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World Trade Day 2021 - The Future of Global Trade

Please join us on May 26th for Bryant University’s (World Trade Center Providence) 36th World Trade Day, an opportunity for learning and connecting. Presented by the John H. Chafee Center for International Business, this year’s virtual event will include international speakers on topics ranging from China to international trade shows, with keynote presentations, small group discussions and networking. The event will feature a message by Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Agenda Highlights:

Morning Keynote: “What the past has taught us and what the future holds.”
Keynote speaker: Pete Mento, the “Trade Geek”

World Trade Day Keynote Presentation:
A Message from Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Keynote Presentation: Update on U.S. Trade Policy

Keynote speaker: Sirat Attapit, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Other sessions:

U.S. – China: What will trade relationships look like in the Biden administration?
Keynote speaker: Amy Celico, Albright Stonebridge Group

Global Supply Chains: Responding to the crisis and creating resiliency.
Keynote speaker: Peter Tirschwell, IHS Markit, with Panel Discussion featuring Kelly Coutu, Teknor Apex; Dan Gardiner, Trade Facilitators; Isabelle Vermeersch, Centipid.

Europe: The resetting of trade relations between the oldest transatlantic allies.
Keynote speakers: Mark O’Connell, OCO Global and Dr. Colm Reilly, Cyro Advisory

Global Marketing:
Trade Shows in the Post-COVID Era

Keynote Speaker: Kai Hattendorf, UFI
Pivoting to Virtual: Fostering Connections and Driving Revenue
Keynote Speaker: Elle Woulfe, InVision