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  • 22 Feb 2018 9:27 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Sessions: (All sessions run from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm) 

    Monday, April 2

    WednesdayApril 4
    MondayApril 9
    WednesdayApril 11
    MondayApril 16
    WednesdayApril 18
    Monday, April 23

    Cost: $450 for all 7 modules (including book, manual, certificate, and food)

    Location: Florida SBDC at USF 
    1101 Channelside Dr
    Tampa, FL
    (free parking)

    For more information please call 813.905.5800 or to Register, click here!

  • 22 Feb 2018 8:32 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am 

    Location: Port Tampa Bay Boardroom 

    1101 Channelside Drive

    Tampa, FL  33602

    Cost: FREE, but Registration is required

    For more information or to Register, click here!

  • 19 Feb 2018 11:54 AM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Official Lithuanian Business Luncheon


    U.S. Relations and the Business Opportunities in Lithuania and Baltic Region featuring H. E. Rolandas Kriščiūnas, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States of America and to the United Mexican States


    Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

    Location: Jackson’s Bistro - 601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

    Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch



    Lunch Schedule: 

    12:00 pm – 12:20 pm – Networking

    12:20 pm – 1:00 pm - Lunch

    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Discussion on U.S. Relations and the Business Opportunities in Lithuania and Baltic Region with H. E. Rolandas Kriščiūnas, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States of America and to the United Mexican States, Karl Kaliebe & Zenon Olbrys, World Trade Center Tampa Bay



    WTCTB Member - $25.00

    (Member payment links were delivered separately)


    Non- Members - $40.00


    Limited Available Seating,

    Secure Your placement, Click Here, Register Today!



    Sponsored by:

    World Trade Center Tampa Bay



    Parking Instructions:

    Parking is available in the garage below the restaurant. Jackson's will validate for the first two hours. Any additional time will be charged per vehicle based on the parking structures rates.

  • 07 Feb 2018 3:52 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Registration here for February 21, 2018!


    Registration here for February 28, 2018!

  • 24 Jan 2018 3:11 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Productive Conflict™

    How Women Leaders Can Navigate Conflict Productively to Discover Innovative Solutions for Their Companies, Teams, and Themselves 


     Beth Hand



                 FOR OWIT MEMBERS

      TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 at 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. EST

    Every major global study from PwC, to Bersin by Deloitte, to McKinsey says the same thing: globally, companies are experiencing an unprecedented degree of complexity, uncertainty, and rate of change. While this creates opportunities, it also comes with worrying challenges. The media is filled with examples of unproductive-and worse, destructive-conflict. The ability to navigate conflict productively can make the difference in creating a company culture of innovation, developing a high-performing team, advancing careers, or successfully negotiating complex deals.


    Beth Hand of Leadership Hand, LLC will bring OWIT members through an exclusive, members-only professional development session in which they will:

    • Learn the high costs of conflict and why, despite the costs, companies and people are not better at addressing this conflict;
    • Discover their own team's or their own unique success strategies;
    • Explore the Productive Conflict™ Workout for navigating conflict effectively; and
    • Learn tips on when to consider and when to ignore cultural differences.

    Webinar attendees will leave with immediately actionable strategies to help their company, team, and themselves navigate conflict more successfully.




    BETH HAND is the CEO of Leadership Hand LLCand a strategic advisor to mission-driven leaders and teams in mid-size to Fortune 500 companies. She is a sought-after speaker because her insights and actionable strategies help leaders achieve business results and contribute to global good. She is the author of the Leadership Hand® book series, which includes Hidden by Gender, an Amazon #1 bestseller in women and business.


    Register NOW! 


    Email Christyna cdoege@tampaport.com for the member *free* code 

  • 21 Dec 2017 1:06 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Enterprise Florida, Inc. will lead an export sales mission to San Jose, Costa Rica, February 26 - March 1, 2018. Costa Rica holds vast opportunities for Florida companies interested in increasing their footprint in the Central American market. Bilateral trade between the U.S. and Costa Rica totaled $10.2 billion in 2016, where Florida was the leading state for two way trade. Costa Rica ranks as Florida’s 12th largest merchandise trading partner with nearly $3.6 billion in total trade and nearly $2.5 billion in exports alone in 2016.

    Enterprise Florida, Inc. will offer a limited number of Gold Key Matchmaking one-on-one appointments. The price of this service is $1,250. Small and midsized Florida manufacturers, eligible high tech companies and professional service providers may qualify for a Gold Key Grant, which will offset 100% of the Matchmaking Registration fee for the first company representative. A separate application process will be required for this grant. Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The deadline date for Gold Key registration has been extended to January 9, 2018. The deadline to register for the Delegate option is January 26, 2018.

    Contact:  Alejandra Henao | Enterprise Florida Inc. | ahenao@enterpriseflorida.com

    Click here for more information


  • 12 Dec 2017 8:59 AM | TB OWIT (Administrator)



    Free Webinar hosted by SBA 10:30am - 11:30am ET


    Topics:  Export Business Plan, SBA Financing Programs, EXIM Bank Services, Florida SBDC, Enterprise Florida, US Department of Commerce  


  • 15 Nov 2017 12:02 AM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Go holiday shopping while networking with friends and colleagues on Wed., Dec. 6 with Shutts for their Second Annual Social Shopping event!

    It will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in support of women globally! Cocktails and light bites will be served.

    Please RSVP to nwhisenant@shutts.com by Thursday, November 30.

  • 14 Nov 2017 11:37 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Explore the next phase of Polk County's emergence in the international market. The Central Florida Development Council and the Lakeland and Winter Haven Chambers collaborate for the third year to present Polk Goes Global III - A Half-Day International Exporting Conference - on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Polk State College's Lakeland Campus.

    Register here!

  • 08 Nov 2017 5:23 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    If you produce or sell agricultural products or services, the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has a grant program to help you identify some international markets for you.

    If this is of interest to you, please contact them at  1(800) 450 - 4624 by November 15, 2017.  

    You may also apply online at:  http://agribusiness-export-marketing-planservices/

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