Chairman's Message


Dear Associates,

World Trade Center Goa is a member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), New York, an unparalleled network of 300+ WTCs active in more than 90 countries connecting one million businesses across the world with the goal of promoting international trade.

The year 2021-22 was the year of challenges especially considering the repercussions of the COVID-19 Pandemic on global markets, and has deeply affected trade, industry, investment, and the human lives across the globe. During this period, the world witnessed a digital transformation.

During this period, WTC Goa connected its members through webinars and virtual meetings to discuss and deliberate on emerging sectors such as ventures in e-commerce initiated by homepreneurs, start-ups, women entrepreneurs, and others. WTC Goa has been relentlessly guiding MSMEs and small businesses to navigate and successfully in international markets.

Last year, WTC Goa successfully organised a series of webinars that created visibility for Goan industries in international markets. Webinars were organized with international WTCs and other organizations to promote export of Pharma, Agro Produce, engineering services from the State.

Further under the title of "Go-a-TRADE", WTC Goa successfully highlighted potential export sectors from Goa. These focus sectors include engineering services exports, e-waste recycling expertise, sheet metal engineering services and jackfruit - Goa's super food. Physical meetings were also organised in Ponda, Mapusa and Margao to help regional MSMEs and Start-ups to connect with members of international WTCs.

Going forward, WTC Goa will continue to organize more programmes for boosting international trade from Goa. WTC Goa will continue to work with international WTCs, The MSME Development Institute, Goa, The Directorate of Industries Trade and Commerce, The Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The Women's Wing of Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The National Council of Cashew Exporters of Benin, and several trade supporting institutions in its endvour to highlight Goan businesses locally and in the international markets.

Thank You.

Sharad P. Upasani
Chairman
World Trade Center Goa