31 Jul 2014 – 11:30 am

July 2014 lunch Meeting


The Internationalization of Products in the Pharma, Healthcare and Personal Medicine Sectors – Example Blackrock Microsystems

July World Trade Association of Utah Luncheon at Blackrock Microsystems

The World Trade Association of Utah will be holding its next meeting on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Blackrock Microsystems located at 630 Komas Drive, Suite 200 , Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1229

Blackrock Microsystems was founded in 2008 and draws on a legacy of high tech innovation that began with Bionic Technologies, a spin-off from the University of Utah in 1997. The company is selling its products worldwide. It has taken major strides in applying technology to the human body. The company is privately held and provides enabling tools for the neuroscience, neural engineering and neuroprosthetics research and clinical community worldwide.

Florian Solzbacher, President and CEO will provide an overview of the company and answer questions about the development and internationalization of Blackrock. His remarks will be followed by a tour of the company.

Florian Solzbacher

Professor Florian Solzbacher, President and Executive Chairman of Blackrock Microsystems, has created a commercial vision for the company to lead the market in implantable microsystems. Our team caters to the immediate and future needs of the research markets.

These existing markets together with major technical breakthroughs in chronically implantable microsystems propel us to the forefront of clinical key solutions for next generation pharma development, healthcare and personalized medicine.


Who we are looking for: Blackrock builds its business and operations on the firm belief that the best technologies are those that answer the needs of customers and are successfully commercialised out of sophisticated (academic) research and partnerships.

If you have a technology or application know-how that could contribute to our portfolio, or if you just want to know more, please contact us.

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26 Jun 2014 – 12:00 pm

Innovation and International Outreach: Successful Collaborations with Global Partners



The World Trade Association and the Energy and Geoscience Institute

Are Having Lunch on 
Thursday June 26th
Please Join Us!

Presenters:  Al Walker  – Executive Director at Utah

            Energy Research Triangle and
               Ryan Streams –
Analyst at Utah Energy
                 Research Triangle

 Date:   Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Time:    12:00 – 1:30 PM
   (registration begins at 11:30 AM)

Place:   423 Wakara Way, Sutie 300
              Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 

Cost:  Nonrefundable
           $12–WTA of Utah Members 
RSVP:  RSVP required – 
            wtaofutah@gmail.com by Monday, June 23rd

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15 May 2014 – 12:00 pm

WTA May Lunch Event


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – the U.S. Free Trade Agreement with Europe

Critical Implications for Utah’s International Businesses and Organizations

An engaging presentation and discussion of TTIP and its effects on European economies and Utah companies.

Presenter:  Dr. Earl H. Fry, Professor of Political Science, BYU

 Date:   Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time:    12:00 – 1:30
   (registration begins at 11:30am)
Ballard Spahr LLP 
             One Utah Center, Suite 800
             201 South Main Street 
             Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 

Parking:  Access parking from 300 S. 
                (“Visitor” space validated)

Cost:   $12–WTA of Utah Members 

RSVP:  RSVP required – space limited to 50.
wtaofutah@gmail.com by Monday, May. 12


Earl Fry served as the Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki during the 2011-2012 academic year.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served for a time as Special Assistant in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).  He recently returned from Paris where he was researching transatlantic economic competitiveness and the international activities of sub-state governments such as provinces, departments, laender, and regions.  His acclaimed book Lament for America:  Decline of the Superpower, Plan for Renewal was published in 2010 by the University of Toronto Press.  His new book, Revitalizing Governance, Restoring Prosperity, and Restructuring Foreign Affairs:  The Pathway to Renaissance America, will be published in 2014 by Lexington Books, a subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Invited Guests:  Utah business  leaders

Facilitators: Franz Kolb, state of Utah, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Director – Diplomacy and Protocol

        Welcome / Overview – Barbara
         Introduction – Cory
         Presentation – Earl Fry 
         Discussion on TTIP -Franz 

World Trade Association event sponsors:
Ballard Spahr LLP
Center for the Study of Europe

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17 Apr 2014 – 8:00 am

17 April Breakfast Event



Please join us for a tasty breakfast on April 17,  2014!
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Disruptive Technologies: The International Impact of 3-D Printing and 

Implications for Utah Companies, Organizations and Individuals

Thursday, April 17

Featured speakers will be:

Mr. Jared Eggett,Vice President, Ensign Group International, Lindon, Utah

Mr. Michael Lundwall, Vice President-Engineering, Invent-a-Part, Springville, Utah


Thursday, April 17, 2014
(registration begins at 7:30am)
Salt Lake Community College
9750 South 300 West
Room 213, MPDC 
Miller Professional Development Center
Sandy, Utah
$12–WTA of Utah Members
 by Monday, 14 April, 2014

   Why is there so much talk about 3-D printing? What are the international implications of 3-D printing? Who will be affected by this technology? What are its impacts on Utah companies, organizations and individuals? 
   Many people who have seen 3-D printing are speechless by this futuristic technology.  Many say the technology is quite straightforward: It is a small evolutionary step from spraying toner on paper to putting down layers of something more substantial (such as plastic resin and other materials) until the layers add up to an object. And yet, by enabling a machine to produce objects of any shape, on the spot and as needed, 3-D printing really is ushering in a new era .

   The World Trade Association of Utah is delighted to invite you to a breakfast meeting to have presentations, a panel discussion and a demonstration on 3-D printing.

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27 Mar 2014 – 12:00 pm

March Site Visit Lunch


The World Trade Association

is Having Lunch With 
US Translation Company
Thursday, March 27, 2014
And You’re Invited!

“Critical Success Factors When Doing International Business:  Translation and Interpretation in the 21st Century”
David Utrilla, Founder and President

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