Derek B. Miller Remembers Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

News Release
For Immediate Release
September 28, 2016

Jessica Nield, Communications Director
World Trade Center Utah
(801) 814-3491

Derek B. Miller Remembers Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

SALT LAKE CITY – World Trade Center Utah President and CEO Derek B. Miller met Shimon Peres during a trade mission to Israel in April 2013. He released the following statement reflecting on that meeting and the life of the Israeli statesman:

“The world lost a great leader today. President Peres is one of Israel’s founding fathers and served in every major ministerial cabinet position, including prime minister twice,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah. “During a trade mission to Israel three years ago I had the privilege of meeting him. I was inspired by his comment that economic prosperity is the key to lasting peace, not just in Israel and the Middle East, but worldwide. Shimon Peres spent most of his life in areas of extreme conflict, but never lost his vision of what we should all be striving for.”



The 2013 Utah delegation meeting with Shimon Peres.


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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 officials.