34th NASBITE International Annual Conference

May 18-20, 2021
Virtual Delivery

The NASBITE International Annual Conference provides a rich forum for learning and networking across a broad spectrum of topics related to international business, trade and trade education. NASBITE Conferences are known for their “take-away” value and networking opportunities. This year’s conference programming will benefit 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. Click here to view the full preliminary Annual Conference agenda.

This year’s schedule is:

  • May 18 – 12:30 -5:45 p.m. EST (with Pre-Session Options open at 10:30 a.m.)
  • May 19 – 12:30 -5:45 p.m. EST (with Pre-Session Options open at 10:30 a.m.)
  • May 20 – Noon-5:45 p.m. EST

The 2021 Annual Conference will boast a full schedule of 27 sessions, organized by five key subject matter areas to allow attendees to customize their conference experience to maximize its value to their personal practice.

The key areas of focus are:

Trade Education & Assistance – for individuals instructing practitioners in a non-credit environment. Topics include best practices in instruction, program structures and marketing, and integration CGBP into practitioner training. Ideal for faculty, instructors, trainers, SBDCs and practitioners integrating trade training in-house.

International Education – for individuals instructing students in a for-credit environment. Topics include IB pedagogy, program structure, study abroad, and integrating CGBP into the classroom. Great content for faculty, instructors, deans and program managers.

CGBP & CGBP Student Pathway Program – providing an opportunity to explore best practices and lessons learning for individuals interested in incorporating the CGBP into curriculum and course offering. Faculty and staff at 2-year and 4-year schools will benefit from the track.

Trade Resources – specific training on resources in support of international education, trade education, trade assistance, and the practice of international trade. This track will deliver content for all attendees including practitioners.

COVID Response & Recoveryfor individuals seeking to gain insights and updates on global trade in today’s uncertain trade environment. The track will deliver key content for all attendees including practitioners.

CGBPs who attend will receive 10 CEUs towards 2021 recertification.

Keynote speakers announced

Each day of the conference will feature a keynote speaker. NASBITE is looking forward to presentations from:

  • Ambassador Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council, Washington, DC, will speak on Tuesday, May 18.
  • John Gilles, Senior Advisor, Strategic Planning and Partnerships, International Trade Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, will speak on Wednesday, May 19.

Watch for the announcement of the May 20 keynote speaker.

Click here to view the full preliminary Annual Conference agenda.

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.

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 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 Membership Fees when they register for the Annual Conference.

Meet our Sponsors

Centers for International Business Education & Research

Kompass North America