30 May 2019 – 8:30 am

Governor’s Energy Summit


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17 May 2019 – 12:00 am

Utah Global Economic Forum


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18 Apr 2019 – 8:00 am

Breakfast & Panel on Customs Tariffs, Container Issues, Import Regulations, and Utah’s Inland Port


You can still join us for a breakfast panel discussing customs tariffs, container issues, import regulations, and Utah’s new inland port. These top local thinkers will unravel issues facing Utah businesses importing and exporting in 2019.

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Steve Lindsey – Managing Partner, Operations
Mountain West Container Services

Steve has grown up in the local intermountain area trucking market.  Having worked in management roles at his family’s truck line and later, at Link Trucking and Bridge Terminal Transport (previously a division of Maersk Line).  Today, he and Mike Stockwell are the founding and managing members of the Mountain West group of companies. Mountain West Container Services is a full-service container depot and local trucking (drayage) operator, servicing some of the largest import and export customers in the local Salt Lake City marketplace.  Mountain West’s unique approach to partner with local forwarders and BCO’s, rather than just be “another trucker”, allows for enhanced supply chain management on the local level.  Located just ½ mile from the Salt Lake City Intermodal Terminal of Union Pacific Railroad, MWCS handled over 34,000 trucking moves in 2018. Steve and his wife Cherie, are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of one grandchild, having realized in the last year that you really do have kids just so you can be grandparents.  Outside of helping to manage all those trucking moves, Steve enjoys golfing and travelling with his family.



Scott Ogden – President & CEO
Cargo-Link International

Scott Ogden is currently the President and Owner of Cargo-Link International, a 43 year old company.  He started in the forwarding business in 1974 after working in the International department of a local manufacturer selling goods throughout the world.  In 1976 he obtained a U.S. Customs Brokers License and started his own company providing both Import and Export Forwarding services.  Cargo-Link is also a licensed NVOCC and Airline IATA Agent so they can handle all parts of international logistics. The company started as a one person operation but has grown company to provide all aspects of International Transportation and Customs Brokerage services.  Cargo-Link has developed an extensive network of trusted and reliable agents in all major trading countries in the world. Cargo-Link also started an E-Commerce Fulfillment operation providing warehousing, fulfillment and third party logistics services in 2016. Graduated from University of Utah in 1974 with a B.S.in Finance. Was a past President of the World Trade Association in 1981. On a personal level, he is married to his wife Karen of 49 years and the father of 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  When not tracking your shipments, looking for new customers or solving logistics problems you can find him on the golf course, hiking the Wasatch trails or on a morning run in this beautiful valley he calls home.


Teresa Benson – Import Manager
Air & Sea International

Teresa  Benson, a Utah native ,transportation Specialist and current Import Manager at Air & Sea International .  “Success come before work only in the dictionary” is a philosophy she stands by as a professional in the industry for the past 33 years.  She prides herself in being able to think “outside the box” to meet the demands of every shipment.  She has worked in all aspects of the business including domestic air, ground  transport, international export and import for both air and ocean.  She has been employed as the Service Manager at Bax Global, Operations Manager at E-World Cargo assisting is setting up their forwarding department, and International/Domestic Manager at Pro Star Logistics.  Teresa is the Mother of 3 and Nana to 3  and soon to be 5 grandchildren.  Teresa enjoys working in her garden and spending time with her family in the outdoors. 


Holly Garza – VP, Licensed Customs Broker
High Desert Customs House Brokers

Holly Garza has been a licensed broker since 1982. (yes, before China was most favored  nation). She started her career at Fritz Companies Inc. In 1998, Holly opened High Desert CHB Inc, focusing on Customs Brokerage compliance.  In 2016 High Desert CHB was acquired by CMACGM Logistics, but continues to operate independently. Holly’s hobbies include long walks on the beach and enjoying the scenery that  she finds there.


Moderated By:


Simon Greathead – Marriott School of Business
Assistant Teaching Professor Global Supply Chain

Born and raised in Lancaster, England. Served in the Utah, Provo Mission (1997-99). Undergraduate at BYU in Business Management (2003). Work assignments in the USA, UK, Ireland, and Holland. MBA (2008) at Henley Business School in England. 2008 began teaching adjunct classes at BYU, International Marketing, International Business and Global Supply Chain and Operations. Hired full-time academic year 2011-2012 to teach International Business, Global Supply Chain, and Operation Management. Four great kids, twins Luke and Chloe (11), Logan (8) and Lexie (7). Wonderful and supportive wife, Brooke. Married 18 years. Enjoy reading British history and anything related to people and places. Follows England and BYU Rugby.



Lisa McPhie Sagers – Director of Operations
Air & Sea International Inc.

Lisa has over 30 years of international logistics experience in both air and ocean shipments. She is a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise. She currently oversees the operations department for both Air and Ocean Export.




WTA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

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11 Apr 2019 – 12:00 am

Customs Port Authority Seminar


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7 Mar 2019 – 8:30 am

Women in International Business Conference


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Strategies for Success in a Global Marketplace

The World Trade Association of Utah is pleased to invite you to the eighth annual Women in Business Conference, taking place March 7, 2019 at OC Tanner in Salt Lake City.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the event will feature leading experts from Utah’s international business sector to offer practical guidance and solutions to successfully navigating a global marketplace.
Panel discussions range from global business etiquette to local resources to online platforms and safety challenges.  Join us for this pivotal discussion and networking opportunity that will give you new tools to advance your enterprise abroad. 

[su_heading class=”background: #263B7E center;”]Keynote Speakers[/su_heading]



Martin Ritter, CEO Stadler Rail

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Lauren Walker, Chief Global Supply Officer, Young Living

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Mindi Cox, SVP People & Great Work

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Ty Brown, SVP International




[su_heading]2019 International Businesswoman of the Year[/su_heading]

Mary Beckerlee, CEO Huntsman Cancer Institute

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Franz Kolb, Moderator

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Meghan Stettler, Event Emcee

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Nicole Sherwood

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Thomas Appiah

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Susan Madsen

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Natalie Kaddas

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Kelly Esselman

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June Chen

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Deb Bilbao

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Chris Redgrave

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Cecilia Hahn

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Carol Fineagan

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Barbara Bagnasacco

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Shelby Daiek

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Kate Crossley

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Monica Barnes

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Tarek Mango

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Whitney Bullock

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8:30 – 9:00      Registration/Breakfast: Sponsored by U.S. Translation Company

9:00 – 10:00      Morning Plenary

Emcee Welcome

World Trade Association President’s Message:  Martin Ritter, CEO Stadler Rail 

WTA International Woman of the Year Award

Keynote  O.C. Tanner: Mindi Cox, SVP People and Great Work & Ty Brown, SVP International

10:00 – 10:10  Networking Break                                                                                           

10:10 – 11:00 Breakout Sessions
Local Resources for Expanding Globally

 Navigating International Safety Challenges

11:00 – 11:10  Networking Break

11:00 – 12:00  Breakout Sessions

A Guide to Global Business Etiquette

A Global Perspective of Women in the Workforce

12:00 – 12:10  Networking Break

12:10 – 12:30  Networking Lunch

12:30 – 1:15    Afternoon Plenary

Introduction of Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Lauren Walker, Chief Global Supply Officer, Young Living

WTA Conclusion       

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