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UVU to host 2022 Utah Diplomatic Conference on International Trade Relations

By Ashtyn Asay - | Mar 14, 2022

Courtesy Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University in Orem hosts the Utah Diplomatic Conference on International Trade Relations on Monday, March 21, 2022.

Utah Valley University will host the 2022 Utah Diplomatic Conference on International Trade Relations on March 21.

The theme of this year’s conference will be “Lessons Learned from COVID-19 and Ukraine: A Global Perspective.” The objective of this conference will be to facilitate a global conversation and encourage international relationships and business opportunities.

“It serves as a learning venue where local and foreign representatives exchange ideas, network, and develop potential collaborations,” according to a press release distributed by UVU.

Gov. Spencer Cox will offer the conference’s keynote speech. Other notable speakers will include Felipe Queipo of the United Nations Department of Global Communication; Shelby Daiek, director of U.S. Commercial Services; Aaron Starks, vice president of global business services at World Trade Center Utah; and James Burton, president of Utah Consular Corps.

Representatives from 27 different countries, including Mexico, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and more, will be present.

“UVU is hosting the largest gathering of career diplomats to Utah since the 2002 Olympics for an exciting conversation on current issues related to COVID, Ukraine, and how these world events are affecting our international relations,” Baldomero Lago, the chief international officer at UVU, said in a press release. “This is a free event for our campus community and will bring city and state leaders together with 37 career diplomats from 27 countries.”

The 2022 Diplomatic Conference on International Trade Relations will take place at 9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Sorensen Student Center on UVU’s Orem campus. This event is free to all, but registration is required. For more information on this event or to register, visit uvu.edu/global/diplomatic-conference/index.html.

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