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2022 Washington International Trade Conference

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WITA's Biggest Policy Event of 2022, to be held virtually on Zoom, Monday, January 31st and Tuesday, February 1st.

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Washington International Trade Conference, Monday, Jan 31st and Tuesday, Feb 1st 2022

Monday, January 31

1:00 PM ET – Fireside Chat with the OECD Secretary General

Secretary-General Mathias Cormann, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, President & COO, Business Roundtable, and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

1:45 PM ET – Trade & Environment – How Trade and Trade Policies Can Help Achieve Climate Goals

Aik Hoe Lim, Director, Trade and Environment Division, World Trade Organization

Kelly K. Milton, Assistant USTR, Environment and Natural Resources

Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta, Costa Rica’s Permanent Representative to the WTO, and co-Chair of the WTO’s Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions (TESSD)

Moderator: Sarah Stewart, Executive Director, Silverado Policy Accelerator, and former Deputy Assistant USTR, Environment and Natural Resources

2:30 PM ET – Armchair Discussion with the Deputy Director General of the WTO

Angela Ellard, Deputy Director General of the WTO

Ambassador Rufus Yerxa, former Deputy United States Trade Representative, and former Deputy Director General of the WTO

3:15 PM ET – US-China Strategic and Trade Relations

Amy P. Celico, Principal Albright Stonebridge Group | Dentons Global Advisors, and former Senior Director for China Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute, and former Acting Deputy United States Trade Representative

Bonnie Glaser, Director of the Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Samm Sacks, Senior Fellow, Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center & New America

Moderator: Erin Ennis, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Dell Technologies

4:00 PM ET – Ambassador’s Roundtable – Working with Allies and Partners

Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America

Ambassador Tomita Koji, Japanese Ambassador to the United States of America

Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union Ambassador to the United States of America

Moderator: Ambassador Susan Schwab, Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown LLP; former United States Trade Representative

Tuesday, February 1

9:00 AM ET – Strengthening the U.S. Economy and American Jobs Through Trade

Orit Frenkel, CEO, American Leadership Initiative

Ed Gresser, Vice President and Director for Trade and Global Markets, Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)

Jeffrey Kucik, Associate Professor, University of Arizona

Chad Thompson, Executive Director for Legal Affairs, General Motors

Moderator: Sarah Thorn, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Walmart

10:00 AM ET – Solving Supply Chain Disruptions

Jon Gold, Vice President of Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation

Phil Levy, Chief Economist, Flexport; formerly Senior Economist for Trade for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors

Penny Naas, President, International Public Affairs and Sustainability, UPS

Maria Zieba, Assistant Vice President of International Affairs, National Pork Producers Council

Moderator: Ana Swanson, Correspondent, New York

11:00 AM ET – Closing Plenary with Ambassador Sarah Bianchi, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

Ambassador Sarah Bianchi, Deputy United States Trade Representative

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

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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 an open and robust discussion of international trade and economic issues.

Our growing membership consists of over 2,200 international trade professionals, including business people, diplomats, academics, government employees, attorneys, consultants, and others interested in international trade.

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