Schedule of Events

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – Pre-Conference

Start/End Time Event
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CGBP Exam Prep Boot Camp (Day 1 of 2)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CGBP Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp (Day 1 of 2)

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Monday, April 8, 2019 – Pre-Conference 

Start/End Time Event
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshop
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CGBP Exam Prep Boot Camp (Day 2 of 2)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CGBP Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp (Day 2 of 2)
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM 2019 Student Case Competition – Preliminary Round Team Presentations

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – National Small Business Exporter Summit

Start/End Time Event
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM Exhibitor Set-Up
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 2019 Student Case Competition – Championship Round Presentations/Call backs
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Summit Welcome, Opening Remarks & Resource Spotlights
9:00 AM – 10:20 AM Summit – Round 1 Session A
9:00 AM – 10:20 AM Summit – Round 1 Session B
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break/Refreshments
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Summit – Round 2 Session A
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Summit Round 2 Session B
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM Luncheon/Keynote/Visit Exhibits & Resource Spotlights
Announcement of Case Competition Winning Team
2:00 PM – 3:20 PM Summit Round 3 Session A
2:00 PM – 3:20 PM Summit Round 3 Session B
3:20 PM – 3:40 PM Break
3:40 PM – 4:20 PM Summit Round 4 Session A
3:40 PM – 4:20 PM Summit Round 4 Session B
4:20 PM – 4:30 PM Transition to Final Session
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM “Ask the Experts” Panel & Networking Session; Closing Remarks
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Summit Closing Reception/Conference Opening Reception

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – NASBITE International Annual Conference

Start/End Time Event
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration/Tabletop Displays
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast & Keynote 1
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Conference Sessions 1-4
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Refreshment Break
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Conference Sessions 5-8
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Luncheon & Keynote 2
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Conference Session 9-12
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM Conference Sessions 13-16
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Roundtable Session: Trade Training at SBDCs/Business Assistance Centers
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Distinguished Fellows Meeting (by Invitiation)

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 – NASBITE International Annual Conference

Start/End Time Event
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration/Tabletop Displays
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast & Keynote 3
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Conference Sessions 17-20
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Refreshment Break
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Conference Sessions 21-24
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Conference Session 25-28
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM Conference Sessions 29-32
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Roundtable Session: Business Schools to Discuss the CGBP Student Pathway Program
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Closing Reception

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Friday, April 12, 2019 – NASBITE International Board of Governors Meeting

Start/End Times Event
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Board of Governors Meeting (by Invitation)

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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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