Highlights of 2017

2000+ Participants | 50+ Utilities | 206 Speakers | 51 Countries | 200+ International Delegates | 40+ Exhibitors | 400+ Organizational Participants | 40+ Supporting Partners | 50+ Media Participants | 64 Technical Papers

Elizabeth Erin WalshElizabeth Erin Walsh is the new Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets (GM) and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS). Ms. Walsh will oversee a global network of trade promotion and policy professionals located in more than 75 countries and over 100 U.S. cities.

Ms. Walsh earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and American Government from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She brings more than 25 years of management experience to the Department of Commerce, including over a decade at the Department of State, with international organizations and the private sector. Ms. Walsh has traveled or worked in 100 countries, and has extensive knowledge of foreign and economic affairs in Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

Most recently, Ms. Walsh was employed at the White House as Special Assistant to President Trump. Prior to that she was an executive director at Goldman Sachs in Asia Pacific.