WTCA eyes opening more centres in India
World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) today said it is planning to open 4-5 more centres in emerging cities in the country as it intends to expand in the Asia-Pacific region.
“We are considering India as a growing market and see lot of opportunities. We are looking at opening 4-5 new WTCs in emerging cities in the country. We already have 20 WTCs across the country,” WTC CEO Scott Ferguson told PTI here.
There are 332 WTCs across 89 countries at present. WTCA serves as an international ecosystem of global connections, properties and integrated trade services under the umbrella of the WTC brand.
“India is now setting tone of for world economic growth under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India is moving ahead in a measured way with definite policies and plans rather than populist approach,” Ferguson said.
Ferguson, who is on two-day visit to the city, addressed the board members of the World Trade Centre Mumbai. He will also be visiting Hyderabad, Bangaluru and New Delhi.
“The world today needs strong leadership as there are confusing signals around. It is nice to see India growing and the measured approach taken by Modi in growth as well as his messaging. And the Indian economy is backing him on what he is trying to do,” Ferguson said.
Praising central projects like Make in India and Startup India, Ferguson said that WTC network can have a role to play in such initiatives.
“Governments across the world are trying to capture the flourishing startup community and I believe WTCs have a role in this initiative as we have a huge network and connect.
“I believe the WTC Mumbai has many programmes in this segment, which the startups will take advantage of,” he added.