Utah Diplomatic Conference on International Trade Relations


Conference Information

What is it? 

Annually, 15-20 foreign diplomats, including ambassadors, consuls general and trade commissioners, visit the State of Utah to present and dialogue with local government, business, academicians, students, and the public at large, on a variety of current topics related to international trade. The objective of this conference is to engage in a global conversation that may lead to building international relationships and business opportunities.  This conference serves as a learning venue where local and foreign representatives exchange ideas, network, and develop potential collaborations. 

Who should attend?

This event is intended for those who wish to learn about Utah’s current position on areas such as, free trade, foreign investment, innovation & technology, and sustainability.  Furthermore, foreign diplomats will engage on the same topics to find common ground and growth opportunities.  The conference is open to the public and free of charge, although registration is required.


Who promotes and organized this event?

The diplomatic conference is promoted by Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Utah State Legislature, the Utah Consular Corps, the World Trade Center of Utah, US Commercial Services, US Department of State Foreign Missions, Utah Council for Citizens Diplomacy, chambers of commerce, universities, and local non-government organizations.  This event is organized and sponsored by the Office for Global Engagement at Utah Valley University.


What is the format of the conference?  See program for more specific details.