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Blogs

2021

  • Q&A with the Inaugural 2020 WTCA Champions Awards Winners - The WTCA Editorial Team virtually sat down with the five winners of the inaugural WTCA Champions Awards to discuss their recent achievements and their aspirations for the organization in 2021. *Champion Award for Member of the Year: Pamela Pascual of WTC Metro Manila *Champi... more

  • WTCA Executive Director-Business Development Addressed 2020 CCPIT Event - On December 20, Robin van Puyenbroeck, WTCA Executive Director-Business Development, virtually attended and spoke at the 2nd annual “Chinese Listed Companies to Build the Belt & Road International (BRI) Cooperation Forum” held in Shenzhen, Guangdong province in China. On b... more

2020

  • WTCA Member Forum 2020: We Are Open For Business - On November 17-19, the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) hosted its first virtual global event, the 2020 WTCA “We Are Open For Business” Member Forum. Bringing together more than 300 registered participants from 141 World Trade Centers (WTCs) across the globe, alongside p... more

  • Spotlight: Q&A with WTCA Executive Director-Business Development, Robin van Puyenbroeck - Robin – thank you so much for (virtually) sitting with us today and congratulations again on your new role at the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA). Can you take a moment to briefly discuss your professional background and what attracted you to the WTCA? Let me first tha... more

  • Member Perspective - Special Section: COVID-19 Hero Stories From Around The Network (North America) - WTC Denver Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, President and CEO, Project C.U.R.E. and Board Member, WTC Denver  For more than 30 years, Project C.U.R.E. — a non-profit, humanitarian relief organization that has been a member of WTC Denver for more than a decade — has shipped d... more

  • Member Perspective - Special Section: COVID-19 Hero Stories From Around The Network (Africa) - WTC Accra Edem Kofi Yevutsey, General Manager, WTC Accra Ghana recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March 12, igniting a concerted and collaborative effort between the government and private individuals to manage its public health, social, and economic impacts. The te... more

  • Member Perspective - Special Section: COVID-19 Hero Stories From Around The Network (Europe) - WTC Barcelona Judith Llorente, Marketing Manager, WTC Barcelona WTC Barcelona (WTCB)wanted to do its part in the fight against the pandemic, so the team encouraged their community to show their support to the COVID-19 healthcare workers and patients by launching an initiat... more

  • Member Perspective - Special Section: COVID-19 Hero Stories From Around The Network (Asia Pacific) - WTC Metro Manila Pamela D. Pascual, President and CEO, WTC Metro Manila WTC Metro Manila (WTCMM) — a pioneer in world-class exhibition venues in the Philippines — was converted into a COVID-19 center on April 3 to help the government address the looming gap in hospitals ... more

  • WTCA Meridian™ July/August 2020 Issue (Special Summer Double Issue) - more

  • Announcing the 2020 WTCA MAC Chairs and Vice-Chairs - In June, the WTCA MACs held their annual Chair and Vice-Chair elections. More than 20 individuals ran for a leadership position for the forthcoming year to lead and engage MAC members around the world, facilitating membership dialogue and taking actionable steps towards a stro... more

  • TECHNOLOGY ISSUE: REMOTE WORK TRENDS (WTC Kansas City) - Like many of our counterparts, WTC Kansas City’s initial days of working remotely and understanding the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic involved postponing and delaying programs and events until we could formulate a plan to continue our mission: Education, Connect, and Trade.... more

  • TECHNOLOGY ISSUE: REMOTE WORK TRENDS (WTC Denver) - WTC Denver has been an active WTCA Member since 1987, and concentrates on delivering quality trade education, global business consulting services, and trade research for all industries in the Rocky Mountain region. Since 1973, Denver has hosted one of the most popular World Tr... more

  • TECHNOLOGY ISSUE: REMOTE WORK TRENDS (WTC Sharjah) - Similar to other WTCs, Expo Centre Sharjah (WTC Sharjah) has faced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic to make the decision to postpone, cancel, or move its in-person exhibitions to a digital environment. Considering parameters, we took varying approaches to four events so... more

  • TECHNOLOGY ISSUE: REMOTE WORK TRENDS (WTC Algiers) - World Trade Center Algiers started its operations more than 20 years ago and has grown into a respected and recognizable local brand. By offering companies the necessary supporting tools to grow in Algeria — from consultancy to trade services, real estate management to corpora... more

  • 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 #InnovAcción 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