WTCI’s global events are one of the best ways for people to connect and learn from top leaders in the region’s international business community. WTCI’s events continue to grow and attract more than 1,500 attendees each year. Our four signature events are open to the public and attract high profile business leaders while our member series are open to WTCI members and invited guests only. Events also offer companies a great opportunity to enhance their visibility through event sponsorships. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities at any of WTCI’s events, contact

Signature Events

Maryland International Business Leadership Awards | March  – A night to celebrate Maryland’s top leaders who are putting Maryland on the global stage. At this event, you will network with the region’s top business leaders, gain new perspectives and insights for your firm, and hear what Governor Hogan thinks about international business in our state.
from a variety of experienced global professionals.

Maryland Global Gala | October  – Learn how WTCI’s Professional Exchanges Program is putting Maryland on the global map while celebrating all the ways in which Baltimore is an international destination for culture and business.

Maryland Women Spanning the Globe | June – Over the last nine years, the Women Spanning the Globe event has grown into a gathering of more than 300 of the region’s most influential women in global business. Now Celebrating its 10th year, at this day-long conference, women will hear

State of the Ports | December – Our celebratory event highlighting Maryland companies on the move. Get the inside scoop on air, sea, and port transportation directly from Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn, sample and learn about fine wines from across the globe, network, enjoy raffles and more!

Member Series

Inside Series (3 per year) – Get the inside view of Maryland’s leading manufacturers by touring a manufacturing facility and learning about these companies’ key international markets.

Taste of Business Series (4 per year) – Get a taste of a country’s food, drink, and culture. Additionally, at this series you will hear from members of WTCI’s network who have extensive experience in the country and gain actionable insights to bring back to your firm.

Presidents’ Series (4 per year) – Learn from a President of a multinational corporation in an intimate international luncheon forum – open to Premier Partners only.

“World Trade Center Institute’s events are always wonderful networking opportunities for us. In fact, WTCI staff have helped make sure that I met the right people at these events to help me move business relationships forward.”

Lauren L. Stone , Executive Director Walden International

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