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World Trade Center San Diego
530 B St. 7th Floor
San Diego, California 92101








Certified Best Practices

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

About World Trade Center San Diego

World Trade Center San Diego (WTC) is an organization dedicated to growing international trade and investment opportunities for the San Diego region.

As an affiliate of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and alongside its Founding Partners, WTC aims to cultivate a pipeline of export-ready firms, maximize foreign investment opportunities, and enhance the region’s international identity in order to boost San Diego’s global fluency and competitiveness.

Member Benefits:

  • Export consulting/support
  • Inbound delegation and FDI company stewardship
  • Outbound international trade missions
  • Research

Local Industries:

  • Clean Technology,
  • Healthcare & Wellness,
  • Hospitality: Tourism & Leisure,
  • Information Technology & Software,
  • Aerospace: Aviation & Defense,
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences,
  • Import & Export,
  • Government/Public Services,
  • Marine: Maritime & Shipbuilding/Sporting Boats,
  • Biotechnology & Bioscience,
  • Athletic & Outdoor,
  • Advertising & Public Relations,
  • Electronics,
  • Education & Knowledge Creation

Join Us

Facilities & Services

The World Trade Center San Diego has the following facility offerings and core areas of service. We provide businesses with the links to pursue international opportunities through our global network and thrive to bring value to San Diego's international trade community:


  • Seminar / Meeting Rooms

Trade Services

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


WTC leverages its extensive network and knowledge base to support local firms entering the global marketplace.


Our Impact

Local Prosperity through International Opportunity

With its prosperous biotech, medtech, and pharmaceutical industries, an abundant talent pool, and access to advanced manufacturing resources in California and across the border, San Diego is well positioned as a hub for international trade.


foreign countries hosted in 2018


global companies supported in 2018


millions in new export sales supported through MetroConnect Program

Our Team

We bring a wealth of experience in international business strategy, export/import compliance, and global fluency to the Cali Baja Binational Mega-region.


Meet Our Members & Tenants

Our members represent a diverse array of small, medium, & large companies, community leaders, and government officials from Southern California's leading international entities.

No Tenants

Upcoming Events

WTC San Diego provides the local community with a variety of quality business education seminars, networking opportunities & event management services for members looking to leverage the WTC San Diego brand.

In the News

As a major international business platform, WTC San Diego keeps clients, members and investors, and the San Diego business community updated through its newsletter, social media platforms, public relations, and community outreach.


  • WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego Awarded Multi-Year Grant of $425,000 from International Trade Administration - SAN DIEGO – (Sept. 29, 2010) WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego (WTCSD) has received the Market Cooperator Program (MDCP) award from the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. WTCSD will receive over $141,000 per year for each of the next three ... more


  • World Trade Center San Diego Partners with Fashion Week San Diego - Matt Confer, Director of Marketing and Communications, WTC San Diego, shares the "Value of Going Global" at Fashion Week San Diego To read more click on the source below: more

  • Future business: Locals need to look abroad - San Diego may need to spend billions on roads, water and sewer lines and other infrastructure, but its future economic health depends on local companies marketing their expertise internationally. That was the message at the Urban Land Institute local chapter's monthly breakfa... more

  • Panel: EB-5's direct investment component underutilized - Panel: EB-5's direct investment component underutilizedBy KATHERINE CONNOR, The San Diego Daily TranscriptThursday, October 24, 2013 The EB-5 visa program has gotten a bad rap, with one component of the system missing from the conversation entirely, according to immigration l... more

  • World Trade Center San Diego Announces Leadership Change: Board Appoints Interim CEO - Contact: Janice Sherlock The J Sherlock Group, marketing & public relations Phone For Immediate Release MEDIA RELEASE World Trade Center San Diego Announces Leadership Change Board Appoints Interim CEO SAN DIEGO,... more

  • Australia New Zealand Business Mission Set by WTCSD: February four-city visits available for regional businesses - December 13, 2013 MEDIA RELEASE Australia New Zealand Business Mission Set by WTCSD February four-city visits available for regional businesses SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - DECEMBER 12, 2013 - The World Trade Center San Diego has announced a four-city business m... more


  • Global Company Thermo Fisher Expands to Tijuana - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - This week, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the global life sciences and biotechnology company, cut the ribbon on its Software Center of Excellence (COE) in Tijuana. Thermo Fisher Scientific is a world leader in serving science with $17 billion in revenues and ap... more

  • MetroConnect Workshops Help Global Expansions - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - As part of the 2016 MetroConnect Program, WTC San Diego hosted two workshops to help the current cohort of 15 companies learn the ins and outs of going global. The first workshop was hosted by East County-based Taylor Guitars. Leadership from the company ... more

  • MetroConnect Company Profile: Ocean Aero - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - San Diego’s thriving tourism and life sciences companies are often in the limelight. However, there’s one industry that had an economic impact of over $14 billion in 2012 alone and has significant regional impact: maritime. Maritime technology, or bluetech... more


  • China Business Outlook Presented by WTCSD and HSBC Bank - 10th Annual event features experts on Chinese economy, business strategies and investments. SAN DIEGO, CALIF. — JANUARY 27, 2014 — The World Trade Center San Diego, along with HSBC Bank USA will sponsor a China symposium on Thursday, February 6 from 3:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the U... more

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World Trade Center San Diego
530 B St. 7th Floor
San Diego, California 92101