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Gibraltar's World Trade Center has now been officially inaugurated

The official inauguration took place on Wednesday.
The official inauguration took place on Wednesday. / SUR
  • On an optimistic note about the future post-Brexit, the chief minister said the WTC is Gibraltar's way telling the world "Here we come"

The latest addition to the World Trade Center Association Network is now open in Gibraltar, following the official inauguration by chief minister Fabian Picardo on Wednesday.

The ceremony was conducted by Picardo, deputy chief minister Dr Joseph García and WTC developer Gregory Butcher, and attended by the Governor of Gibraltar, Lieutenant General Ed Davis, government ministers and local business leaders, who were keen to celebrate the historic opening of this state-of-the-art, Grade A, 254,000-square-foot office building.

The aim of the World Trade Center Association network is to promote international prosperity through trade, a concept which Gibraltar is known to wholeheartedly support.

In fact, in his speech the chief minister was keen to stress that the opening of the WTC is a reflection of the optimism the Gibraltarian government feels with a view to the situation post-Brexit.

Picardo told those present: "We are proud to be here today to inaugurate Gibraltar's first World Trade Center..... Brexit is not the beginning of the end of Gibraltar, it's actually just the end of the beginning, and the arrival of this first World Trade Center is Gibraltar saying to the world: "Here we come."

The WTC Gibraltar will be a beacon for promoting international trade in the coming days, weeks, months and years, whilst Brexit is negotiated.

Several tenants have already taken space in the WTC in Gibraltar, including Regus, which is a FTSE 250 company, Bet Victor, BDO, Stan James Unibet, Costa Coffee and the global payment solutions company WaveCrest.