Trade Activator Sponsorship

$5,000 Annual Membership

For established global businesses looking for promotional and sponsorship opportunities to expand their leadership in local and global markets.

       As a Trade Activator Sponsor Member, you can build brand awareness, develop strategic international connections, share your insights with fellow members and play an important role in shaping Montana’s global trade portfolio and place in the world economy.

       Trade Activator Sponsor Membership of MWTC signals to your customers, competitors, and peers that your company is a proactive and influential supporter of the international business community in our region.  MWTC Trade Activator Sponsors help set the agenda for the future of the Montana international business community and help MWTC to provide meaningful, valuable programs and services for businesses and students alike. Sponsoring the efforts of MWTC identifies your company as part of an “international ecosystem” of global connections, iconic properties, and integrated trade services under the umbrella of a prestigious brand and makes you part of the world’s largest international business association. More than 320 World Trade Centers across nearly 90 countries means that no matter where you go, local connections are no more than a phone call away.

  • MWTC membership; a position on the MWTC Advisory Board
  • First right of sponsorship and speaking opportunities at all MWTC events and trainings
  • Introductions and access to foreign entities navigating business development and investment opportunities in Montana
  • Priority invitation to participate in trade missions and direct access to reverse trade mission delegates
  • Priority invitation to private networking receptions with trade officials and business leaders
  • Free participation for up to 3 staff at MWTC trainings and events
  • Recognition among peer organizations as a leader in international business

Additional benefits include:

  • 10 hours free targeted research/project management work
  • Permanent featured spot with hyperlink on the main page of MWTC’s website;
  • Our weekly Trade News Update
  • Access to more than 320 World Trade Centers in nearly 90 countries—including reciprocal visiting privileges for people at World Trade Centers around the globe, online access to WTCA website, and online access to WTCA membership directory
  • Invitations to participate in activities organized by our WTCA colleagues at exclusive WTCA member rates

       MWTC Trade Activator Sponsors generously contribute tens of thousands of dollars per year in support of our efforts to serve Montana businesses. We would welcome the opportunity to talk about a sponsorship program tailored specifically to your company or organization.

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Expansion Membership

$1,000 Annual Membership

For expanding businesses in need of strategic connections and services to achieve global growth objectives.

       As an Expansion Member, you can take advantage of resources and expert guidance to grow your global business, whether you hope to improve sales in existing markets, expand into new markets via exporting or find new sourcing solutions. We’ll use our World Trade Center Association network to help you compile the actionable information that will help your company to succeed.

  • Access to more than 320 World Trade Centers in nearly 90 countries—including reciprocal visiting privileges for people at World Trade Centers around the globe, online access to WTCA website, and online access to WTCA membership directory
  • 10 hours free targeted research/project management work e.g. prospect development, market-specific research, industry sector research, distributor searches, feedback on government regulations that might affect business practices, and sourcing guidance
  • 30% discount on all trainings, including convenient, on-demand online export training courses
  • Two-for-one attendance at MWTC live training events
  • Weekly Trade News Update
  • A hyperlink from our website to yours
  • Rotating featured member on our homepage and social media
  • Priority access to visiting trade experts and trade delegations
  • Invitation to participate in all affinity programs, trade shows, international business trainings, trade missions, and activities organized by MWTC and our WTCA colleagues at exclusive WTCA member rates
  • Access to co-working and meeting space in MWTC’s Missoula-based offices
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Gateway Membership

$500 Annual Membership

For emerging global businesses seeking local and international networking and training opportunities.

       Learn international business best practices and accelerate your company’s export/import readiness. As a Gateway Member you can learn from live classes and recorded modules as well as your peers and global experts in live settings about navigating the complex global trade ecosystem with confidence. We’ll also help you compile the actionable information that will help your company to succeed.

  • Access to more than 320 World Trade Centers in nearly 90 countries—including reciprocal visiting privileges for people at World Trade Centers around the globe, online access to WTCA website, and online access to WTCA membership directory

  • Free export/import readiness assessment, export market ranking matrix, or 4 hours of free research/project management work (e.g. market-specific research, industry sector research, distributor searches, feedback on government regulations that might affect business practices, and sourcing guidance), or research for business model canvas
  • 30% discount on all trainings, including convenient, on-demand online export training courses
  • Weekly Trade News Update
  • Access to pre-recorded training modules that will help you better understand and leverage public funds for your business.
  • A hyperlink from our website to yours
  • Rotating featured member on our homepage and social media
  • Access to visiting trade experts and trade delegations
  • Invitation to participate in all affinity programs, trade shows, international business trainings, trade missions, and activities organized by MWTC and our WTCA colleagues at exclusive WTCA member rates
  • Access to co-working and meeting space in MWTC’s Missoula-based offices
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Global Trade Entrepreneur Membership

$300 Annual Membership

For Montana’s immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs.

       If you are a first-generation immigrant or refugee in Montana wanting to make a difference for your family in Montana and in your home country by starting a business OR if you are interested in joining a Montana firm to help them trade with your country/region of origin, you may be an excellent candidate for our Global Trade Entrepreneur membership. This membership level entitles you to attend select international business training sessions for free, access to research and data to support a trading business, and network referrals to support your business plan.

  • Weekly Trade News Update

  • Access to key database information that can help you to better understand the world trade and specific opportunities for your specific product/service
  • Access to pre-recorded training modules that will help you better understand and leverage public funds for your business.
  • One-on-one consultation with individual UM Accelerate Team members who provide a continuum of support from startup ideation to business formation, selling to government entities, women and minority-owned businesses, and more.
  • Access for one person to participate in all live events/year (e.g. presentations from visiting trade experts)
  • Access to visiting trade experts and trade delegations for up to three live events annually.
  • Invitation to participate in all international business trainings and Montana-based events organized by MWTC and our WTCA colleagues at exclusive WTCA member rates
  • Access to co-working and meeting space in MWTC’s Missoula-based offices

Student Membership

$100 Annual Membership (Scholarships Available)

For any student interested in global trade.

       If you want to learn about and become active in global trade, you’re in the right place. As a student member, you can take advantage of free training and networking. Many global careers have been launched here.

  • Weekly Trade News Update

  • Access to key database information that can help you to better understand the world trade and specific opportunities for your specific product/service
  • Access to pre-recorded training modules that will help you better understand and leverage public funds for your business.
  • Access to materials that will help you better understand the basics of international business
  • Access for one person to participate in two MWTC live events/year at a 50% discount (e.g. presentations from visiting trade experts)
  • Access to co-working and meeting space in MWTC’s Missoula-based offices

On a per project or hourly basis, additional customized services are available, such as:

  • Customized export strategies and/or development of component parts
  • Sourcing strategies and connections
  • Business plan development
  • Business strategy development
  • Business model canvases
  • Feasibility studies
  • Translation
  • Evaluation of international competitors
  • Arranged contacts with government officials, media, trade groups, and potential clients
  • Customized in-house training programs

In many cases, we can direct you to funding that can help pay for extended MWTC services and training.