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26th Annual NASBITE International Conference Agenda
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NASBITE International 26th Annual Conference

Draft Agenda

Updated: March 20, 2013

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Monday, April 8, 2013

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

CGBP Train the Trainer Boot Camp Day 1

(pre-conference event requires additional registration and payment)

Are you considering developing a credit or non-credit CGBP course at your institution? This two-day intensive CGBP training will be focused on providing the training and tools to help faculty and program staff develop a CGBP training program. We will discuss ways to integrate CGBP training into the classroom or executive training programs, identify and train faculty and presenters, and discuss specific tools and resources to support CGBP classes or programs. We will also work through CGBP exam topics (tasks and knowledge statements) to help train participants on key topics. The training will use CGBP cases and team exercises you can implement in the classroom. Please join us for this fun, interactive workshop and help launch the CGBP at your school or trade center!

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

CGBP Exam Preparation Boot Camp Day 1

(pre-conference event requires additional registration and payment)

This workshop focuses on all of the CGBP subject areas (domains), and is geared toward candidates preparing to sit for the exam. Attendees can expect to leave being well-prepared for the exam. Price includes the only NASBITE International. endorsed preparatory textbook, entitled, "The Global Entrepreneur.” All four CGBP domains will be covered: global business management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance. Specific topics include: Incoterms, international documentation, trade compliance, payment methods, credit management, financing exports, foreign exchange, export readiness, mitigating risk, business planning, global budget, and leveraging resources, foreign market identification, entry mode, partner selection, and the marketing mix.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

CGBP Train the Trainer Boot Camp (continuation of day 1)

(pre-conference event requires additional registration and payment)

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

CGBP Exam Preparation Boot Camp (continuation of day 1)

(pre-conference event requires additional registration and payment)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

7:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

Complimentary Yoga Class – Pre-Registration Required (sign up and conference registration desk)

12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Trade Logistics Workshop

(pre-conference event requires additional registration and payment)

This workshop will discuss the basics of International Trade and review the various types of logistics. The questions to be answered are what exactly does the term "logistics” mean? We will also examine the role of the customhouse broker, freight forwarder and 3PL. When are their services required and what exactly do they do?” What is the difference between the three? We will touch on the terms used in the trade industry such as GSP, NAFTA, HTS, and Incoterms. There are export programs available and a variety of agencies to help with training as well as providing financial resources. Who are some of these agencies and what is necessary to get their assistance? We will go through the entire process of entering and clearing a shipment through the various U.S. government entities, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, FDA, and USDA. When we have completed this "mock” shipment and it is "released” by Customs attendees will have a greater understanding of the role of a U. S. Customhouse Broker. This will be an opportunity for attendees to experience a fun and interactive experience. At the conclusion of this workshop several resources will be available for attendees to take with them for future reference.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Board of Governors Meeting

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference ITAR Workshop

(pre-conference event requires additional registration and payment)

It is not always obvious what items and technical data may fall under the control of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Any item "specifically designed or modified” for something on the munitions list, will fall under these regulations and controls. Without proper training, you may be at risk.
As fines for violations of the ITAR have increased, the need for compliance training has become imperative. Do you know if your company’s products or services are subject to the ITAR? You may be subject to ITAR jurisdiction and controls even if you are not an exporter. The compliance job is never done; it is continuous!
Recent events have resulted in a climate of aggressive enforcement by federal agencies charged with the regulation and control of defense articles and services. The ITAR requires the registration of all business entities in the United States who either manufacture or export defense articles or defense services as defined in the regulations. This requirement is applicable whether you export or not. In light of the increased scrutiny and penalties, it is vital to get it right every time. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the ITAR is essential to businesses and persons who fall under the jurisdiction of these regulations. Non-compliance may result in lost business, fines, criminal and civil action.
Our ITAR training provides insight and understanding of the regulations, detailed information on the terms, definitions and concepts unique to the ITAR. It offers the attendee a day of instruction conveying a working knowledge of the ITAR and the experience of practical exercises applying that knowledge which was gained during the presentation. Our training provides basic knowledge and the benefit of working through real world scenarios.

Learn What changes will take place under The National Export Initiative (NEI) and how they will move some items from ITAR control to EAR control.

5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

First Timers Orientation

5:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Presenters Orientation

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 11, 2013

6:00 a.m.-7:15 a.m.

Complimentary Yoga Class – Pre-Registration Required (sign up and conference registration desk)

6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Complimentary Breakfast and networking – Embassy Suites Atrium

7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.


