistent rising trend since World War II. Most notably, from 1950 to 2017, the global export volume of trade goods increased from US$62 billion to about US$18 trillion. As this year marks the beginning of a year-long commemoration of the World Trade ... more

  • The Continued Power Of The WTCA Network - As we kick off our year-long 50th Anniversary campaign, we asked long-time Member and Lifetime Honorary Board Director, Ms. Annie S.C. Wu, to reflect on her time as part of the WTCA. I was first introduced to the World Trade Centers Association network when I helpe... more

  • Celebrating 50 Years Of The World Trade Centers Association - As part of the 50th Anniversary of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), the Headquarters office plans a number of exciting and engaging activations for Members, their communities, and the whole network alike. At the General Assembly in QuerĂ©taro, Mexico, attende... more

  • WTCA Meridian™ April 2019 Issue - more

  • Women in the Workplace — An Increasingly Formidable Presence - March 8, 2019, marks International Women’s Day, celebrated at a time when data shows that women are gaining traction in their work and entrepreneurial efforts, and increasing their overall contribution to the global economy. Women within the entrepreneurial community are bec... more

  • WHY WE HONOR WOMEN AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER MIAMI! - Gender parity is a vital issue for the global trade and logistics industry. Bringing more women into our workforce as entrepreneurs, professionals, and executives benefits communities around the world, and World Trade Centers can be powerful catalysts for change. When I enter... more

  • Women, Trade, and Transformative Change - Each year March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and in 2019 the global celebration featured the theme “Balance for Better.” Our feature for March aims to look at what this might mean for the global economy, and why placing equality on the agenda is good business for everyon... more

  • WTCA Meridian™ March 2019 Issue - more