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WTCA & BMI Announce Strategic Partnership

Mar 13, 2014


NEW YORK, NY, USA - February 21st, 2014: The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) and Business Monitor International, Ltd (BMI) today announced the formation of a strategic partnership which will bring together complementary competencies and deepen the impact of cross-disciplinary research and analysis on global, frontier and emerging markets.

The new partnership will build upon the history of BMI’s strong innovation in macroeconomic and financial market analysis and the WTCA’s global network of WORLD TRADE CENTER landmark facilities and integrated international trade services.

"The affinity partnership between WTCA and BMI is a recognition that international businesses are more successful and profitable if they can better determine and manage operating risks in target markets,” said Bella Heule, WTCA Executive Vice President. “By aligning with BMI, our WORLD TRADE CENTER network will now be able to offer relevant, timely and affordable market intelligence to their members.”

"BMI is excited to collaborate and work closely with WTCA in the coming months and years," said Richard Londesborough, CEO & Co-Founder of BMI. "This partnership is an important step in advancing both organizations’ goals of helping their clients better assess risks and opportunities across the developing economies of the globe."

The WTCA is an apolitical, not-for-profit membership association that stimulates trade and investment opportunities for commercial property developers, economic development agencies, and international businesses looking to connect globally and prosper locally. The WTCA is the only association that has exclusive rights to license the WORLD TRADE CENTER and WTC brands.

BMI is a leading, independent provider of proprietary data, analysis, ratings, rankings and forecasts covering 200
countries and 24 industry sectors.

Media contacts

For more information, please contact:

Bella Heule, WTCA 

Telephone: +1 212 432 2640 


Terry Alexander, BMI

Telephone: +1 646 368 1319