Keynote Speaker: Raul Rodriguez is the Tom Benson Chair in Banking and Finance and Distinguished Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, where he chairs the Center for Medical Tourism Research. He serves as the founding Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. He has served as CEO of the North American Development Bank; Executive Director at the Mexican Foreign Trade Bank; chairman of two marketing and business consulting firms in Mexico; Engineering Professor at Monterrey Tech; Mexico’s former Trade Commissioner in Canada during the NAFTA negotiation; and Secretary of Economic Development of a border state in Mexico. He chairs the Executive Committee of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation and co-chairs the International Committee of the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M. Past chairman of the boards of the World Affairs Council and the Free Trade Alliance in San Antonio. He has published business essays in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the U.K. and the Netherlands and has participated as a speaker and lecturer in over 30 countries. He is the host of "Hablemos de Negocios” at Univision TV San Antonio and Austin since 2008. A graduate of Monterrey Tech and Harvard University, where he was recognized with the Littauer Fellow award.

9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Session I (Concurrent Sessions)

Sandia Ballroom I


The Use of International Virtual Teams to Teach Cross-Cultural Management

Tim Goines

Benedictine University

Sandia Ballroom II


The European Transport Policy: Road and Rail

Norman Sunderman

Angelo State University

Sandia Ballroom III


U.S. Trade Programs: Your Duty to Qualify

Samuel Morales

Livingston International

Sandia Ballroom VI


Global Business Solutions: a comprehensive approach to financing small business exports

Dennis Chrisbaum and James G. Burrows, Jr.

U.S. Small Business Administration and Export-Import Bank of the United States

Sandia Ballroom VII


International Market Entry Strategies

Robert Erwin and Dimitris Kloussiadis

UGA International Trade Center & SBDC

Sandia Ballroom VIII


Trade Opportunities in Colombia and Panama Using Free Trade Agreements

Mary McKinney and Brent Rondon

Duquesne University SBDC

Thursday Continued …

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session II (Concurrent Sessions)

Sandia Ballroom I

II-A Connecting Small Business to the World

Carla Gonzaelz and Berenice Carmona

The University of Texas at San Antonio - International Trade Center

Sandia Ballroom II


X-Culture: A unique student International Business experience

Tim Muth

Florida Institute of Technology

Sandia Ballroom III


Building bridges, crossing borders through strategic alliances - key issues for small- and medium-size exporters.

Mark Wocial

Wocial & Associates LLC

Sandia Ballroom VI


Developing Export Counseling & Assistance Skills

Maurice Kogon

Kogon Trade Consulting

Sandia Ballroom VII


NAFTA + 3 new Free Trade Agreements

Mike Allocca

Allocca Enterprises Inc.

Sandia Ballroom VI


How to identify and take advantage of export opportunities to Panama and Colombia under the new free trade agreements (FTAs)

J.M. "Mickey" Conway and

Anthony Cambas

South Carolina SBDCs – Clemson University and International Trade Center – SBDC at Oklahoma State University

12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Alberto Rodriguez-Baez has spent his entire professional and academic careers in the field of international marketing and business development. His work experience spans from large global corporations to small businesses; private and public organizations; as well as non-profit and for-profit companies. He is passionate about helping American companies become globally competitive. After earning his undergraduate degree in international marketing, Alberto started his professional career as an international sports marketing agent, developing marketing campaigns and public relations programs for professional baseball teams and athletes. Alberto attended the University of Nebraska, where he earned his MBA. Before graduating, he attended the prestigious Focus Leadership Institute. After graduating, Alberto moved to Colorado to work as an international media executive for a non-profit organization, where he led the expansion of the organization's Spanish media network worldwide. Alberto moved from Colorado to Texas to be in charge of the international department at Rainbow Play Systems International. His main duty was to lead the expansion of the company's worldwide distributor network and the company's global marketing initiatives. During his tenure at Rainbow, Alberto tripled the company's international presence; expanded the distributors' network in the Middle East, Europe and Mexico; and introduced the brand to Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean. Alberto is a CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional) and CBC (Certified Business Consultant), and currently works at UTSA's International Trade Center as a Sr. International Business Consultant.

Thursday Continued …

2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Session III (Concurrent Sessions)

Sandia Ballroom I


Export Tech

Elizabeth Glynn

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

Sandia Ballroom II


CGBP Exam Update and Governance

Jim Foley, Laura Wolff and Donna Davisson

Bradley University, Southern Illinois University, Cleveland State University

Sandia Ballroom III


Export Market Research: Creating and Providing Efficient and Good Direction

Nate Ward

Cleveland State University International Trade Assistance Center

Sandia Ballroom VI


Best Practices

Madeline Grant and Gabriel Shweiri

Santa Ana College

Sandia Ballroom VII


A Proven Instructional Method for Practical International Business Education

Leif Holmvall

Export Pro Inc.

Sandia Ballroom VIII


Exports in North Carolina - increasing international sales through collaboration

John Loyack

North Carolina Department of Commerce, International Trade Division

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Exporting Services

6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Optional Off-site event (additional registration and fee required)

Friday, April 12, 2013

6:00 a.m.-7:15 a.m.

