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Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Utah Global Forum

The Utah Global Forum will bring together people from around Utah, the nation and the world for an unparalleled opportunity for international discovery on Oct. 17. Check out our top reasons to attend.

Utah Global Forum Announces Keynote Speaker Ana Navarro

Ana Navarro, political contributor to CNN, ABC News and Telemundo, will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 Utah Global Forum presented by Governor Gary R. Herbert. Navarro will address this year’s theme “Prosperity through Diversity,” along with other renowned speakers, including Governor Herbert and National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez. Registration is now open for the Utah Global Forum, which will be hosted at the Grand America Hotel on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The Forum is the state’s premier international business event – aiming to help Utah companies expand overseas while showcasing what makes the state great for foreign investment interests. The Forum attracts hundreds of attendees each year who come together for a full day of networking, professional development and personal growth opportunities in international business. This year’s Forum theme, “Prosperity through Diversity,” explores diversity and its growing role in economic prosperity in Utah and around the world. As a Nicaraguan-American who immigrated to the United States in the 1980s, Navarro is dedicated to working on issues affecting America’s changing demographics and the role of diversity in America. She offers a unique take on the current world climate paired with anecdotes and first-hand experiences. Navarro speaks about her experience being a female immigrant and the challenges she has faced in her political career, exploring how groups can more effectively incorporate diversity into their organizations. In 2001, she served as ambassador to the United Nation’s Human Rights Commission, devoting much of her energy to condemning human rights abuses in Cuba. In 1999, she worked in the private sector, representing private and public clients on federal issues, particularly related...

Salt Lake Chamber and World Trade Center Utah submit comments to federal register regarding NAFTA

Following up on their February 2017 open letter to Utah’s congressional leaders, the Salt Lake Chamber and World Trade Center Utah recently submitted comments to the federal register regarding forthcoming North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. The letter was addressed to the chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee and reiterated the essential role trade plays in Utah’s economy as well as the business community’s commitment and vested interest in advocating for the improvement and modernization of existing free trade agreements. Mexico and Canada are especially important trade markets for Utah companies. To illustrate, Utah exports to Canada have grown 40 percent over the last 10 years, and our exports to Mexico have grown 231 percent during that same time frame. A section of the comments read, “as representatives of Utah’s business community, we understand that NAFTA needs to be updated in key areas like ecommerce and information technology. Such industries did not exist when NAFTA was first created and consequently have not been incorporated into the equation. While modernization is reasonable, the establishment of trade standards, protection of intellectual property rights, promotion of environmental protections, and the expansion of foreign markets that free trade agreements facilitate should not be abandoned. We hope to see NAFTA updated in such a way that will not upset the current trade Utah does with these neighboring countries.” To read the full comments sent to the Federal Register, click...

Utah Pulse- Going Global: Shamrock Mining LLC

Sometimes you go where life takes you. That’s certainly been the case for the second career of Floyd Anderson, the 94-year-old owner and general manager of Shamrock Mining LLC, based in Hanna, Utah. After a career in higher education, Anderson, who holds a PhD in family relations and psychology, received an invitation to search for emeralds in eastern Utah with a group that included a gemologist, the head of the BYU Geology department and several graduate students. Although the search party didn’t find any emeralds, they did stumble across a plethora of translucent yellow rocks. One of the searchers said he knew of a place with plenty more of the stones, on a plateau about 10,000 feet in elevation north of Tabiona in the Uintah Mountains. To read the complete article, click...

Utah Pulse- WTC Utah Sponsored Article: Utah’s Economy Under the Trump Administration

How will the Trump administration impact Utah businesses? No one knows exactly what will happen to the economy when Trump begins governing. But some Utah experts are willing to make some informed speculation. A thought leader symposium focused on what might happen with tax policy, international business, energy and healthcare in the next four years will be held Dec. 14, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Zions Bank, One South Main, Suite 1800. To read the complete article, click...

Utah Pulse- WTC Utah and EDCUtah Co-host ‘What’s Up Down South Economic Summit’ Reception

Are you attending the “What’s Up Down South Economic Summit” on Jan. 12 in St. George? The summit is the go-to source for economic development information and activity taking place in the southwest region of the state. While making plans for your attendance, allow time to join World Trade Center Utah and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) on Jan. 11 for a pre-summit reception from 5-7 p.m. at Entrada at Snow Canyon. The Entrada reception is the perfect networking opportunity, as you will be joined by government, civic, education and business leaders from across the state in a casual, festive atmosphere at the feet of Snow Canyon’s majestic cliffs. Register as WTC Utah’s guest...

HJ News- People in Business

The Utah Technology Council and Cache Chamber of Commerce will hold a free breakfast and panel discussion on importing from and exporting to China from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in Room 840 at Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 N. 600 West, Logan. To read the complete article, click...

Utah Policy- Utah’s Economy Under a Trump Administration

Join World Trade Center Utah Dec. 14 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for a panel discussion on how Utah’s economy including tax policy, international business, energy, and healthcare might change over the next four years. To register click here. To read the complete article, click...