At World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, we make it easier for manufacturers, distributors and service organizations in the Western New York and Southern Ontario region to promote international trade. When you become a member of World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, you will gain access to our consulting services, networking events, educational resources and global network of vendors and partners.
While there are various levels of membership, all members receive the following benefits:
- International Trade Hotline – simply call toll free 1-877-WTC-INTL (982-4685) for quick answers to international trade questions.
- Business-to-Business Connections – get access to contacts and resources from World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, fellow members, and partners of World Trade Centers in countries around the world.
- Visibility – your business will be listed on our online Member Directory under your industry category, along with a link to your website with additional visibility on the internationally accessed World Trade Centers Association website.
- Trade Information – receive regular updates on critical issues affecting international business and access numerous educational programs, networking events and trade opportunities.
- Discounts - save money on signature events, education programs, accommodations, and translation and localization services; your savings can often exceed the low cost of joining (read more about discounts).
Individual Membership - $350
This level is for students, independent consultants and anyone joining without the support of an organization. If you have a company affiliation, others from your organization would not be eligible for WTCBN Member pricing and benefits.
- 1 WTCA Membership Card
Manufacturing Company Membership - $750
This level is for small to mid-sized manufacturing companies.
- 3 WTCA Membership Cards
- Opportunity to participate in Manufacturing Roundtable Discussion Groups.
- Unlimited trade counseling (non-customized service), including on-site visits. Customized consulting is a fee-based service for which WTCBN Members receive discounted pricing.
Service Company Membership - $1,000
This level is for service companies.
- 3 WTCA Membership Cards
- Receive one visibility option from the following: speaking opportunity at a WTCBN educational program or a featured Ask the Expert promotion of your services on the WTCBN website.
Champion Membership (Formerly Sustaining) - $2,000
Champion Members receive 5 hours of customized consulting. Service companies receive both visibility options of speaking at an event and an Ask the Expert promotion of your services on the WTCBN website.
- 5 WTCA Membership Cards
- Voting Member of WTCBN with recognition for your company in WTCBN’s Annual Report and during the Annual Meeting and Reception.
Alliance Membership - $10,000+
Alliance Members receive all of the benefits mentioned above plus customized services based on the interests of your company.
- 10 WTCA Membership Cards
- Recognition through the World Trade Centers Association’s online News feature promoting your products or services to an international audience.
- Customized consulting for international trade projects or customized promotion and visibility through educational programs and events.