Programs & Events

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Upcoming Events

International Meet Up: German Beer, Irish Whiskey, Russian Vodka and American snacks.

Featuring celeb SSG Chris Legacy from Fort Jackson—All-Army entertainer!

Prior Events

JUN 2019 CWTA Leadership in International Commerce Awards

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
CWTA Dinner at Myers Park Country Club

MAY 2019 CWTA Luncheon


Thursday, May 16, 2019


CWTA Lunch at Dressler’s 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Amy G. Thomson // South Carolina Director of International Strategy and Trade

Prior to this role, Amy led the Existing Industry program at SC Commerce, a business retention and expansion program that caters to manufacturers and distributors to monitor their needs and assist in leveraging the many resources available in the state.

Before re-joining SC Commerce in August of 2014, Amy was senior international trade specialist with the US Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service. In this capacity, she assisted South Carolina firms in selling their products overseas. Before that, Amy worked at SC Commerce as an international trade manager, leading trade missions throughout Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. Amy was also editor-in-chief of a Spanish-language trade publication for the apparel industry, traveling throughout Latin America during the boom of apparel manufacturing in that region.

Amy is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, was named the first chair of the SC International Trade Coalition and currently serves on the board of the SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership. She resides in downtown Columbia with her family.


APR 2019 CWTA Luncheon

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Dressler’s 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

MAR 2019 CWTA Luncheon

Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019
Dressler’s Midtown 12:00 – 1:30

FEB 2019 CWTA Luncheon

TIME/DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019
LOCATION: Dressler’s Midtown 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Salute the Troops

DECEMBER 4, 2018
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December 4, 2018
Salute to the Troops 2018 –
Annual CWTA Holiday Party
Benefiting the USO of North Carolina
Featured Entertainment: Carolina Voices

Reception 6:00 – 7:00, Dinner and Program 7:00 – 9:00
Marriott Charlotte, NC

A view from Capital Hill with James Estes, November 15, 2018 Carolina World Trade Association Event

Join us at our favorite lunch spot, Dressler’s Restaurant on November 15th from 11;30 to 1:00 for networking, a delicious lunch and James’ view of trade from Capitol Hill.

Carolina World Trade Association Event

Join us for an evening of networking this month at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery with Bart Carmichael from Edward Jones.

Positioning Charlotte to Attract International Investment and Business.

We are pleased to bring you another exciting season of programs starting with an update from Ronnie Bryant President & CEO of Charlotte Regional Partnership.

International Trade Wars: Is it Safe for Businesses to Come Out Yet–the Dragon and the Bull

A Panel with Perspectives 

Jointly presented by the Carolinas Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCCC), the Carolina World Trade Association (CWTA) and K&L Gates.

We hope you will join us for an insightful and interactive discussion with this panel of prominent international trade experts.

The Equestrian World comes to Tryon N.C.

Join us to learn about the Tryon International Equestrian Center, Tryon Resort and the upcoming FEI World Equestrian Games that will be held September 11- 23, 2018 just 70 miles west of Charlotte.

Leaders in International Commerce Awards

Dressler’s International Overview of S&D Coffee & Tea

Tracy Ging, Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Vice President of S&D Coffee & Tea

Carolina World Trade Association Event

Please Join Us as we welcome from Raleigh John Loyack VP of Global Business Services Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Samaritan’s Purse International Logistics with Eric Kohout

Join the Carolina World Trade Association to hear Eric Kohout International Logistics Manager from Samaritan’s Purse.

Carolina World Trade Association Event

Annual Salute to the Troops and Holiday Party

Marriott City Center – “Remember”

Lunch and presentation at Dressler’s

October Networking Event

The Broken Spoke and Great Wagon Road Distillery – tour and tasting of the gold medal award winning spirits with Owner Ollie Mulligan.

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Chairman’s Update” with Frank Emory, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Our upcoming Leadership in Commerce Awards will be held on June 5th, 2018 at 6PM at the Myer’s Park Country Club. Click below to download our event flyer with all the details, or check out our honorees for the evening.

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