34th NASBITE International Annual Conference
Agenda

May 18-20, 2021
Virtual Delivery

Tuesday, May 18
10:30 AM -12:00 PM EST                                                                                                        Pre-Conference Session: Training Partners
12:00-12:30 PM EST Break
12:30-12:45 PM EST Welcome / Navigating the Whova Conference App
12:45-1:30 PM EST Keynote: US-China Trade Relations in the Age of Strategic CompetitionAmbassador Craig Allan, President, US – China Business Council, Washington, DC
1:30-2:00 PM EST Sponsor Hosted Networking Session(s)
2:00-2:45 PM EST Current Breakout Sessions (Focus Area, Session Name & Presenters)

Trade Education & Assistance: Digital Strategies for eCommerce: Exploring the eCommerce Sales Channels – James Bledsoe, U.S. Commercial Service

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: CGBP Exam Insights & Updates – Beth Armstrong Smith, NASBITE CGBP Governance Council; Anthony Cambas, CGBP, University of Mississippi SBDC

International Education: How to Select Effective International Negotiators: Application of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) – Yongsun Paik, Loyola Marymount University

Trade Education & Assistance: Innovative and Impactful CIBER Resources for Global Trade – Karen Warsh, University of Denver CIBER; Marki Jones, Loyola Marymount University CIBER; Jeffrey Conradi, Temple University CIBER; and Marina Augoustidis, Associate Director, Center for Global Business, University of Maryland CIBER

2:45-3:15 PM EST Sponsor Hosted Networking Session(s)
3:15-4:00 PM EST Current Breakout Sessions

Trade Education & Assistance: Trade Director Diaries- Real Life Experiences Navigating International Trade – Mary Regel, Mt. Hood Community College; Peter Cunningham, Mt. Hood Community College; Liz Cleveland, Former Trade Director, State of Mississippi

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: Why Is Trade Finance So Challenging for Students and CGBP Exam Sitters? – Laurie Wolff, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Trade Resources: Trade Passport: Export Assistance on Demand – Leroy Lowe, Immediate-Past President, NASBITE International

4:00-4:30 PM EST Sponsor Hosted Networking Session(s)
4:30-5:15 PM EST Current Breakout Sessions

International Education: Integrating Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Assessment into the Classroom – Jim Foley, CGBP, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center; Eric Schueller, Education Partnership Manager, Cultural Intelligence Center

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: Creating Global Trade Professionals Through Experiential Learning – Joyce Steffan, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; Roberta Winch, Ohio SBDC Columbus Export Director; Nate Ward, Ohio SBDC Cleveland Export Director; Kathy Marshalek, Ohio SBDC Cincinnati Export Director, 

Mousa Kassis, Ohio SBDC Youngstown Export Director

Covid Response & Recovery: Best Practices in a COVID-19 Environment – Rufiya Blank, Kompass North America

5:15-5:45 PM EST Social Networking Opportunity
Wednesday, May 19
10:30 AM -12:00 PM EST Pre-Conference Session: Education Partners
12:00-12:30 PM EST Break
12:30-12:45 PM EST Welcome
12:45-1:30 PM EST Keynote: Export Development from a Global Perspective: The International Trade Centre, Geneva John Gillies, Senior Advisor, Strategic Planning and Partnerships, International Trade Centre, Geneva, Switzerland
1:30-2:00 PM EST Sponsor Hosted Networking Session(s)
2:00-2:45 PM EST Current Breakout Sessions

Trade Education & Assistance: Elevate Trade – Mike Seibert, North Carolina SBTDC; Aaron Miller, Virginia SBDC – George Mason University

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: Best Practices Panel for Student Pathway Participants to Prepare for the CGBP Exam

Moderator: Nate Ward, Director and Trade Advisor, Cleveland State University,

Panel: Dr. Manuel-Julian Montoya, Associate Dean, University of New Mexico; Dr. Marc Weniger, Professor, California Baptist University; Susan Dragotta, Susan Dragotta, LCB, CGBP, Global Business Instructor, Waukesha County Technical College

