35th 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. 

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

NASBITE offers its CONGRATULATIONS to the 2022 Award Winners

 

Trade Educator of the Year
NASBITE International honored Peter Cunningham of Mt. Hood Community College as Trade Educator of the Year. This award recognizes Cunningham for his innovation and excellence in international trade curriculum development, research, program development, and advocacy of international business issues.

Advancing International Trade Award winners 
The 2022 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 2022 honorees are:

  • Caroline Tompkins, Forum for International Trade & Training (FITT) – As the president and CEO of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), Tompkins has led and transformed the organization into a Canadian and international success during the past 26 years. FITT’s growth under her leadership reflects her significant contributions to the field of international trade.
  •  Chuck Mills, Mills Machine Company – Mills is president of Mills Machine Company and currently chairs the Oklahoma District Export Council (OKDEC), and has produced tangible educational and trade outcomes as a devoted advocate for the state’s international trade community. He is widely recognized by the United States Department of Commerce and State peers for skills and expertise in global trade.
  • Nicole Sherwood, World Trade Center Utah – Sherwood is the director of grants and STEP project director at World Trade Center Utah. In her position at World Trade Center Utah, Sherwood has built from scratch one of the top performing grant programs in the nation, WTC Utah’s STEP Grant Program. The program recently received a tri-fold increase in funding, which has directly created new trade opportunities for small Utah businesses throughout her tenure at WTC Utah.
  • John Worthington and his team at IBT Online, Inc – IBT Online via its Florida Online Global Programs have provided support for exporters to expand internationally and digitally. IBT has supplied resources to small, exporting businesses in order to assist with online and digital marketing strategies. They continue to offer assistance to internationally focused small businesses.

Program Excellence Award
NASBITE International honored Broward County Office of Economic & Small Business Development’s (OESBD) “11 Steps to Exporting & Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo (FITCE)” as the winner of the Program Excellence Award. This award recognizes specific programs developed by institutions and organizations to meet a particular identified need.


35th Annual Conference Sessions

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Day 1

Pre-Conference Session: Training Partners

Day 1

Welcome and Keynote: Global Economic Outlook and Trends for 2022
Jackie Rasmussen, President, NASBITE International

Dr. Lan Ha, Head of Economy, Finance and Trade, Euromonitor International
PowerPoint Slides

Day 1

The Latest on Port Congestion and Its Small Business Component
Steve Sullivan, SBA; Ray Bowman, Director, Ventura, Santa Barbara SBDC

Day 1

Promoting Exports Through a Competitive Assessment of Global Market Access Conditions
Eileen Daspro, University of San Diego

PowerPoint Slides

Day 1

How to Better Engage with your Business Client’s Digital Strategy
James Bledsoe, US Commercial Service

Day 1

CGBP Exam Update
Elizabeth Smith, Chair, CGBP Governance Council; James Gaidry, Certification Director, NASBITE International; Anthony Cambas and Denise Whitford, CGBP Governance Council

PowerPoint Slides

Day 1

Best Practices for Offering International Business Internships
Moderator: Laurie Wolff, Southern Illinois University; Panel: Joyce Steffan, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; Rebecca Bellinger, University of Maryland; Aaron Miller, Virginia SBDC- George Mason University

Day 1

E-Commerce from the CBP Perspective
James Moore, US Customs and Border Protection

PowerPoint Slides

Day 1

SBA Grant & Loan Options for Exporters – The Arc of Funding SMEs
Steve Sullivan, SBA Office of International Trade; Daniel Pische, SBA Office of International Trade; Shadetra Robinson, U.S. Small Business Administration

Day 1

Leveraging International Online Matchmaking Events to Teach International Business
Blandine Chantepie-Kari and Jeffrey Conradi, Temple University SBDC

Day 1

Pivot to Digital to Make 2022 Your Best Export Year
Christopher Chaidez and Enrique Rubio, IBT Online, LLC

PowerPoint Slides


Viewing at least 14 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: Your Crisis Plan Will Fail. Here’s How to Fix It.
Brett Bruen – Global Situation Room

Day 2

How to Successfully Expand International Trade During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Marshall Girtman, Special Mine Services, Inc.

