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San Francisco Global Trade Council
Membership

For over 15 years, the Global Trade Council has been a leader in providing opportunities for US businesses to build strategic global alliances and partnerships. The Council, founded by Harry Orbelian, is widely known for its trade missions, including missions to Cuba, Russia and China, and for producing high level local programs and symposia on international trade and commerce issues. The Council’s membership includes major corporations, manufacturing and service industries, federal, state and local government representatives and members of San Francisco’s elite diplomatic community.

Members receive invitations to private briefings with policy makers, government officials and trade representatives from around the world, premium seating at the Councils’ signature luncheons and conferences, and the opportunity to meet with the many delegations and diplomats who visit the Bay Area. Our members also take advantage of our partnerships with the Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce, the US Commerce Department and the US Export-Import Bank.

Many of the Council’s members have taken part in international trade missions sponsored by the Council. These trade missions, often in conjunction with the Mayor’s or Governor’s Office, are a valuable way to connect with business and government leaders in those areas of the world where our members conduct business, or are exploring new business opportunities.

We have a prestigious list of members and strategic partners and hope that you will consider joining them in their support of our programs.


MEMBERS AND PARTNERS:

Membership Fees

You must be sponsored for membership in the Council by a current member. The Council offers companies and organizations the opportunity to participate at four membership levels--Platinum Key Partner, Gold Key Partner, Silver Key Partner, plus a Bronze Key Sponsoring Partner.

Platinum Key Partner $30,000

  • Provides you and your organization full access to Council programs
  • “First call,” priority notification for trade and international commerce events, trade missions and symposia
  • Private, pre-event meeting opportunities with delegates and speakers
  • Opportunities to host specific delegations and programs
  • Opportunity for exclusive event naming rights
  • Web-based conferences, including US Embassy videoconferences
  • Invitations to events sponsored by the diplomatic community
  • VIP seating at luncheons and conferences
  • Serve as a Conferee to our Strategic Planning Dinner, the popular annual dinner of our Board of Directors, convened to discuss and decide future Council programs, trade missions, speakers and symposia
  • Explore opportunities with our partners, the US Department of Commerce, the US Export-Import Bank and San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce
  • Custom-designed functions, programs and business activities for you and your Executive team during the year
  • Recognition in the Council’s print materials and on its website
  • A special name badge will identify you and members of your organization as a Platinum Key Partner

Gold Key Partner $25,000

  • Notification of trade and international commerce events, trade missions and symposia
    Web-based conferences,
  • Invitations to events sponsored by the diplomatic community
  • VIP seating at luncheons and conferences
  • Private, pre-event meeting opportunities with delegates and speakers
  • Opportunities to host specific delegations and programs
  • Opportunities to participate in trade and international commerce events, trade missions and symposia
  • Event signage
  • Explore opportunities with our partners, the US Department of Commerce, the US Export-Import Bank and San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce
  • Recognition in the Council’s print materials and on its website
  • A special name badge will identify you and members of your organization as a Gold Key Partner

Silver Key Partner $5000

  • Provides you and up to 4 members of your organization with invitations to Council programs and events
  • Opportunity to participate in trade and international commerce events, trade missions and symposia.
  • Web-based conferences
  • Invitations to select events sponsored by the diplomatic community
  • Priority seating for luncheons and conferences
  • Recognition in the Council’s print materials and on its website
  • A name badge will identify you and the 4 members of your organization as a Silver Key Partner

Bronze Key Sponsoring Member $2500

  • For approved organizations, a minimum annual event sponsorship or in-kind contribution
  • Invitations to Council programs and events
  • Opportunity to participate in trade and international commerce events, trade missions and symposia
  • Recognition in the Council’s print materials and on its website

 

Membership Types

For Gold Key Partner $25,000 and Platinum Key Partner ($30,000) Please email bpivnicka@sfgtc.org