Free Trade Agreements have taken center stage in the U.S. trade policy in 2011-12, so what better topic to feature in this year's World Trade Day, which is now in its fifth decade. Under the theme, "A World without Barriers - Leveraging Free Trade Agreements for Opportunity," we will move from the policy discussion directly into operational strategies for companies to take advantage of these 21 Free Trade Agreement markets today. We will feature the following topics and speakers from public and private sector organizations, who have direct experience in leveraging Free Trade Agreements.
Topics to be covered at World Trade Day:
Free Trade Agreements 101
Beyond our Borders: Trade Pacts to Watch
Export and Import Logistics Pits and Peeves
How FTAs Affect Investment
Utilizing FTAs in Supply Chain Globalization
A Landmark Agreement: KORUS FTA
A Fresh Look at Long-Standing FTAs
Cargo Insurance & Safety: Managing Risk
NAFTA: A Look Ahead
Exploring Latin American Opportunities: CAFTA, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Peru
Logistics in Motion - Lessons Learned from Modes of Transport
Jose Fernandez, Assistant Secretary Economic & Business Affairs, U.S. State Department
Pete Mento, Director of Global Customs and Trade Policy, C.H. Robinson
Peter Wonsok Yun, Director General and Chief Trade Commissioner at Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
Jeong Gwan Lee, Consul General of Korea
Diana Castaneda Zuniga, ProMexico
Dr Patricia Nelson, Stockholm School of Economics
Thad Lively, U.S. Meat Export Federation
Professor Keith Maskus, University of Colorado
Arrow Electronics (invited)
The Sports Authority
Concert Group Logisitcs
Geotech Environmental Equipment
Roy Becker Seminars
Holland and Hart
World Trade Day, organized by the World Trade Center Denver has established itself as one of the Region’s most successful and exciting focal points for the Colorado business community and other companies beyond the state to gather, network, and learn about the most interesting and pressing issues facing international businesses today.
Taking place on May 17, 2012, World Trade Day coincides with World Trade Week, which was declared by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935. As an organization committed to international trade and business facilitation, our goal is to assist businesses as they seek to expand their horizons and bottom line by tapping into global opportunities.
Conference tables of 10 and sponsorship opportunities are are now available. Click here for details.
Breakfast and lunch served by Three Tomatoes Catering!
You also won't want to miss the gala the evening before, "A World of Fashion."