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Washington International Trade Conference


Washington International Trade Conference

On January 29, 2019, WITA will host its first ever Washington International Trade Conference (WITC).  The WITC will bring together leaders on international trade from around the U.S. and around the world to debate and discuss the most important issues facing policy makers and those making decisions affecting trade, investment and global value chains. 
Attendees at the WITC will be a cross section of the WITA membership, including trade leaders from across the U.S. government (Administration and Congress), embassies, business, law, academia, and trade practitioners from across industries and sectors. 
If you would like information on how to sponsor the WITC, and to get visibility for your brand with trade leaders from around the world, click here. 
Sponsorship Options

$25,000 Leadership Circle
$15,000 Benefactor
$10,000 Patron
$5,000 Supporter
$2,500 Friend of the Conference

All Plenaries, meals, reception and breaks present sponsorship opportunities.
The conference will have 3 general plenary sessions and 4 breakout sessions, followed by a reception.  We plan to address 4 different topics in each of the 4 breakout sessions (16 topics, total).  Specific topics for breakout sessions will be determined in the weeks leading up to the Conference, in order to maximize the timeliness of the discussions and identify topics that may be of most interest to attendees.
Schedule of Events

8:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM: Opening Plenary
9:45 AM: Break
9:55 AM: Breakout 1
10:50 AM: Break
11:00 AM: Breakout 2
12:00 PM Luncheon Program
1:30 PM: Break
1:40 PM: Breakout 3
2:35 PM: Break
2:45 PM: Breakout 4
3:40 PM: Break
3:50 PM: Plenary
5:15 PM: Reception

Conference speakers will be recognized experts on these topics, drawn from among trade leaders in Washington, DC and elsewhere.
A sample of topics we may address include:

Update on Ongoing Trade Negotiations
Inclusive Trade
Trade and SME’s
NextGenTrade®: New Technologies and Trade
Trade and Global Value Chains
21st Century Workforce & Trade
Trade Legislation
Trade Politics
Export Controls & Sanctions
S. Trade Law Enforcement
WTO: Plurilateral Trade Agenda
Regulatory Harmonization
Navigating the Maze of FTAs
Managing Global Government Relations
Global Value Chains

WITA is Washington’s premier trade forum. It is the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization in our nation’s capital dedicated to providing a neutral forum for an open and robust discussion of international trade issues.  Contributions to support the Washington International Trade Conference are tax-deductible, and can be made to the Washington International Trade Foundation – a 501 (c)(3) organization that supports the educational mission of WITA.
Sponsors will get visibility for their brand or firm with trade leaders from across the U.S. government (Administration and Congress), embassies, business, law, academia, and trade practitioners from across industries and sectors. 


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