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Bringing knowledge to the community through Lecture Series, Panel Discussions, Speaker Bureaus and Trade Missions

World Trade Center Tampa Bay offers first class educational and networking events that bring together some of the top business leaders in the region. The events promote the strengthening of business relationships and camaraderie.

 

Perfect Program for the New Year!

Date:  Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Where:  University of Tampa, Plant Hall, Music Room

When:  9-11 am

Free for WTCTB Members

Non-Members $15.00 pre-registration or $20.00 at the door

Continental Breakfast Included

Sponsored By:

 

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Topic:  Economic Trends, Critical Issues and What's Ahead in 2018

Speaker:  John Manzellaauthor, speaker and chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Economic trends, critical issues, and policy positions advanced by President Trump are impacting the U.S. and world economy, international business, the labor force, manufacturing, and corporate competitiveness. Combined with Brexit, new destructive technologies, the American energy revolution, China rising, and greater levels of volatility, these issues are shaping our future. What does this mean to the United States and your business? This invaluable program answers many questions, reveals global dangers, forecasts what's ahead, and provides analysis to help business professionals reduce risks.

John Manzella is a world-recognized author and speaker on global business, competitive strategies and the latest economic trends. He has written several books, including "Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness," "Grasping Globalization: It’s Impact and Your Corporate Response," and "Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact."

His op-eds have been nationally syndicated and his views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Xinhua (China), La Jornada (Mexico) and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore). Additionally, he is a contributing writer for American City Business Journals, owner of 43 metropolitan weekly publications.

John also is chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and former President and CEO of World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara. In addition, he is founder of both the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic news and analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications Inc., a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm.

 

Free for WTCTB Members

Non-Members $15.00 pre-registration or $20.00 at the door

Continental Breakfast Included

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2018 PROGRAM GUIDE

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Event Types:

*Leadership Lecture Series – 1 x Annual

*Region Specific Panel Discussions – 4 x Annual

*International Town Hall – 1 x Annual

*International Education – 14 x Annual

*International Trade Certification/Designation – offered bi-monthly

     6 Courses w/ 16 Workshops offered in multiple counties (additional details included below)

*Medical Conference – 1 x Annual

*General Assembly w/ Delegation – 1 x Annual

*CHINA Town Hall – 1 x Annual

*WTCA China Meeting – 1 x Annual

*Inbound Mission – 1 x Annual

*Annual Holiday Awards Lunch 

 

Monthly Programs

 

February 2018

Region Specific Panel Discussion – Latin America

Date:  February 7, 2018 – 5:30-7:30 pm

Location:  To Be Announced

Cost:  WTCTB Members $25 / Non-Members $45 

Additional Details Coming Soon

 

March 2018

 

Leadership Lecture Series

Date:  March 14th, 9 am -12 pm

Topic:  World Conflicts and how it disrupts policy & cooperation

Location:  To Be Announced

Cost:  To Be Announced

Additional Details Coming Soon

 

April 2018

 

Region Specific Panel Discussion – Europe

Date:  April 11th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location:  To Be Announced

Cost:  WTCTB Members $25 / Non-Members $45 

Additional Details Coming Soon

 

Join us in the Netherlands for the WTCA General Assembly 

Date: April 22-27

To request an information packet, email us at  kwilson@WTCtampa.org

 

May 2018

 

International Town Hall – World Trade Month

Date:  May 17, 2018

Location: To Be Announced

Sponsors:  To Be Announced

Cost:  To Be Announced

Additional Details Coming Soon

 

June 2018

 

International Education, Topic:  Pre-trade analytics with low-cost execution strategies

Date:  June 13, 9:30 -11:30 am

Location:  To Be Announced

Speaker:  Bannockburn

Cost: Free for WTCTB Members

Non-Members $10.00

Additional Details Coming Soon

 

July 2018

 

Region Specific Panel Discussion – Middle East / Africa

Date:  July 18, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location:  To Be Announced

Cost:  WTCTB Members $25 / Non-Members $45 

Additional Details Coming Soon

 

August 2018

 

No additional events other than Trade Certification Training at this time.

