Who Should Attend… and Why?

The NASBITE Annual Conference and concurrent National Small Business Exporter Summit are two events crafted especially for the global trade community. These events draw from 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.

NASBITE Conferences are known for their “take-away” value and camaraderie. Attendees not only share and learn from the many breakout sessions on all aspects of global business, but also have ample opportunity to network with peers, find out who’s doing what, hear about best practices in trade education and trade assistance, and discover new skills and approaches in export development and marketing.

What to Expect

  • Three outstanding Keynote presentations
  • The latest news and updates on the CGBP exam and CGBP training programs and guides
  • Focused pre-conference workshops on key aspects of global business
  • Self-selected Conference sessions on best practices and new developments in CGBP, trade education, trade skills, market research and planning, trade assistance programs, and much more
  • Opportunities to propose Conference session presentations on your own programs and share your expertise
  • Opportunities to meet old and new friends during breaks and at evening receptions
  • Opportunities to see the latest technology and tools from our vendor-exhibitors
  • Recognition as Lifetime Achievement awardee or Trade Educator of the Year, if selected
  • Recognition for winning one of three Program Excellence awards if selected
  • A record of the proceedings for the sessions you missed

Here is what past NASBITE Annual Conference attendees have told us:

NASBITE International conferences offer excellent opportunities to connect, learn and share best practices for those trying to promote and expand international trade and education.

Everyone in international trade–whether education, support services, or direct trade, should attend the NASBITE conference on a regular basis to stay on top of the changes and trends.

Go…for an export professional it is a must! Get your CGBP and attend to meet folks who are very successful at exporting and educating their clients.

CGBPs Earn Recertification Credits!

CGBPs (Certified Global Business Professionals) attending the Annual Conference will earn enough Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to qualify for recertification for 2019 and the CEUs will be applied automatically to the certification records of confirmed attendees! CGBPs may also pay their annual $75 recertification fee when they register for the Annual Conference.

Need Help Justifying Your Conference Registration & Travel Funding?

NASBITE has prepared a Registration Proposal document which outlines the value of attending, enables registrants to show the ROI in return for funding, and details travel, housing and registration expenses. Simply complete the form as a justification for the cost of attendance.NASBITE has prepared a Registration Proposal document which outlines the value of attending, enables registrants to show the ROI in return for funding, and details travel, housing and registration expenses. Simply complete the form as a justification for the cost of attendance.

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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