Learn from the best. The WTCGP’s programming of educational seminars and conferences are designed to provide the tools and business intelligence needed to make informed business decisions.
Our events commonly feature:
- A forum to share experiential knowledge;
- Case studies of companies who have demonstrated success in international markets;
- Presentations on doing business in markets of opportunity;
- Experienced trade service professionals with invaluable insight for exporters; and
- The latest information from leading international and national trade experts on factors and policies affecting the global economy.
GLOBAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Organized in partnership with the LeBow College of Business of Drexel University, the Global Business Conference is an annual conference that brings together leaders from the region’s business, government and academic communities, in addition to senior U.S. government officials and industry executives. This signature event provides an outlook on global market trends for the upcoming year, updates attendees on national policies that may impact regional businesses, and provides practical tools to help businesses increase their global sales.
WORLD TRADE CENTERS DAY DINNER
Each year, the WTCGP presents the World Trade Centers Day Dinner and Awards to celebrate the global achievement of the Greater Philadelphia region and to recognize those international business leaders who have made a significant contribution to regional and national economic growth through international trade. During the event, we honor a prominent figure or organization with the Global Business Leadership Award and recognize both a Pennsylvania and New Jersey Member Company of the Year.
This event is in keeping with World Trade Centers Day, which was designated by the World Trade Centers Association in cooperation with the United Nations, as an occasion of reflection of the events of September 11, 2001, and a celebration of the ideal of prosperity through international trade. World Trade Centers worldwide organize activities ranging from conferences to cultural events to foster this message.
PENNSYLVANIA INTERNATIONAL WEEK
Each year the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania organizes Pennsylvania International Week (PIW), a series of events throughout the Commonwealth that allows companies to meet with Pennsylvania’s 20 overseas representatives, who cover 62 markets. During the week, the WTCGP arranges meetings between Southeastern Pennsylvania companies and these trade representatives to discuss specific market opportunities. As the Regional Export Network representative in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the WTCGP organizes this event for the Greater Philadelphia region in support of the State’s efforts to grow international trade.
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE
Pennsylvania International Week culminates with the Philadelphia International Showcase. Recognized as the region’s leading international business reception and networking event, the Philadelphia International Showcase brings together the international business, diplomatic, and academic communities to “showcase” the international vitality of the region and celebrate Greater Philadelphia as a world-class international business destination.
STATE OF THE PORT ADDRESS & LUNCHEON
Local companies doing international business depend on one of the Greater Philadelphia region’s greatest assets: its infrastructure. With expanding port, airport and rail facilities on the horizon, the Greater Philadelphia region is poised for tremendous growth along the Delaware River – a thriving gateway for international trade. The annual State of the Port Address and Luncheon serves as a popular gathering of the maritime and transportation communities, and the many businesses that depend upon them, and provides an opportunity to learn of the latest global and regional port developments.
MEMBERS’ APPRECIATION RECEPTION
The Members’ Appreciation Reception is our annual tribute to WTCGP member companies. This popular networking reception allows business leaders to meet and mingle with the WTCGP staff, board members, advisory council members, and fellow member companies.