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Sessions at the summit will be led by top exporters sharing exporting best-practices and lessons they have learned along the way.  They will also share details on some of the steps that can be taken to avoid these mistakes.   So this will be a great opportunity to learn from companies that know how to put deals together (see the details below).

Download the registration form immediately below for the Export Summit (once  saved this form can be completed and submitted by email directly to  NASBITE Headquarters).

Speaker/Company

Zachary Barry, International Sales Manager, Aladdin Light Lift Inc (Alabama)  

Rita Jo Shoultz, Managing Partner, Alaska Perfect Peony (Alaska)  

Paul Thomas, Founder & President, Julian Hard Cider (California)

Zhenghua "Zack" Ji, PhD, President, GS-Tek (Delaware)  

Maureen Halstead, Director, Global Product Mgmt, KaMin (Georgia)

Mike Hess Jr., Sales Manager, Hess Pumice (Idaho)  

Austin Allgaier, President, Mantis (Illinois)  

Curt Pijanowski, Founder and President, The Milky Whey (Montana)

David J. Old, CEO, Old Wood, LLC (New Mexico)

Mohammed Osman, CEO, Karima Shipping Enterprises Inc. (New York) 

Joel Domino, President and CFO, Kent Displays (Ohio)  

Zachary Green, Founder & CEO, MN8-Foxfire (Ohio)

Eric Kunkel, Partner, CCK Strategies (Oklahoma)

Marty Parisien, Co-founder & CEO, Singing Dog Vanilla (Oregon) 

Natalie Beers, Director of Marketing, Allied Wire & Cable (Pennsylvania)  

Richard Cuebas, AIA, LEED-AP, Principal, Integra Design (Puerto Rico)

Michele Beckley, VP of Operations, Merlot Skin Care (Texas)  

Chris Millar, Founder, President & CEO, Gatekeeper Security (Virginia)  

Trond Liaboe, Director of Sales and Marketing, HOTSTART (Washington) 

Robert Allen, Owner & GM, Therapeutic Dimensions (Washington)     


Topic

Espionage in Paris France…. The Value of Vetting Customers 

Charting New Fields… and New Markets  

American to the Core - Innovative, Non-traditional, Marketing Strategies

Overcoming Uncertainty - Developing a Worldwide Distributor Network

Building Competitive Advantages in Logistics to Increase Your Export Success 

Addressing Corruption in Export Sales and the Effects on the Supply Chain

Discovering New International Markets 

Getting By with a Little Help from Our Friends  (Leveraging Govt Resources)  

From the “Want” of Exporting – From the Bathhouse to Dubai

Building a Powerful Export Network with Customers

Successfully Commercializing US Technology in New Global Markets 

The US Dept of Commerce Gold Key Service – A Golden Ticket?

Building an Int'l Service Business by Creating Value Using Tax & Financial Strategies 

Being the Big Fish in a Number of Little Ponds

International Lead Generation through Search Marketing

Using Collaboration as an Export Growth Strategy 

Strength in Numbers: The Power of Building Relationships

Taking a Specialized Product into International Markets 

Developing & Supporting International Subsidiaries  

Trade Mission Participant…. Turned Exporter        


Post-Summit


NASBITE Conference (Top Export Trainers/Experts, 30-31 March)

If you are attending the export summit, be sure to also check out the NASBITE conference in Spokane on 30-31 March.  NASBITE is the leading authority for global business education so the NASBITE annual conference showcases many of the top export trainers and experts from Canada, the USA and Mexico. This year the conference will feature many sessions that are focused on helping exporting companies (as shown below).  

Note that registration for both the export summit and the NASBITE Conference can be accomplished using the form above.  Also, additional details on the NASBITE conference can be found on the  NASBITE website here.     

Securing Export Sales

  • Market-driven Export Pricing Strategies
  • Developing International Financial Projections
  • Managing the Cost of Foreign Exchange Risk:  Options and Forward Contract Pricing
  • Effective Use of Incoterms 2010 in the Sales Contract
  • Building an infrastructure for Credit Decisions in a Global Market Place

Market Entry Decisions/Strategies

  • The Practical Side of International E-Commerce
  • Market Selection Methodology Using Trade Flow Data and Country Macro-Indicators
  • Foreign Market Selection
  • Foreign Distributors – The Other Side of the Story
  • Franchising in the Emerging Global Economy

Resources for Exporters

  • The SBA: Smart, Bold, and Accessible for US Exporters
  • Small Business Network of the Americas – Partnership Program
  • The World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement: Benefits for Small Businesses

New Market Opportunities

  • NAFTA + 3 Free Trade Agreements
  • Business Growth Sectors and Trade Opportunities in Latin America:  A Panel Discussion
  • Value-Adding Opportunities of Logistics Hubs in Central America and the Caribbean
  • Trading with Africa: Why and How?
  • Big Data Analytics as a Useful Tool to Develop Pharmaceutical Niches in Africa
  • Trade Opportunites & Regulations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Export Compliance

  • How to Prepare for an Import/Export Audit
  • US Economic and Trade Sanctions: An Introduction

Certified Global Business Professionals

Special Sessions for CGBP Exam Candidates:

  • CGBP Exam Overview – What’s New & Improved?
  • NASBITE CGBP Recertification Program Update