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MetroConnect PitchFest & World Trade Week Expo

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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San Diego’s premier international trade showcase is here.

In celebration of World Trade Week, please join us and 300+ international business professionals from across Southern California for an action-packed afternoon. Explore San Diego’s international trade exhibition and network with top regional exporters, trade offices, and consulates. Then, end the afternoon at our MetroConnect pitch competition, where finalists from the latest round of World Trade Center San Diego’s (WTCSD) export assistance program will pitch for $25,000 grand prize award—and you’ll vote for the winner. Guests will enjoy lunch, drinks, and tray-passed hors d’oeuvres throughout the event.


  • 3:00–4:00 p.m. | International trade exhibition and company showcase
  • 4:00–6:00 p.m. | MetroConnect Grand Prize PitchFest
  • 6:00–7:00 p.m. | Networking reception
Who should attend: Anyone interested in networking with San Diego’s international business community to build valuable connections and learn how to increase international sales.

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May 11
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UC San Diego Park & Market