MAPPING THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL BUSINESS
OCTOBER 24, 2016 • THE GRAND AMERICA HOTEL
The Utah Global forum will help businesses export successfully, adapt to today’s global marketplace and succeed in untapped markets.
There are more than 7 billion potential customers in the world, and 2.4 billion of them are online. How many of those customers are yours? How many could you reach today?
The opportunity for any business to expand into the global marketplace has never been easier.
E-commerce has redefined business borders and business owners are no longer confined to city, state or country. Today, expanding your sales abroad enhances your bottom-line.
The Utah Global Forum will facilitate the dialogue on how businesses can expand beyond local boundaries and develop an import and export strategy to expand into the global marketplace. The program offers an incredible breadth of content, bringing experts from across multiple industries, all with a single objective: move Utah businesses to the global business stage and meet the challenges of today’s business environment.
The Utah Global Forum will also specially focus on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Utah. FDI represents an opportunity to become more actively involved in international business activities for businesses of all sizes. FDI takes many forms, such as a direct acquisition, construction of facilities, investment in a joint venture, or strategic alliance with a local firm with technology or licensing of intellectual property.
Financial Times (FT)
Edward Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times and writes a weekly column, FT's leaders/editorials on American politics and the economy and other articles.
Ed has worked for the FT since 1995 as Philippines correspondent, capital markets editor, South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi and Washington bureau chief between 2006 and 2011. In 2000 Ed was the chief speechwriter for Lawrence H. Summers, the US Treasury secretary. His first book, In Spite of the Gods, The Strange Rise of Modern India remains a high seller.
Governor Gary R. Herbert
State of Utah
Governor Gary R. Herbert has led Utah’s recovery from the Great Recession to a position of national economic prominence. His unwavering focus on economic development includes attracting businesses and investment to the state while helping homegrown businesses flourish.
The Governor is focused on four cornerstones to strengthen Utah’s economy: economic development, education, energy and self-determination. As a result, Utah has become a premier destination for business, jobs and an unsurpassed quality of life.
David Eccles School of Business,
University of Utah / Director,
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
CEO and International Sales Director, Managed Strategies
Vice President of Corporate Relations and European Markets,
Director, Los Angeles, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS NOW FOR INTERNATIONAL PERSON/COMPANY OF THE YEAR
You may nominate up to three (3) companies, as long as you are not employed by or affiliated with any of those companies (please use a separate form for each nomination).
You may nominate up to one (1) individual who has distinguished himself or herself in international business within the State of Utah.
Please e-mail completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com