10th Annual Orange County World Trade Week Forum -Pathways to Progress: The Road Ahead for International Trade

    May 23, 2024 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    The Irvine Marriott Hotel
    18000 Von Karman Ave Irvine
    CA 92612
    $75 per ticket
    Harvinder Mudahar


    Join us for an evening filled with world-class keynote speakers, engaging panel discussions, and unparalleled business-to-business networking opportunities at 10th Annual World Trade Week Forum Event. This is your chance to connect with key trade organizations, international business groups, and extensive global resources available in Southern California.
    Discover the pivotal role of trade as a dynamic force for business expansion and economic development. Ideal for businesses eager to explore international markets or deepen existing global connections, this event promises valuable insights and opportunities for all attendees.
    Presented by the District Export Council of Southern California, with support from key partners, this gathering is essential for those ready to embrace the future of international trade. Seize this opportunity to propel your trade ambitions forward.

    Keynote Speakers:

    Diane Farrell Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade International Trade Administration

    Diane Farrell is the Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, where she oversees policy, operations, and a $613 million budget at the International Trade Administration. Previously, she advised on Asia-related economic and trade issues and served as Executive Vice President at the U.S. India Business Council. Her experience includes a term on the U.S. EXIM Bank board, focusing on transactions and policy for India and Southeast Asia, and as the First Selectwoman of Westport, Connecticut, managing infrastructure projects and maintaining the town’s AAA bond rating. Farrell holds a BA in American government from Wheaton College, Massachusetts, and has received the Presidential Rank Award as a Meritorious Executive for her service.

    Neil Sahota Chief Executive Officer, ACSILabs Inc. United Nations Advisor and Tech Coast Angel

    Neil advises Global Fortune 500 companies, small-medium business, government agencies, non-profits, and academia. The common thread to all of them is that they needed his help to become a creator and leader of the digital future. He helped the United Nations create and launch their AI for Global Good ecosystem. Neil pioneered artificial intelligence (AI) in the early days of IBM Watson®. Neil says that” the best way for anyone to predict the future is to create it. Neil helps organizations disrupt themselves before someone else disrupts them.”

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