World Trade Day

LEARN insights from local and global experts | APPLY success stories to your business | CONNECT with peers on topics of interest & industry |
SET UP B2B meetings with new clients and partners | Find new career opportunities | MAKE CONTACTS in the international business community

 

May 24, 2022 | 11 am – 6 pm MDT

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center | 650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

International Business Conference | Award Recognition | Peer-to-Peer Connections | Exhibition |
Lunch & Keynote | Top Speakers on Global Insights & Trade Talks | Networking Reception

#WorldTradeDay2022

This year’s theme is Resilience through Global Turbulence: Geopolitics, Supply Chains, Labor Shortages, and a Pandemic.
We are all still experiencing the “shockwaves and after-shocks” of the pandemic.
Join us to hear stories of how people and businesses have built resilience through these times and key takeaways that you can apply today.

May 24, 2022 | 11 am – 6 pm MDT

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center | 650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Early-bird discount ends April 24th

Thank You to Our World Trade Day 2022 Sponsors:

International Business Conference | Award Recognition | Peer-to-Peer Connections | Exhibition |
Lunch & Keynote | Top Speakers on Global Insights & Trade Talks | Networking Reception

 

Reconnect with your network and hear global success stories and insights at the 49th annual World Trade Day conference – the largest international trade and investment conference in the Rocky Mountain Region.  World Trade Day is an international trade and investment conference with over 700 participants from across the Rocky Mountain Region and around the globe.  Learn from local and global experts, connect with your peers based on your topic of interest and your specific industry, set up B2B meetings, and find new opportunities at the expo.

Tickets are available for conference and reception or reception only.

#WorldTradeDay2022

Registration for World Trade Day on May 24, 2022 is now open! 

Reconnect with your network and hear global success stories and insights at the 49th annual World Trade Day conference – the largest international trade and investment conference in the Rocky Mountain Region.  The conference features top speakers on hot topics, lunch with Keynote speaker, trade talks, networking reception and expo.

Tickets are available for conference and reception or reception only.

World Trade Day 2022 Conference + Reception

11 am – 6:30 pm

Ticket includes conference, lunch and keynote speakers, trade talks, networking reception and expo

Members $279 / Non-members $329 / Students with I.D. $129

Registration for World Trade Day is closed.  Contact tanya.arnt@wtcdenver.org if you have any questions.

Networking reception and expo only

 

World Trade Day 2022 Reception
4:30 – 6:30 pm

$129

Registration for World Trade Day is closed.  Contact tanya.arnt@wtcdenver.org if you have any questions.

Registration for World Trade Day is closed.  Contact tanya.arnt@wtcdenver.org if you have any questions.

Topics Include: Global Supply Chain, Country-specific trade talks, Global Opportunities, Global Workforce, Digital & Data, Finance, Covid 19, Aerospace companies, Geopolitics, Futurist

Stay tuned for details on speakers

Interested in being a sponsor?  Contact karen.gerwitz@wtcdenver.org

Register today

World Trade Day 2022 Conference + Reception
11 am – 6 pm
Ticket includes conference, lunch and keynote speakers, trade talks, networking reception and expo

Ticket Prices through April 24th:
Members $249 / Non-members $299 / Students with I.D. $100

Ticket Prices after April 24th:
Members $279 / Non-members $329 / Students with I.D. $129

World Trade Day 2022 Reception
4 – 6 pm
Ticket for networking reception and expo only

Ticket prices through April 24th:
$100

Ticket prices after April 24th:
$129

World Trade Day 2022 Keynote Speakers

Ambassador Jayme White Deputy United States Trade Representative
Over the last 20 years, Mr. White has played a role in nearly every major trade issue and trade legislation, including the enforceable measures on labor and the environment -- found in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Thomas Whayne Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Maxar
Thomas has deep expertise in space-based technologies and more than 23 years of experience as an investment banker, providing strategic and financial advice to the boards and management teams of many of the world’s largest technology, media, telecommunications and energy companies.
Dr. Liz Wilson Behavioral Scientist, Organizational Transformation Expert, and Founder and CEO of Tech Start-up, Include
Over the span of her career she has transformed the ways of working and cultures of dozens of global organizations including; major airlines, banks, consumer goods, telecommunications, mining, rail, and medtech companies. In more recent years Dr. Liz has dedicated herself to finding the solution to inclusion so that organizations can be places that all people thrive and business does too.

