Educational and Networking Programs
Detailed seminars focus on subjects such as export and import procedures, compliance programs, ITAR, NAFTA, international payments, risk mitigation, legal considerations and more. Luncheon programs provide updates on regulations and highlight country specific and cultural topics. Networking events include company tours, an annual Port Tour and our annual Holiday Luncheon.
Our roundtable discussions are facilitated by WTC members and encourage the sharing of experiences, challenges, successes and lessons learned. Everyone is welcome to participate or simply listen and learn.
• Global Trade Topics
Broad range of topics are addressed in this series, from managing distributors and customs clearance issues, to using social media for international marketing and managing the challenges and rewards of frequent international travel.
• Industry Focused
Every industry group has its own challenges and regulatory issues to overcome and our roundtables provide a forum for addressing such issues with peers.
• Geographic Focused
Regardless of your products, each country has its own distinct customs, cultural concerns, language barrier and legal framework, learn from local companies and experts on how to best address concerns.
Member to Member Referral
We facilitate member to member referrals and encourage members to share international experiences, best practices, and challenges and pitfalls in the global marketplace. Referral to trade service providers within our network is also included.
Reciprocal Access to other World Trade Centers
There are over 330 World Trade Centers in 100 countries, and members may utilize the services and facilities of all World Trade Centers at their member rates. Such services include access to temporary office space and meeting facilities, matchmaking services, discounts to local hotels and discounts to educational and networking events.
• Market Intelligence and Trends
• Harmonized Code Research
• Industry and Country reports
• Trade Data and Tariff Rate Information
Technical Trade Assistance
We provide one-on-one counseling on the technical aspects of trade transactions, answer trade related questions and make referrals to experts on many topics including documentation, regulations, trade agreements and finance for both importing and exporting related issues.
• Harrisburg International Airport – special programs
• Economist’s Global Forecasting – monthly reports explain key issues and trends in all important developed and emerging markets, spelling out their implications for your business
Annual International Trade Conference
This event focuses on various aspects of international business, and features renowned speakers from around the country as well as a trade exhibit.
• International Market Development
• Project Management
• In-house training of employees
Trade Initiatives & Inbound Missions
The WTC organizes group exhibits at industry specific tradeshows and organizes overseas trade missions. Examples of past events include exhibits at the Fancy Food Show, K-Fair, DRUPA and ANUGA. We also host inbound trade delegations and provide matchmaking services.