World Trade Association of Utah Blog

July 14, 2021
International Expansion & Protection: Barbara Bagnasacco, WTA of Utah Board Member

In a recent interview, Barbara Bagnasacco, one of WTA of Utah’s board members, shared her advice and experience as an attorney and advisor for companies wanting to reach international markets. With a strong sense of justice and an extensive writing background, Bagnasacco attended law school in Italy and knew from a young age that this […]

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June 28, 2021
Professional and Personal Growth: Scott Bell, World Trade Association of Utah Secretary

In a recent interview, WTA of Utah’s Secretary, Scott Bell, shared insight on both personal growth and the future of Utah’s professional development. Bell began with a local data entry company in high school, growing from just 40 employees to 88,000 employees and generating $6 billion in annual revenue over the next several years. As […]

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June 21, 2021
Dawn of a New Era: Ifigeneia Vlachogianni, WTA of Greece President

The World Trade Association of Utah recently had the privilege of interviewing Ms. Ifigeneia Vlachogianni, President of the World Trade Association of Greece. Previously the Vice President of the organization, Ms. Vlachogianni is now navigating her own businesses and the organization in a somewhat post-COVID world. As a young girl, Ms. Vlachogianni watched her father […]

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June 15, 2021
Kainach International Forum Recap: The Emerging Importance of Cybersecurity

On June 14, 2021, Kainach International Forum held a discussion surrounding The Emerging Importance of Cybersecurity. WTA of Utah board member Franz Kolb moderated the event, facilitating a conversation among three panelists that highlighted the increased threat from cyber attacks. Panel members included: -Yoram Hofman: OmniQ, CTO; Salt Lake City, UT -Haim Teichholtz: VP Engineering […]

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April 26, 2021
Developing Rapid Business Growth: Creatably & PillowCube CEO, Jay Davis, Shares Tips for Success.

The World Trade Association of Utah recently met with Jay Davis, founder and CEO of Creatably & PillowCube for a virtual company visit. Davis is responsible for the PillowCube product development, marketing, and vision of the company, as well as creating experiential campaigns to increase brand awareness and sales with Creatably.  As a company, Creatably […]

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April 20, 2021
Kainach International Forum Recap: Critical Success Factors of International Joint Ventures and International Strategic Alliances

On April 5th, 2021, the Kainach International Forum discussed the topic “Critical Success Factors of International Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances.” Franz Kolb facilitated the discussion between four panelists talking about how joint ventures can positively impact businesses and especially how small businesses should approach this tricky and often confusing business decision. This month’s four […]

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April 13, 2021
Connecting to Purpose: A Conversation with Meghan Stettler, World Trade Association of Utah Vice President.

Meghan Stettler, who was recently recognized as one of Human Resources Director's Global 100 Leaders, is a celebrated and integral member of the World Trade Association of Utah team. With years of experience in the television and digital media world, Stettler has used her communication talents to help guide organizations through the transition to the […]

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March 23, 2021
Kainach International Forum Recap: Empowering Women in Politics, Business, and Communities.

On March 8th, 2021, the Kainach International Forum held a panel of esteemed political, business, and community leaders in celebration of International Women’s Day. Moderator Megan Stettler facilitated the conversation between global leaders from Greece, Austria, and Canada.  Eugenia Manolidou, Greek classical composer, conductor, and director at “Elliniki Agogi,” a school widely known for helping […]

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March 12, 2021
Discussion on International Women's Day with participants from all over the world.

Original article featured on the www.meinbezirk.at newsletter. Born in Kainach, Franz Kolb called the "Kainach International Forum" back to life and wants to connect people all over the world. KAINACH / UTAH. The Kainach International Forum was named after the village of Kainach, the hometown of Franz Kolb. For centuries, Kainach linked local and international artisans, craftsmen […]

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March 9, 2021
Creating an Environment for Excellence: a tour of O.C. Tanner, voted in the top 50 “Best Places to Work.”

As a 93-year-old company that employs over 1,500 people worldwide, services 13.5 million users, and has a presence in more than 180 countries, O.C. Tanner is the global leader in employee recognition and workplace culture.  Recently, the World Trade Association of Utah toured their Salt Lake City manufacturing and shipment facilities with Gary Peterson, executive […]

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