World Trade Day 2022

Global Insight & Trade Talk Speakers

Jeremy Bliss Head of International Subsidiary Banking Mexico & Latin America
Jeremy Bliss has been an International Manager with HSBC for nearly 20 years, holding positions in six countries on four continents during that time. His broad experience includes roles in Wealth and Personal Banking, Global Banking, and Commercial banking. Currently he is based in Mexico City as the Head of International Subsidiary Banking for Latin America, a tailored proposition for multinational corporates and their subsidiaries in the region. Prior to this role, Jeremy served as CEO and Head of Wholesale Banking for HSBC Belgium. Jeremy was born and raised in Southern California and received his undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He also holds an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.
Jeff Baum Testing Partners Managing Director
Jeffrey Baum graduated from Hamline University, St. Paul. MN in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Management and Russian Area Studies. Jeff started his career as a Sales Representative in 1996 and worked his way up to a Key Account Executive in 2011. Throughout his 23-year long career in working for various labs, Jeff realized there was a gap that existed between the labs and clients. 90% of the clients were not sure if their product met the requirements once submitting their product to the lab, and the products often failed testing. This is when the thought of Testing Partners came to his mind. To assure clients that their products have gone through the necessary scrutiny to minimize or in some cases eliminate non-compliance issues, he started Testing Partners in 2012. Jeff has over 23 years of experience in direct sales, stream sales, business development, marketing, and sales management in highly competitive segments of the testing & compliance industry. His expertise lies in global market access, Haz Loc/ATEX, medical, laboratory, industrial, consumer and any electric/electronic product. In this ever-changing world, it is difficult to keep up with global compliance requirements. Testing Partners Managing Director Jeff Baum helps manufacturers put the pieces of the global requirements puzzle together, without having to reach out to multiple partners. He will discuss high-level country requirement updates and risks and insights to be aware of when shipping products globally from a regulatory compliance expert perspective.
Ambassador Todd Chapman Former US Ambassador to Brazil & Ecuador
Ambassador Todd Chapman (Ret.) recently concluded a 30-year diplomatic career, most recently as U.S. Ambassador to Brazil where he advanced a broad economic, security, and environmental agenda at the sixth-largest U.S. embassy in the world. Previously, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, and Charge d’Affaires in Mozambique. His international experience also includes postings in Afghanistan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Nigeria. Ambassador Chapman is a non-resident senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, an advisory board member at the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University, and a non-resident fellow at the Colorado School of Mines' Payne Institute for Public Policy. Ambassador Chapman is a business consultant serving on various corporate boards and based in Denver, Colorado.
Laura Jackson Vice President of Air Service Development at Denver International Airport
Laura Jackson is the Vice President of Air Service Development at Denver International Airport, the third-busiest airport in the world. In this role, Laura directs aviation research and air service development activities to retain and attract air service. Laura has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Economics and International Studies from the University of Richmond.
Diane Mathis-Durfey Partner at Holland & Hart LLP
Diane brings a pragmatic, problem-solving approach to help clients establish and expand operations abroad. She leverages her extensive international expertise to help companies plan and develop a strategic approach to business based on the laws, customs, and culture of each foreign country. She works closely with in-house and outside counsel, management, and finance teams to proactively analyze legal risks and evaluate business options before embarking on new ventures abroad. Clients value her ability to find creative legal solutions that overcome challenges and allow them to get business done. With nearly 30 years of international legal experience spanning more than 120 countries across all six continents, clients benefit from her broad base of international work and the trusted relationships she has cultivated with well-connected, in-country legal professionals. She also accesses connections with practitioners across the globe through the firm’s membership in TerraLex. Diane began her career practicing at large law firms, including Baker & McKenzie in Moscow, Russia and a large regional firm in the Mountain West region of the United States. For more than 20 years, she managed a successful solo practice working in a quasi-in-house capacity for a large multinational organization with operations in more than 150 jurisdictions. Practice in Colorado temporarily authorized pending admission under C.R.C.P 205.6 Prior to this role, BJ held a variety of positions for United in Chicago and San Francisco, with roles in Marketing, Customer Experience, and Human Resources. BJ started his airline career with US Airways in Charlotte, NC and has been a life-long aviation enthusiast. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Davidson College. BJ resides in Denver alongside 6,000+ United employees.
Anubhav Shrivastava Global Head, Trade and Working Capital, Commercial Bank
Anubhav Shrivastava is the head of Trade and Working Capital for JPMorgan Commercial Bank. He leads a global organization responsible for helping clients access tailored financial solutions to manage their working capital, reduce cash conversion cycles and mitigate risk as they conduct business at a global scale. Anubhav is a 15-year industry veteran, having started his Finance career in Corporate Finance function working across multiple M&A and Strategy roles. He spent last decade in the Trade and Working Capital business at Citi where he was most recently heading the Sales and Client Management function. Anubhav held multiple product and sales roles within Citi’s Trade business including heading the Supplier Finance in North America. Anubhav spend first three years of his career working for Oracle Corp as a consultant where majority of his time was spent working with Finance team on various technology and efficiency projects. Anubhav was born and brought up in India where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He holds an MBA in Finance & Accounting from University of Rochester. Anubhav resides in NJ with his wife and their two children.
BJ Youngerman Managing Director, Market Strategy at United Airlines
BJ Youngerman, United Airlines’ Managing Director for Market Strategy, oversees United’s local strategy work in key markets across the United network. He works closely with key internal and external stakeholders, including business and civic leaders, local community leaders and others to further United’s growth in key markets, while raising United’s visibility at a local level. His team also oversees United’s efforts to respond to customer needs and market trends, supporting United’s continued growth strategy by working across the enterprise on innovative methods to acquire new customers. Prior to this role, BJ held a variety of positions for United in Chicago and San Francisco, with roles in Marketing, Customer Experience, and Human Resources. BJ started his airline career with US Airways in Charlotte, NC and has been a life-long aviation enthusiast. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Davidson College. BJ resides in Denver alongside 6,000+ United employees.
Alice Yu Privacy and Civil Liberties Commercial Lead
Alice Yu is Palantir’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Commercial Lead and has spearheaded product development initiatives and worked with customers to design, build, and implement technology and best practices that promote data protection. She has also led implementations of Palantir platforms for governments and corporations around the world, ranging from crisis response to supply chain planning to social services efficacy evaluation and more. Alice was the Enterprise Lead of the US COVID-19 response’s HHS Protect system in 2020, a secure platform uniting data from federal agencies, all states and territories, healthcare facilities, academia, and the private sector to enable decisions makers to run a coordinated whole-of-America pandemic response. HHS Protect helps track the spread and implications of coronavirus in the U.S. by integrating and sharing the nation’s most critical COVID-19 data, including cases, testing, therapeutics, vaccinations, healthcare capacity, and supply chain data, with over 3,000 users working on the COVID-19 response across all levels of government. HHS Protect was recently named the winner of Gartner and FedHealthIT Innovation Awards. Prior to Palantir, Alice worked at Third Sector Capital Partners constructing pay for success/outcomes-based projects across the nation as well as in J.P. Morgan's Public Finance Investment Banking Department managing transactions for issuers in the sectors of affordable housing, unemployment insurance, transportation, and higher education as well as state municipalities. Alice graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently he is based in Mexico City as the Head of International Subsidiary Banking for Latin America, a tailored proposition for multinational corporates and their subsidiaries in the region. Prior to this role, Jeremy served as CEO and Head of Wholesale Banking for HSBC Belgium. Jeremy was born and raised in Southern California and received his undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He also holds an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.

