World Trade Center Lille was created in 1988 on the initiative of CCI Grand Lille. Today, it is attached to CCI International, a department of the CCI of the Nord de France region.
In 2013, Arras Urban Community submitted an application to the World Trade Centers Association in New York for the establishment of a delegation office of WTC Lille on its territory.
2014: WTC Lille- Arras was established, deploying on its territory all specific services of the World Trade Center, in harmony and in coordination with CCI International Nord de France.
The World Trade Centers of Lille and Lille-Arras are both committed to sharing experiences and participating in regional and international networks for the benefit of businesses in their territory. They run a business club and provide a forum for international issues to their members.
Both belong to the worldwide WTCA network, and as such are your first port of call when you want to get in touch with any other World Trade Center.
They are also the logical first port of call for overseas businesses.
Their main objective is to nurture the international network dynamic, so that members can benefit from connections all over the world, thanks to the 330 World Trade Centers present in 5 continents.
By virtue of the principle of reciprocity, members of any given WTC have access to the services made available by all other WTCs.
The Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the Chambers of Commerce (CCI Nord de France Region, CCI Grand Lille) and business owners:
- Patrick Van Den Schrieck, Laboratoires SARBEC, President ofWTC Lille
- Dominique Verlinde, NCI – Les Centres d’affaires, Treasurer
- Martin Breuvart, Groupe SWEETCO
- Maryse Darcq, CCI Nord de France Region
- Arnaud Lefort, INDELEC
- Damien Lestienne, DL Consultant
- Didier Pourbaix, KBC Bank
- Philippe Vasseur, President, CCI Nord de France Region
WTC Lille and WTC Lille-Arras offer all the benefits of a business club and also a range of services necessary for your international development.
Membership of the WTC confers a certain number of advantages.