PREMIERE SPONSOR

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Businesses trust Bank of America Merrill Lynch for complete financial solutions and guidance. Whether you are seeking to fund growth, enhance cash flows, do business internationally, reduce risks, support employees, or grow personal wealth, we work with you closely to deliver our powerful platform — locally and globally.

Your dedicated relationship manager develops a deep understanding of you and your business and works with a team of specialists who tailor financing, treasury, risk and wealth management solutions to meet and anticipate your evolving needs. With our longstanding U.S. presence and access to more than 140 currencies and 200 territories, we can help you achieve the full potential of your business, wherever your ambition takes you. Learn more at bofaml.com/businessbanking

Silver Partners

Kompass North America

For more information go to: https://us.kompass.com/m/easybusiness/

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Global business requires a different brand of leadership. Since its inception in 1946, Thunderbird has focused exclusively on educating global leaders in the intricacies of international business and management. Now a unit of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise, today Thunderbird is strengthened by the resources of America’s largest and most innovative public university.

Thunderbird offers in-person and online executive education training, including custom programs where the school partners with organizations and businesses to meet specific self-defined objectives. Programs can be held at a company’s facilities, or in any or our global locations in Phoenix (Arizona), Geneva, Dubai and Moscow. Regardless of where you may be in your professional journey, Thunderbird can help you reach your destination. Learn more at https://thunderbird.asu.edu/executive-education

Bronze Partners

FITT (Forum for International Trade Training)

For over 25 years the international business community has trusted FITT to support high performers in international trade. Providing online and in person international business training for both private companies and government trade advisors, our internationally recognized training program, FITTskills, has helped over 17,000 people refine their skills to succeed in global markets. FITT also partners with post-secondary institutions by providing access to a leading-edge, standards based, curriculum and instructor resources to support and enhance their international business programs. Learn more at https://fittfortrade.com/

Global Training Center

For more information go to: http://www.globaltrainingcenter.com/nasbite

GrowthWheel

GrowthWheel helps business advisors, and their organizations, make more impact and be more productive by offering a certification program, a visual toolbox, and a cloud-based platform that allows you to work with clients in a consistent way and produce reports that track client progress like you’ve never seen before. For more information go to: www.growthwheel.com

Event Sponsors

BGI Worldwide Logistics

Established in 1999, BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is the on-demand transportation specialist providing domestic and international third-party logistics services to commercial customers. BGI specializes in delivering unique answers to complex shipping problems. Our customers rely on us as their expert resource in an increasingly complex domestic and international transportation environment. BGI is licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI), Ocean Freight Forwarder, Licensed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Licensed Property Broker. BGI is a Certified Member of International Air Transportation Association (IATA), and Cargo Network Services (CNS). Website: www.bgiworldwide.com // Toll free: 800.987.4244

Commerce Bank

We help educate exporters who want to find ways to expand their global sales efforts. We also help trade specialists educate people who want to learn how to export. For the last hundred years, Commerce Bank’s International Department has been serving export companies across America. We offer direct telephone lines to staff who know customers and their company’s needs. It doesn’t matter to us if you have one export transaction a year, just getting started, or are an experienced global company looking for better service. Our approach is to learn about your process, share best practices, and come up with ideas on how to help. Challenge accepted, so contact us today. Learn more here: https://commercebank.com/business/payables-and-receivables/payables/international-payments

First Home Bank

First Home Bank is a Preferred SBA Lender and ranks as a Top 10 SBA Lender nationwide in total dollar volume and SBA loans approved. For more information, be sure to visit the First Home Bank table in the Chesapeake Foyer to learn about the benefits of SBA financing and enter for a chance to win Apple Airpods! For more information go to: www.firsthomebank.com/sba.

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Centers for International Business Education & Research

Kompass North America

Export Compliance Training Institute

Commerce Bank
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