COVID Response & Recovery:  Supply Chain Resilience – Kellie Greene, Innovative Global Logistics Strategies, LLC

2:45-3:15 PM EST Sponsor Hosted Networking Session(s)
3:15-4:00 PM EST Current Breakout Sessions

Trade Education & Assistance: Going Interstate, Going Global: Promoting Growth Within the Craft Brewery Sector – Chris Van Orden, Virginia Small Business Development Center – George Mason University

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: Adding Value to Curriculum through External Validation and Assessment: The CGBP – Dr. Clint Relyea, Dr. Mary Catherine Colley, and Dr. William Foxx, Troy University

Trade Skills: SBA Financing and Grants as a Tool for Business and Economic Recovery – Stephen Sullivan, U.S. Small Business Administration; Daniel Piche and Eddy Mayen, SBA Office of International Trade

4:00-4:30 PM EST Sponsor Hosted Networking Session(s)
4:30-5:15 PM EST Current Breakout Sessions

Trade Education & Assistance: Building an International Trade Compliance Program for Exporters – Dulce Zahniser, Virginia SBDC, George Mason University

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program: GW-CIBER International Business Bootcamp: Taking International Trade Education to the Next Level – Anna Helm, George Washington University; Alexis Gaul, George Washington University; Shawn Marie Jarosz, TradeMoves LLC; and Aaron Miller, Virginia SBDC – George Mason University

Trade Resources: Trade Map: Transforming Midsize Businesses from Reactive to Proactive Exporters – Mike Seibert and Paige O’Neill, North Carolina SBTDC

5:15-5:45 PM EST Social Networking Opportunity
Thursday, May 20
12:00-12:45 PM EST Welcome, NASBITE International Awards Presentations, and Annual Meeting
12:45-1:30 PM EST Keynote:  TBA
1:30-2:00 PM EST Sponsor Hosted Networking Session(s)
2:00-2:45 PM EST Current Breakout Sessions

Trade Education & Assistance:  Partnering for Success – Christine Everett, Indiana University CIBER; David Watkins, State Director, Indiana Small Business Development Center

International Education: Improving International Business Education: Insights from NASBITE’s Student Case Competition – Laurie Wolff, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Trade Resources: Free Toolstack: GrowthWheel for Export and Internationalization – Elizabeth Binning and David Madie, GrowthWheel International

2:45-3:15 PM EST Sponsor Hosted Networking Session(s)
3:15-4:00 PM EST Current Breakout Sessions

Trade Education & Assistance: How to Build a Robust International Business Plan – Dr. Laurie Pieper, CGBP, Kansas SBDC at Washburn University; John Addessi, Kansas SBDC, Johnson County Community College

International Education: Project Based Learning Pedagogy in International Business Venturing – Anatoly Zhuplev, Loyola Marymount University (CIBER)

Trade Skills: International Trade Compliance – Kevin Litz, Kevin Y. Litz PLLC

4:00-4:30 PM EST Sponsor Hosted Networking Session(s)
4:30-5:15 PM EST Current Breakout Sessions

Trade Education & Assistance: The Washington Export Outreach Team: A Case for Collaborative OutreachLisa White, Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Export Assistance Center – Seattle; Zara Castillo, Director, Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington; and Julie Johnson, Export Development & Outreach Specialist, Washington State Department of Agriculture International Marketing Program

Trade Skills: Supply Chain Security: Managing CTPAT as an Importer/Exporter – Lila Landis, ICPA

COVID Response & Recovery: Understanding and Responding to a Dynamic and Changing International Trade Context – Anthony Cambas, CGBP, University of Mississippi SBDC

5:15-5:45 PM EST Social Networking Opportunity

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CGBPs Earn Recertification Credits!

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

Meet Our Sponsors

Centers for International Business Education & Research

Kompass North America

Export Compliance Training Institute

Commerce Bank