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So much that was commonly understood fell under a microscope these past few years. Central among them is how fortunate humankind is to have such far-reaching developments in our life-saving medical industry and the essential role that global commerce plays in permitting countries to reap the benefits of developments and production across borders.

These ideas come to the foreground in one of the most important global trade shows in the world. Held in the Emirati metropolis of Dubai, Arab Health is a conference and trade show that has taken place at the Dubai International Convention Centre since 1975. Attendance regularly exceeds 100,000 participants, including 4,000 companies and health professionals from over 160 countries. There one will find booths featuring items from surgical devices, gurneys, sutures and even ambulances. Participants come from across the globe to exhibit, discover innovations and meet with prospective business partners. Learn more.

The National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) will hold its Annual Export Conference on May 19-20, 2022, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC. The program provides two tracks of learning – Trade Policy & Global Market Updates and Export Opportunities & Challenges. Each track features multiple breakout sessions presented by expert speakers.

In addition to the breakout sessions, registrants will be treated to exceptional keynote speakers from USCS and will have an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues at various networking events. Early Bird registration is just $249 until April 1.  After April 1 and until May 21, registration will be $299.

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NASBITE International congratulates Portland Community College’s Global Trade Center on the occasion of its fifth anniversary. Center Director Tammy Marquez-Oldham, who is a past president of NASBITE, oversees all operations of the Center, which provides international trade services and advising for Oregon’s small businesses. The widely regarded Portland Business Tribune included a detailed press release about the milestone in its February 15 edition.
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NASBITE congratulates the 46 members who have earned their Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) designation through the first two exam cycles in 2021. The CGBP confirms their knowledge in international trade and shows employers and the public that they are proficient in global business. CGBP designees are capable of working with the level of expertise and professionalism that is required in today’s competitive environment.

The newest designees are: Angara, Godfrey; Bierwirth, Bryan; Capehart, Jason M; Cerny, Corbin; Cheng, Chin-Yen; Cherivtch, Lisa; Coleman, Lucas; Conerly, Charlotte; Cosey, Colleen; Coughlin, Lauren; Douglas, Grace; Dul, Dominica; Efird, Alex M; Essington, Andrew; Haydock, Rebecca; Holmgren, Alex; Jarosz, Shawn M.; Jenkins, Katie; Killen, Robert; Laisure, Pool Yanxin; Leggett, Christopher; Li, Fanfu; Machetanz, Alexandra; Mazzuca, Dominic; Miller, Richard John; Myers-Bernardo, Debbie; Patton, Tyler; Paul, Richard; Phillips, Grace; Podzorski, Eric; Polinski, Andrew Gregory; Puu-Robinson, Jared Pono; Rayne, Richard; Rohr, Kaitlyn; Sanderson, Lee; Smith, Andrea; Stell, Jeffery; Swartzer, Alyssa; Thomas, Elizabeth; Tong, Ryan; Valenzuela, Reina I; Wojtowicz, Christopher John; Yoder, Daniel; Young, LeAnn; Young, Nicole; and Zakreski, Judy.

The third CGBP exam window begins on September 6. The registration window for the Nov. 15 to Dec. 12 exam window is Oct. 15.  Learn more about the CGBP here.