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Throughout the year, the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) hosts a variety of events – from thought-provoking two-hour discussions with global executives to energizing daylong conferences with current and future leaders. Speakers have included Honest Tea founder Seth Goldman, Stanley Black & Decker President of Hand Tools, Accessories, and Storage Tabata Gomez and Olympian Dominique Dawes. Thousands of attendees have walked away with ideas and connections to drive growth and global good.
The 2023 program will run from August 16th until August 25th. Each day typically lasts from 9:30 am until about 3:30 pm and exposes the fellows to behind-the-scenes tours of Maryland companies, panel discussions with business, government, and nonprofit professionals, and career-building skills and competencies.
At Taste of Business: India network with fellow WTCI members while learning about business opportunities in India. The event runs from 5-7 pm and includes a short 1/2 hour speaking presentation led by leaders with experience in the featured region. In addition, you will have the opportunity to sample regional cuisine from our favorite local restaurants.
Go Inside Middle River Aerostructure Systems (MRAS) - a world-leading manufacturer of thrust reversers (the braking system on a jet engine), engine nacelle components, and specialized aerostructures. See MRAS's 1-million sq. ft. facility situated on 180 acres – where the company and its predecessors have designed, built, and equipped civil and military aircraft for more than 90 years.
For the past seven years, the World Trade Center Institute’s AGILE Global Innovation Series has been the go-to event for global innovation. In 2023, we will take this programming to the next level. In partnership with the Maryland Tech Council and TEDCO, we will host a daylong summit covering the global challenges and innovative opportunities that are top of mind for business leaders during the Great Acceleration.
Four times a year, executives come together to hear from experts on the front lines about breakthrough innovations that address some of the most pressing issues facing global business.
Every year, WTCI hosts a curated and uniquely inspiring women’s leadership conference for curious, talented, ambitious and diverse global female professionals from the private and public sectors. The daylong event is held in June and attracts hundreds of people.
What are the current challenges for the Port of Baltimore and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport? And what solutions are being implemented? Get the inside scoop from the ports’ leaders at this annual event.
Get a VIP tour of a Mid-Atlantic manufacturing company. Hear about the company’s trials and triumphs from its leaders. There are up to four events per year, all hosted by WTCI and the Regional Manufacturing Institute.
The premier annual event to honor the steadfast leaders in Maryland who are driving change in the state and around the world.