Utah Global Forum, October 17th 2017

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.

2017 Utah Global Forum

View our agenda and a list of our panels below.  Click an event to view more information about that event.

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Sponsor Testimonials

Jonathan Hafen
Jonathan HafenShareholder, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
Our law firm loves the Utah Global Forum! The speakers are entertaining and informative, and the networking lunch provides a great opportunity to develop existing and new relationships. The event draws an impressive group of larger, established companies as well as up and coming companies looking to expand their products into international markets. We have successfully developed new business through the conference, as well as made important contacts with future prospects. If you are a business looking to expand internationally, or if you provide services to international businesses, then the Utah Global Forum is a “must ...
Theresa Foxley
Theresa FoxleyEDCUtah
EDCUtah is proud to partner with the Utah Global Forum. As Utah companies obtain access to resources that increase their customer base internationally and attract Foreign Direct Investment, Utah’s economy grows. This forum is one of the best places for companies to gain these resourcesDAACCd
Ben Johnson
Ben JohnsonVP and Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo has been a proud sponsor of the Utah Global Forum since its inception and values the international insight and networking the event brings. It covers relevant topics in a unique setting and provides a way for local businesses and leaders to keep a pulse on global business trends.
Kirk Jowers
Kirk JowersdoTerra, VP of Corporate Relations and European Markets
doTERRA is a proud partner of the Utah Global Forum. The Forum helps propel economic growth in Utah by creating the contacts, information, and resources necessary to increase participating companies’ international business opportunities and effectiveness.
Terry L. Grant
Terry L. GrantPresident, Key Bank
KeyBank is a proud sponsor and participant in the Utah Global Forum.  This is a neutral forum where the Utah business community with any international interests or aspirations, comes together to learn and network together.  Being involved from the very first forum to now, I have seen the forum grow and mature into one of the best events of the year in our State
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