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NASBITE International Conference

March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 am - March 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

- $695

More information and registration HERE: http://nasbite.org/30th-annual-nasbite-international-conference/

  • Note: there is a pre-conference event March 29th for an additional $150 fee: World Trade Day & National Small Business Exporter Summit; scroll to bottom of conference link page.

Keynote Presenters are John Galligan, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Microsoft and Martin Coles, President and CEO, HaloSource

Conference Sessions include:

Training and Education
Models and Programs
•Assessing Cultural Intelligence Improvement with Study Abroad Experiences
•Experiences of Students Working for Michigan Export Growth Program
•Global Entrepreneurship Internship – The Early Training of Future IBD Counselors and CGBPs
•How to Engage High Schools in Global Trade Awareness
•Innovation in Collaboration: The International Business Education Alliance (IBEA) Fuels Your Success in the Classroom and Beyond
•Three Models for Designing a Faculty-led Study Abroad
•A Customs Broker License – How to Prepare Your Students for the Exam
•Not Just Big Data – Global Data!

Supporting Exporters
•The Need and Ways to Increase Exports by NTEs
•Creation and Management of Export Consortia to Boost Export Sales of SMEs
•The Virginia International Trade Alliance (VITAL) – A Model for Leveraging SME Export Opportunities through Government Supported Agencies and Public Universities
•How to leverage Sister City relationships for International Trade

Expert Advice for Exporters
New Market Opportunities
•NAFTA + 3 Free Trade Agreements
•Business Growth Sectors and Trade Opportunities in Latin America: A Panel Discussion
•Value-Adding Opportunities of Logistics Hubs in Central America and the Caribbean
•Trading with Africa: Why and How?
•Big Data Analytics as a Useful Tool to Develop Pharmaceutical Niches in Africa
•Trade Opportunities & Regulations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Securing Export Sales
•Market-driven Export Pricing Strategies
•Developing International Financial Projections
•Managing the Cost of Foreign Exchange Risk: Options and Forward Contract Pricing
•Effective Use of Incoterms 2010 in the Sales Contract
•Building an infrastructure for Credit Decisions in a Global Market Place

Market Entry Decisions and Strategies
•The Practical Side of International E-Commerce
•Market Selection Methodology Using Trade Flow Data and Country Macro-Indicators
•Foreign Market Selection: Best Practices from the Florida SBDC Network Export Marketing Plan Program
•Foreign Distributors – The Other Side of the Story
•Franchising in the Emerging Global Economy

Export Compliance
•How to Prepare for an Import/Export Audit
•US Economic and Trade Sanctions: An Introduction

Resources for Exporters
•The SBA: Smart, Bold, and Accessible for US Exporters
•Small Business Network of the Americas – Partnership Program
•The World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement: Benefits for Small Businesses

Special Sessions for NASBITE CGBP Exam Candidates
•CGBP Exam Overview – What’s New & Improved?
•NASBITE CGBP Re-certification Program Update


March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 am
March 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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The Historic Davenport Hotel
10 South Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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