Geopolitics, Global Opportunities, Global Supply Chain and Logistics, Global Culture, Marketing & Sales, and resilience through Covid-19.

We are honored to welcome Governor Jared Polis to present the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting at World Trade Day 2022. The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting recognizes economic growth through international business and honors Colorado-based companies that have exported products or services for at least two years. Established in 1970, this program is funded and supported by the Global Business Development team, OEDIT.

Governor Jared Polis Governor of Colorado
Governor Jared Polis is an entrepreneur, education leader, and public servant. After launching several successful companies, Governor Polis committed himself to making sure other Coloradans had the opportunity to pursue their dreams through founding schools for at-risk students and new immigrants and started nonprofits to help veterans. Prior to serving as Governor, Polis served on the State Board of Education and represented Colorado's 2nd Congressional district.

“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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Thank you to our World Trade Day 2022 Sponsors

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Interested in sponsoring the largest international trade conference in the Rocky Mountain Region?  Contact Karen Gerwitz at karen.gerwitz@wtcdenver.org or at 303- 592-5760.

Interested in sharing information about World Trade Day?   Below are resources you can use to forward to your members, colleagues, and network.  If you post on social media, please be sure to tag us!

Past World Trade Day Conference Themes:

  • 2020 – International Trade During Covid-19
  • 2019 – Keep Calm and Trade On
  • 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

World Trade Day, making long lasting impressions

World Trade Day is the premier event to connect with Denver’s international business community. The conference consistently delivers a great balance of quality speakers, informative sessions, and networking.  This year’s in-person event will be an opportunity to reconnect, make new contacts and get inspired about global trade.

As an international trade professional, I would never miss the World Trade Day conference in Denver.  I’d recommend WTD to every person whose interests – personal or professional – touch international trade.  New attendees will be astonished by the level of key players that come together to provide informative content & unparalleled networking opportunities.

Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD,

President/CEO PROJECT C.U.R.E.

“Denver is fortunate to have a world-class World Trade Center. As our community continues to grow, we are touching parts of the globe that seemed either unprofitable or unreachable. Our existing partnerships are strengthening, as well. At the center of the advancements is the Denver World Trade Center, and their crown jewel, the World Trade Day is not to be missed!”

“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.”

Take a look back at the last time we convened in person for World Trade Day!

Take a look back at the last time we convened in person for World Trade Day!

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