APPLY NOW: 2016 International Trade & Finance Module

YPFP International Trade & Finance Module

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Overview: 2016 is a particularly exciting year for international trade and finance. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) was signed in New Zealand in February 2016 and now faces an uphill battle for ratification in the U.S. Congress and foreign parliaments. At the same time, officials from the United States and the European Union continue their work on the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). International sanctions against Iran have been lifted and businesses from around the world are lining up to enter the market, though financial and insurance issues remain.

This module will begin April 28, 2016 and run consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm for six (6) weeks.

The participant fee for this module is $60.00 and the sessions are open only to dues-paying YPFP members.

Module participants will attend six tentatively outlined sessions, each focused on a specific theme:

Topics will include

  • Supply Chains
  • International Investment
  • Globalization: Multinationals and role of the private sector in trade negotiations
  • Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Diplomacy and negotiating trade deals
  • Role of International Organizations
  • Domestic Politics: Ratifying and implementing trade deals
  • Careers in International Trade

Upon completion of the module, participants will have a better developed awareness and understanding of key international trade principles and major stakeholders; build a conceptual foundation to understand the strategic, economic, and social implications of international trade; and examine recent changes in the world of globalized business and explore future innovations. Participants will also increase their fluency in the language and terminology of the international trade and finance risk; expand their familiarity with basic trade issues and awareness tools for fostering international exchange of goods and services; gain an understanding for the political, economic, and social drivers restricting trade; and develop their ability to effectively use the acquired knowledge to write concise prose and sharpen briefing skills.


Criteria: YPFP is looking for inquisitive, driven individuals who will be enthusiastic participants in the module. Ideal candidates will range from those interested in better understanding international trade & finance to those looking to accelerate their careers in the field. Candidates should be ready to learn from guest speakers and fellow participants, and be ready to engage in robust roundtable discussions to enhance their understanding of international trade and finance.

How to Apply:  YPFP module participants are selected by a competitive, application-based process and evaluated based on experience, skill-set and, most importantly, the ability to clearly articulate interest in the module topic. This module has a fee of $60 for six sequenced events, guided by experienced industry leaders, campaign staff and advisers. 

Applications will open on at 12:01 a.m. on April 6, 2016. Applications close at 11:59 p.m. on April 20, 2016.

  1. Fill out the module application; RSVP below to be directed to the application.
  2. Receive confirmation of selection from module facilitator; Receive participant welcome packet
  3. Pay $60.00 module fee

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Note: Application window has been extended to Wednesday, April 20.


April 06, 2016 at 12pm - April 20, 2016
Linda-Ann Akanvou ·

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