News Release
For Immediate Release
May 20, 2013

Jeff Wangsgard or Ariel Briggs

Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director

5th Annual Women in International Business Conference to be held June 4
“Practical Advice for Conducting Business Internationally”

Salt Lake City, UTAH — The Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s (GOED) international office along with Ballard Spahr, the Small Business Administration and the World Trade Center Utah announced today the 5th Annual Women in International business conference on June 4, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Business leaders interested in international business are invited to attend the conference at Salt Lake’s Hotel Monaco located at 15 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

Attendees will receive practical guidance from women who have personal experience conducting business in international markets. Their individual presentations and panel discussions will address concerns and challenges that arise when expanding businesses internationally and negotiating international contracts. Additionally, this “how-to” conference will also focus on cultural factors, security issues, leadership roles and company board development that may be unique to women working in international markets.

Registration is required to attend the event and questions may be answered by going to the GOED website at the following address. or by calling Ariel Briggs at 801-538-8680.


About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts with organizations such as the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), Utah Defense Alliance, the Manufacturers Extension Partnership (MEP) and others to fulfill its mission. For more information please contact: Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811 or