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NASBITE International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on the advancement of trade education and professionalism in support of global business. Specifically, NASBITE is the leading authority for global business education, trade credentialing, training and practice, and NASBITE is also the steward of the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential. NASBITE has nearly 2000 CGBPs and members in the United States, Canada and Mexico who work as trade assistance providers, managers in exporting companies and experts in a wide range of service-oriented companies that support international trade.

America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission of America’s SBDC is to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on topics including: business plans, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, and international trade.

The International Trade Administration (ITA)/U.S. Commercial Service is the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, with ITA serving as the U.S. government’s lead export promotion agency.  ITA strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements.  ITA is organized into three distinct but complementary business units:

  • U.S. Commercial Service/Global Markets
  • Industry and Analysis, and
  • Enforcement and Compliance

U.S.  Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 70 countries help U.S. companies increase sales to new global markets. For more information, please visit: www.export.gov or www.trade.gov.

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent, self-sustaining federal agency that supports American jobs by financing the export of U.S. goods and services—at no cost to American taxpayers. When businesses in the United States, or their customers, are unable to secure export financing from the private sector (e.g., due to political or economic uncertainty), EXIM fills in the gap by equipping American businesses with the tools to compete for global sales.

The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) provides educational opportunities to the members of NCBFAA & the larger trade community in the areas of international trade, supply chain management, global logistics, customs brokerage, export transactions, transportation, attendant government regulation, and those areas of knowledge necessary to manage or advance a career path in a business providing services to those sectors.  The NEI offers web-based certification and 101 courses, in addition to a robust webinar series and annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G.TEC) every summer.

Established in 1989, the Organization of Women in International Trade International (OWIT) is a global association for women in international trade and business. Our 2,000-plus members impact hundreds of millions of dollars in trade and business transactions annually. OWIT serves as the unifying body of a network of chapters spanning the globe in the Americas, Western Europe, and Africa. OWIT also supports a “Virtual Chapter” for individuals involved in international trade and business who do not have access to a local OWIT chapter where they reside or work. Membership in a local or the Virtual Chapter gives automatic access to the OWIT International network.

The State International Development Organizations, or SIDO, is the only national organization focused on supporting governors’ international trade agendas by serving and representing the 50 state trade agencies to the federal government. SIDO helps state international trade programs to better serve American exporters and international company investors by sharing innovative ideas and resources, developing the skills of state trade professionals, advocating the interests of states in international trade promotion and facilitating multistate collaboration.

Getting To Global

Getting to Global Initiative Official partners with leading government agencies, associations and the most innovative tech companies in the world, The Getting to Global Initiative (GtG) is a transformational public/private partnership that brings together industry experts, business leaders and government officials to empower small- and medium-sized companies to sell more online, overseas. Including a free duty and tax calculator, HS code normalizer, expert marketplace, government services finder and industry shipping, marketing and payments deals, Getting to Global aggregates both public and private sector global expansion services in one place on the free “Export Accelerator” tool found on export.gettingtoglobal.org.

WTC Savannah

World Trade Center Savannah is a proactive international business and trade development organization that exists to create jobs and attract investment by helping to facilitate foreign direct investment opportunities for the region and by helping regional businesses do business internationally.

The Georgia District Export Council is a diverse group of volunteer international trade professionals dedicated to helping (companies) develop export sales and contribute to America’s national export program. We pool our knowledge to provide a source of professional real-world advice to businesses and to Georgia’s international trade community. The Georgia DEC provides leadership and trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion work.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC)is a 159-year-old organization that today represents businesses, colleges and universities, and nonprofits across the 29-county region that makes up the nation’s ninth largest market. MAC works to position metro Atlanta as a top-tier global region by focusing on three key areas: economic development, public policy and promotion.

ORBATL™ is a regional partnership of metro Atlanta public and private leaders that enables businesses to grow in the global economy through trade & foreign direct investment.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm. It serves as the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, aligning workforce education and training with in-demand jobs and locating new markets for Georgia products. GDEcD also works to attract tourists to Georgia, promoting the state as a destination for arts and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.

Since 1977, the University of Georgia SBDC has enhanced the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational and one-on-one counseling services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. It created one of the original SBDC International Trade Centers in the country

Other Federal Participants

SBA’s Office of International Trade (OIT) works in cooperation with other federal agencies and public- and private-sector groups to encourage small business exports and to assist small businesses seeking to export. Through 21 U.S. Export Assistance Centers, SBA district offices and a variety of service-provider partners, OIT directs and coordinates SBA’s ongoing export initiatives in an effort to encourage small businesses to go global.

SBA’s participation in this activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Meet Our Partners & Sponsors

Summit Event Sponsor: BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is the on-demand freight transportation and logistics specialist providing domestic and international third-party logistics services to commercial customers. BGI specializes in delivering unique solutions to complex shipping problems. Our customers rely on us as their expert resource in an increasingly complex domestic and international transportation environment. For More information on BGI Worldwide Logistics: http://www.bgiworldwide.com/ or email to sales@bgiworldwide.com

NASBITE Gold Partner: Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs)
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. There are 15 nationally designated Centers administered by the U.S. Department of Education, located at Brigham Young University, Florida International University, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, San Diego State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado Denver, University of Maryland, University of South Carolina, and, University of Washington.
Learn more at http://us-ciberweb.org.

Annual Conference and Summit Sponsor: Commerce Bank
We help educate exporters who want to find ways to expand their global sales efforts. We also help trade specialists educate people who want to learn how to export. For the last hundred years, Commerce Bank’s International Department has been serving export companies across America. We offer direct telephone lines to staff who know customers and their company’s needs. It doesn’t matter to us if you have one export transaction a year, just getting started, or are an experienced global company looking for better service. Our approach is to learn about your process, share best practices, and come up with ideas on how to help. Challenge accepted, so contact us today. Learn more here: https://commercebank.com/business/payables-and-receivables/payables/international-payments

Annual Conference and Summit Sponsor: First Home Bank
First Home Bank, headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, is well versed on assisting small business exporters nationwide through the SBA International Trade Loan Program by providing financing up to $5,000,000 for working capital and fixed asset purchases. In 2018, First Home Bank was ranked the 10th largest SBA Lender by volume continuing their success as a National SBA Preferred Lender. For more information, be sure to visit the First Home Bank table in the general session area.

Silver Partner: Kompass North America

Whether a large corporation or small business that wants to develop its local market or to export its know-how abroad, Kompass puts a unique worldwide database at its clients’ fingertips with its prospecting assistance tools and direct marketing solutions.  Market analysis, sales mapping, targeting, internal database optimization, preparation of prospecting files, mailing, emailing. Kompass can support its clients’ marketing and sales goals at each stage of their business development. https://us.solutions.kompass.com/m/easybusiness/

Annual Conference and Summit Events Sponsor: MarketLine
In an information-rich world, finding facts you can rely upon isn’t always easy. MarketLine is the solution. We make it our job to sort through the data and deliver accurate, up-to-date information on companies, industries, and countries across the world. No other business information company comes close to matching our sheer breadth of coverage. MarketLine present information in easy-to-digest formats, so you can absorb key facts in minutes, not hours.
For more information go to: www.marketline.com

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