In response to global demand and burgeoning trends in trade modernization, OWIT International brought back its 18th Annual World Conference. In recognition of Nairobi’s vast potential to engage in global trade, OWIT International selected its OWIT Chapter in Nairobi, Kenya as the host for its 2018 annual conference. On October 24-25, 2018, OWIT members around the globe converged with supporters and experts in their field to empower both the local community and business leaders throughout the world. Day One was comprised of a capacity-building workshop for local women entrepreneurs seeking to take their business across borders. Day Two was a conference for trade practitioners and policy makers from around the world for discussing best practices, what’s next for the future of trade, and what women’s roles should be in that future.