World Trade Month 2020

It’s May 1 and we want to welcome you to World Trade Month! Montana World Trade Center® will be offering several different web sessions relating to international business and global trade throughout the month. We’ll kick things off on May 7th with our Faces of World Trade webinar, with further events from WTC Denver and other WTC’s across the nation. Check back periodically for further details on upcoming events.

May 2020 Calendar


May 7th – Montana Faces of World Trade Webinar

Time: 2:00-3:00PM MST

Price: Free

Join us live as we talk with Montana business leaders who share their experiences about doing business internationally. Why do they do it? How do they do it? How are they managing in the new normal?


May 8th – WTC Denver – World Trade Month Session 1

Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM MST

Price: $40 for WTC members, $50 for non-members

Topics for this session include:

  • Ali Brodie, Fox Rothschild (Immigration and Innovation: Bringing Together the Best of Both Worlds)
  • Sarah Clegg, British Embassy in Washington DC (Strengthening US-UK Ties Through a Free Trade Agreement)
  • Dan Lane, Mile High Labs (CBD on a Global Scale: The Importance of International Business to the Cannabinoid Industry)

Contact Christian at admin@mwtc.org for more information and to register.


May 13th – WTC Kansas City –  Doing Business with Canada Webinar

Time: 7:30-9:00AM MST

Price: Free

During this presentation we will be discussing U.S. and Canadian Customs and Border Crossing issues, non-resident importing considerations, and the available resources offered by the U.S. Commercial Service and Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service.

This webinar is intended for companies interested in selling their products or services in Canada, those interested in sourcing materials or goods from Canada, and those currently doing business with Canada who are looking to expand or are seeking assistance with current operations.

Contact Christian at admin@mwtc.org for more information and to register.


May 13 – BioUtah & WTC Utah – Southeast Asia as an Alternative to China

Time: 9:00-10:00AM MST

Price: Free

Due to the supply chain disruptions in Asia caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to identify alternatives. Join BioUtah, World Trade Center Utah, Dezan Shira & Associates’ Dustin Daugherty and Harris Bricken’s Jonathan Bench for a webinar comparing markets in Southeast Asia as you search for new sourcing and direct investment opportunities.

Click here for more information and to register.


May 15th – WTC Denver World Trade Month Session 2

Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM MST

Price: $40 for WTC members, $50 for non-members

Topics for this session include:

  • World Trade Center Association Executives,  (International Trade During COVID-19) Panelists: Scott Wang, Asia Pacific; Martin Salloum, North America; Carlos Ronderos, Latin America ; Niklas Aklundh, Europe
  • Stephane Lessard, Consul General of Canada in Denver (North American Energy Integration)
  • Laura Jackson, Denver International Airport (Air Travel Supply & Demand Trends from Denver International Airport (DEN))

Contact Christian at admin@mwtc.org for more information and to register.


May 18th – USMCA Agreement Update with US Department of Commerce

Time: 10:00-11:00AM MST

Price: $25 for OWIT members, $40 for non-members

The USMCA trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada is set to go into force on July 1.  The agreement is designed to create a more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports jobs and grow the economy. What are the key differences between NAFTA and the USMCA?  Will the agreement move forward as planned in spite of the pandemic? Please join us on May 18th as we welcome Alex Tercero-Chacon as our guest speaker and highlight the new USMCA agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce / International Trade Administration.

Alex Tercero-Chacon is a Mexico Desk Officer in the Office of North America at the U.S. Department of Commerce. His responsibilities include various programs, policies, and strategies designed to strengthen U.S. commercial relations with Mexico. He also works on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) outreach efforts related to educating the business community on the benefits of the agreement.

Click here for more information and to register.


May 22nd – WTC Denver World Trade Month Session 3

Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM MST

Price: $40 for WTC members, $50 for non-members

Topics for this session include:

  • Heidi Hostetter, H2 Manufacturing & Faustson Tools (Global Supply Chains: Worth the Risk – A Manufacturing Community Discussion) Panelists: Mina Cox, Specialty Products; Kyle Pettine, Otter Products
  • EJ Achtner, HSBC Bank USA (Blockchain, APIs, and FinTech: How is applied innovation bridging the global trade gap?)

Contact Christian at admin@mwtc.org for more information and to register.


May 29th – WTC Denver World Trade Month Session 4

Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM MST

Price: $40 for WTC members, $50 for non-members

Topics for this session include:

  • Catherine Ceresa, Martello Risk (What is the Future of Supply Chain Sustainability? A Discussion on Responsible Supply Chains) Panelists: Andrea Vaccari, Freeport-McMoRan; Alyssa Harding, Sustainable Food Trade Association; Jeannie Renne-Malone, VF Corp
  • Happy Hour

Contact Christian at admin@mwtc.org for more information and to register.

MWTC media alert!

Check out MWTC's Executive Director, Brigitta Miranda-Freer, on Montana Public Radio's podcast about the impact global trade wars have on Montana industries. Listen here! 

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Export Training

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