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Zions conference to focus on international trade

Does going global make sense for Utah businesses in the midst of the worst worldwide recession since the 1930s?
A slate of speakers at the forefront of U.S. trade policy will examine that question during Zions Bank's annual international trade and business conference in Salt Lake City May 20. The conference at the Marriott Downtown hotel will run from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per seat and includes lunch.
Speakers at the event will be:
Thomas Donohue » president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Donohue will speak about the effects of foreign trade on American businesses. He has led the chamber since 1997.
Russell Roberts » economics professor at George Mason University. Roberts will examine current economic pressures on international business. He is the author of The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism .
Doug Goudie » director of international trade policy at the National Association of Manufacturers. Goudie directs the association's efforts to advance bilateral, regional and multilateral trade agreements.
Rick Wade » deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Wade will speak about the role of trade policy in the Obama administration's economic recovery plan. Original Article