34th Annual Conference Archive

The NASBITE International Annual Conference was a rich forum for learning and networking across a broad spectrum of topics related to international business, trade and trade education. NASBITE Conferences are known for their “take-away” value and networking opportunities. This year’s conference programming benefited all segments of the global business community including: trade educators and administrators; federal, state and local trade assistance professionals; exporters and importers; other businesses that support or facilitate international trade finance, logistics, and compliance; and students. Click here to view the 2021 Conference Program. 

For those who did not register for the conference, you may purchase access to the recordings.

Congratulations 2021 NASBITE International Award Winners

NASBITE offers its congratulations to its 2021 Award Winners. Click here to view complete winner profiles. 

Trade Educator of the Year

NASBITE International honored Laurie Wolff of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as its 2021 Trade Educator of the Year. This award recognizes Wolff for her innovation and excellence in international trade curriculum development, research, program development, and advocacy of international business issues.

Advancing International Trade Award winners 

The 2021 Advancing International Trade Award winners were honored for their dedication and service in advancing international trade. The award recognizes the winners’ leadership and commitment to improving the practice of global business on a state or regional level. The  2021 honorees were:

  • Katy Sinnott, Wisconsin Economic   Development Corporation (WEDC) –Sinnott is vice president, Global Trade & Investment Division – State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). Her strategic management and tactical approval have positioned Wisconsin and its exporters to be fully engaged participants in export development and global trade. Sinnott has streamlined the structure of international business development operations to provide higher level services to businesses at minimal investment. 

  • Academic Cohorts, Ohio Export Internship Program –  Through a collective effort across Ohio, four universities serve as academic cohorts to prepare graduate and undergraduate students with the technical skillset needed to succeed in a career in global trade and commerce.
  • Center for Global Business, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland – The Center for Global Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, is a Title VI CIBE center and has long been involved in supporting the export community and providing opportunities for students, faculty, and industry alike to gain the skills and capabilities necessary to compete successfully in the global marketplace.

34th Annual Conference Sessions

Day 1

Pre-Conference Session: Training Partners

Please note: Our apologies that the first 30 minutes of this session were not recorded.

Day 1

Welcome and Keynote

Jackie Rasmussen, President, NASBITE International

Ambassador Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council, Washington, DC

 

Day 1

Trade Education & Assistance: Digital Strategies for eCommerce: Exploring the
eCommerce Sales Channels 

James Bledsoe, U.S. Commercial Service

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Day 1

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: CGBP Exam Insights & Updates

Beth Armstrong Smith, NASBITE CGBP Governance Council; Anthony Cambas, CGBP, University of Mississippi SBDC

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Day 1

International Education: How to Select Effective International Negotiators:
Application of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) 

Yongsun Paik, Loyola Marymount University

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Day 1

Trade Resources: Innovative and Impactful CIBER Resources for Global Trade 

Karen Warsh, University of Colorado Denver CIBER; Marki Jones, Loyola Marymount University CIBER; Jeffrey Conradi, Temple University CIBER; and Marina Augoustidis, Associate Director, Center for Global Business, University of Maryland CIBER

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Day 1

Trade Education & Assistance: Trade Director Diaries – Real Life Experiences Navigating International Trade

Mary Regel, Mt. Hood Community College; Peter Cunningham, Mt. Hood Community College; Liz Cleveland, Former Trade Director, State of Mississippi

Day 1

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: Why Is Trade Finance So Challenging for Students and CGBP Exam Sitters?

Laurie Wolff, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Day 1 

Trade Resources: Trade Passport: Export Assistance on Demand

Leroy Lowe, Immediate-Past President, NASBITE International

Day 1

International Education: Integrating Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Assessment into the Classroom

Jim Foley, CGBP, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center; Eric Schueller, Education Partnership Manager, Cultural Intelligence Center

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Day 1

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: Creating Global Trade Professionals Through Experiential Learning

Moderator: Joyce Steffan, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; Panelists: Roberta Winch, Ohio SBDC Columbus Export Director; Nate Ward, Ohio SBDC Cleveland Export Director; Kathy Marshalek, Ohio SBDC Cincinnati Export Director, Mousa Kassis, Ohio SBDC Youngstown Export Director

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Day 1

Covid Response & Recovery: Best Practices in a COVID-19 Environment

Rufiya Blank, Kompass North America

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Viewing at least14 of the session recordings qualifies for 10 hours of CGBP Recertification CEU credits (or, .75 CEUs per session recording). CGBPs may self-report CEUs at https://nasbite.org/cgbp/ceu-submissions/

