- Global Engagement
- About Us
The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) is the largest global business network in Maryland and across the mid-Atlantic. Our members come from the region’s top institutions – public and private companies, non-profits, universities, and government agencies. They come to WTCI to learn, connect, and grow through our mix of events, fellowships, services, and exchanges.
The premier annual event to honor the steadfast leaders in Maryland
who are driving change in the state and around the world.
Your 24-hour source for learning from our vast network of content matter experts.
The Maryland Innovation Lab provides Maryland companies with the opportunity to use new, cutting-edge technology sourced from around the world.
Each year, we host hundreds of visitors from around the world to meet with their professional counterparts in our region to share knowledge, culture, and ideas.
Working with our partners, we match startup or scaleup technology companies from around the world with Maryland companies that can benefit from a new innovation. The new “couples” work together for up to eight months, with strategic support from the hub partners to make that happen.
Insights is your home for new perspectives. Gain new wisdom about how to lead at a globally minded business, whether you're at the top, a mid-level executive, or just new to the business world.
We offer prestigious fellowships to mid- and senior-level managers who want to join the C-Suite at a global business, as well as students considering a career that will span the globe.
Throughout the year, we host a variety of events that offer learning and networking opportunities. They range from small, thought provoking discussions with global executives to energizing daylong conferences with women leaders. There's always something around the corner!
Ten years is a long time for any professional relationship. But that’s how long President Ryan Polakoff and supply chain optimization company Nexterus have been involved with the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), and there’s no sign of slowing down.