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World Trade Center Atlanta’s – 1st Annual World Trade Day

May 2, 2017 at 7:30 am - 4:15 pm

Come and engage in the 1st Annual World Trade Day!

The theme is “Trade Talk: Real Conversations About the Future of Global Trade”.

Let’s face it. This is a historic day for extraordinary times. Uncertainty about international trade and investment has taken center stage. Changes in leadership and country dynamics in key countries like the U.S, UK, China, Brazil, and even Cuba have raised questions about the future of trade policies, government regulations, and even diplomatic relations. Sweeping changes that impact everything from tariffs and immigration to in-country logistics and brand reputation are expected. Yet, most global executives are uncertain about how to prepare for the effects of disruptions as well as capture hidden opportunities.

World Trade Day is bringing experts in global trade and investment to foster key conversations and connections to help us all navigate through uncertain times.

At-A-Glance Schedule (7:30am – 4:15pm)

All Day Registration, Networking and Global Business Exchanges

Welcome & Introduction – World Trade Center Atlanta
“World Trade Day” Proclamation
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Matthew T. McGuire, United States Executive Director, The World Bank Group

Parallel Panel Discussions

Emerging Markets: Still Driving Global Economic Growth?
Global Trends to Build, Innovate and Attract

Lunch Distinguished Panel Discussion: North America Rising? Maintaining a Competitive Advantage in a Volatile Global Economy

Global Leadership Award Presentation

“Conversations that Matter” – Parallel Roundtables

Advanced Manufacturing: The Impact of Technology and a Changing Workforce on Company Competitiveness
Digital Technologies: How Disruptions Lead to Opportunities
Energy Solutions: Creating New Markets

Reception, Closing Remarks & Drawing

$99 Early Bird ending Feb. 28, 2017
$145 Global Pass beginning March 1, 2017
$175 at Door

Located less than 10 minutes from the airport, the Georgia International Convention Center is strategically located to restaurants and hotels for the convenience of those traveling to World Trade Day. Parking is $10 per entry, $15 in/out per day. There is a complimentary SkyTrain from Hartsfield Jackson-Airport to GICC, Marriott Gateway and SpringHill Suites Hotels. GICC Address: 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337.


May 2, 2017
7:30 am - 4:15 pm
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Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337 United States