Apr. 10: World Trade Day

 Posted by on February 18, 2018  Events, Upcoming Events
Feb 182018

2018 World Trade Day: The Future of Trade and Indiana

A summit featuring updates on NAFTA and international trade agreements, plus discussion of how global commerce impacts Indiana and how companies can succeed globally

Target audience:

  • Companies of all sizes, domestic and international
  • Representatives from the government and non-profit sectors
  • International trade commissioners
  • Economic Development Organizations
  • Local universities
  • Individuals interested in international trade


8:00 am Registration and breakfast

8:30 am Opening Session

8:45am Keynote Breakfast: The Administration’s Trade Policy: What Developments with NAFTA, U.S.- China Relations, and Other Trade Initiatives Mean for Indiana Business

Speaker: Leslie Griffin, Senior Vice President of International Public Policy at UPS, President of the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)

9:30am Snapshot of trade in Indiana: Trends, challenges and opportunities

Speaker: Tom Guevara, Director, IU Public Policy Institute

9:40am Break and Exhibitor Booths

10:00am Breakout Session #1: MNC & SME collaboration in trade (concurrent sessions)

10:45am Breakout Session #2: Exports and FDI (concurrent sessions)

11:30am Break and Exhibitor Booths

11:45am Breakout Session #3: Doing Business In…

Two concurrent sessions on conducting business in Canada & Mexico, as well as other markets around the world.

12:30pm Lunch Plenary Panel: NAFTA: Canada, Mexico, and US

Speakers: Head Consul Luis Franco, Consulate of Mexico in Indianapolis – and –

Consul General Douglas George, Consulate General of Canada in Detroit

The Hyatt Regency
1 s. Capitol Avenue
April 10, 2018
8:30am – 2:00pm

For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-trade-day-2018-tickets-37818202261?aff=ebapi