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  • 13 Jun 2018 12:31 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)



    We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the OWIT 18thAnnual Conference:

     

    BRIDGING THE GAP: EMPOWERING BUSINESSES TO GO GLOBAL.

     

    This year's event, in recognition of Nairobi's Kenya's vast potential to engage in global trade, will be hosted by the OWIT Nairobi Chapter at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi Kenya on October 24-25, 2018

     

    OWIT members from our more than 20 chapters worldwide will converge with supporters and experts in their field to explore ways to empower the local community and women leaders in trade through inclusive and forward-looking policy.

     

    Day One will be comprised of a capacity building workshop for local women entrepeneurs seeking to take their business across borders. Day two is a conference where trade practitioners and policy makers from around the world will discuss best practices for shaping cross-border commerce, share insights for what’s next in the future of trade, and explore what role women should play in that future.

     

    CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

     

    ·      Explore how to enhance women’s capacity to engage in international trade.

    ·      Address the constraints in accessing new markets and to build women’s capacity to benefit from cross-border trade.

    ·      Initiate action-oriented conversations that result in greater women participation in trade globally.

    ·      Foster conversations about obtaining alternate, competitive sources of investment capital required for women entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses.

    ·      Provide a platform to connect women across traditional, emerging and developed markets.

    ·      Understand the capacity of domestic and international organizations to dismantle the trade challenges identified by stakeholders.

    ·      Refine and affirm the commitment and pledges from stakeholders for the key messages that emerge from the conference.

     

    For more information about the OWIT Conference and Capacity Building Workshop, please visit www.OWIT.org/programs/nairobiconference.If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please contactowitsponsorships@gmail.com

     

    We hope to see you in Nairobi!


    Click HERE to register.


  • 08 Jun 2018 12:15 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Registration here for June 15, 2018!

     

    Registration here for June 28, 2018!


  • 05 Jun 2018 2:56 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)
    Looking for a way to network with international-oriented professionals?


    Attend the first-ever Florida CCIM Chapter West Coast District Global Commercial Real Estate Symposium for an excellent panel of speakers and presenters on Tuesday, July 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncost Pkwy in Lutz, FL.




    To register, click here.

  • 05 Jun 2018 2:07 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)



    For more information, click here.  

  • 24 May 2018 8:50 AM | TB OWIT (Administrator)



    Join the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) in Orlando, Florida  to learn how to finance exports and grow your business internationally. At our event, we will discuss how your business can: find foreign buyers and international partners, access capital to finance your export sales, and reduce risk with export credit insurance.


    Date: May 30, 2018 


    Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


    Location: 

    National Entrepreneur Center

    3201 E. Colonial Drive A20

    Orlando, FL 32803


    For more information or to RSVP, click here



  • 16 May 2018 3:20 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    On behalf of Film Tampa Bay, Tampa Theatre, The Consulate General of Ireland, and Northern Ireland Bureau, it is my pleasure to invite you to a special screening and pre-reception celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

    https://conta.cc/2K35Ufb

     

    Wed May 23rd 'In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America' will premiere at 7:00 pm at Tampa Theatre, with a pre-reception starting at 5:30 pm. Cocktails provided by Film Tampa Bay. Meet Irish Consul General, Shane Stephens, Danny Kennedy of the Ulster Unionist Party, as well as Aidan Hume, son of Nobel Peace Prize winner, John Hume.

     

    We hope you will attend, and stay for a spirited political and cultural discussion following the film with Aidan Hume, John Hume’s son, and Danny Kennedy of the Ulster Unionist Party. Also attending are the Consul General of Ireland, Consul General of UK, our own honorary consul Terry Delahunty of the Tampa Bay Consular Corps, and many distinguished guests in our Florida and DC legislative branches as well as our Councils of Tampa and Hillsborough attending. 

