World Trade Week NYC Kick-Off Event

Event Information

New York District Export Council

Baruch College, 151 E. 25th St., 7th Floor, New York

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 1:00 - 4:00 pm EDT

Welcome to the World Trade Week NYC Kick-Off Event and Awards Ceremony! This event will mark the kick-off of a month-long celebration of global trade and business.

This year there will be a keynote speech and panel discussion on global supply chains powered by artificial intelligence.


  • Arun Venkataraman, Assistance Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, Global Markets

  • Peter Swartz, Co-Founder and Cheif Science Officer, Altana AI, topic: Global Supply Cains Powered by Artificial Intelligence


  • 1:00 pm Registration and Networking for In-Person Attendees
  • 2:00pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Andrea Ratay, NYDEC Chair
    Robin van Puyenbroeck, Executive Director-Business Development, World Trade Centers Association, Co-Chair and Presenting Sponsor
  • 2:15pm-3:25pm Awards & Speakers
  • 3:25pm Closing Remarks: Kinda Younes, Executive Director, ITAC
  • 3:30pm Networking Continues for In-Person Attendees
  • 4:00pm Conclusion of In-Person Event

Registration Fee

  • In-person: $35
  • Online: Free

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