World Trade Day's theme this year, Containers to the Cloud: Trade as Goods, Services and Knowledge
reflects the paramount issue of our day - how to transform future opportunities into today's successful businesses. So, join us for our 44th Annual World Trade Day
and learn about how trade has expanded over the years to include not only products, but also services and knowledge. Hear experts share their experiences about international cyber security, reciprocity of ideas across borders, collaborative global research, sharing knowledge and more!
This full day conference allows for networking with the globally active community, increasing awareness of international business-related topics and participating in interactive activities with a dynamic group of people.
Dubai Future Foundation CEO to Keynote World Trade Day 2017. Dr. Noah Raford
, Chief Operating Officer of the Dubai Future Foundation
, former adviser on "futures, foresight and innovation" to Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, will be keynote speaker for the 2017 World Trade Day on May 16 at the Colorado Convention Center.
A Colorado native, Raford now heads the team identifying business opportunities for the Dubai government. He helped establish the Dubai Future's Foundation, UAE's first national foresight unit, and the Museum of the Future; he is a former member of the World Economic Forum.