Research Triangle Chapter

The NCWTA Research Triangle Chapter promotes growth of trade between North Carolina and the world by providing education and networking opportunities for our global ecosystem.

We are dedicated to serving those with an interest in world commerce. NCWTA is an advocacy group for our region helping companies engaged in exporting, importing, and supporting global trade activities. We also help local companies new to international business.

Current Events:

  • October 8, 2020 – FREE: “Letters of Credit & Cash Against Documents” 10am – 11am (Link)
  • September 14-15, 2020 – “Save the Date: NCWTA Annual Conference ‘NC Growing Trade with the World’ 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)
  • September 10, 2020 – FREE: “Methods of Payment & Lender Relationships” 10am – 11am(Link)
  • August 6, 2020 – FREE: “Incoterms & Freight Forwarding” 10am – 11am(Link)
  • July 2, 2020 – FREE: “Pro Forma Invoices & Price Quotes” 10am – 11am(Link)
  • June 11, 2020 – FREE: “The Export Business Plan”10am – 11am (Link)
  • February 18, 2020 – “NC World Trade Association Triad Chapter Social Event” (Link)
  • Sept. 5, 2019 – (Research Triangle Chapter) “Export University 101: Fundamentals of International Trade” (Link)
  • Sept. 13, 2019 – (Research Triangle Chapter) “NC World Trade Association Research Triangle Chapter Social Event” (Link)
  • October 4, 2019 – (Research Triangle Chapter) “Building Bridges with China” (Link)
  • October 24, 2019 – (Research Triangle Chapter) “The Importance of an International Education & the Benefits for Business” (Link)

Research Triangle Chapter

Including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel-Hill, Cary, RTP, Morrisville, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale, Wendell, Wake Forest, Youngsville, Hillsborough, Mebane, Carrboro, Apex, Fuqua-Varina, Holly Springs, Sanford, Southern Pines

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    Blake Jackman

    President Research Triangle Chapter, International Trade Manager
    Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
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    Heather L. Dean, Partner

    Board Member,
    Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP
  • Research Triangle Chapter

    Mike Seibert

    Board Member,
    SBTDC at NC State and International Business Development Program
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    Patrick Weaver

    International Finance Specialist


North Carolina World Trade Association – Research Triangle Chapter (NCWTA-Triangle) is one of several chapters associated together under the state association. North Carolina World Trade Association established in 1964 as a non-profit Corporation. The NCWTA Association establishes guidelines and governs all activities under their corporate umbrella.

The primary purpose of all the chapters associated with NCWTA is:

1. Promote international trade and a better understanding of its advantages from the export, import and investment point of view;
2. Serve as a medium for the interchange of information regarding relevant world trade matters supporting our members;
3. Generate a spirit of helpful cooperation among our members by promoting an interchange of information, experience, and opinions; on matters pertaining to world trade guided by the Board of Directors and membership.
4. Maintain liaison with government agencies and foreign trade promotion groups at home and abroad;
5. Review proposed legislation affecting the status of foreign trade and to develop policy positions in support of or in opposition to such legislation;
6. Contribute to the NC business community promoting cultural understanding in the global context.

Membership to our chapter is open to anyone with an interest in world trade and commerce. This includes but not limited to exporters, importers, attorneys, custom brokers, freight forwarders, ship lines, bankers, transportation service providers, students of international business, corporations involved in international trade, and looking to become involved in international trade.

Corporate Members