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About World Trade Day
Continuing a Trade & Investment Legacy
In 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt officially proclaimed a national observance in the United States each May of the benefits of global trade. Each U.S. President since then has renewed this declaration, asking for communities across the nation for their commitment.
The World Trade Center Atlanta, one of 320 centers of international business exchange across the globe, is responding to the call with its 2nd Annual World Trade Day in Georgia on May 4, 2018.
This historic event will honor the international trade community and your contributions to the economic power of our region. It will convene CEOs, policy-makers, scholars and thought leaders to discuss today’s most pressing trade issues and opportunities to build a strong regional economy.
Last Year’s Statistics
World Trade Day Conference
Attendees Held Titles of Director or Above
Attendees Came From Industries Involved in FDI & Global Trade
Were SMB Companies Looking to Grow Internationally
Said They Would Return to WTD in 2018
All Day Registration, Networking and Global Business Exchanges 7:30am – 5:00pm
Welcome & Introduction – World Trade Center Atlanta
Keynote Speaker – Mr. Bryson Koehler, CTO, IBM Watson & IBM Cloud
Morning Parallel Panel Discussions
- From Brexit and NAFTA to Africa and China: Geopolitical Forces Impacting Global Market Opportunities
- Financing Your Global Expansion in Today’s Ever-Changing Digital Era
- Growing Globally – What’s Holding You Back? Identifying and Addressing Pain Points
Luncheon and Distinguished Panel Discussion: High Stake Innovations Impacting the Global Stage – Where Does Georgia Lead?
John C. Portman Global leadership Award
Presented by John C. “Jack” Portman III, Vice Chairman, Portman Holdings
Afternoon “Conversations that Matter” – Parallel Roundtables
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: What Is It and How Does It Impact Your Company?
- MedTech: Revolutionizing the Way We Manage Our Health
- Advanced Manufacturing: Disruptive Innovations, Global Supply Chains and Complex Markets – What’s Your Strategic Plan?
Closing Guest Speaker – Navigating the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Its Impact on Trade
Closing Reception & Networking
Our Keynote Speakers
Continuing a Trade and Investment Legacy
CTO of the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
Bryson Koehler is CTO of the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, and distinguished engineer for IBM. As CTO, he leads the integration of IBM Watson’s AI suite, The world’s most powerful data and analytics platform, a new, true cloud laaS as well as many of IBM’s strategic areas under a single, cloud-native architecture.
Dr. Penny Prime
Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres
Alexander P. Woollcott
Iliana Malinov, CPA
Georgia Department of Economic Development
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