2018 Annual Conference Presentations

Nearly 30 sessions offered opportunities to customize your Conference session agenda. Sessions were held throughout the day on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 and attendees had the choice of up to four options for each session time slot.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Jackie Rasmussen, University of Missouri International Trade Center, Larry Dill, MU International Trade Center, Darlene Atta, Temple University Pennsylvania SBDC Engaging Students in Integrated International Trade Education Program Opportunities
Maurice Kogon, Kogon Trade Consulting and Simona Racek, Just Down the Street, LLC The Milken Institute’s New-to-Export (NTE) Pilot Project – One Year Later
Sarah Singer, Michigan State University, International Business globalEDGE.msu.edu: A Free Resource for Teaching, Education, and Training (Website Demo Presentation)
Stephen Sullivan, SBA Office of International Trade, Danielle Wilsey, U.S. SBA Collaborating with SBA in Promoting Small Business Exports
Jade Sims, Michigan State University, International Business Center Collaboration is Key: Agency Collaboration to Assist Exporters
Rebecca Bellinger, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland Government-University Partnerships for Export Assistance and Education
Aric Saulka & Devorah Kaufman, Euromonitor International Solutions for Export Market Development
Kari Kammel, Center for Anti-Counterfeiting & Product Protection, Michigan State University Why Education About Product Counterfeiting Matters
Joyce Steffan, The Ohio State University (Moderator), Panel Members: Linda Gerber, University of Texas at Austin CIBER, Jonathon Wood, Brigham Young University CIBER, Mike Shealy, University of South Carolina CIBER The CIBER Network: Best Practices in Designing Collaborative Initiatives to Strengthen Global Trade and Competitiveness
Tanvir H. Khan, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Renegotiation and Modernization of NAFTA
Mike Allocca, Allocca Enterprises Export Compliance 201
Nate Ward, Cleveland State University, Kemi Arosanyin, World Trade Center Miami, Mary McKinney, Duquesne University SBDC, John Sagi, Anne Arundel Community College Recommendations for Business Development in Top Emerging Markets: Latin AmericaRussiaIndia & Sub-Saharan Africa
Colleen Fisher, US Commercial Service Website Globalization: The U.S. Commercial Service’s Hottest New Service!
Mark Wocial, Wocial & Associates LLC Exporting Brands Through Innovative Licensing and Franchising Strategies
Alexander Koff Checklist of Key International Legal Issues for Small U.S. Businesses

Friday, March 23, 2018

Michelle Reina, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Everyone Eats: Creative Ideas to Integrate Food & Learning in International Business
Marc Weniger, Ph.D, California Baptist University Make Your Next Cross Culture Connection More Successful Through Global Cultural Data Sources
Bill Houck, SBA International Payments Process, Rules & Risks
Adrian Mutton, Sannam S4 International Market Entry: Establishing and Succeeding in Emerging Markets
Yuki Fujiyama, U.S. Department of Commerce, Eli Fleminger, USDA, Bill Houck, U.S. Small Business Administration, Aerek N. Stephens, U.S. Export-Import Bank U.S. Government Trade Finance Programs and Resources (Fleminger PresentationFujiyama PresentationHouck PresentationStephens Presentation)
Mike Seibert, SBTDC at NC State University CGBP Counseling Competencies: Essentials for Assisting SMEs with Managing Growth
Chris Schrage, University of Northern Iowa “Trade Behind the Headlines” – A Review of WTO Fall 2017 Forum
Martin Brill, Kutztown University SBDC 15 Documents, Tips & Shortcuts to Help Exporters (Download Worksheet)
Bill Houck, US Export Assistance Center Access to Export Working Capital
George Hiller, University of Richmond A New Approach to Teaching International Business at Rural Community Colleges
Jackie Rasmussen, University of Missouri International Trade Center/CGBP Governance Council Chair CGBP Exam Insights & Updates
Joel Dupuis & Sheno Fuzita, Thunderbird School for Executive Education Global Mindset: What to Global Leaders Need to Succeed?
Elizabeth Binning, GrowthWheel Best Practices in Choosing Foreign Markets
Pia Vining, TRACE International Identifying and Preventing Corruption Risks When Doing Business Overseas: Compliance Program and Due Diligence Best Practices
Rebecca Nace, Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center Co-Counseling: How to Enhance Your Internship Program
Gabe Shweiri, Chair, Accredited Training Programs Task Force, Moderator Roundtable Forum: Sustainable CGBP Training Programs for the Business Community & for Colleges and Universities