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The US Chamber has long been a strong advocate for US companies, jobs and international trade. Mr. Wenk works behind the scenes and out front with elected officials, career government staffers, and industry leaders to promote free trade agreements, economic growth, and fair global trade policy. He is currently working closely with the Trump administration on trade issues.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
8:00 am Registration
8:30-9:45 am Program
World Trade Center St. Louis
7733 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 2200
St. Louis, MO 63105
Parking available at 7733 Parking Garage adjacent to building or on-street.
Mr. Christopher Wenk, Executive Director, International Policy, US Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Wenk is responsible for promoting the Chamber’s international trade agenda, including bilateral free trade agreements, multilateral negotiations under the World Trade Organization (WTO), and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) with the administration, on Capitol Hill, and in the business community.
Since joining the Chamber in 2007, Wenk played a leading role in successful campaigns to win bipartisan congressional passage of trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, Peru, and South Korea. He also led the Chamber’s efforts to secure Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia and reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, among other trade initiatives.
Wenk plays a key role in the Chamber’s efforts related to the work of the Geneva-based WTO, including negotiations to expand manufacturing and services trade and to promote trade facilitation. He has led numerous delegations of Chamber member companies to Geneva to meet with key WTO officials to press U.S. business priorities. Wenk also serves as staff executive for the Chamber’s International Policy Committee and Trade Task Force, which develop policy positions and recommendations on international trade and investment.
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