World Trade Day

Save the date for World Trade Day 2019!
May 14, 2019
Colorado Convention Center

With a different theme every year, World Trade Day is the Rocky Mountain Region’s most successful and exciting conference for the international business community. Attendees gather to learn and discuss the most interesting and pressing issues facing global business. World Trade Day often coincides with World Trade Week, which was declared by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935 to take place during the third week of May.

Beginning in the 1970s, each conference has worked to address complex issues in global business and international trade. A variety of groups have hosted this conference over the years including the Rocky Mountain District Export Council, the Department of Commerce, and the World Trade Center Denver. From Asia to the Americas, from tough times to new economies, World Trade Day has showcased opportunities for businesses, governments, students, non-profit organizations and other groups from the Rocky Mountain Region.

Become a Speaker
Interested in sharing your story at World Trade Day 2019? We are looking for speakers and think you may be a perfect fit! Click here to apply.

Deadline: December 1, 2018 – Selection committee will meet to review and make decisions on December 4, 2018

Topic: Your choice of an internationally-related topic

Time Limit: 20 minutes for a Global Insight or Trade Talk (short talk on an international topic), or 1 hour for a keynote presentation

Presentation Date/Time: May 14, 2019 at a time that will be assigned between 9:15 am – 4:45 pm – if selected, you can request a specific time

Elevate your presence as a sponsor
Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Karen Warsh at Karen.Warsh@wtcdenver.org or 303-592-5369.

Past World Trade Day Conference Themes:

  • 2018 – Shining a Light on Trade
  • 2017 – Containers to the Cloud: Trade as Goods, Services and Knowledge
  • 2016 – Exploring Your Trans-Pacific Partners
  • 2015 – Advancing Colorado Around The Globe
  • 2014 – Risky Business: Risk & Reward Across Borders
  • 2013 – Plug In to the Global Economy: How Technology Impacts Trade
  • 2012 – A World without Barriers: Leveraging Free Trade Agreements for Opportunity
  • 2012 – “A World of Fashion” Gala
  • 2011 – Focus on Europe: Direct Access to European Markets
  • 2010 – Prospering in the New Global Economy: The Road Ahead
  • 2009 – Trade in Turbulent Times: Great Challenge Brings Great Opportunity
  • 2008 – Foundations of Colorado’s Evolving Global Economy
  • 2007 – Reaching the Peaks of Global Trade
  • 2006 – China & India: Strategies for Success in the World’s Fastest Growing Markets
  • 2005 – Showcase Europe
  • 2004 – NAFTA & Beyond: Expanding your Business through International Trade
  • 2003 – Accessing Asia Pacific Markets
  • 2002 – Global Strategies for Today’s World
  • 2001 – Chartering your Course in a Changing Global Economy
  • 2000 – Trade & Technology: Accessing Global Markets in the New Millenium
  • 1999 – Hidden Gems: Discovering Global Markets
  • 1998 – Trade in the Americas
  • 1997 – World Trade Conference
  • 1996 – World Trade Day
  • 1995 – Window on Europe
  • 1994 – Global Business: Your Passport to Profits
  • 1993 – Business without Boundaries
  • 1992 – Pioneers in World Markets
  • 1991 – Competing Globally: The Next Century
  • 1990 – The Changing Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities
  • 1989 – Global Markets: Mountains of Opportunity
  • 1988 – Export Now
  • 1973-1987 – World Trade Day