Fogarty to be honored during Bryant’s 34th annual World Trade Day May 22

SMITHFIELD – The late Raymond Fogarty, a student and administrator at Bryant University, former director of Bryant’s John H. Chafee Center for International Business and founder of World Trade Day, will be celebrated during the 34th edition of the event on May 22.

John Hazen White Jr., Taco Inc. owner and chairman, will present the Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Fogarty “in recognition of his outstanding contributions promoting international trade and collaboration,” according to a news release.

Fogarty, who passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 27, 2018, founded World Trade Day in 1985 to “bring together business, academic and government leaders to share strategies and opportunities for growth.”

Presented by the Chafee Center, the 34th annual World Trade Day, “Global Trends: Opportunities and Strategies,” will feature more than 40 speakers on topics such as emerging markets, trade policy updates, managing global supply chains, strategies for importers, and cybersecurity.

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