Complimentary Yoga Class – Pre-Registration Required (sign up and conference registration desk)

6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Complimentary Breakfast and networking – Embassy Suites Atrium

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Francisco Conde has served in his post since January 2007, when he accepted a call to rejoin NASCO – a project he helped develop from its inception in 1994 and for its first three years. Prior to rejoining NASCO, he served Texas State Representative Rafael Anchía as Director of Communications in his Dallas District Office and, prior to that, as his Legislative Director. In the latter position, Francisco assisted Anchía in research, development and communication of his impressive legislative agenda. From 2002-to-2005 Conde worked with Dallas Mayor Laura Miller as her Public Information Manager and mayoral speechwriter. Francisco has a passion for NASCO and seeing the coalition succeed. Among his primary responsibilities, he writes and edits The NASCO Report, an email newsletter publication of news and analysis on developments impacting the NASCO Network’s footprint across the three nations of North America. He also has helped lead NASCO’s North American Inland Port Network (NAIPN), an alliance of major intermodal facilities. He also helped develop and is active in NASCO’s Educational Consortium (NEC) initiative, a tri-national partnership of 25 specialized transportation research institutions. He also leads the NASCO Environmental Initiative of cooperation and alliances with regional EPA offices, Central State Air Resource agencies and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America based in Montreal, Canada. Francisco began his career as a news reporter and correspondent. Between 1984 and 1993, Conde served as Chief Energy Correspondent for the Americas at Dow Jones Newswires Americas Desk in New York and as a foreign correspondent with the Associated Press news agency in Madrid, Spain. A Cum Laude graduate of Lamar University, Conde holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications. He attended France’s Alliance Francaise in Madrid, Spain for post graduate studies in French.

9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Session IV (Concurrent Sessions)

Sandia Ballroom I


Stories from the Trenches: Over 100 Years of Export-ise

Rob Gardenier

ME Dey & Co.

Sandia Ballroom II


Successful Models for Study Abroad in Non-Traditional Countries: Methods that lead to Engaged Global Learning

Rama Yelkur and Amy Coon

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Sandia Ballroom III


Creating an Export Marketing Plan

Eileen Rodriguez and Maria Clara Yepes

Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida

Sandia Ballroom VI


Global Business Curriculum Development

Tanvir Khan and Susan Dragotta

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)

Sandia Ballroom VII


Accessing the Middle East Market Changes – Opportunities - Risks

Mortada Mohamed

Austin Community College

Sandia Ballroom VIII


Tools for the 21st Century: Developing the Global Mindset

Valerie Berset-Price

Professional Passport

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session V (Concurrent Sessions)

Sandia Ballroom I

V-A A Free Resource for Teaching, Education, and Training

Jade Sims and

Sarah Singer

Michigan State University International Business Center

Sandia Ballroom II


Study Abroad to China and India: Tips, Challenges, and Surprises

James Foley

Bradley University

Sandia Ballroom III


Import Regulations/ Preparation for the Customs Broker Exam

Shawn Levsen

Austin Community College

Sandia Ballroom VI


CGBP Outreach in Latin America

Ruth Taylor Lesher and Laura Wolff

Texas State University and Southern Illinois University

Sandia Ballroom VIII


Identifying Export Opportunities in the Global Marketplace

Ray Clark and

Matt Carty

Euromonitor International

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lunch and NASBITE International Awards Ceremony

2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Session VI (Concurrent Sessions)

Sandia Ballroom I


The Changing Face of International Business Education: Preparing students, educators and companies for the transition to a competitive global economy.

Leif Holmvall

Export Pro Inc.

Sandia Ballroom II


Academic Honor Societies: Success or Failure Abroad

Janis Petronis

Tarleton State University

Sandia Ballroom III


Working with Businesses, Educators, and Students…a Look Inside the U.S. Commercial Service Overseas

Chip Peters

US & Foreign Commercial Service

Sandia Ballroom VI


Successful Advising of New-to-Export and New-to-Market Clients

Vern Jenkins,

Jospeh Vogel and Terry Chambers

WSBDC Export Readiness Center

Sandia Ballroom VII


Becoming Globally Competent

Christine Schrage

University of Northern Iowa

Sandia Ballroom VIII


Invest. Educate. Become. International Talent

Ryan Letourneau

Delhaize Group

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Post Conference BOG Meeting

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

CGBP Reception (off-site event)

Casa Rodena Winery

New Mexico’s Most Charming Vineyard

Join us as we close another fantastic NASBITE International Conference with live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine and great company.

Transportation will be provided from the Embassy Suites Hotel to Casa Rodena beginning at 6:00 p.m.

This reception is included as a part of your full conference registration. Please click here to purchase additional guest/spouse tickets.

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