 

September 2018

 

Medical Symposium

Date:  September 14, 2018

Sponsor:  To Be Announced

Location:  To Be Announced

Cost: To Be Announced

Additional Details Coming Soon

 

October 2018

 

Region Specific Panel Discussion – Asia

Date:  October 17, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: To Be Announced  

Cost:  WTCTB Members $25 / Non-Members $45 

Additional Details Coming Soon

 

CHINA Town Hall

Date:  October 2018 Date To Be Announced

Cost: Free for WTCTB Members

Non-Members - $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Additional Details Coming Soon

 

November 2018

 

No additional events other than trade certification training at this time.

 

December 2018

 

No additional events other than trade certification training at this time.

 

 

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2018 TRADE CERTIFICATION IN-CLASS COURSES

Beginning in Hillsborough County April 3, 2018

Learn the skills you need to thrive in global markets and boost your career with World Trade Center Tampa Bay In-Class Course Training.
The FITTskills Program is a full suite of six multi-disciplinary international business courses that are further divided into 17 workshops. The FITTskills courses and workshops can be delivered as a series or individually. 
 
The Program is designed and developed by international trade practitioners who are experts in their field; meet the standards of excellence in the field of international trade; and, address essential topics within the context of global trade. 
 
The FITT Certified International Trade Professional FIBP® designation is a global Professional Certification recognized by trade specialists worldwide. Informed by FITT’s competency standards, outlined in the International Trade Competency Framework, the credential is the world’s most current and comprehensive professional designation for trade practitioners.  

 

TRADE CERTIFICATION CLASS DETAILS AND SCHEDULE 

There are six courses and sixteen workshops that coincide with each course which determine the required class hours.  All required courses/ workshops are broken up into four hour classes.

Pricing:  Coming Soon

Location: To be Announced

Email us info@WTCtampa.org for Pricing and Refistration Details

 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHEDULE

 

Course 1 – Feasibility of Trade – 12 hours

1 of 3 – April 3, 2018 – 8:30 am -12:30 pm

2 of 3 – April 10, 2018 – 8:30 am– 12:30 pm

3 of 3 – May 8, 2018 – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Course 2 – International Market Entry Strategies – 16 hours

1 of 4 – May 22, 2018 – 8:30 am -12:30 pm

2 of 4 – June 5, 2018 – 8:30 am -12:30 pm

3 of 4 – June 19, 2018 – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

4 of 4 – July 10, 2018 – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Course 3 – Global Value Chain – 16 hours

1 of 4 – July 24, 2018 –8:30 am -12:30 pm

2 of 4 – August 7, 2018 – 8:30 am -12:30 pm

3 of 4 – August 21, 2018 – 8:30 am -12:30pm

4 of 4 – September 11, 2018 – 8:30 -12:30 pm

 

Course 4 – Products & Services for a global market – 8 hours

1 of 2 – September 25, 2018 – 8:30 am -12:30 pm

2 of 2 – October 9, 2018 – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Course 5 – International Trade Finance – 8 hours

1 of 2 – October 23, 2018 – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

2 of 2 – November 6, 2018 – 8:30 am -12:30 pm

 

Course 6 – International Sales & Marketing – 12 hours

1 of 3 – January 8, 2019 – 8:30 am -12:30 pm

2 of 3 – January 22, 2019 – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

3 of 3 – February 5, 2019 – 8:30 am -12:30 pm

 

Email us at info@WTCtampa.org for Workshop & Course Description 

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Become a World Trade Center Tampa Bay Member and gain an experienced partner to help you navigate the complexities of international commerce.
WTC Trade Services Department
Join WTC Tampa Now


Become a World Trade Center Tampa Bay Member and gain an experienced partner to help you navigate the complexities of international commerce.
WTC Trade Services Department