Utah Global Forum

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:00am

The Utah Global Forum facilitates the dialogue on how businesses can expand beyond local boundaries and develop an import and export strategy to expand into the global marketplace. The program offers an incredible breadth of content, bringing experts from across multiple industries, all with a single objective: move Utah businesses to the global business stage and meet the challenges of today’s business environment.

The Utah Global Forum also especially focuses on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Utah. FDI represents an opportunity to become more actively involved in international business activities for businesses of all sizes. FDI takes many forms, such as a direct acquisition, construction of facilities, investment in a joint venture, or strategic alliance with a local firm with technology or licensing of intellectual property.

Ana Navarro, political contributor to CNN, ABC News and Telemundo, will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 Utah Global Forum presented by Governor Gary R. Herbert.

Navarro will address this year’s theme “Prosperity through Diversity,” along with other renowned speakers, including Governor Herbert and National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez.

What: Utah Global Forum presented by Governor Gary R. Herbert
When: October 17, 2017
Where: Grand America Hotel
555 Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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About Ana Navarro

Ana Navarro is a nationally-recognized political analyst for CNN, ABC News, and Telemundo. Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro frequently appears in the media on programs such as Meet the Press, Bill Maher's Real Time, Anderson Cooper 360, and The View.

As a Nicaraguan-American who immigrated to the United States in the 1980s, Navarro is dedicated to working on issues affecting America's changing demographics. She offers a unique take on the current world climate paired with anecdotes and first-hand experiences. Navarro also shares insights and stories about being a female immigrant and the challenges she has faced in her political career, exploring how groups can more effectively incorporate diversity into their organizations.

In 2001, she served as ambassador to the United Nation's Human Rights Commission, devoting much of her energy to condemning human rights abuses in Cuba. In 1999, she worked in the private sector, representing private and public clients on federal issues, particularly related to immigration, trade, and policy affecting Central America.