2024 Prosperity Through Trade Luncheon

2024 Prosperity Through Trade Luncheon

Join World Trade Center Savannah for our fifth annual Prosperity Through Trade Luncheon on Thursday, May 2, 11:30 a.m. at the Savannah Convention Center, 1 International Dr. The regional event focused on international business will feature diplomat, senior government leader, economic developer, business executive, consultant and now ordained pastor Chris Young as the keynote speaker presenting on “Cliche, Charisma and Courtesy: A Local Approach to Global Citizenship” and include the announcement of the World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year.

Young has spent a lifetime building bridge of commerce, civility and comity on behalf of his home state, Georgia, and country all around the globe. After a long, successful career in government, protocol, politics and business, Young is now an associate pastor in a metropolitan Atlanta congregation. His prior experience includes service as a managing director in Accenture’s state and local government strategy and consulting practice; Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Executive Director of a United Nations training arm for local governments in the developing world; Executive Director of The Protocol School of Washington; and Chief of Protocol and Director of International Affairs for the State of Georgia. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and his law degree from the University of Georgia. He is set to finish his Master’s in ministry at Richmont in May and thereafter begin a doctoral program.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2024 luncheon, please find additional information in our sponsorship form.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Georgia Ports Authority.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Georgia Southern University.

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors, Intermodal Cargo Services, LLC and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors, National Office Systems, BankSouth, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Naturals2Go, ILA Local 1414, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors AT&T, Bonitz of Georgia, Inc., Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, Expeditors International, HunterMaclean, Resource + Land Consultants, SouthState Bank, Thomas & Hutton, Savannah Technical College, Bank of America, First Chatham Bank and Savannah Pilots Association, Greenland Developers, JIT Warehousing and Logistics, D.J. Powers, International Paper, Matson Logistics, The Kennickell Group and First Chatham Bank.

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Venue: Savannah Convention Center
Address: 1 International Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31421
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Price: $75.00$500.00