Upcoming event, WITA event

Washington International Trade Conference

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM (US/Eastern)
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

Honorary Conference Co-Chairs

Ambassador Susan Schwab


Ambassador Michael Froman

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, WITA will host its first ever Washington International Trade Conference (WITC). The WITC will bring together leaders on international trade from across the U.S. and around the world to debate and discuss the most important trade issues facing policy makers and those making decisions affecting international trade, investment and global value chains.

Attendees at the WITC will be a cross section of the WITA membership, including trade leaders from across the U.S. government (Administration and Congress), embassies, business, law, academia, and trade practitioners from across industries and sectors.

Sponsorship Options

  • $25,000 Leadership Circle
  • $15,000 Benefactor
  • $10,000 Patron
  • $5,000 Supporter
  • $2,500 Friend of the Conference

If you would like information on how to sponsor the WITC, and to get visibility for your brand with trade leaders from around the world, please contact Diego Anez at 202-312-1600.

The conference will have 3 general plenary sessions and 4 breakout sessions, followed by a reception.  We plan to address 4 different topics in each of the 4 breakout sessions (16 topics, total).  Specific topics for breakout sessions will be determined in the weeks leading up to the Conference, in order to maximize the timeliness of the discussions and identify topics that may be of most interest to attendees.

All Plenaries, meals, reception and breaks present sponsorship opportunities.

Tentative Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM: Opening Plenary
  • 9:45 AM: Break
  • 9:55 AM: Breakout 1
  • 10:50 AM: Break
  • 11:00 AM: Breakout 2
  • 12:00 PM Luncheon Program
  • 1:30 PM: Break
  • 1:40 PM: Breakout 3
  • 2:35 PM: Break
  • 2:45 PM: Breakout 4
  • 3:40 PM: Break
  • 3:50 PM: Plenary
  • 5:15 PM: Reception

Conference speakers will be recognized experts on these topics, drawn from among trade leaders in Washington, DC and elsewhere.

Contributions to support the Washington International Trade Conference are tax-deductible, and can be made to the Washington International Trade Foundation – a 501 (c)(3) organization that supports the educational mission of WITA.