WORLD TRADE CENTER SEATTLE
Bringing Leaders Together
World Trade Center Seattle is an innovative partnership that brings together the Port of Seattle, the international trade community, leading regional and international corporations, and an impressive array of nonprofit organizations.
Founded in October 1998 by the Port of Seattle, World Trade Center Seattle (WTCSE) is a membership organization that focuses on fostering economic growth and opportunity while enhancing the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest. WTCSE is part of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), the largest international business services network in the world. This affiliation affords WTCSE members access to a variety of services at over 300 World Trade Centers in more than 80 countries around the globe.
WTCSE makes its home in the World Trade Center Building on Seattle’s waterfront across from Pier 66 and Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Serving as a gateway for commerce, trade and opportunity, WTCSE is a gathering place for regional business leaders to connect and collaborate with others who share common objectives. In space that was architecturally designed to complement its surrounding environment and highlight its magnificent views, WTCSE hosts both members-only and public events ranging from educational presentations and business seminars to social gatherings. Members take advantage of the Alaska Airlines Member Lounge as a drop-in space to work on their own and meet with others. Lunch is served daily in the Holland America Line Room to provide members the opportunity to relax with one another and their clients over delicious Northwest cuisine. WTCSE also makes its facilities available to both WTCSE members and the general public for many types of private events such as business meetings, reception and dinners. It is also stands out among popular Seattle wedding venues.
Our goal through membership and the board at the World Trade Center Seattle is to connect business leaders who are influencing our future.
- Stein Kruse, CEO of Holland America Group and Board of Governors Co-Chair