• 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!

  • 27 Feb 2018 5:11 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Click here to register or call (813) 330-2931 for more information. 

  • 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 

    Speaker

     Beth Hand

     

     

    FREE PROESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
                 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 

Address: PO Box 75688, Tampa, FL 33675

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