The WTCA was established in 1970 to facilitate international trade by bringing together exporters, importers and service providers. The first seeds of the international movement were sown in 1970 when the pioneer World Trade Centers – Houston, New Orleans, New York and Tokyo and a number of World Trade Center enthusiasts first organized a World Trade Centers Association.
The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is a not-for-profit, non-political association that fosters the WTC concept and develops inter-WTC cooperative programs. WTCA membership includes over 320 WTCs in almost 100 countries. Over 750,000 companies are affiliated with WTCA members worldwide.