World Trade Center

  • Winternational 2015
  • Faces of Diplomacy Exhibit
  • Tony Blair Visit
  • Arab American Day
  • Canadian PM Stephen Harper
  • Mini UN Debate - Embassy Adoption
  • DC Africa Festival
  • Arab American Day 2

Designated as the official World Trade Center Washington, DC (WTCDC), our International Trade Center is part of a global network of 750,000 affiliated businesses from 330 trade centers in over 100 countries. Utilizing these connections, in conjunction with U.S. government trade agencies, embassies, think tanks and business associations, our Office for Trade Promotion (OTP) can help expand your reach and help you make a global impact.

Our team works with clients to develop events that connect nations and cultures, foster international dialogue, generate business opportunities, and raise awareness about the economic benefits that can be realized through trade.

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Upcoming Events


28mar8:00 am- 3:00 pmCountry Promotion Strategies Conference
31mar9:00 am- 10:30 amDo Trade Balances Matter?


11apr6:00 pm- 8:00 pmAuthor Series: John Zogby - Neo-Tribes and Tribal Analytics in 21st Century America
18apr6:00 pm- 8:00 pmAuthor Series: Philip Auerswald - The Code Economy: A Forty Thousand Year History

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The World Trade Center Washington, DC, is a member of the World Trade Centers Association  (WTCA).  As a gateway to the world, the WTCDC is more than a building or an organization; it is a convergence of government, business and commerce in the heart of the nation’s capital, providing unparalleled access to trade experts, resources and services.

Resource Center

TradeTalk Interview Series
Watch Andrew Gelfuso, VP of Trade Promotion, for the Reagan Building interview ambassadors, trade representatives and other dignitaries to discuss global economics and business policy. Learn what world leaders have to say about all things trade and commerce.

Featured Video (left): A Conversation with Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation St. Kitts and Nevis and Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism, Health, Culture, Information, Youth and Sports.  View More Videos                                     

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TradeWinds is published by the Office for Trade Promotion and is the official newsletter for the International Trade Center. Highlighting trade events and activities at the Reagan Building, this publication provides an intimate look at the people and policies that drive global commerce.




The ABCs of DC is the resource for unraveling Washington, DC’s alphabet soup of trade organization acronyms. Organizations such as OPIC, TDA, Ex-Im, and IFC, may sound familiar, but this piece will provides insights about their purposes and objectives.

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The International Program Report provides a snapshot of annual activities, partnerships and programs of the International Trade Center. Take a look and learn more about the international trade community in Washington, DC.

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Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Created by Congress, the program fosters international understanding and enhances the ability of American businesses to prosper in the global economy. The Smith School’s CIBER achieves the mission by combining its extensive international resourses with those of Washington area institutions and organizations.

Meridian International Center
Founded in 1960, Meridian is a premier nonprofit, global leadership organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Meridian, through its suite of programs, prepares U.S. and international leaders to meet global challenges and opportunites.

National Council on U.S. – Arab Relations (NCUSAR)
NCUSAR is an American nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, headquartered in Washington, DC, dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world. The Council plays a leading role in convening heads of Arab -U.S. relations organizations in an effort to pursue opportunites for greater inter-organizational cooperation.

The U.S. Commercial Service
The U.S. Commercial Service Strategic Partnership Initiative equips the OTP with direct access to trade specialists in the United States and in over 80 countries. Their mix of trade expertise, governmental influence, and global reach allows our team to provide our extended partners with unprecedented exposure to a broader network.

World Trade Centers Association (WTCA)
WTCA serves as an ‘international ecosystem’ of global connections, iconic properties, and integrated trade services. The association stimulates trade and investment opportunities for commercial property developers, economic development agencies, and international business looking to connect globally and prosper locally.

Washington International Trade Association (WITA)
Founded in 1982, WITA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and membership-based organization that’s dedicated to creating a neutral forum for open dialogue for international trade policy and related issues. Headquartered in the nation’s capital, the organization is widely considered Washington’s premier trade forum.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress, is the nation’s official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson and a gathering place for some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world. As the nation’s key nonpartisan policy forum for tackling global issues, the Wilson Center engages in the global dialogue of ideas through public meetings and events, broadcast and social media, print and online publications, and a wide range of outreach activities.