Join the top small and medium-sized exporters from across the United States for the opportunity to exchange and share best practices and lessons they have learned that have contributed to their export success. This forum serves as a premiere event for companies focused on export growth.

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NASBITE International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on the advancement of trade education and professionalism in support of global business. Specifically, NASBITE is the leading authority for global business education, trade credentialing, training and practice, and NASBITE is also the steward of the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential. NASBITE has nearly 2000 CGBPs and members in the United States, Canada and Mexico who work as trade assistance providers, managers in exporting companies and experts in a wide range of service-oriented companies that support international trade.  Visit https://nasbite.org for more information.

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America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission of America’s SBDC is to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to  their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost  training on topics including: business plans, accessing capita,  marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, and  international trade. Visit https://americassbdc.org/ for more information.

USCS

The International Trade Administration (ITA)/U.S. Commercial Service is the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, with ITA serving as the U.S. government’s lead export promotion agency.  ITA strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements.  ITA is organized into three distinct but complementary business units:

  1. U.S. Commercial Service/Global Markets
  2. Industry and Analysis, and
  3. Enforcement and Compliance

ITA has more than 2,200 employees assisting U.S. exporters in more than 100 U.S. cities and 75 markets worldwide. Visit www.trade.gov for more information.

NADEC

The National District Export Council (NADEC) increases awareness and understanding of the importance of exports to the US economy through education, legislative outreach and engagement with DECs and other relevant stakeholders. NADEC is a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation that is made up of 16 District Export Council (DEC) board members and 8 associate members that collectively represent and serve 61 District Export Councils across the country. In aggregate, the DECs are comprised of roughly 1500-member organizations represented by business leaders (appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce), whose knowledge of and expertise in international business provides a source of professional advice for their region’s local firms. Visit https://www.usaexporter.org/ for more information.

CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) mandates that CBP educate small and medium businesses on their compliance regarding importing and exporting into the U.S. This requirement is met by CBP’s Office of Trade Relations (OTR), who through various outreach efforts, raises awareness of resources available. Visit https://www.cbp.gov/ for more information.

EXIM

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent, self-sustaining federal agency that supports American jobs by financing the export of U.S. goods and services—at no cost to American taxpayers. When businesses in the United States, or their customers, are unable to secure export financing from the private sector (e.g., due to political or economic uncertainty), EXIM fills in the gap by equipping American businesses with the tools to compete for global sales. Visit https://www.exim.gov/ for more information.

The State International Development Organizations, or SIDO, is the only national organization focused on supporting governors’ international trade agendas by serving and representing the 50 state trade agencies to the federal government. SIDO helps state international trade programs to better serve American exporters and international company investors by sharing innovative ideas and resources, developing the skills of state trade professionals, advocating the interests of states in international trade promotion and facilitating multistate collaboration. Visit https://www.sidoamerica.org/ for more information.

The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) provides educational opportunities to the members of NCBFAA & the larger trade community in the areas of international trade, supply chain management, global logistics, customs brokerage, export transactions, transportation, attendant government regulation, and those areas of knowledge necessary to manage or advance a career path in a business providing services to those sectors.  The NEI offers web-based certification and 101 courses, in addition to a robust webinar series and annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G.TEC) every summer. Visit https://www.ncbfaa.org/ for more information.

OWIT

Established in 1989, the Organization of Women in International Trade International (OWIT) is a global association for women in international trade and business. Our 2,000-plus members impact hundreds of millions of dollars in trade and business transactions annually. OWIT serves as the unifying body of a network of chapters spanning the globe in the Americas, Western Europe, and Africa. OWIT also supports a “Virtual Chapter” for individuals involved in international trade and business who do not have access to a local OWIT chapter where they reside or work. Membership in a local or the Virtual Chapter gives automatic access to the OWIT International network. Visit https://owit.org/ for more information.

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Dedicated to the enrichment of global trade compliance professionals, International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) is a non-profit, global trade compliance community whose mission is to provide networking opportunities and resources to individuals involved in international trade compliance. Visit https://www.icpainc.org/ for more information.

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Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global (WEGG) is a nonprofit (501c3) organization offering a variety of affordable and accessible education resources on going global that are created by women for women. It is the only U.S. nonprofit that focuses exclusively on export education for women SMEs. WEGG’s mission is to educate women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families, and their community. Its vision is to break down barriers preventing women from expanding their enterprises through exporting. Visit  https://womenentrepreneursgrowglobal.org/ for more information.

Other Federal Participants

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SBA’s Office of International Trade (OIT) works in cooperation with other federal agencies and public- and private-sector groups to encourage small business exports and to assist small businesses seeking to export. Through 21 U.S. Export Assistance Centers, SBA district offices and a variety of service-provider partners, OIT directs and coordinates SBA’s ongoing export initiatives in an effort to encourage small businesses to go global. Visit https://www.sba.gov/ for more information.

SBA’s participation in this activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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