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2021 Washington International Trade Conference

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WITA's Biggest Policy Event of 2021, to be held virtually on Zoom, Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th.

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Washington International Trade Conference, Monday, Feb 8th and Tuesday, Feb 9th 2021

Honorary Conference Co-Chairs

Ambassador Susan Schwab & Ambassador Michael Froman

The Washington International Trade Conference will bring together leaders in international trade from across the U.S. and around the world to explore the trade landscape and look toward the future of trade.

Together, we will debate and discuss the most important issues affecting international trade, investment and supply chains to help you navigate U.S. and global trade policy.

WITA is Washington’s premier trade forum. It is the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization in the world dedicated to providing a neutral forum for open and robust discussion of international trade issues.

Attendees will be able to hear from trade leaders and learn about key issues driving U.S. and international trade policy. Sponsors will get visibility for their brand or firm with trade leaders from across governments (U.S. and International), embassies, business, law, academia, and trade practitioners from across industries and sectors.

Sample Agenda

Monday, February 8th

1:00 PM: Day 1 Opening Sessions

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Afternoon Plenary Sessions

Tuesday, February 9th

9:00 AM: Day 2 Opening Sessions

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Morning Plenary Sessions

Sample Plenary Topics

Global Supply Chains in the Era of COVID

US-China Relations

Digital Protectionism

NextGenTrade Presents: Sustainable Trade

Ambassadors Roundtable - Trade Around the World

Biden Administration - Year 1 Trade Agenda

Progressivism on Trade

WTO Reform

Initial List of Featured Speakers

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA)

Arrow Augerot, Director, Americas Public Policy, Amazon

Beth Baltzan, Founder, American Phoenix Trade Advisory Service and formerly with USTR and the House Ways & Means Committee

Kimberley Botwright, Community Lead, Global Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum

Wendy Cutler, President and Managing Director, Asia Society Policy Institute, former acting Deputy USTR

Himamauli Das, Senior Managing Director, K2 Integrity

Sahra English, Vice President, Public Policy, Mastercard

Simon Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development and MBA Director, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Catherine Feingold, Director, AFL-CIO International Department

Ambassador Nestor Forster, Brazil's Ambassador to the United States of America

Aaron Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University, and former Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs in the office of the Vice President

Ambassador Robert Holleyman, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP and President & CEO, C&M International; former Deputy United States Trade Representative

Katrin Kuhlmann, President and Founder, New Markets Lab, and Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador of the United States

Catherine Novelli, President, Listening for America, former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment

Jason Oxman, President & CEO, Information Technology Industry Council

Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, Her Majesty’s (UK) Ambassador to the United States of America

Ambassador Susan Schwab, Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown LLP Professor Emerita, University of Maryland

Susan Shirk, Chair, 21st Century China Center and Research Professor, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos, Australia’s Ambassador to the United States.

Peter Swire, Holder Chair of of Law and Ethics, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business; Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird, LLP

Madelaine Tuininga, European Commission, DG Trade Head of Unit for Sustainable Development and the European Green Deal

Ambassador Kurt Tong, Partner, the Asia Group, and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

Ambassador Vangelis Vitalis, New Zealand Deputy Secretary Trade and Economic

Alan Wm. Wolff, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization

Ambassador Rufus Yerxa, President of the National Foreign Trade Council and former Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization

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