The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly changing situation so we are working hard to provide World Trade Day 2020 as a Virtual Event.  Stay tuned for more information!


World Trade Day is our largest event of the year and one of the highlights for our members and partners in the international trade community. We’ve been doing this for 47 years, and we want to continue celebrating World Trade Month in May!


World Trade Day 2020

May 1, 2020 | 7:30am – 6pm
Sheraton Denver (1550 Court Pl. Denver, CO 80202)

World Trade Day is the largest international trade and investment conference in the Rocky Mountain Region with over 700 participants.
This year’s conference will address the current challenges and opportunities of global trade through a series of keynote speakers, short talks by trade experts followed by a networking reception, as well as an expo featuring the region’s top global businesses. Join us to discuss the impacts of global trade on our region and learn how to jump-start your business, mitigate risk and leverage the latest technology and strategies to boost your global operations.

Keynote Speakers

Parag Khanna Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, Author of Future is Asian and Connectography
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Gary Shapiro – President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association, Author of Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation and The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream
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Early bird ticket prices available until April 1!

Ticket prices until April 1st:

Members: $200
Non – member: $250

Ticket prices after April 1st:

Members: $250
Non-members: $300
Students with ID: $75
Reception Only: $50

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you’re interested in partnering with World Trade Center Denver to make an impact on the international business community, please reach out to Karen Gerwitz at or 303-592-5363 about available partnership and sponsorship opportunities.
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“International trade is a dynamic, ever-changing landscape and World Trade Day brings together like-minded businesses to engage in discussions about key trends and provides opportunities to share best practices and learn from one another.”

Lindsay Besser Hank, Director of Global Services
Leprino Foods

“Attending and sponsoring World Trade Day in 2019 helped our office, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity, connect with the global business/academic/government community, share our message, gain valuable contacts during the networking activities and ted talks, and learn about current issues that impact international trade.  It’s a great event to make connections and for us as a sponsor, raise awareness of our office to a globally minded audience.”

Stephanie Garnica, Director Global Business Development
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity

“World Trade Day attracts first class speakers with topical subject matter and “in the trenches” experience. Every year we realize a 100% ROI on our participation of World Trade Day.”

Lois Vera Brown
Laser Technology Inc.

“We look forward to World Trade Day to come. It is not only an incredible opportunity to meet traders and entrepreneurs, but also a day of learning and valuable conversations. Our company has benefitted from a very good exposure and we have created meaningful connections. An exhilarating and energetic day not to be missed.”

Martin Capella, Managing Director USA
Garritz International

“World Trade Day is an extremely useful event to meet and mingle with Denver’s international business community. Being a sponsor gives you a further opportunity to really have a presence in front of your peers and reach the right people. Highly recommended event for anyone doing or interested in international business.”

Karen Warsh
University of Colorado Denver

“World Trade Day was one of the best conferences I’ve had the opportunity to take part in. The connections that I made during the conference and after were second to none (and some even became clients!). Participating in World Trade Day gave me the opportunity to get to know other players in the international business community and learn more about the different opportunities involved in working on the world stage. I’m looking forward to being involved again this year!”

Ian Campbell, CEO
Mission Suite

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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

“International trade is a dynamic, ever-changing landscape and World Trade Day brings together like-minded businesses to engage in discussions about key trends and provides opportunities to share best practices and learn from one another.”

Lindsay Besser Hank, Director of Global Services
Leprino Foods