Washington International Trade Conference


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 global value chains to help you navigate a new Congress and year three of the Trump Administration.

Why Should You Attend / 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.

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Draft Agenda


8:00 AM: Doors open for registration, coffee and networking

9:00 AM: Welcome and introductions

9:10 AM: Opening Plenary

10:10 AM: The Art of the Deal: The USMCA

11:05 AM: In a Trade War with China, What Does Victory Look Like?

12:00 PM: Lunch Buffet

12:30 PM: Luncheon Keynote

1:40 PM: The Future of Trade – A NextGenTrade® Discussion of Technology, Trade Facilitation & Global Value Chains

2:35 PM: What Do Global Investors Think About During a Trade War?

3:30 PM: Trade Politics in the Age of Trump

4:25 PM: Closing Plenary – Trade and American Values

5:15 PM: Reception

7:00 PM: Event Close


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WITA has a 2 week cancellation policy. Any cancellations made within 2 weeks of this event will be charged to cover costs.