Discover New Markets

WTC Twente supports companies to explore new markets with country-specific analysis, market research, trade missions, conferences and courses. Our extensive business networking is our competitive advantage in accessing new markets effectively. We help you to make your business starts within a short time.

Find a Business Partner

WTC Twente assists Dutch companies find reliable business partners across the world and supports foreign companies to find Dutch business partners via our WTC Matchmaking Tool. Get to know your potential business partners personally  during our incoming and outgoing trade missions. This is accomplished through our powerful network with more than 300 world trade centers in nearly a hundred countries.


Looking for a place to meet business relations? In our offices in Hengelo you can rent an office, a flex working space or a meeting room.

Expats in Twente

Our Expat Center Twente is always available  to provide assistance to both international employees as well as companies. Expat Center works together with Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) and we assist you by being physically present in the Stadskantoor, Enschede every Monday.

Check our latest news

World Trade Day!

Interesting workshops, info-points, international guest speakers, customized advice and matchmaking sessions with 15 embassies one afternoon! Welcome to our global network. Following the International Business Forum 2016 and to ensure that the official opening of our...

Civic entrepreneurs draaiende motor succesvolle clusters

Door: Freerk Faber, directeur World Trade Center Twente Het inzetten van civic entrepreneurs is één van de factoren die een cluster tot een succes maakt, dat blijkt uit een onderzoek van de Radboud Universiteit in samenwerking met de kennis- en netwerkorganisatie...

Minimumloon in Duitsland

Door: Freerk Faber (WTC Twente) en Marielle Kisfeld MB RB (KroeseWevers Accountants en Belastingadviseurs) Regelmatig krijgen we als WTC Twente vragen over nieuwe wetten en regelingen in het buitenland. Gezamenlijk met onze partners in binnen- en buitenland geven wij...

World Trade Center Twente
WTC Twente focuses on the exchange of knowledge and technology and boost economic activities in the region. Our service area covers  Twente region as well as the surrouding areas to the Dutch-German border such as Achterhoek area, Münster and Osnabrück in Germany.
World Trade Centers Association
The WTC Twente in Hengelo is part of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA). WTCA has over 300 establishments in almost 100 countries with the objective of promoting trade globally and creating one business netowrk. There are over 750,000 companies and institutions connected to the WTC organisation worldwide.
Worldwide Operations
Renowed innovative companies such as  Thales, Akzo Nobel, Ten Cate, Siemens, Eaton, Urenco, PANalytical, Demcon, Power-Packer, Grolsch, Apollo Vredestein and Stork  are still the driving force behind the growth of  economic activities. Nevertheless, these corporations  as well as many other  small and medium-sized businesses are often originated from the University of Twente and they focus on the high-quality capital and knowledge intensive activities nowadays.

Trade Information

Our in-depth market research and country-specific analysis combine with 1 worldwide network under the umbrella of World Trade Centerter Association (WTCA)  provide solutions for your business needs in exploring new market opportunity.

Business Club

Find the right business partners in the EUREGIO through our Business Club Members with more than 150 members across various industries. Contact WTC office for more information.

Trade Missions

Gain exposure and expand business network by joining us in numerous trade missions partnering with our business partners throughout the year.

WTC’s worldwide

Countries with WTC’s

WTC Twente Business Members

Worldwide network