Exploring Global Trade in the Carolinas

The Carolina World Trade Association meets regularly to promote the growth of local businesses and members,

along with the global initiatives of the Greater Charlotte and Carolina regions. Join us today!

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The CWTA normally has monthly lunch meetings near uptown Charlotte, and occasionally holds events in other locations. These monthly luncheons are rich in content and cover a wide range of topics. Recent events have included:

  • Doing Business in Mexico, featuring business and government leaders that are actively working in Mexico
  • Global Workforce Development, held at Siemens in Charlotte
  • Selling Charlotte Globally, featuring Sven Gerzer of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Connecting Charlotte to the World, featuring former Charlotte Airport Director Jerry Orr

Founded in 1964, CWTA is a chapter of the North Carolina World Trade Association (NCWTA), which promotes growth of trade between North Carolina and the world by providing education and networking opportunities for our global ecosystem.

As a business-driven non-profit organization, CWTA’s mission is to promote, foster and encourage international commerce success and expand economic growth in the Carolinas region.  We do this by:

  • Advocating the interests of business engaged in international trade on the federal, state, regional, and local levels;
  • Educating businesses and their employees to the resources, issues, policies, terms and practices within international trade;
  • Promoting regional assets and opportunities for expanding inbound and outbound international commerce; and 
  • Celebrating the successes of international trade in the Carolinas region.
The CWTA is governed by a Board of Directors who work in a variety of fields including accounting, banking, manufacturing, distribution and higher education. The CWTA Board is committed to expanding global trade in the Charlotte area for the benefit of the entire community.

Sponsor Our Next Event

The CWTA welcomes and encourages event sponsorships. The event sponsor will have their company logo
prominently displayed, and will receive recognition for their contribution at the event. Please contact the CWTA Executive Director for more information.

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