PowerPoint Slides

Day 2

Challenges Facing Female Entrepreneurs in International Trade
Moderated by Laurie Wolff, Southern Illinois University;

Panel: Christyna Doege, Client Engagement Manager for Port Tampa Bay; Audrey Glover-Dichter, General counsel of OWIT International; Dr. Sriparna Ghosh, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash

Day 2

Your Advanced Tool to Finding the Best Export Markets
Rufiya Blank, Kompass North America

PowerPoint Slides

Day 2

International Trade 101 and Lessons Learned for Future Leaders
Mary Regel, Liz Cleveland and Peter Cunningham, Mt. Hood Community College; Sheena Reed, Great River Learning

Day 2

Train the Trainer: Creating CGBP Training Programs
Jim Foley, Bradley University

Day 2

CE Mark and EU Environmental Regulations
Robert Straetz, Office of Western and Northern Europe, U.S. Dept of Commerce

PowerPoint Slides

Day 2

Internationalization of Academic Organizations
Chris Schrage, Univ of Northern Iowa

PowerPoint Slides

Day 2

Transitioning a Global E-commerce Class to Online
Kelly Fish, Arkansas State University

PowerPoint Slides

Day 2

Virtual Global Opportunities for Students
Susan Dragotta, Waukesha County Technical College; Mary Conran, Temple University Fox School of Business

PowerPoint Slides


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: Strategies for Recovery & Expanding International Sales in 2022
Zaheer Faruqi – Aventure Aviation

Day 3

From Zero to Six (Countries) in 10 years: How small technology companies can go global
David Madié, Growthwheel

Day 3

Extending Students’ Understanding of International Business Concepts in Academic Settings
Subbu Kumarappan, The Ohio State University

PowerPoint Slides

Day 3

Building Capacity in International Education
Tanyelle Richardson, US Dept of Education; Archie Pitsilides, Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business

PowerPoint Slides

Day 3

Title VI Highlights from Centers for International Business & Education
Erkan Kocas, Michigan State University; Nancy Nicholson, San Diego State University; Katy Lane, Texas A&M University; Edward Wang, Georgia State University

PowerPoint Slides

Day 3

Building a Global Trade Compliance Program
Lila Landis, SEKO Logistics & Kelly Raia, Blue Tiger International

PowerPoint Slides

Day 3

Small Business Exporters and the National Export Strategy
Steve Sullivan, SBA Office of International Trade; Tricia Van Orden, Gabriela Zelaya and Devin Horne, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

PowerPoint Slides

Day 3

Creating an International Research Network
Leroy Lowe, Nova Scotia Community College

PowerPoint Slides

Day 3

Lessons from Global Trade Expert Incubating Program (GTEP)
Hag-Min Kim, Sae-won Ahn, and Kyung-won Kim, Kyung Hee University

PowerPoint Slides

Pre-Recorded Session

 20 Great Ideas for International Trade Clients
Martin Brill, Pennsylvania SBDC

Pre-Recorded Session

 

USMCA: Same Old NAFTA?
Madhi Bajestani, Alabama State University

Pre-Recorded Session

 

Setting up an Internal International Business Case Competition at the University: Key Challenges and Opportunities
Victor Chernetsky, Michigan State University; and Ahmet Kirca, Michigan State University

Pre-Recorded Session

 

Assessment of Study Abroad Programs – A Path to Global Leadership Development
Nicole Gullekson, University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Pre-Recorded Session

 

Literally Out of This World: International Trade and Space Exploration
Anthony Cambas, NASBITE CGBP Governance Council

 

Go Global with Market Finder
Reina Valenzuela, Starfish*Global


International Business Career and Jobs Tool

Ralph Jagodka, Mt. San Antonio College

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