Going Global Together            

West Michigan World Trade Association wishes to thank DSV and UTi for the recent tour on September 22nd! Click here to view some of the information that was shared. 

Upcoming events

    • 03/24/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 201 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Van Andel Global Trade Center:
    Navigating Africa
    Culture & Coffee Series
    Friday, March 24, 2017

    201 Front Ave SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am

    Cost: $35 for Non VAGTC Members

    Join GVSU’s Van Andel Global Trade Center as they kick-off the 2017 Culture & Coffee series! Each Culture & Coffee training session will cover how-tos and best practices for doing business abroad along with cultural nuances business professionals face while traveling. Fresh coffee and a continental breakfast will be served during each training. The best conversations take place over a good cup of coffee!

    Interested in Africa? West Michigan World Trade Association Members will gather together to attend this exciting event. Sit with association friends and network with other international business community participants. Grab a seat together and enjoy the following topics of discussion that VAGTC has listed, including (but not limited to):

    Business Meetings
    Gift Giving
    Business Attire
    Negotiating Tactics

    Please note: Country focus to be determined.

    Please register by March 15 to ensure that tickets from VAGTC are available. 

    • 04/13/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Thomas M. Cooley Law School: 111 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    WMWTA International Law Panel

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Location: Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    111 Commerce Ave SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    $25 WMWTA members
             $35 Non WMWTA members
             Sponsorship available to students upon request

    Registration will close on April 12, 2017.

    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for an International Law Panel discussion. Listen as panelists share the legal ins and outs required for launching or expanding your company's international presence.

    8:00 AM - 8:20 AM | Registration, networking and continental breakfast
    8:20 AM - 9:00 AM | Panel
    9:00 - 9:15 | Q & A
    9:15 AM Adjourn
    • 05/11/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Watermark Country Club: 5500 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    WMWTA Dinner in conjunction
    West Michigan World Trade Week
    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Location: Watermark Country Club
    5500 Cascade Rd SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Time: 5:30-8 PM

    $35 WMWTA members
             $50 Non WMWTA members
             Sponsorship available to students upon request
    Registration will close on May 8, 2017.

    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for an evening event in conjunction with World Trade Week. Enjoy excellent food, industry networking and celebrate with the members of WMWTA as we present the following 2017 awards: World Trader of the Year and Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient.

    • 06/15/2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Vander Mill Cider Taproom: 505 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    WMWTA Summer Networking Event
    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    505 Ball Ave NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

    Cost: Free
    All drinks and food to be purchased by individuals. Consumption is at the individual's discretion. Registration is free, but  is encouraged as it helps us keep track of those who are attending.

    Join the West Michigan World Trade Association for a Summer Networking Event! Members and guests will gather together to bask in the sun, enjoying the outside patio at Vander Mill Cider Taphouse. Receive a behind the scenes tour of this exciting production facility, sample cider and network with industry peers.

    With humble beginnings as a cider mill in 2006 with a 5,000-square-foot building, Vander Mill began distributing their cider products in 750 ml. glass bottles draft kegs. Vander Mill is now distributing their hard cider varieties in convenience and grocery stores, bars and restaurants throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. A proud founding member of the Michigan Cider Association, the owners and operators of Vander Mill take pride in their craft. 

    Click on the video listed below to learn more about this amazing facility.

    • 07/12/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thornapple Pointe Golf Club: 7211 48th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

    West Michigan World Trade Annual Golf Outing
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Location: Thornapple Pointe Golf Club
    7211 48th St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

    $135 per Golfer
    $540 per Foursome

     9 am Registration, networking, coffee and danishes
       9:50 am Announcements
                    10 am Shotgun Start (Four-person scramble)
       11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch 
        3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Announcements and drawings (based on time of play and round completion) 
      4 pm Dinner

    Activities will include: door prizes, mulligans, drawings, contests and more!

    Additional details to follow.

Thank you to each of the 125 participants, 15 volunteers and many sponsors of the

2016 West Michigan World Trade Association Golf Annual Golf.

Here is looking forward to 2017!

West Michigan World Trade Association is a 501(c)6  non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the region's competitive edge in the global marketplace, while providing a forum for executives interested in sharing their experiences and honing their skills in international trade.

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