Women traders and trade experts from around the world to gather in Tampa
Businesswomen from 20 chapters worldwide will gather in Tampa, Florida on October 23-25, 2019, at the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) 19th International Conference to explore today's tumultuous international trade arena.
By: Organization of Women in International Trade
Program Activities include:
Tampa Business Tour (October 23) – Bringing participants to the most innovative and unique highlights in Tampa's downtown area to see firsthand how the city went from "Cigar City" to an urban center for international trade.
Conference Day (October 24) – The conference will include 2 keynote speakers, 5 panels, and 2 "Power 10" talks.
Port Tampa Bay Tour (October 24) – After the conference, get a waterside view of the port on this hour-long harbor tour. See first-hand how cargo moves.
TBOWIT Annual Awards Dinner (October 24) – Networking, Education, and Scholarship. A fun-filled evening with keynote speaker, Alex Sink, and TBOWIT International Person of the Year awardee, Maryann Ferenc.
Conference Day highlights include (October 24):
Reading the Tea Leaves: Trade in 2020 – Hot topics such as USMCA and the expansion of the digital economy to escalating trade tensions with China, and the uncertainty of Brexit, trade policy experts will give their insights on what's to come in the trade space in 2020.
A Canal, a Career, a Challenge – Ilya Espino de Marotta, Vice President of Transit Business with the Panama Canal Authority, will present an eye-opening and inspirational keynote.
In Praise of OWIT Women of the Year: Retrospectives and Perspectives - A dynamic and diverse panel of past OWIT International Women of the Year Award winners from the US, Canada and Mexico sharing insights on the global trade scene and where women are going from here.
Business Beyond Borders: Demystifying Trade with Europe and Latin America – Moderator Christina Puig, News Anchor for NBC Telemundo, will ask panelists about the hottest business sectors, how to take advantage of existing government and in-country resources, and legal protections to ensure companies thrive abroad.
Make Disruption Your Wonder Woman Superpower - Women who disrupt the status quo are a special breed of leaders. Author Dr. Patti Fletcher will share what sets them apart based on her work with some of the most successful female disrupters in the world.
Born Leaders: Genes, Luck or Hard Work? - Three successful trailblazers discuss their career paths and all they've encountered along the way to reveal what it takes to achieve success as women in male-dominated industries.
The African Trade Revolution – The panel will present opportunities that exist across the continent and an overview of doing business with Africa.
"We've prepared a robust program featuring an amazing line-up of dynamic and informative speakers," explains Jennifer Diaz, President, OWIT International and Diaz Trade Law. "Delegates will have the opportunity to connect with leaders from around the world, learn about top international trade issues, and leave with valuable tools to utilize in their own workplace."
For more information and registration details, visit www.owitcontampabay.com.
The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) is a global association for women in international trade and business. Our mission is "United around the globe to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business."
President, OWIT-Tampa Bay (TBOWIT)