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Kentucky World Trade Day is Aug. 20 in Lexington

Ambassador Y.J. Choi will speak at Kentucky World Trade Day on Aug. 20 in Lexington.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2012) – Kentucky World Trade Day, the largest gathering of international trade and business professionals in Kentucky, is set for Aug. 20 in Lexington.

The awards luncheon keynote speaker will be Y.J. Choi, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States, whose presentation will focus on the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. He will offer special focus on Kentucky and Korea trade relations and opportunities.

Earlier in the day, Ronaldo Foresti, vice president of Asia Pacific and Latin America for Lexmark International and Lee Todd, former University of Kentucky president, will discuss developing an international workforce in a global market.

Dennis Dio Parker, assistant manager of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, and Martin Von Walterskirchen, Minister of Trade for Swiss Trade and Investment, will highlight international models for workforce skills development.

Attendees of the event, at Griffin Gate Marriot, also will meet with trade representatives from around the world and learn how others are succeeding in international trade. There also will be opportunities to network with government officials and hundreds of Kentucky business people representing the state’s international manufacturing and service firms.

The annual event also includes a trade exhibit hall, educational breakout sessions on trade topics and international trade awards.

To register, click here.

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