World Trade Centers Association
Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:20 AM IST (05:50 AM GMT)
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World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) Announced Establishment of World Trade Center Chandigarh in the Presence of PHD Chambers of Commerce

Chandigarh, Punjab, India, Thursday, October 24, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — WTCA, New York in association with Spire, a leading infrastructure developer from Delhi NCR announced the proposed establishment of Punjab’s 1st World Trade Centre (WTC) in Chandigarh. Strategic local partner in the project is IFM. In attendance were senior representatives from the industry associations such as TiE, Mohali Chambers of Commerce, Industries Association of Punjab and many more leading businessman and industrialists.

Part of the elite global network of WTCs across the globe including New York, Dubai, Chicago, Amsterdam & 320 others, WTC Chandigarh will be developed as a Grade A+ state of the art facility encompassing Office spaces, Conference facilities, auditorium, retail and exhibition area.

WTCs across the world are known as symbols of growth & prosperity serving the local region. Each & every WTC connects its tenants, members & partners to the rest of the globe through this elite trade network. Small & medium enterprises, startups and corporates have all immensely benefited by this reciprocity getting connected to international business prospects.

WTC Chandigarh will ensure that the legacy of entrepreneurship in Punjab is taken forward by connecting MSMEs to international counterparts across industry domains. Also on offer will be a venture accelerator center (V@C) to support a large start-up segment in the state. This will be achieved in conjunction with various trade bodies & chambers of commerce already operating in the region such as PHD.

As Mr. Eric Dahl, CEO, World Trade Centers Association mentioned – “WTCA is happy to announce its association with Spire for WTC Chandigarh. It’s a step in the right direction empowering the large entrepreneur base in Punjab. We look forward to support of local chambers of commerce.

Welcoming the Delegation, Mr. PS Thind, a leading name in trade & industry from Punjab “hoped establishment of WTC Chandigarh shall not only be the land mark in the region but also will help promote the region bringing it to the world map.”

Later addressing the distinguished gathering, Mr. Dalip Sharma, Regional Director, PHD Chambers of Commerce & Industry “committed his organisation’s support in this unique effort to promote the trade & business in Punjab & the region. He stated that PHD always supported the economic interest of industry in the region”.

A spokesperson from Spire said “Our association with WTCA goes a long way in establishing the WTC network across the North, with hubs in the NCR and Chandigarh that connect to extended centers in Tier 2 cities like Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. This network will provide access to the WTC global network and associated services to all its affiliates and members.

About WTCA

World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) was incorporated in 1969 as a nonprofit organization with a purpose to bring together like-minded cities in the world that saw the same benefits of the World Trade Center concept to consider ways to provide mutual assistance to each other. It was born out of a studied need to create facilities that would serve as focal points for the convenience of the promotion of international commerce. WTCA is continuing to build a respected and valued brand that will be represented in all parts of the world by World Trade Centers. It shall be known for the quality of its trade services and prominent facilities. All the World Trade Centers will be interconnected for the successful promotion of international trade and investment.

About Spire

Established in 2007, Spire, a part of the Viridian Group, is a platform driven to make environmentally responsible & sustainable global developments by creating bio-climatic IT/ office spaces, residential apartments, townships and mixed-use developments that synergistically balance the climatic appropriateness and human comfort with environmental responsiveness. Spire is currently developing 5 World Trade Centers in the North in association with WTCA.

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