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World Trade Center Institute

Left to right: Eddie Resende, Chief Operating Officer at WTCI; Susan Aplin, Chief Innovation Officer at WTCI; Harold Adams, Chairman Emeritus of WTCI Board of Directors; Deborah Kielty, CEO at WTCI.

The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization that has worked with thousands of regional businesses, embassies, governments and universities, is celebrating 30 years of service to the Baltimore business community this year.

As part of its mission to empower and shape globally minded leaders, WTCI has cultivated a vast network of members from many companies, including Ciena, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Pompeian, Inc. and Proctor & Gamble, just to name a few. By providing services like access to World Bank procurement opportunities, making international and local connections, helping members increase their visibility and offering strategic reporting and analysis for these prominent companies, both big and small, WTCI continues to support and expand its global network.

WTCI also provides educational programs for individuals interested in becoming global leaders, from high school juniors and seniors to top executives. The programs designed for younger leaders, such as the Global Pathways for Students (GPS) Program and the Youth Diplomats Program, tap into WTCI’s network to introduce students to a wide variety of career paths within Maryland’s top global firms. The professional-development programs for industry leaders, which include the Advanced Global Innovation Leadership for Executives (AGILE) Program and Emerging and Developing Global Executives (EDGE) Program, help to further enhance the careers and reputations of seasoned and rising global business leaders.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, its educational programs, both new and longstanding, its ongoing event series and so much more, WTCI will be combining its annual State of the Ports event with a party on Nov. 13, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at the Columbus Center (IMET) at 701 East Pratt Street in Baltimore.

“WTCI has grown exponentially in the last 30 years, and we can’t wait to celebrate that with everyone at State of the Ports. We’re thrilled to be commemorating the growth and expansion of our network and opportunities for our members and the Baltimore business community,” said Walter Pinkard, Senior Director of Marketing for WTCI.

At the 30th anniversary celebration, guests will hear the latest updates and future developments of Maryland’s ports directly from Pete Rahn, Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation. They will also be able to mingle and network with members of the business community and sample wines from around the world.