Thank you for attending the 2016 Utah Global Forum. We hope to see you next year!
The Utah Global Forum facilitates the dialogue on how businesses can expand beyond local boundaries and develop an import and export strategy to expand into the global marketplace. The program offers an incredible breadth of content, bringing experts from across multiple industries, all with a single objective: move Utah businesses to the global business stage and meet the challenges of today’s business environment.
The Utah Global Forum also specially focuses on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Utah. FDI represents an opportunity to become more actively involved in international business activities for businesses of all sizes. FDI takes many forms, such as a direct acquisition, construction of facilities, investment in a joint venture, or strategic alliance with a local firm with technology or licensing of intellectual property.
Welcome and Morning Session
Introductory remarks at the 2016 Utah Global Forum with Derek B. Miller, World Trade Center Utah; Val Hale, Governor's Office of Economic Development; and David Golden, Salt Lake Chamber.
Keynote Speaker Edward Luce
Edward Luce is the U.S. Columnist and Commentator at Financial Times. With introduction from Cynthia Gibson, from Utah State University
Power Presentation: Chris Lee
International Partnerships, Presented by Chris Lee of Deseret Management Corporation
Power Presentations: Lauren Walker
Exporting 101, presented by Lauren Walker and sponsored by Young LIving Essential Oils.
Power Presentation: Natalie Gochnour
Utah Inland Port Feasibility, presented by Natalie Gochnour of The Kem vC. Gardner Policy Institute.
Power Presentation: David Gopal
Global Finance, Presented by David Gopal, Wells Fargo
Awards & Recognition
International Person of the Year, International Company of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Presented by KeyBank and the World Trade Association of Utah
Featured Speaker Gary R. Herbert
Governor Gary R. Herbert, State of Utah, speaks at the 2016
Financial Times (FT)
Edward Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times and writes a weekly column, FT's leaders/editorials on American politics and the economy and other articles.
Ed has worked for the FT since 1995 as Philippines correspondent, capital markets editor, South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi and Washington bureau chief between 2006 and 2011. In 2000 Ed was the chief speechwriter for Lawrence H. Summers, the US Treasury secretary. His first book, In Spite of the Gods, The Strange Rise of Modern India remains a high seller.
Governor Gary R. Herbert
State of Utah
Governor Gary R. Herbert has led Utah’s recovery from the Great Recession to a position of national economic prominence. His unwavering focus on economic development includes attracting businesses and investment to the state while helping homegrown businesses flourish.
The Governor is focused on four cornerstones to strengthen Utah’s economy: economic development, education, energy and self-determination. As a result, Utah has become a premier destination for business, jobs and an unsurpassed quality of life.
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
CEO and International Sales Director, Managed Strategies
Vice President of Corporate Relations and European Markets,
Senior Managing Director of Global Workplace Solutions, CBRE
Director, Los Angeles, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
Vice President of Business, Process and System,
President and Founder, Reliable Controls Corporation (RCC)
Senior Vice President,
Zions Bank International Banking
Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center - Utah, U.S. Department of Commerce
Senior Vice President and Foreign Exchange Manager, KeyBank, N.A.
Shareholder, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
President and CEO,
Executive Vice President, US, EMEA, Global Marketing & Strategy, Merit Medical Systems, Inc.”
CPA and Partner,
Utah Israel Economic Council
President, Deseret Digital Media
Senior VP of Global Operations, Young Living Essential Oils
Jorge Tagle Canelo
Bernard Leon Grice
of New Zealand
Director General - Taiwan/Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
Francisco Javier Vallaure De Acha
of Republic of Korea
of Czech Republic
INTERNATIONAL PERSON OF THE YEAR
U.S. Senator for Utah
Over nearly four decades of public service, Senator Hatch has established himself as a leading voice in the United States Senate. As the upper chamber’s most senior Republican, he currently serves as President Pro Tempore and as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. In this capacity, he is fighting to create jobs and strengthen the economy by streamlining the tax code and creating more opportunities for American businesses abroad.
By all objective measures, Senator Hatch is one of the most effective and impactful legislators of modern times. Since he first came to Congress in 1977, no legislator alive today has sponsored more bills that have become law than Senator Hatch. Moreover, with his work in the current Congress, he shows no signs of letting up.
Some of Senator Hatch’s most notable accomplishments in the 114th Congress include: permanent tax relief for families, small businesses, and entrepreneurs; the first long-term road infrastructure legislation in a decade, which neither raises taxes nor adds a dime to the deficit; a new legal framework for trade deals to expand exports and lower prices for consumers; and new intellectual property protections for valuable trade secrets, such as Café Rio’s recipe for its cilantro-lime ranch dressing or proprietary coding used by Utah’s tech firms.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
Franz Kolb serves as the director of diplomacy and international protocol for the State of Utah at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s International Trade and Diplomacy Office. Mr. Kolb’s career with the State began more than two decades ago. During the course of his service, he has organized many international trade missions, welcomed hundreds of business delegations and dignitaries to Utah and organized countless business seminars. Through individual consultations and strategic analyses, Mr. Kolb has assisted more than 3,000 companies in their international expansion efforts. Mr. Kolb also remains committed to helping Utah’s rising generation gain a foothold in international business through education, having taught a great number of students across Utah, the U.S. and Europe.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Kolb served as deputy director for Utah’s International Business Development Office, director of International Services of Ernst & Young LLP, president of the World Trade Association of Utah, vice president of the Utah District Export Council and president of an international business consulting firm specializing in the high tech industry.
Mr. Kolb has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including the highest of honors from the presidents of Germany, Hungary, Austria and Portugal. He is currently serving as the Honorary Consul for Austria in Utah. Mr. Kolb will continue to build bridges between Utah and the world by fulfilling his current responsibilities in assisting the Utah international business community and hosting international dignitaries.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
dōTERRA® International is the world leader in essential oils, producing and distributing exceptionally high quality therapeutic grade essential oils, personal care and spa products, nutritional supplements, and healthy living products.
For people who care about improving their health and that of their loved ones, dōTERRA provides simple, safe, and empowering solutions that enhance well-being. dōTERRA harnesses nature’s most powerful elements and shares these gifts through a global community of more than three million Wellness Advocates.
dōTERRA, meaning “Gift of the Earth,” sources more than 100 essential oils from over 40 countries—more than half of which are considered developing countries. The dōTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing initiative works to develop long-term, mutually beneficial, ethical supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and reliable income in underdeveloped areas. The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world to make possible lives free of disease and poverty, and to help people everywhere be self-reliant.
Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, dōTERRA knows that achieving its vision of bringing the world the highest quality and purest essential oils requires a dedicated team. Accordingly, dōTERRA employs nearly 2,000 people to support the millions of customers who are buying its products. 1,600 employees conduct day-to-day operations out of a newly constructed 383,000 square foot headquarters facility — a testament to the company’s phenomenal growth and future potential — and another 400 employees work in 17 countries around the world.
Learn more about dōTERRA, dōTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing, and the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation at www.doterra.com and www.sourcetoyou.com.