     

    Wed, May 23rd 7:00pm

    Tampa Theatre

    711 N Franklin St

    Tampa FL 33602  

  • 16 Apr 2018 3:46 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)


    You are invited to join Enterprise Florida, World Trade Center Tampa Bay and our Partners as we host a Global Road Show at Port Tampa Bay, Friday, May 18th and Port Manatee, Wednesday, May 23rd.

    The Global Road Show is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the resources available to help companies engage in international business.

    Guest speakers for this event include representatives from Enterprise Florida, World Trade Center Tampa Bay, U.S. Commercial Service, local EDC representatives, SBA, SBDC, Port Tampa Bay and Foreign Trade Zone representatives.


    Networking opportunities, complimentary breakfast and informative & engaging conversations.


    Friday, May 18, Port Tampa Bay, 8:30-11:30 am.


    No charge for the Tampa Global Road Show however, registrations are required.


    Click here to register. 


  • 10 Apr 2018 6:28 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)


    International Trade Master Series


    April 18, 2018


    Wed 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    7 sessions ending Wed, Jul 25


    FSBDC at the University of South Florida Port Tampa Bay Building


    Topic: International Trade


    Take an in-depth look at the principal areas of international trade with Tampa Bay’s leading global experts. Information covered will help you strengthen your international business and become more competitive abroad. The master series will focus on the following components of international trade: 


    • Intellectual Property Rights and Supply Chain Management - Wed., Apr. 18, 2018 

    • International Marketing and Market Research - Wed., May 2, 2018 • Understanding Cultural Differences, International Travel Safety and Legal Considerations - Wed., May 16, 2018 

    • International Pricing and Tax & Accounting Issues - Wed., May 30, 2018 • Logistics, Supply Chain and Trade Finance - Wed., June 27, 2018 

    • Export Compliance and Controls - Wed., July 11, 2018 

    • Local Resource Partners and NASBITE CGBP Overview - Wed., July 25, 2018 


    *All series classes will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. 


    For those interested, the Master Series is a NASBITE-accredited training program that will help prepare you for the Certified Global Business Professional exam. Textbooks and manuals are provided and a certificate of completion is given at the end of the series. Light snacks and refreshments will be served nightly and are included in the series cost. 


    Partners: Port Tampa Bay, U.S. Commercial Service, Enterprise Florida, and Global Tampa Bay 


    *By taking the course as a series you will be saving $70.00 


    Note: The Master Series is offered only once a year.


    Speaker(s): Industry Leading Professionals


    *Free Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only


    Fee: $ 350.00


    Payment Must Be Made Online With Visa or MasterCard


    Register here!

  • 16 Mar 2018 3:34 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)



    This seminar will detail the products, programs and services available to mitigate risks associated with export transactions, i.e. letters of credit; documentary collections; working capital loans; foreign receivables insurance; and more.


    • The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
    • When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Location: EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College, 13805 58th Street North, Room 1-200, Clearwater, FL 33760.
    • Cost: $25 per person. Includes continental breakfast.
    • Companies are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as space will be limited to 30 seats.
    • For more information please contact Sandra Campbell at 727-893-3738 or Sandra.Campbell@trade.gov

  • 16 Mar 2018 3:24 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)



    South Africa represents a market of 55 million consumers whose GDP, according to the World Bank, is expected to rebound dramatically in the 2018-2020 time frame. Without question, South Africa is the most advanced and diversified economy in the Southern African region. South Africa is the U.S.’s third largest two-way trading partner and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) affords U.S. companies duty-free access to most Sub-Saharan countries. English is widely spoken in South Africa and its logistics infrastructure, legal system and similar business practices make the market an ideal entry point for U.S. exporters.


    The guest speakers for this event include Mrs. Abigail Ellary, South African Director, EFI South Africa and Emmanuel Mbevi, Trade Associate, EFI South Africa.


    Also presenting at the seminar are representatives from the Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Commercial Service, who will provide an overview of other services available to Florida exporters.


    Space is limited and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Light refreshments and free parking will also be provided.


    Register now!

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