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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
Bernadette Terry, CITP|FIBP – International Trade and Investment Professional

Bernadette Terry’s exceptional international trade skills and experience allowed her to start her own consulting company in 2016, BTI Global Innovation Inc.

Katherine McGregor, CITP|FIBP – SME Development, International Labour Organization

Katherine McGregor helps SMEs to modernize and improve their business and management practices as a pre-cursor to participating in international trade.

Julio Pacon, CITP|FIBP – Business Development Manager

Julio Pacon is a man of many passions, Julio’s biggest passion is for international trade. Julio has earned his CITP|FIBP and is putting it to good use.

Feasibility of International Trade
How can global entrepreneurs overcome their biggest challenges?

To get a glimpse into the situations global entrepreneurs face and put our fingers on some great solutions, we assembled a panel of experts who have been there, done that, and are helping others successfully enter international waters as global business owners.

Can you do business in markets facing trade barriers? And should you?

How can businesses overcome trade barriers of all kinds in markets with potential (and should they)?

4 successful strategies your organization can use to manage risk

Risk management is vital to any organization. When developing a strategy to handle risk, create one that can fall into one or more of the four categories.

Import Export Trade Management
The biggest threats and opportunities in tomorrow’s global marketplace

This is the perfect time to ask the experts what’s in store for global business, and where tomorrow’s biggest threats and opportunities will be. Here are their insights.

Top 10 mobile apps that can help you manage your global business

These 10 excellent mobile apps can help you manage your global business and improve your international trade knowledge while on-the-go.

Why Canada needs to seize the moment and start negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan

Despite the TPP’s demise, Japan is too rich a market to ignore. Canadian leaders should make a free trade agreement with Japan a priority.

International Trade Finance
Overcome 3 of the biggest trade finance challenges with these tips

With some of the biggest trade finance challenges in mind, here’s some advice that will help smooth the path towards your trade finance success.

4 easy guarantees to protect your trade deal

When drafting a contract for a deal, it’s best to work in a set of guarantees. Here are four types of guarantees you should know when drafting a contract

The impact of trade finance on your international business and supply chain

Trade finance, the esoteric, poorly understood branch of finance that deals with the financing of international trade, is in fact relatively straightforward at its core. It has proven effective in facilitating trade across every market on the globe for hundreds of years if not longer. Did you feel that? The sudden rush of adrenaline and flash of goose-bumps as you contemplated the mind-blowing implications of this statement? Work with me on this!

Market Entry Strategies
Why trade professionals need to be aware of changing environmental regulations

As more environmental regulations are put in place, it is important for trade professionals to know the various regulations at play in a given market.

The 3 step process to price your service export

Due to their intangible nature, services can be hard to price. However, the three steps used to price tangible goods can be used to price your service exports.

The 5 types of foreign business partners you should seek when expanding globally

Finding the right business partners is a key success factor when setting up business in a new foreign market. Here’s what to look for.

Ensure nothing gets lost in translation by using the 5 steps of translation equivalency

How do you ensure your translation work has the highest possible level of proximity, translation equivalency, and says exactly what you want it to say?

How to protect against 4 e-commerce security challenges

The challenges of e-commerce are becoming easier to overcome, but there are still a few considerations when setting up an e-commerce operation.

5 practical benefits you’ll miss if you’re not at Your Future in Global Markets 2017

From October 2-4, FITT is hosting the Your Future in Global Markets international business conference to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

How will today’s tech innovations affect the future of your global business?

Find out what the experts in our latest #TradeElite Twitter chat had to say about how today’s tech innovations are already changing how we do business.

New government funding available to innovative Canadian businesses

The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) is a new $1.26 billion Canadian government funding program supporting the improvement and advancement of groundbreaking products, processes, and services.

Tomorrow’s business leaders are achieving great things today! The 2016 FITT Educational Awards winners!

At FITT we are honoured to be recognizing the four outstanding students who have excelled in their studies and won the 2016 FITT Educational Awards.