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World Trade Day 2019

May 14, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm


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.

Sponsorship opportunities available from $500 for expo booths and up to $20,000 for the exclusive conference title sponsor. For more information contact Karen Gerwitz at Karen.Gerwitz@wtcdenver.org or 303-592-5363.

Please register HERE!


Jake Jabs – Founder and CEO, American Furniture Warehouse
Topic: Sharing 40 years of Importing Experience

Lou Longo – Partner, Plante Moran
Topic: Weathering Trade Troubles: Lessons from the Art of War

Daniell Mulhall – Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
Topic: Ireland, Brexit and the Future of the Transatlantic Trade

Trade Talk Speakers
  • Tripp Lake, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (Using Blockchain in Smart Contracts to Protect Intellectual Property)
  • David Sanders, Cassidy Levy Kent LLP (U.S. Importer Strategies to Minimize Tariffs Exposure and Adverse Impact on Supply Chains)
  • Michael Hoffman, Bureau of Industry and Security  (Latest Development in Export Controls)
  • Rob Crabtree, Velocity Global (Future of Global Employment in the Digital Age)
  • Eric Langenbach, DHL Express (Growth in International Markets through e-Commerce)
  • Dr. Stephanie Gripne, Impact Finance Center (Social Impact Investing for International Business Community)
  • Isabella Zaczek, IZ Consulting  (Lessons on Global Customer Service from a German)


Global Insight Speakers
  • Folkert Wilman, European Commission (Brexit)
  • Scott Byington, Queen City Roasters (Relational Trade for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods)
  • Doug Jackson, Project CURE (How Trade Can Be Used for Good)
  • Tyler D. Coombe, Greenberg Traurig (Anti-corruption in China and other markets)
  • Debra J. Lodge, HSBC (In the Year of the Pig – Should US Pig Farmers Accept RMB for their Exports?)
  • W. Patrick Wilson, US Department of Commerce (The USMCA-Modernizing NAFTA into a 21st Century Trade Agreement)
  • Juan Aranda, Leonardo Group LatAm (For Want of a Nail:  How Planning for Every Part Keeps Factories Running)
“World Trade Day is always a great event! I enjoy learning from others in the industry, hearing from engaging speakers, and leaving energized after building my network.”
-World Trade Day 2018 attendee