Young Trade Professionals (YTP)

Engaging and Elevating the Next Generation of Trade Leaders

YTP brings together young professionals in an interactive environment to build relationships and expertise in trade

YTP targets young professionals, under the age of 40, who have an avid interest in trade and seek an opportunity to translate interest into experience. YTP members work in various different corners of the trade policy community, such as U.S. government, trade associations, think tanks, media, foreign governments, and private sector companies. The portfolio of programs are structured in a way that is as much career-oriented as it is content-oriented. As a Young Trade Professional, YTP offers you:
  • Interactive panel discussions on current trade events with both senior and mid-level professional speakers
  • “Trade on the Hill” events to engage with Congressional Staff
  • Brown Bag luncheons with featured speakers from the Washington DC trade policy community
  • Happy hours to build your network and to be a part of our trade community
  • Skill building workshops to guide you through the first steps of your career path
  • Professional development events on new skills, jobs, and networking
  • Opportunities to exhibit leadership and build practical experience through the YTP Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and Programming Committees
  • The opportunity to get your voice heard by contributing to NextGen Voices
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YTP Events

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Digital Trade Series: Emerging Technologies and The U.S.-China Trade War

Thu Dec 6 | Holland & Knight LLP
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Emerging Issues in Forced Labor

Tue Nov 6 | Hogan Lovells Columbia Square 555 Thirteenth Street NW
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YTP Trade Book Club: “Illicit” by Moises Naím

Thu Oct 11 | Teaism Penn Quarter 400 8th St NW Washington, D.C 20004
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YTP – GATT Fall Happy Hour Mixer 2018

Thu Sep 20 | Mission - Dupont Circle
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Reforming the National Security Exception to Trade

Tue Aug 21 | The Heritage Foundation
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YTP’s Book Club: Wine Wars by Mike Veseth

Thu Jun 28 | Cork Wine Bar & Market
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YTP Welcome to Washington Happy Hour

Mon Jun 25 | Agua 301
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YTP Brown Bag with AEI Resident Scholar, Derek Scissors

Fri Jun 15 | American Enterprise Institute
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YTP Trade on the Hill: What is the Role of Congress in Trade Policymaking?

Fri Jun 15 | The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
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YTP Agriculture & Trade Happy Hour

Wed May 2 | Fire and Sage


YTPedia - Trade 101 is a quick guide to help anyone understand the basics of trade. Check out this page for definitions of basic terms and acronyms, and resources for expanded reading and learning!