The San Francisco Global Trade Council is a membership organization that promotes international trade and commerce. Our mission is to provide a valuable platform for corporations, government and the diplomatic community to build global business alliances and partnerships.
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. Partnered with the US Department of Commerce, the US Export-Import Bank and the Mayorís Office of International Trade and Commerce, the Council provides unique, practical business-to-business counsel to its members. The Councilís membership includes major corporations, manufacturing and service industries, federal, state and local government representatives and members of San Franciscoís 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 Councilsí signature luncheons and conferences, and the opportunity to meet with the many delegations and diplomats who visit the Bay Area.
Many of the Councilís members have taken part in international trade missions sponsored by the Council. These trade missions, 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