Press Releases

Utah Companies Exhibit Products at the DSEI Trade Show in London

Six Utah companies are exhibiting their products this week at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade show. The trade show is part of a trade mission to London led by World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Sept. 11 through Sept. 15.

Registration Open for Governor-led Trade Mission to Singapore and Vietnam

News Release     Registration Open for Governor-led Trade Mission to Singapore and Vietnam Salt Lake City – World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is currently accepting registrants for the Governor-led Singapore and Vietnam Trade Mission, which will occur Aug. 25 through Sept. 3. “Trade missions put Utah companies in front of potential partners and customers, which establishes trust and leads to increased opportunities,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of WTC Utah. “Having the Governor lead the Singapore and Vietnam trade mission will open doors to companies traveling to support their international efforts. Any company considering expanding into Asia should attend.” The registration form can be found at and must be submitted by July 11, at which time a non-refundable $500 deposit is also due. During the trade mission, attendees will participate in the following: Market specific briefings by in-country experts and the U.S. Commercial Service Pre-arranged and customized business-to-business meetings through the U.S. Commercial Service’s Gold Key Matchmaking Service Site visits VIP networking receptions for business leaders and elected officials Vietnam and Singapore are prime markets for companies looking to export their products to Asia. Vietnam is expected to have the second strongest average GDP growth between now and 2050, exceeding 5 percent a year on average. Both countries have a growing middle class and are recognized for their ease of doing business. Household spending in Singapore is projected to increase 11 percent by 2018. The trade mission is hosted by WTC Utah in partnership with Zions Bank, U.S. Commercial Service, the Small Business Administration and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Companies looking...

Derek B. Miller Statement on President Trump’s Changes to Cuba Policy

News Release SALT LAKE CITY – World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) President and CEO Derek B. Miller released the following statement about President Trump’s revised Cuba policy: “Just last month I was on a fact-finding mission to Cuba with my colleagues at the Salt Lake Chamber exploring opportunities for Utah companies if the U.S. embargo was lifted. I marveled at the resourcefulness of the Cuban people and was intrigued by the potential for collaboration between Utah and Cuba in areas such as tourism, exporting and infrastructure development,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah. “While there is virtue in President Trump’s focus on human rights, the best way to accomplish that goal is through building relationships and increasing mutual understanding, not through isolating policies and posturing.” ### About World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) The mission of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is to help Utah companies think, act and succeed globally. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through three key objectives. First is to motivate and educate Utah businesses to expand their global presence through training seminars, regional forums and newsletters focused on international business development, trade issues and export opportunities. Second is to build capacity of Utah businesses for international trade through B2B consultations to identify expansion goals, assess current capabilities, determine overseas opportunities and connect companies with market experts and potential partners. Third is to expand global network of Utah businesses through trade missions and networking with foreign trade...