World Trade Day 2012 Conference: A World Without Barriers

  • 17 May 2012
  • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Infinity Park, 4400 East Kentucky Avenue, Denver, CO 80246


  • (with valid Student ID)

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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


Confirmed Speakers
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
Canadian Consulate
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)
CH2M Logistics


The Sports Authority
Concert Group Logisitcs
ISU Insurance
Lightning Eliminators
Gallagher Transport
GHP Horwath
Erker Grain
Geotech Environmental Equipment

Roy Becker Seminars

Stolle Machinery

Wells Fargo

Holland and Hart

Lufthansa Cargo

Rickmers Linie

Adams Industrial


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."