Empowering globally minded leaders with ideas and connections to drive growth and global good

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.

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Our Mission

We empower globally-minded business leaders from the Mid-Atlantic with ideas and connections to drive growth and global good.

We focus on six issues: global business; security and international affairs; innovation; transformational leadership; environment and sustainability; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our Programs

Faces of WTCI

A Decade of Building Bonds

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.

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