First Rural Utah Forum

President’s Message

Join a Trade Mission to Peru Without Leaving Utah

CEO Derek Miller
Sign up by today, Oct. 17, for the opportunity to join a virtual trade mission to Peru. Hosted by David Utrilla, Honorary Consul to Peru in Utah, the Nov. 12 virtual mission is an opportunity for Utah businesses to get their feet wet regarding international trade without the expense and time of a full trade mission. The event runs from 2-5 p.m. at U.S. Translation, 320 W. 200 South, Third Floor, Salt Lake City. The cost is $20.

The State of Utah recently established a trade agreement with Peru, making the country a prime place for Utah businesses to expand into the global economy. By joining this virtual trade mission, business owners with an established product or service may be able to participate in conversations with several contacts in Peru via Skype in a local conference room.

Through the Skype conversation, the trade mission’s attendees will also learn about Peru’s current economic conditions and demand for particular products and services. They’ll also learn about the key people and organizations Utah business need to connect with in Peru, along with the first steps to export to Peru and start selling internationally.

With over 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power outside of the U.S., Utah small businesses have phenomenal opportunities to export and substantially grow their companies. But in order to export products or services, a trade mission is imperative to establish key partnerships and setup a system. This virtual trade mission offers an inexpensive way for Utah businesses to get started.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat today.

Best wishes,

Derek B. Miller

President & CEO



Going Global: First Rural Utah International Business Forum

“You don’t know what you don’t know,” says Uintah County Economic Development Director Tammie Lucero. That’s why business, government, education and civic leaders in the entire Uintah Basin will want to attend World Trade Center Utah’s first Rural Utah International Business Forum in Vernal on Nov. 3.

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vernal City Office and will provide attendees with the tools and resources to “think, act and succeed globally.”

“The forum will be a great opportunity for people in the Basin to learn what World Trade Center Utah has to offer and what is available to businesses in rural Utah,” Lucero adds. Those who attend the forum can expect to learn about the opportunities for rural businesses in the global economy and the process of international expansion and exporting. World Trade Center Utah will provide a tool kit with resources on how to take the next step in growing rural businesses internationally.

“Sometimes you have a great idea, but you don’t know what the tools are to get you where you need to be,” continues Lucero. “This is an educational opportunity for rural Utah and anyone in the Uintah Basin who cares about the economy.”

Economic expansion is a team effort that requires the efforts of elected officials, government employees, education leaders, Chambers of Commerce, community and professional associations and all consumers. Hence, the forum will provide all attendees with specific information about the opportunities and resources to help rural businesses succeed internationally. Registration is free, but limited to the first 90 people to sign up. Register here.


About World Trade Center Utah

We are located at 60 East South Temple, Suite 300, in Salt Lake City.

Call us: (801) 532-8080

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October 17, 2014


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Upcoming Events




World Affairs Lecture: Rose E. Gottemoeller–Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century Westminster College Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory





Rural Utah International Business Forum, Vernal, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Utah Technology Council 2014 Hall of Fame 6-9 p.m., Grand America Hotel