20547 NASBITE 2022 International Annual Conference Theme R6 2023

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. 

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

Trade Educator of the Year

This award recognizes and celebrates innovation and excellence in international trade curriculum development, research, program development, and advocacy of international business issues. This year's honoree is Ray Bowman, Mt. Hood Community College, World Trade Center Miami


Advancing International Trade Award winners 

This award recognizes the dedication and service of those who are advancing international trade in each state in the United States as well as Canada and Mexico. The award winners, which may be programs or individuals, have contributed to the advancement of international trade for four or more years. This year's honorees are:

The 2023 honorees are:

  • Manny Mencia, MAM International Consultants
  • Tim Nowak, Stella Sheehan &Team, World Trade Center St. Louis


Program Excellence Award

This award recognizes specific programs developed by institutions and organizations to meet a particular identified need. All organizations, public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, are eligible to apply. The 2023 honorees are: 

  • GlobalTarget™, Monte Ahuja College of Business Global Business Center, Cleveland State University
  • Student Consulting Project Program, Florida SBDC at FAU & FAU College of Business


NASBITE offers its congratulations to the 2023 Award Winners!

See the full awards announcement here


36th Annual Conference Sessions

Download the Full Conference Program Here


Day 1

Conducting an Export Compliance Gap Analysis
Nate Ward & David Delgado, Cleveland State University SBDC Export Assistance Network



Intro to Cargo Insurance
Ed Klumpp and John Farrell, EPIC Insurance Brokers



Best Practices for SME's to Start Expanding into International Business
Marshall Girtman, Special Mine Services, Inc.



Maximizing Your Return on Investment at a Trade Show
Nicole Anne Sherwood, Kallman Worldwide, Inc.



Cultural Intelligence for Global Businesses
Cesar Vasquez Flores, BizCultural Inc



Global Market Priority Research - Lessons Learned
Nate Ward, Cleveland State University



Driving Student Engagement via Internal International Business Case Competitions
Victor Chernetsky, Michigan State University


Day 2

CGBP Exam Insights
Elizabeth Smith, Anthony Cambas, Peter Plakas, NASBITE CGBP Governance Council



Want to export but don't know where to begin? Helpful tools: Market Ranking, Research Database, Online Presence
Rufiya Blank, Kompass North America Inc.



globalEDGE: Your Source For Global Business Knowledge
Ahmet Kirca and Hannah Pszenica, MSU CIBER



Leveraging the CIBE Network for Export Success
Christine Everett, Indiana University CIBER
Ahmet Kirca, Michigan State University CIBER
Marina Augoustidis, University of Maryland CIBER



Applying Experiential Learning to Career Development in Global Trade
Panel Host: Joyce Steffan, The Ohio State University
Nate Ward, Cleveland State University
Mariah Carna, Youngstown State University
Don Hackney, Ohio University



Implementing Full Tuition Exchange Study Abroad Programs
Jim Foley, Foster College of Business, Bradley University



New Policy Opens Trade with India for Pork Producers in the US
Morgan Aitchison & Christine Schrage, University of Northern Iowa



Strategic Intercultural Communications in Global Business
Jennifer Burge, CEO WorldWise Consulting



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