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More Highlights from the Global Business Connections Conference

Step into the future of global trade at the upcoming Global Business Connections Conference (GBC), hosted by the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) on May 15, 2024, at the DoubleTree in West Fargo, ND. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned entrepreneur, GBC promises to be a one-day event that serves as your gateway to global growth. But wait, there’s more! May 16, NDTO will host BettySue the Exporting Queen, for Riddle of the Exporter+ as an added bonus training focusing on export documentation, payments, and Incoterms.

Previously, we’ve introduced you to some of our featured speakers, including Former Ambassador Terry Branstad, and the Exporting Queen, BettySue, slated for May 16’s Exporter Training. Now, let’s delve into the exciting topics awaiting you at GBC.


2023 Global Business Awards

Join the NDTO for the presentation of the 2023 Global Business Awards. Discover the stories of how exporters make a difference in North Dakota, celebrating their successes and honoring those who support them. With numerous outstanding organizations in the running, the anticipation is high for this prestigious ceremony.

Connecting Across Cultures for Success

Wendy Pease will help in navigating across languages, cultures, and the challenges of both when doing business internationallys. In this session, learn why inclusivity hinges on culturally adapted content, develop strategies for multilingual and cultural communications, and explore the resources that can support your efforts.


Global Agility Panel: Adapting to and Overcoming International Business Challenges

This dynamic panel brings together experts in transportation, workforce, and banking to discuss the hurdles exporters face. While challenges may seem daunting, this session will highlight opportunities for agility and adaptation, offering insights and solutions to attendees.


Digital Fortitude: Strengthening Cybersecurity in an Interconnected World

Explore the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity with insights from Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Kyle Emmel, and real-world experiences shared by Roger Gussiaas of Healthy Oilseeds. From phishing trends to ransomware ecosystems, gain a deeper understanding of cybersecurity in today’s interconnected world.


Market Focus: The Nordic Region – Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Delve into the Nordic Region with Mina LeVine and Tana Torrano from the Nordic Business Council. Gain firsthand knowledge about trade dynamics and discover actionable goals to engage more effectively with this prosperous market.


Market Focus: Taiwan – Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Explore the opportunities in Taiwan with insights from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO). Learn about the nuances and opportunities available to North Dakota exporters and discover how tapping into the Taiwanese market could drive success for your business.


The Global Business Conference promises to be a day filled with invaluable insights, networking opportunities, and actionable strategies for navigating the complexities of global trade. Don’t miss out on this chance to expand your horizons and take your business to new heights. Join us on May 15 at the DoubleTree in West Fargo, ND, and embark on your journey to global success.


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