About Training & Events

Network while learning how to grow your company's exports

As a member of World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, you can attend targeted training sessions and events that disseminate vital knowledge on import and export best practices, and global risk reduction. You'll learn how to start exporting or expand internationally to a greater extent. You'll also have the opportunity to meet new business partners from throughout Upstate New York and Southern Ontario at our popular networking events. Of course, all members receive special member pricing.

Educational opportunities

  • Hands-on informational sessions that focus on the critical tasks involved in every international trade transaction. Our industry experts will explain everything from NAFTA and Certificate of Origins to HTS Classification and the CE Mark.
  • Global Business Administration Program - Learn the necessary tools to take your company into the global marketplace. Upon completion, this six-week program will give you an Advanced Certificate in International Commerce & World Trade Center Trade Expert (TE) Accreditation. Participants develop a detailed market entry strategy plan for their respective company and have the opportunity to be paired with a graduate-level intern to assist with market entry strategy research.

Annual Events

  • World Trade Celebration - our signature networking and business development event that celebrates international trade.
  • Annual Meeting - A review of the year past and plans for the upcoming year are discussed. The event recognizes the success of our members, reinforces the importance of trade throughout our region, and honors key contributors in our community.
  • Traders Series - informal, business-led forums where members can discuss important emerging issues and markets.