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The North Carolina World Trade Association (NCWTA) was established in 1964 and serves professionals involved in the trade of goods and services internationally. The organization also promotes the growth of international commerce between North Carolina and the world. Recognized as the “voice of international trade in North Carolina,” NCWTA acts as a nerve-center for individuals, companies, and organizations that seek trade expansion for the state.

NCWTA is composed of a state board and regional chapters. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in world trade and commerce. Members include manufacturers, exporters, importers, and service providers as well as academic and governmental leaders. Each regional chapter holds regular seminars and chapter meetings providing valuable knowledge-building and networking opportunities.

Our Chapters

We Have Chapters Across North Carolina.

Charlotte Chapter

Triad Chapter

Research Triangle Chapter

Coastal Plains Chapter

Our Current and Recent Events:

 

  • April 7, 2020 – “NCWTA Golf Tournament Mid Pines & Pine Needles” (Link)
  • April 6-7, 2020 – “Save the Date: NCWTA Annual Conference ‘Trade in Turbulent Times’ with NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall keynote speaker Monday dinner and Pete Mento Breakfast speaker Tuesday morning. Mid Pines Resort Southern Pines NC” (Link)
  • December 3, 2019 – (Carolina Chapter) “Salute to the Troops Holiday Event! Celebrating Pathfinders!” (Link)
  • December 2, 2019 – (Triad Chapter) “Save the Date: Blockchain and cutting edge Developments for International Logistics” Dinner program at Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro. Registration and reception begins 6 PM dinner 7 PM. (Link)
  • October 24, 2019 – (Carolina Chapter) “International Meet Up: German Beer, Irish Whiskey, Russian Vodka and American snacks” (Link)
  • October 24, 2019 – (Research Triangle Chapter) “The Importance of an International Education
    & the Benefits for Business” (Link)
  • October 17, 2019 – (Carolina Chapter) “TURBULENCE AHEAD: A Global Airline’s Insights into Trade,Tariffs, Brexit, and More” (Link)
  • October 10-11, 2019 – (Triad Chapter) “Export Bootcamp: Sustaining Your Global Success” (Link)
  • October 4, 2019 – (Research Triangle Chapter) “Building Bridges with China” (Link)
  • Sept. 19, 2019 – (Carolina Chapter) “Carolina World Trade Association Event” (Link)
  • Sept. 13, 2019 – (Research Triangle Chapter) “NC World Trade Association Research Triangle Chapter Social Event” (Link)
  • Sept. 5, 2019 (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER) – (Research Triangle Chapter) “Export University 101: Fundamentals of International Trade” (Link)
  • July 24, 2019 – (Triad Chapter) “Triad Chapter Greensboro Intermodal tour and social mixer” (Link)
  • July 10, 2019 – (Research Triangle Chapter) “Research Triangle Chapter Social Mixer July 10 2019” (Link)
  • April 25, 2019 – “China IP Road Show” (Link)
  • Feb 20, 2019 – “Protecting your Intellectual Property Overseas” (Link)
  • Jan 8, 2019 – “Import Export Compliance Seminar” (Link)
  • Sept 4, 2018 – “NCWTA Triad Chapter Meeting” (Link)
  • June 5, 2018 6PM – (CWTA Charlotte) “Leaders in International Commerce Awards Banquet”
  • May 17, 2018 11AM – 1:30PM – (CWTA Charlotte) “International Trends and Challenges in the Coffee and Tea Business” with Tracy Ging, Sr VP of S&D Coffee and Tea
  • March 15, 2018 – (CWTA Charlotte) “Samaritan’s Purse – International Project Logistics” with Eric Kohout
  • February 15, 2018 – CWTA Charlotte) “Charlotte Regional Airport Update” with Brent Cagle
  • February 13, 2018 – (Triad Chapter) “Explosive Rate of Change in Supply Chain. Be ready or be run over.” (Link)
  • January 31, 2018 – (Coastal Plains Chapter)  “Eastern NC Engaging the World – Never Forget You Made (or Make?) a Difference” with NC Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall. This event is also Honoring Ambassador Ghanim Al Shibli (Link)

Mission Statement

The NCWTA promotes growth of trade between North Carolina and the world by providing education and networking opportunities and advocacy for Carolinians engaged in exporting, importing, and supporting global trade activities.

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