Patrick Whalen, executive director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, will speak at Thursday's World Trade Celebration, at 5 p.m. at Events at the Wurlitzer in North Tonawanda.
The event is hosted by World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara. Whalen will speak on "tariffs, trade agreements and tourism in the Trump era." He previously served for eight years as chief operating officer of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
A panel discussion on trade is slated for 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.