History of MGTA

MGTA History

Since 1924, business people from Minnesota and neighboring states who share an interest in international business opportunities have joined together to exchange ideas, experiences and information through the programs and services offered by the Midwest Global Trade Association (MGTA). MGTA remains active and growing today, stimulated by new members and changes in the global market place.

MGTA is a nonprofit organization supported entirely by the efforts and contributions of its membership. The association draws on the talents and resources of international professionals and corporations throughout the region. Members include companies of all sizes and levels of international experiences, as well as individuals with a range of business interests and perspectives. Anyone interested in international trade is invited to become a member and share the experience.

Midwest Global Trade Association Mission Statement

The Midwest Global Trade Association supports the global trade community through professional development, networking, and industry resources.

A History of Commitment to Global Trade

The Midwest Global Trade Association has evolved through several name changes and has shared affiliation with other organizations.

2015 – Achievements

2014 – Achievements

2013 – Achievements

2012 – Achievements

2010 – Achievements

2009 – Achievements

2009 – Achievements

2002 – Achievements

2003 – Midwest Global Trade Association (MGTA)

1996 – Midwest Trade Association (MWTA)

1985 – Midwest Importers Trade Association (MITA)

1984 – Minnesota World Trade Association (MWTA)

1983 – MWTA

1957 – MWTA

1930 – Northwest World Trade Club

1924 – Export Club