World Trade Association of Utah Blog

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 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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March 8, 2021
Meet the Team: A Conversation with Vasilios Karpos, World Trade Association of Utah President.

In January 2021, the World Trade Association of Utah welcomed a new board President, Vasilios Karpos. He brings over 27 years of experience in key areas such as raw material supervision, new design prototyping, and product development. As a creative and innovative business leader, international trade and diverse relations have been instrumental in his career […]

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March 3, 2021
Kainach International Forum Recap: International Perspectives on the New United States of America. Collaboration or Isolation?

There are a lot of changes that are expected to happen within the United States as it moves into the new Biden Administration. What will these changes be and how will they affect the rest of the world? This was the topic of this month’s Kainach International Forum.  On February 15, 2021 Franz Kolb, director […]

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February 25, 2021
International Business Culture: An Art or a Science?

Recently the World Trade Association of Utah had a chance to chat with Simon Greathead, Associate Professor of International Business and Supply Chain Management at BYU Marriott School of Business, to discuss an important aspect of international business: culture and how it relates to effective cross border trade.  As an expert on the topic, Greathead […]

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February 9, 2021
Discussion Recap: Supply Chain Success and the Return of the Roaring 20s

The impacts of COVID-19 continue to be deeply felt across the supply chain industry, as many businesses seek to identify strategic ways to manage changes effectively. While the world has not yet reached a “new normal”, it is important to understand what has happened in the world of supply chain and what is yet to […]

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January 29, 2021
Kainach International Forum Panel Recap: Brexit - The British Exit from the European Union, Challenges or Opportunities for Small Businesses?

As interactions grew increasingly digital amid the spread of COVID-19 in 2020, Franz Kolb, director of international trade, diplomacy and protocol for the State of Utah’s Governor’s Office of Economic Development, launched the monthly Kainach International Forum to continue to secure and strengthen long-held connections across the globe.   Named after the Austrian village his father […]

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