For Immediate Release
March 25, 2016
Marketing & Communications Director
World Trade Center Utah
Gov. Leavitt to Dissect Presidential Primaries on March 29 at Thought Leader Symposium
World Trade Center Utah and Zions Bank host second Thought Leader Symposium of 2016
Salt Lake City – On the heels of the Utah caucus, Gov. Mike Leavitt will talk to more than 200 business leaders about what the possible outcomes of the presidential primaries could mean for the nation. This discussion will take place March 29 at World Trade Center Utah’s (WTC Utah’s) second Thought Leader Symposium of 2016, which is being cohosted by Zions Bank.
“The outcome of this presidential election will affect companies doing business internationally in many ways. The new commander in chief will either progress trade agreements or stall them. The incumbent will build diplomatic relationships or will harm them,” said Derek B. Miller, WTC Utah president and CEO. “We are thrilled to have Governor Leavitt, an expert and often quoted figure in the political realm, dissect the election and what it could mean for Utah businesses at the Thought Leader Symposium.”
Gov. Leavitt is well qualified to address this topic, having served on the cabinet of President George W. Bush as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and as secretary of Health and Human Services. He is also a three-time elected Governor of Utah and the founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners. As part of his remarks, Gov. Leavitt will also talk about the dynamics of a possible contested GOP convention.
The purpose of Thought Leader Symposia is to provide an opportunity for Utah’s business leaders to hear from experts on topics that impact their companies.
The Thought Leader Symposium will take place March 29 at The Grand America Hotel. Other speakers at the luncheon include Governor Gary R Herbert and Derek B. Miller, WTC Utah president and CEO.
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 officials.