Service Provider Membership Benefits

Van Andel Global Trade Center has designed a membership, especially for service providers such as banks, customs brokers, freight forwarders, consultants, insurance providers, and lawyers who seek to support the work of the VAGTC. Service Provider Members of GVSU’s Van Andel Global Trade Center receive increased exposure to Michigan’s vast international business community as well as:

  • EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: GVSU’s VAGTC hosts 1-3 events each month and VAGTC members are given exclusive sponsorship opportunities not offered to the general public. Members are the first to be informed about upcoming events. VAGTC works closely with industry expert members to create customized international training to offer the community.
  • INCLUSION ON PRIMARY INDUSTRY REFERRAL LIST: Each year, GVSU’S VAGTC processes over 1,000 calls & emails related to international trade and service provider questions. VAGTC connects the companies it assists to vetted, trusted & expert service provider members on the industry referral list.
  • DISCOUNTED PROGRAM & SPONSORSHIP PRICING: Member companies receive discounted pricing on most VAGTC events. Members receive discounted pricing on customized sponsorship packages.
  • ACCESS TO VAGTC BUSINESS SERVICES: Need event or meeting space? VAGTC can book space on GVSU’s beautiful downtown campus. Need to connect to businesses with experience in a particular part of the world? VAGTC can get you connected to globally active & experienced businesses.
  • INCREASED DIGITAL MARKETING EXPOSURE: As a service provider member, your company logo will be listed on VAGTC’s service provider member page with a link back to your preferred company page. With thousands of page views annually, VAGTC membership provides another avenue to increase your company’s digital marketing exposure.
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Member Sponsor Booth at the Annual Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium


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