World Trade Association of Utah Blog

April 30, 2022
Interview with the Consul General of Greece in San Francisco Mr. Socrates Sourvinos

by Ellen Jayne The World Trade Association interviewed Socrates Sourvinos, the Consul General of Greece based in San Francisco. Current State of Affairs in Greece During the period of the financial crisis, Greece's GDP was slashed by approximately 25%. Still, after an enormous effort and the implementation of many economic and public reforms, the situation […]

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April 20, 2022
BYU MBA Students in Greece

The World Trade Association of Utah interviewed BYU Professor of Global Supply Chain, Scott Webb, about the BYU student trip to Greece where students learned about international and Greek business and were immersed in Greek culture. What is the purpose of the student trip to Greece? In 2016, Savage Services endowed the BYU Global Supply […]

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February 27, 2022
Women Make the Difference

In honor of Women’s History Month, the WTA of Utah interviewed Evangelia Mimikou. Evangelia is the liaison between the World Trade Association of Utah and groups, organizations, and entrepreneurs in Greece. She is also a practicing Supreme Court lawyer near Athens. Currently, in Greece, more than 50% of those earning university degrees are female. In […]

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February 27, 2022
Women In Business, Every Action is an Investment

Silvia Cristina Fernandes Cintra do Amaral is the President of the World Trade Association of Brazil and illustrates her perspective on women in business. Silvia is also a practicing lawyer in Sao Paulo. To commemorate Women’s History Month, The WTA of Utah interviewed Silvia to gain first-hand insights into the challenges and opportunities women face […]

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November 5, 2021
“The Future of Mankind”: How Ed Macha and Reliable Controls are providing and promoting sustainable energy

From a small mining town in Peru to leader of a highly respected multi-national company based here in Utah, Ed Macha knows how to make a dream become reality. Working for a Murray-based engineering company at the age of 28 he started Reliable Controls with a focus primarily on the mining industry. “I didn’t see […]

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November 5, 2021
WTA 50th Anniversary Celebration

World Trade Association of Utah Marks 50 Years Governor Declares Nov. 4 as WTA 50th Anniversary Day International Business Leaders Honored SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 5, 2021) — The World Trade Association of Utah (WTA), the state’s oldest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing global commerce, last night marked its 50th anniversary during a celebration at […]

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November 1, 2021
Importance of Global Networking and Relations: Franz Kolb, WTA of Utah Board Member

With over 30 years of experience in international business development, Franz Kolb, a highly distinguished WTA of Utah board member, has helped companies reach international audiences and assisted their exporting and importing efforts. With his background of growing up in Austria and completing an international business apprenticeship, working with businesses and diplomats is his second […]

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August 4, 2021
July Event Recap: International Negotiation Strategies for a Global Market

On July 29, 2021, WTA’s Simon Greathead lead a training on International Negotiations for Global Markets. As an associate professor at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Business, Greathead is highly experienced in teaching negotiation strategies and lead the seminar with practical stories and examples. Greathead began the training with a story: “There was a […]

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August 3, 2021
Switzerland to Utah-The Future of Transportation: Martin Ritter, WTA of Utah Board Member

WTA of Utah board member Martin Ritter is the CEO of Stadler US, a train manufacturing company that originated in Switzerland. Ritter, who is also from Switzerland, received the assignment to establish Stadler’s North American headquarters before he was 30 years old and has helped increase annual revenue from a few million dollars to over […]

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August 1, 2021
Fostering Global Connections: Baldomero Lago, WTA of Utah Board Member

Past WTA of Utah President and current board member Baldomero Lago was born in Spain and came to the United States as an international college student. Initially, Lago was interested in hotel management but later found his love for teaching. In 1990, he became an adjunct professor at both University of Utah and Salt Lake […]

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