North Carolina World Trade Association - Triad chapter is dedicated to serving those with an interest in world commerce.  Our mission is to promote growth of trade between North Carolina and the world by providing education and networking opportunities.  NCWTA is and advocacy for our region engaged in exporting, importing, and supporting global trade activities.

Our Next meeting

February 13th , 2018

Explosive Rate of Change in Supply Chain

Be Ready or Be Ran Over


February 13th at Joseph's Restaurant located in Koury Convention Center, 3121 West Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, NC.  Tickets are $35 per person.  Our key note speaker is Charles Edwards, Acting Director of the NCDOT Rail Division and Director of the NCDOT Logistics and Freight Division.   


March 2016 Mr. Edwards became Director – Logistics Strategy.  This month, he was appointed Acting Director of the NCDOT Rail division and Director of the NCDOT Logistics and Freight division. His work includes freight logistics planning, working with planners on freight related issues, and developing logistics solutions for North Carolina companies. Edwards was previously the Executive Director of the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics.

Edwards began his career in the logistics industry as a truck driver. He was on the senior management team of the North Carolina-based airline that started United Parcel Service Airlines, helped introduce an innovative container to the international airline industry, managed a commercial airport, led the development of the world's largest air vehicle, and has been a senior advisor to public and private aviation and logistics projects in the United States, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and the United Arab Emirates.

He holds degrees from universities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. He served on the faculty of the Darden School at the University of Virginia and has been a guest lecturer at universities in North Carolina and New Mexico. He is a frequent speaker and writer about aviation and logistics topics. In 2010 he co-authored Transport Logistics: The Wheel of Commerce and a contributing author of the MHI sponsored Material Handling & Logistics Roadmap 2.0 (2017). Mr. Edwards has hosted the UNC-Chapel Hill - Tsinghua University Logistics EMBA program in Dubai and is co-developer of the Air Cargo Professional Development workshop program of The International Air Cargo Association. He also serves on various international and US logistics industry boards.