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2022 Washington International Trade Conference

Monday, January 31, 2022 at 1:00 PM - Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM (EST)
WITA Conference Virtual Event hosted via Zoom

The Washington International Trade Conference brings 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.

Full Conference Program

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2022 WITC Program

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Ticket Information

Virtual via Zoom

WITA Members $300

Non-WITA Members $400*

*All non-member tickets come with a complimentary one-year WITA Membership!

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Agenda & Speakers


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)

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


1:45 PM ET – 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

Discussion with 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

Ambassador Tomita Koji, Japanese Ambassador to the United States

Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union Ambassador to the United States

Moderator: Ambassador Susan Schwab, Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown LLP; and 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, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona

Chad Thompson, Executive Director for Legal Affairs & Trade, 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 Times


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

Ambassador Sarah Bianchi, Deputy United States Trade Representative

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


Virtual: Monday, January 31, 2022 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM US/Eastern Time
Virtual: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM US/Eastern Time


Sponsorship Opportunities

Leadership Circle – $25,000

Benefactor – $10,000

Patron – $5,000

All sponsors receive tickets to the Conference

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Who Should Attend/Why Sponsor

Attendees will be able to 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.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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