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.

2016 Videos

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

Global Forum.

Featured Speakers


Edward Luce

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.


Lorin DeMordaunt

Managing Director,

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

Natalie Gochnour


Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

David Gopal

Managing Director,

Wells Fargo

Cristina Hernandez

CEO and International Sales Director, Managed Strategies

Kirk Jowers

Vice President of Corporate Relations and European Markets,

dōTERRA International

Luis Morejon

 Senior Managing Director of Global Workplace Solutions, CBRE

Stella Poon

Director, Los Angeles, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

Mike Young

Vice President of Business, Process and System,


Ed Macha

President and Founder, Reliable Controls Corporation (RCC)

Mark Garfield

Senior Vice President,

Zions Bank International Banking

David Fiscus

Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center - Utah, U.S. Department of Commerce

JIM Oster

Senior Vice President and  Foreign Exchange Manager, KeyBank, N.A.

Jonathan Hafen

Shareholder, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Lew Cramer

President and CEO,

CBC Advisors


Executive Vice President, US, EMEA, Global Marketing & Strategy, Merit Medical Systems, Inc.”

Michael Criddle

CPA and Partner,

Eide Bailly

Tom Jacobson

Chris Lee

Lauren Walker

Board Member,

Utah Israel Economic Council

President, Deseret Digital Media

Senior VP of Global Operations, Young Living Essential Oils

Consuls General

Jorge Tagle Canelo

Consul General

of Chile

Javier Chagoya

Consul General

of Mexico

Bernard Leon Grice

Consul General

of New Zealand

Joseph Ma

 Director General - Taiwan/Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

Francisco Javier Vallaure De Acha

Consul General

of Spain

Stéphane Lessard

Consul General

of Canada

Makoto Ito

Consul General

of Japan

Eduardo Barandiarán

Consul General

of Peru

SHIN Chae-Hyun

Consul General

of Republic of Korea

Pavol Šepeľák

Consul General

of Czech Republic





Orrin Hatch

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.


Franz Kolb

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.



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 and


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