Day 2

Pre-Conference Session: Education Partners

Day 2

Welcome and Keynote: Export Development from a Global Perspective: The International Trade Centre, Geneva 

John Gillies, Senior Advisor, Strategic Planning and Partnerships, International Trade Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

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Day 2

Trade Education & Assistance: Elevate Trade

Mike Seibert, North Carolina SBTDC; Aaron Miller, Virginia SBDC – George Mason University

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Day 2

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: Best Practices Panel for Student Pathway Participants to Prepare for the CGBP Exam

Moderator: Nate Ward, Director and Trade Advisor, Cleveland State University, Panel: Dr. Manuel-Julian Montoya, Associate Dean, University of New Mexico; Dr. Marc Weniger, Professor, California Baptist University; Susan Dragotta, LCB, CGBP, Global Business Instructor, Waukesha County Technical College

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Day 2

COVID Response & Recovery: Supply Chain Resilience 

Kellie Greene, Innovative Global Logistics Strategies, LLC

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Day 2

Trade Education & Assistance: Going Interstate, Going Global: Promoting Growth Within the Craft Brewery Sector 

Chris Van Orden, Virginia Small Business Development Center – George Mason University

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Day 2

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: Adding Value to Curriculum through External Validation and Assessment: The CGBP

Dr. Clint Relyea, Dr. Mary Catherine Colley, and Dr. William Foxx, Troy University

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Day 2

Trade Skills: SBA Financing and Grants as a Tool for Business and Economic Recovery

Stephen Sullivan, U.S. Small Business Administration; Daniel Pische and Eddy Mayen, SBA Office of International Trade

Day 2

Trade Education & Assistance: Building an International Trade Compliance Program for Exporters

Dulce Zahniser, Virginia SBDC, George Mason University

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Day 2

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: GW-CIBER International Business Bootcamp: Taking International Trade Education to the Next Level

Anna Helm, George Washington University; Alexis Gaul, George Washington University; Shawn Jarosz, TradeMoves LLC; and Aaron Miller, Virginia SBDC – George Mason University

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Day 2

Trade Resources: Trade Map: Transforming Midsize Businesses from Reactive to Proactive Exporters

Mike Seibert and Paige O’Neill, North Carolina SBTDC

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Viewing all session recordings qualifies for 10 hours of CGBP Recertification CEU credits.For CGBPs purchasing access and viewing these recordings post-event, CEU credit can be reported online at https://nasbite.org/cgbp/ceu-submissions/.

Day 3

NASBITE International Welcome and Annual Membership Meeting and Awards

Organization Update: Jackie Rasmussen, CGBP, President and Gabriel Shweiri, CGBP, Vice President of NASBITE International

Keynote: How AcousticSheep Grew Its Flock Worldwide

Wei-Shin Lai, MD, CEO, AcousticSheep LLC, Pennsylvania

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Day 3

Trade Education & Assistance: Partnering for Success

Christine Everett, Indiana University CIBER; David Watkins, State Director, Indiana Small Business
Development Center

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Day 3

International Education: Improving International Business Education: Insights from NASBITE’s Student Case Competition

Laurie Wolff, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Day 3

Trade Resources: Free Toolstack: GrowthWheel for Export and Internationalization

Elizabeth Binning and David Madie, GrowthWheel International

Day 3

Trade Education & Assistance: How to Build a Robust International Business Plan

Dr. Laurie Pieper, CGBP, Kansas SBDC at Washburn University; John Addessi, Kansas SBDC, Johnson County Community College

Day 3

International Education: Project-Based Learning Pedagogy in International Business Venturing

Anatoly Zhuplev, Loyola Marymount University (CIBER)

Day 3

Trade Skills: International Trade Compliance

Kevin Litz, Kevin Y. Litz PLLC

Day 3

Trade Education & Assistance: The Washington Export Outreach Team: A Case for Collaborative Outreach

Lisa White, Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Export Assistance Center – Seattle; and Zara Castillo, Director, Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington

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Day 3

Trade Skills: Supply Chain Security: Managing CTPAT as an Importer/Exporter 

Lila Landis, International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)

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Day 3

COVID Response & Recovery: Understanding and Responding to a Dynamic and Changing International Trade Context

Anthony Cambas, CGBP, University of Mississippi SBDC

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