West Michigan World Trade Week is part of an annual nationwide celebration of international trade observed by business, government and trade-related organizations across the United States in May. Its mission is to share international business knowledge and highlight the link between international trade and Michigan’s economic well-being. See the featured articles below and plan to attend World Trade Week events to learn best practices from companies succeeding in the global economy.
“Almost 15,000 Michigan companies exported in 2016, supporting 270,240 jobs here in Michigan,” said Kendra Kuo, U.S. Commercial Service’s Grand Rapids office, U.S. Department of Commerce and chair of the 2017 World Trade Week Committee. “With 89 percent of our state’s exporters being smallor medium-sized, the collaboration between speakers, sponsors, committee members, is consistently what attendees have found so valuable about West Michigan World Trade Week.”
Keynote speakers at this year's conference are:
- Michael O'Connor, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions
- Ron Voight, President of X-Rite-Pantone
CLICK HERE to download the special section in PDF format, which includes in-depth Q&A interviews with Aon's O'Connor and X-Rite's Voight.