Trade Day 2024

Trade Day 2024

Join us at our signature annual event – Trade Day 2024 – for an opening reception, keynote presentation, interactive panel discussion, networking session, and inspiring annual awards luncheon.

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Our theme this year is “Evolution: The Future of Maine’s Heritage Industries.” For centuries, our state’s economic growth and global competitiveness derived from Maine’s rich natural resources and hardworking ingenuity in the agriculture, forest products, seafood, ship building, and textile industries.

While these heritage industries have experienced significant changes over the last two decades through advances in manufacturing processes and improved technology, a recent acceleration of innovation is making a splash in global markets, developing new products such as clothing and packaging made from forest products and heat-resistant textiles in space. At Trade Day 2024, our keynote speaker and expert panel will explore and discuss current and future opportunities for Maine businesses.

Trade Day 2024

Dates & Times

Thursday, May 16:  4:30 – 6:30 PM
Friday, May 17:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM


Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Registration Fee

MITC Member $95 / Non-Member $125

Lodging Options

Event Schedule

May 16

4:30 – 6:30 PM  Opening Reception


May 17

8:30 – 9:00 AM  Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 AM  Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:45 AM  Keynote Presentation

9:45 – 11:00 AM  Panel Session

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Networking Session

12:00 – 2:30 PM  Annual Trade & Investment Awards Luncheon

2:30 – 3:30 PM  Informal Networking

Keynote Speaker

Luke Holden
Founder & CEO
Luke’s Lobster

2024 Award Winners

Exporter of the Year
Tempshield (Trenton, ME)

Foreign Direct Investor of the Year
Medix Biochemica (Espoo, Finland) / ViroStat (Westbrook, ME)

Innovator of the Year
Gulf of Maine, Inc. (Pembroke, ME)

Service Provider of the Year
Bangor International Airport (Bangor, ME)

President’s Award
Sal Savatteri, Jr., Esq. (Savatteri Law Firm, P.C., Portland, ME)

Future Global Leader Award
Sophia Di Risi (The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, Portland, ME)

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