“I needed a referral for legal counsel in the United Kingdom, who specialized in employment and labor issues. After reaching out to my relevant contacts, the one who provided the most responsive and helpful referrals was Hugh Constant of the World Trade Center San Diego. The speed and diligence with which he moved to make sure I received more than two referrals was amazing, to say the least. I am very grateful for both his assistance and his willingness to tap into his broad network with the World Trade Center Association to provide the referrals. The World Trade Center Association is a great resource for professionals who handle international issues and may need to make connections abroad. My client was very pleased with the quick response.
Joanne Saunders, Esq.
International Business Counsel Law Group
“The World Trade Center San Diego has materially benefited our company’s top line through its trade missions, educational seminars and events. Its well-orchestrated networking events, attended by leaders in the San Diego international business community and public sector have provided key contacts to both improve and promote our business. We consider the WTCSD to be the best-connected organization in the region and worthy of our continuing support.”
Bruce W. Hueners
"Due to my work in the global arena as a cross-cultural consultant, I am a member of almost every significant organization in San Diego (and beyond) that concerns itself with cross-border issues. WTC is unique in that it is truly invested in the professional growth and well-being of its members, from the largest to smallest member. As a sole proprietor, I need to evaluate the expenditure of membership fees with some attention. My membership with WTC is among the best choices I have made, in that regard, to date."
Denise Pirrotti Hummel
Director & Founder
"The Global Change Agent"
"I keep my membership current because Steve and his team work so hard to promote local San Diego business...I support them financially. They do an outstanding job."
Michael R. Doerr
"I want to take this opportunity...to congratulate everyone in the WTC on the achievements of the last 2-3 years. You have substantially expanded your range of activities, involvement in the various areas of the county, and providing much needed services to importers and exporters in San Diego. I know much of this has been accomplished under your tenure as president, and the efforts of the great team you have at the WTC."
Executive Vice President & Manager
Pacific Western Bank
"We look to the World Trade Center for global expertise and opportunities to increase international convention and trade show business. During the organization's 'China Mission Tour', we successfully partnered with the organization to promote San Diego as a leading business destination and the Convention Center as a premiere convention facility."
President & CEO
San Diego Convention Center Corporation
"WTC is a valuable partner to the Airport Authority and our mission. In partnering with WTC, the Airport Authority has been able to access a breadth of international trade knowledge and staff resources that have significantly enhanced our international air service development and community outreach efforts."
Thella F. Bowens
San Diego International Airport
"The association between Dole and WTC has been and continues to be an enormous asset. Last year Dole's corporate relations department contacted WTC's staff for assistance with the CAFTA legislation and was extremely impressed with their knowledge and professionalism. It's a tribute that on several occasions since, corporate continues to call on WTC for their needs."
Barrett A. Jung
General Manager- West Coast
Dole Fresh Fruit Company