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 to immigration, trade, and policy affecting Central America.

Navarro is respected on both sides of the political aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro frequently appears in the media on programs such as Meet the Press, Bill Maher’s Real Time, Anderson Cooper 360, and The View.

Additional 2017 speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the Utah Global Forum are $90. Special group pricing is available at $700 for 10 tickets. To register or learn more about the Utah Global Forum, visit www.utahglobalforum.com.