Our mission is to create economic opportunities for Houston-area small & medium enterprises (SMEs) by promoting trade and socially responsible leadership for our partners worldwide.  When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, improve their quality of life and develop vibrant communities.


HITDC programs strive to facilitate international development with the ultimate goal of business expansion throughout the Houston area SME community.

  • International Think Tank
  • Information Clearinghouse
  • Export Mentoring
  • Market Outreach

Membership has its privileges

  • Outbound/Inbound Trade Missions
  • Quarterly Luncheons
  • Monthly Networking Events covered by International Focus Magazine
  • International Speakers Series
  • Global 7 Awards and Scholarship Presentations
  • Houston Global Trade Conference & Expo
  • … and much more!


Get connected with Houston International Trade Development Council and receive exclusive membership discounts; networking opportunities; discounts to all HITDC events; traveling trade missions and much more!

African-American International Initiative

HITDC’s African-American International Initiative (AAII) will assist in developing business and trade relationships in the world’s fastest growing countries of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America via trade missions and forums.  Houston is a leading city in US Exports. Rise to the occasion and seek opportunities that are beyond our borders by participating in International trade.

Speakers Series

Explore opportunities to expand your business into international markets.  In order to meet the economic, social and cultural challenges of the global marketplace.

Topics Include:

  • Doing Business Domestically vs, Internationally
  • Global Business Etiquette
  • Exploring Emerging Global Markets and more!


Houston International Trade Development Council, Inc.
11110 Bellaire Blvd., Ste. 222 | Houston, Texas 77072

Office Phone: 832-448-0537