Adding value to the management chain with international trade expertise

As an Executive Assistant, Janisette Cruz knows that it is important to understand her employer’s business and be in a position to add value to the management chain. Her employer, PoleCo, is working on developing a market in Latin America. In her current job, Janisette enjoys applying her skills, experience and international trade expertise to help PoleCo achieve its goals.

Jacob Varghese

Jacob Varghese

Jacob is the VP of Marketing and Technology at the Forum for International Trade Training. Focused on improving the customer experience. A Content chef; words, images, some code and a healthy serving of web analytics.

Could Iraq be the next big emerging market?

With improvements being made in terms of security, and the country’s young population with a drive to learn and develop, the possibilities for economic growth and foreign trade are looking more positive. With new financial processes and infrastructure being constructed in Iraq, do you think it could soon become the next big emerging market?

Daniella D'Alimonte

Daniella D'Alimonte

With her background in writing, marketing and business journalism, Daniella focuses on crafting quality stories and relevant content to inform and inspire the international business community.

Considering all the costs of international trade

The biggest mistake you can make in international trade is jumping in head first without having done your homework. And while engaging in global business can be rewarding and lucrative, having a lack of understanding of all the factors and costs involved can lead to problems that are both stressful and expensive.

Daniella D'Alimonte

Daniella D'Alimonte

With her background in writing, marketing and business journalism, Daniella focuses on crafting quality stories and relevant content to inform and inspire the international business community.

What is more important in global trade, attitude or skills?

I recently asked three of our international business veterans, what they thought was more important for success in international trade. Was it attitude or skills?…

Jacob Varghese

Jacob Varghese

Jacob is the VP of Marketing and Technology at the Forum for International Trade Training. Focused on improving the customer experience. A Content chef; words, images, some code and a healthy serving of web analytics.

4 steps to a progressive global trade career

There are four main lessons I try to help all my international business students at Fanshawe College discover for themselves before they move on to the working world. These lessons, when learned and put into practice with my business-education partnership model, help to create professionals that have the skills global businesses want and need.

Murray Morgan, CITP|FIBP

Murray Morgan, CITP|FIBP

Murray Morgan is a college professor, consultant and speaker with a passion for collaboration and innovation in the global economy. He has worked with blue chip corporations and entrepreneurs in over 40 countries. He strives to achieve a positive global impact by creating a global-ready workforce and forging win-win partnerships to build international trade. Murray has facilitated FITT workshops for experienced trade commissioners, helped innovative entrepreneurs compete in the global economy and completed successful consulting projects on major new business development initiatives.

How international business training helps build a successful career

What if you moved to a new country and had to start your career from scratch? Or you stayed home to raise your family for years before trying to head back to the workforce? Or what if you were desperately looking for a break into an international business career over an extended period of time?

Jacob Varghese

Jacob Varghese

Jacob is the VP of Marketing and Technology at the Forum for International Trade Training. Focused on improving the customer experience. A Content chef; words, images, some code and a healthy serving of web analytics.

Opportunities for Canadian SME’s to Go Colombia!

If you are a Canadian company in need of ICT, digital animation and good programmers, head to Colombia! If you are in agrifoods, specialty food or health food, head to Colombia to sell your products! And – if you are gluten intolerant/allergic – Colombia is the land of yucca, the gluten free alternative to make your pancakes, English muffins and sandwiches.

Pernille Fischer Boulter, CITP|FIBP

Pernille Fischer Boulter, CITP|FIBP

Pernille Fischer Boulter, CITP, is the founder and CEO of Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc. and has over 25 year of experience in international trade. Pernille has worked on projects in over 60 countries, in 25 sectors, on six continents. She serves on several international boards and is currently on her way to conduct trade policy review in the Pacific. Kisserup is an international export development and consulting company.

Rebuilding a country with international trade training

What if travelling from one end of the city to the other became a potentially dangerous endeavor? Would you risk your life for a professional development opportunity? How about to help rebuild your country? A group of business-minded individuals in Baghdad, Iraq is doing just that.

Daniella D'Alimonte

Daniella D'Alimonte

With her background in writing, marketing and business journalism, Daniella focuses on crafting quality stories and relevant content to inform and inspire the international business community.

Two qualities that you absolutely need for an international trade career

Speaking from three decades of experience as a business professional, I believe that the most important requisites for success in a career in any field are personal characteristics and values. Education, training and on the job experience are necessary of course. However, the news media is full of stories about highly educated, trained and experienced business people who spectacularly fail because of negative personal characteristics, including the lack of values.

Susie Yovic Hoeller, CITP|FIBP

Susie Yovic Hoeller, CITP|FIBP

Susan (“Susie”) Yovic Hoeller has been practicing international business and regulatory law for over three decades. Susie was born in Chicago and raised in Montreal. She has represented Fortune 100 companies, middle market companies, and start ups while living in Chicago, Dallas and NW Arkansas. She is currently located in Tampa, Florida.