Don’t miss the key takeaways from the 3rd World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Origin Conference held in Santiago, Chile – last week.

Themed “Building Trust in the Origin Environment,” the conference featured 35 speakers across six panel sessions and two origin business talks.

The 3rd WCO Global Origin Conference marked a significant milestone in aligning diverse viewpoints on Rules of Origin. The insights garnered are poised to influence future international trade policies, striving for a trading environment defined by trust, efficiency, and sustainability. The conference underscored the imperative of fostering trust among Customs, businesses, and governmental entities to uphold the integrity of global trade processes.

To read more, click here: WCO

Great event at Altana AI Summit in NYC yesterday. One of the best conferences I have attended in a long time. Under the title ’Directions’ this event gathered 300 high-level speakers & participants from Government, Private Sector & academia engaged in superinteresting conversations on trade compliance, AI & a new regulatory landscape for global trade. A lot of excellent customer contacts & meetings.

Speakers included Leon E. Panetta, Chairman, Panetta Institute for Public Policy & former Secretary of Defense, Alan Bersin, Former Commissioner, US Customs & Border Protection, Robert Silvers, Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security & Jonathan Prince, Chief Marketing Officer, Altana; former White House Senior Advisor, Special Assistant to the President & senior State Department official.

I spoke on a panel on ’The Future of Trusted Trade Networks’, together with a great friend of mine, Ana Hinojosa, Jim Townsend & Cindy Allen. This was a timely, impressive & highly relevant event paving the way for future solutions for world trade.

Congrats to our partner Altana Technologies for arranging this event. Proud & honored to participate.

Lovely & inspiring breakfast with my friends Mats Olsson & Lena at Joe Jr, 3rd Avenue 16th Steet in NYC this morning.

Super nice. Old tradition to share a breakfast together when our paths meet in the big world.