Add to Calendar 2020/02/04 8:30 AM 2020/02/04 5:30 PM America/New_York 2020 Washington International Trade Conference Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center | Atrium Ballroom
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2020 Washington International Trade Conference

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (US/Eastern)
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center | Atrium Ballroom Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center | 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Conference Agenda

Discussion with
Ambassador Robert Zoellick

Former United States Trade Representative (2001-2005) and Former President of the World Bank (2007-2012)

The Future of U.S. China Trade and Relations
Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute
Professor Ann Lee, Author, “What the US Can Learn from China” and “Will China’s Economy Collapse?”
Ambassador Kurt Tong, Partner, The Asia Group
Clete Willems, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Douglas M. Bell, Global Trade Policy Leader, Ernst & Young
Trade and the 2020 Elections: The Swing Voter Project
Rich Thau, President & Co-Founder, Engagious
Kimberly Ellis, Principal, Monument Policy Group

NextGenTrade®: Digitalization and the Future of Disruption – How New Technologies are Shaping Global Trade
Susan Lund, Director of Research, McKinsey Global Institute
Julia Nielson, Head of the Development Division, Trade & Agriculture Directorate, OECD
Jake Colvin, Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum
Trade Around the World
H.E. Fitsum Arega, Ambassador of Ethiopia to the United States 
H.E. Rosemary Banks, Ambassador of New Zealand to the United States
H.E. Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
H.E. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States
Laura Lane, President, Global Public Affairs, UPS
Fireside Chat:
Tarrified of Trade Talks?
Chad Bown, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Soumaya Keynes, Trade & Globalisation Editor, The Economist
Hosts of Trade Talks podcast, a lively and popular podcast about the economics of trade and policy

Meet the [Trade] Press
Jenny Leonard, Trade Reporter, Bloomberg News
David Lynch, Global Economics Correspondent, Washington Post
James Politi, World Trade Editor, Financial Times
Ana Swanson, Trade and Economics Correspondent, New York Times
Ambassador Susan Schwab, Former United States Trade Representative (2006-2009)




Who Should Attend/Why Sponsor

Attendees will learn about key issues driving the national trade debate and network with thought leaders on trade. 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. Please contact Diego Anez at to inquire about sponsorship packages

Individual Ticket

WITA Member: $495
Non-WITA Member: $595
Government (WITA Member): $295
Government (Non-WITA Member): $395
Order Tickets Here

Sponsorship Opportunities

Leadership Circle: $25,000
Benefactor: $10,000
Patron: $5,000