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World Trade Center of New Orleans
365 Canal Street, Suite 1120
New Orleans, Louisiana LA 70130










Certified Best Practices

  • Business Services
  • Group Trade Missions
  • Trade Education
  • Trade Information

About World Trade Center New Orleans

The World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTCNO) is the strongest international business organization in the Southeast Region of the U.S. with +1,000 corporate and high-profile individual members. Our mission is to create jobs and wealth in Louisiana through international trade by providing advocacy, information, educational services, stakeholder programs and services; as well as supporting a prosperous business climate resulting in the retention, recruitment and expansion of Louisiana-based international business. In recognition of these efforts, WTCNO has received the prestigious President’s “E” and “E-Star” Awards for outstanding contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports. In 2013, WTCNO was also awarded the "Peace Through Commerce Medal" by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration.

Learn how WTCNO membership can help your business grow globally...

Member Benefits:

  • Reduced costs through Member Discounts
  • Exclusive Programs, Exec. Speakers, Certification
  • Access to confidential trade data/reports/services
  • Int'l recognition, access to network of WTCs

Local Industries:

  • Aerospace: Aviation & Defense,
  • Agri-Business, Food & Beverage Processing, Animal Husbandry,
  • Energy: Utilities & Mining,
  • Entertainment & Digital Media,
  • Industrial Manufacturing,
  • Import & Export,
  • Marine: Maritime & Shipbuilding/Sporting Boats,
  • Forest: Paper & Packaging

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Facilities & Services

The World Trade Center of New Orleans has a variety of facilities and service offerings available to members and our other affiliates.

Trade Services

  • Group Trade Mission
  • Trade Information / Market Research
  • Trade Counseling
  • Referrals
  • Education & Knowledge Creation
  • Event Management
  • Business Management & Professional Services

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Our Impact

Serving the State of Louisiana

Louisiana has consistently shown impressive growth and productivity, and maintains its position as a top ranked exporting state.


60% of all grain in the U.S. is transported through Lousiana ports


Petroleum Exports represented 22% of Louisiana's Total Exports in Q1 2013


Louisiana has shown a 23% growth in exports from year to year for the past 10 years - twice the national average

Our Team

The World Trade Center of New Orleans boasts an energetic, diverse and international staff dedicated to providing members with the best programs and services.


Meet Our Members & Tenants

Members of World Trade Center of New Orleans receive benefits and discounts locally, and also gain reciprocal benefits offered by more than 300 World Trade Centers around the world. Membership in the WTCNO identifies a firm with the world’s largest business-to-business, international trade association and signals to its peers, customers, and competitors that the company is a proactive and influential supporter of the international business community in Louisiana.

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Upcoming Events

The World Trade Center of New Orleans offers its members a myriad of programs, services and events in order to support a prosperous international business climate in the State of Louisiana.

In the News

The World Trade Center of New Orleans prides itself on being the trusted source for trade information and services that serve our members and the larger Louisiana international business community. Our impact has been noted by such high profile sources as Forbes Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post as well as many other local, national, and global media outlets.


  • New Operational Partnership for WTC New Orleans - NEW ORLEANS – The respective boards of the World Trade Center New Orleans (WTCNO) and Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) have approved an operational partnership between the two organizations. WTCNO will move into GNO, Inc., both organizationally and physically, effect... more


  • WTC NEW ORLEANS SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - The World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTCNO) is partnering with the economic development executive search firm Next Move Group to search for their next executive director. The WTCNO is the founding and oldest member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA). Founded as... more


  • Letters: Fair trade helps Louisiana - The White House has put relations with our trading partners on the front burner. Today, our nation is engaged in high-stakes negotiations with other countries across the globe. The outcomes of these negotiations could dramatically impact all Americans, but perhaps none more so... more


  • Robert Barkerding Jr. Receives 50th Bertel Award - NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA - On July 19th, Robert "Rusty" Barkerding Jr. received the 50th annual C. Alvin Bertel award, recognizing dedication of service to the Louisiana maritime community. Members of the Louisiana maritime and professional communities gathered at the Sheraton New... more

  • WTCNO CEO Comments on Agriculture Featured in News - On June 8th, an article co-authored by WTCNO CEO Caitlin Cain and Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin was published, featured in multiple outlets. The article focused on the association of agriculture and infrastructure in Louisiana. As the Trump Administrat... more

  • WTC Future of Trade Summit Featured in News - On May 9th, the World Trade Center of New Orleans hosted the Future of Trade Summit at the Hilton Baton Rouge. Attendees came to discuss the pertinent topic of change in trade policies and the future of the local economy.  Under the Trump Administration, the global trade spec... more

  • Robert Barkerding Jr to receive 2017 Bertel Award - NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA - Today the World Trade Center of New Orleans announced Robert “Rusty” Barkerding, Jr, President of Admiral Security Services as the recipient of the 2017 C. Alvin Bertel Award.  Barkerding will be honored at the annual C. Alvin Bertel Award ceremony and l... more

  • Thomas Hudson CEO of G2 LNG to Keynote WTC Summit - NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA -  Thomas Hudson, President of G2 LNG, a liquefied natural gas export company, will be the keynote speaker at the World Trade Center’s Future of Trade Summit to be held May 9 at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hudson will highlight the... more

  • Louisiana delegation seeks opportunities in Mexico - New Orleans, LA – More than 200 representatives from business, academia, and government from the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida as well as from five Mexican states gathered this week in Campeche, Mexico, to explore new business opportunities between the t... more


  • WTC Execs call for Progress at former WTC building - Ten Current, Former World Trade Center of New Orleans Executives Call for Progress In Redeveloping Former WTC Building Organization had earlier supported TCSI's competing proposal Current and former leaders of New Orleans' World Trade Center organization have issued a call fo... more

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World Trade Center of New Orleans
365 Canal Street, Suite 1120
New Orleans, Louisiana LA 70130