For Immediate Release
May 11, 2016
Marketing & Communications Director
World Trade Center Utah
WTC Utah to Recognize Central Utah Companies Leading the Way in International Business
Call for international business award nominations
SALT LAKE CITY – In anticipation of the upcoming Central Utah International Business Forum, World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is requesting nominations for the Champion for International Business Award and for the Vanguard in International Business Award.
A successful candidate for the Vanguard in International Business Award meets the following criteria:
- Utah-based business headquartered in one of the following counties: Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, and Wayne.
- Has successfully exported for at least one year.
- Has potential for increased export activity.
A successful candidate for the Champion for International Business Award meets the following criteria:
- An individual from Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, or Wayne County who supports and advocates for businesses expanding into international markets.
The awards will be presented by WTC Utah, in partnership with the Department of Workforce Services, at the Central Utah International Business Forum. The forum will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Snow College Administration Building in Richfield, in partnership with the Six County Association of Governments Alliance and Utah’s Department of Workforce Services.
Local business leaders will discuss “Lessons Learned” from doing business internationally in a panel-style format. WTC Utah President & CEO Derek B. Miller will conclude the event by delivering the keynote address. Following the event, there will be time dedicated for networking and connecting with business service providers.
The Central Utah International Business Forum serves those located in Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, and Wayne counties.
To nominate an individual or a local business from one of these six counties, contact WTC Utah Managing Director Don Willie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-859-5094. Nominations must be submitted by May 20, 2016. Nominees will be notified and winners announced prior to the summit.
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.
About the Department of Workforce Services (DWS)
The Department of Workforce Services provides resources to job seekers, employers and community leaders in Utah. DWS has a physical presence through its more than 30 employment centers located around the state and numerous programs that help communities grow their economy.