YTP hosts regular trade forums, happy hours/networking events and other events around DC. Events are generally free.
Upcoming YTP Event(s)
- More coming soon!
Past YTP Events
- Dec. 2 YTP APEC and its Outcomes
- YTP Fall Happy Hour at Tsunami
- YTP Trade on the Hill Roundtable with Rep. Charles Boustany
- YTP Happy Hour and Networking at The Science Club
- YTP Export Promotion and Credit Agencies: Ex-Im Bank & USTDA
- YTP Summer Intern Happy Hour at Madhatter
- YTP Roundtable on Global Supply Chain and Trade with Pietra Rivoli, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
- 4th Annual Reception at the Embassy of New Zealand with Ambassador Moore
- WITA – WIIT – YTP World Trade Week Happy Hour
- YTP Trade in Services Panel Series: Trade Services Data & Services in Trade Negotiations
- YTP-YPFP-GW Young Alums: Today’s Trade Issues with Prof. Mike Moore
- Roundtable with Honorable Mark Kennedy
- Roundtable with USITC Commissioner David Johanson
- YTP Happy Hour at the Lucky Bar
- 5th Annual Holiday Reception with Jim Kolbe
- YTP Holiday Happy Hour at La Tasca
- YTP Joint Networking Happy Hour with YPFP’s International Trade and Finance Discussion Group
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A YTP Roundtable Discussion with Jeffrey Clark
- Taiwan’s Trade Agenda: A YTP Roundtable Discussion with Kate Liao
- 3rd Annual Reception at the Embassy of New Zealand with Ambassador Moore
- Roundtable Discussion on GCC and US Trade Cooperation: Opportunities and Challenges with Ambassador Patrick Theros, President and Executive Director, US-Qatar Business Council, Danny Sebright, President, US-UAE Business Council, Jason Buntin, Director for Western Europe and Middle East Affairs, Office of the US Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, Moderator: Nathan Regan, Country Manager – United States of America, Bahrain Economic Development Board
- WITA-WIIT-YTP World Trade Week and TTP Round Happy Hour at Lima Lounge
- Roundtable Discussion on Trade Issues in Agriculture with Darci Vetter, Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Service, USDA
- Roundtable Discussion on Export Controls with Eric McClafferty, Partner, Kelley Drye
- Roundtable on U.S.-Africa Trade with Katrin Kuhlmann, Director of The Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Center
- YTP Joint Networking Happy Hour with Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT)
- 4th Annual Holiday Reception with Jim Kolbe
- Roundtable Discussion on U.S.-China Trade & Economic Relationship in the Aftermath of China’s Political Transition with Damien Ma, Analyst in the Asia practice at Eurasia Group
- 2nd Annual YTP Holiday Happy Hour at the British Embassy
- Roundtable on Technical Barriers to Trade with Jennifer Stradtman, Director of TBT, USTR
- Growth Opportunities in India with Arun Venkataraman, Director for India, Office of South & Central Asia, USTR
- 2nd Annual Reception at the Embassy of New Zealand with Deputy Chief of Mission, Jane Coombs and Trade Counsellor, Rowena Hume
- Geographical Indications Panel
- YTP-Sejong Society Reception on the Future of the U.S.-Korea Economic Relationship with Gheewhan KIM, Minister for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea
- YTP-WITA-WIIT World Trade Week Happy Hour
- Happy Hour with guest speaker Tami Overby, VP for Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- TPP Series: Public Sector Perspectives with Alpana Roy, Economics Counsellor, Embassy of Singapore and David Bisbee, Director Southeast Asia and Pacific Affairs, USTR
- NEI Happy Hour with guest speaker Elizabeth Schaefer, Department of Commerce
- Trade & Security Happy Hour with Nova Daly, Wiley Rein LLP
- TPP Series: Private Sector Perspectives with Catherine Mellor, Director for Asia, Chamber of Commerce, and former Ambassador David Nelson, Senior Manager, Government Affairs and Policy, GE
- 3rd Annual Holiday Reception with Jim Kolbe
- Brown Bag lunch with Lyn M. Schlitt, Director of External Relations, USITC
- 1st Annual YTP Holiday Happy Hour
- Labor Issues and Trade Discussion with Deputy USTR Timothy Wedding
- Reception at the British Embassy with Trade Staff
- Happy Hour with guest speaker Ryan Ong, Director of Business Advisory Services, US-China Business Council
- Russia-WTO Panel with Charles Ludolf, Senior Vice President of the Albright-Stonebridge Group, Cecilia Klein, head of WTO negotiations at USTR, and Randi Levinas, Executive Vice President at the US-Russia Business Council
- 1st Annual Reception at the Embassy of New Zealand with Ambassador Moore
- Happy Hour with guest speaker Alejandro Buvinic, Trade Attache of the Embassy of Chile
- Happy Hour with guest speaker Doug Goudie, Director of International Economic Affairs, NAM
- Happy Hour with guest speaker Angela Ellard, Chief Trade Counsel at the House Ways and Means Committee
- 2nd Annual Holiday Reception with Jim Kolbe
- Brown Bag Lunch with First Secretary of Economics at the Embassy of Korea, Mr. Juseong Lim
- Trade and Environment Forum at Oceana with Courtney Sakai and Amb. Allgeier
- Brown bag luncheon with Linda Andros, Legislative Counsel for the United Steel Workers International Union (USW)
- Services Brown Bag Luncheon with Bob Vastine
- Washington Networking Group’s International Networking Reception
- “Trade and Development Brown Bag Luncheon with Katrin Kuhlmann of the German Marshall Fund”
- 1st Annual Holiday Reception with Jim Kolbe
- YTP-ITA Happy Hour at Elephant & Castle on Penn. Ave.
- Climate Change w/Timothy Keeler of Mayer Brown
- China Imports w/ Sarah Thorn of Wal-Mart
- Trade Litigation at Wiley Rein, LLP
- YTP Trade Trivia Happy Hour
- International Trade and the Hill with Chelsea Thomas
- Happy hour fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders
- Trade Forum with Edie Wilson and Mariem Malouche of the World Bank
- Inaugural Trade Forum with former Deputy USTR, Amb. John Veroneau
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