World Trade Association of Utah Blog

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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July 30, 2021
Building a Legacy: Lisa McPhie Sagers, WTA of Utah Board Member

Lisa McPhie Sagers, a long-time board WTA member, recently retired from her successful career as the Director of Operations for Air & Sea International. Sagers currently teaches a course at Salt Lake Community College, and still values the lessons learned from her employees and co-workers. Sagers has been with WTA since the 80’s and has […]

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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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