NEW YORK, NY – January 6, 2020 – The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) — a global network of more than 325 highly-connected, mutually supportive businesses and organizations — is currently assisting nearly 20 WTCs from around the world with coordinating member trade delegations to attend CES 2020 through the WTCA Delegate Program, the first mission of its kind developed by the association’s “Trade Services Member Advisory Council (MAC)” and the “Conventions & Exhibitions MAC.” The initiative is led by World Trade Center (WTC) Las Vegas, a partnership between the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, owner and producer of CES®, the world’s largest and most influential global technology event.
World Trade Centers (WTCs) from across the globe – including members from the United States, Canada, China, India, South Korea, Mexico, France, Ghana and Panama – will attend the event to connect with trade partners and identify investment opportunities. Multiple member delegations will bring companies from their respective countries to CES to connect them with business partners and showcase their services to encourage future trade and investment. WTC Las Vegas assisted all attending WTCs with delegate registrations, visa letters and promotion of the program to member and community businesses in advance of this year’s event.
“CES is the world’s leading technology event bringing together top CEOs and executives from around the globe, which is a natural fit for the nature of the World Trade Centers Association,” said World Trade Center Las Vegas CEO, Chris Meyer. “It’s a great honor for World Trade Center Las Vegas to work with our partners across the network to support the value of face-to-face meetings for driving business forward.”
Approximately 150 attendees and exhibitors will take part in the WTCA Delegate Program. Companies attending include ActiBioMotion (via WTC Tampa Bay), Den Smart Home and Vidinexus (via WTC Twente), Meta-Biomed (via WTC Seoul) and Promo Ocean (via WTC Noida), and cover a range of industries including augmented reality, wearables, blockchain and education technology.
“The World Trade Centers Association allows members and their member companies to connect globally and prosper locally,” said WTCA Chair, Board of Directors, John E. Drew. “With WTC Las Vegas’ expertise and support, we are able to fulfill that mission, leveraging our unique network to give members and businesses the chance to engage with the top technology companies in the world.”
WTC Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce — partners working together to advance business relationships and maximize economic opportunities stemming from international business visitors coming to Las Vegas — will host a private reception for members of the Delegate Program prior to the start of CES, featuring WTCA Board Member and WTC Winnipeg President and CEO, Mariette Mulaire. The program also includes a special breakfast event on January 9 where Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), will deliver a keynote speech. He will be joined by WTC Las Vegas CEO, Chris Meyer, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO and President, Steve Hill, and WTCA Board Member and WTC Panama Executive Director, Remy Swaab. CES 2020, the world’s leading technology event which attracts 175,000 attendees from 160 countries, will take place from January 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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About World Trade Centers Association (WTCA)
The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is a network of more than 325 highly connected, mutually supporting businesses and organizations in nearly 100 countries. As the owner of the “World Trade Center” and “WTC” trademarks, the WTCA licenses exclusive rights to these brands for Members to use in conjunction with their independently-owned, iconic properties, facilities and trade services offerings. Through a robust portfolio of events, programming and resources that it offers its Members, the goal of the WTCA is to help local economies thrive by encouraging and facilitating trade and investment across the globe through Member engagement. To learn more visit www.wtca.org.