WITA Membership Benefits
WITA has been recognized as “One of Washington’s Top 20 Networking Groups” (Washingtonian Magazine). Why? Because the benefits of WITA membership have proven to be of tremendous value, year after year, to Washington’s trade community. And we invite you to join us! Become a member of WITA and take advantage of:
- Discounts on WITA events, including the Annual Awards Dinner and Congressional Trade Agenda
- Unparalleled networking opportunities
- On-line Career Center- job postings, resume uploads, search agents, & more
- Access to Members-only events and Members-only areas and tools on WITA’s website
- Leadership and volunteer opportunities
- Discounts and special offers
- Ancillary benefits of WITA’s membership in the Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) such as merchant discounts, research tools, liability insurance, and more!
- Support of WITA’s incomparable year round trade programs
- Support of and membership in Washington DC’s international trade community
- and much, much more!
WITA events are timely, exciting, and vital to your organization’s strategic goals. Our events can range in size from 500+ attendees at the Annual Dinner, to smaller roundtable dialogues with government agencies involved with trade promotion, from import/export enforcement to a bi-partisan panel analysis of the latest Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Learn more about individual membership or group membership. Events are typically held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in downtown Washington DC, which is designed to be the nation’s most visible site for trade promotion. Perhaps the greatest benefit is discounted access to WITA’s non-stop programming. Our trade focused events feature a variety of formats and topics, such as:
- Appearances by National and International Leaders
- Embassy Events
- Panel Discussions on today’s most current trade topics
- Seasonal Networking Socials
- Annual Awards Dinner
- Young Trade Professionals–our program for those under 30 & new to trade
Is your organization connected?
Get Connected with WITA How does your organization stay abreast of changes in trade policy, rules, and practices? Is your voice being heard? How do you connect with the forces forging the future of trade? Are you reacting to developments or shaping the discussion? To succeed in today’s ultra-competitive global marketplace, corporations and organizations need to stay tuned to all aspects of world business and government trade policy. To stay informed and provide you every possible competitive advantage to increase your business and achieve your organization’s strategic goals membership in Washington’s premier professional association for international trade is a must. Learn More
WITA Membership Benefits
Getting Connected Through Programs that are Timely, Exciting, and Vital to your Organization WITA prides itself on adapting to changing times and new trends in thinking by offering programs of topical interest, special events, and co-sponsored activities of importance and concern to our membership. Trade Policy and Professional Development programs provide a neutral forum for idea exchange and policy review, while our Diplomatic series offers unsurpassed access to pivotal international players. WITA programs are held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and other prestigious venues.
Who are our members?
The Washington International Trade Association draws upon the special resources of the nation’s capital to bring together a unique blend of federal officials, representatives of businesses and NGO’s, academics, staff of international organizations, diplomats, consultants and lawyers all professionally linked by their interest and expertise in trade policy and related issues. Currently WITA has over 1800 trade professionals as members. Our members are composed of the following fields (percentages are approximate): WITA programs keep our members close to their action, networking with major domestic and international players and in tune with the latest developments in policy in the constantly shifting trade landscape. Members network at embassy events, gather for breakfast and luncheon programs, and interact with leaders at seminars and special events. WITA members gain visibility and respect in the trade community as they become associated with the quality programming that Washington’s premier trade forum offers.