Zishan Shah, CITP|FIBP – Manager, Economic Development

Fourteen years in, Zishan has already had an impressive career in global trade, specializing in economic development, project management, trade policy, business attraction and retention, negotiation, and stakeholder management.


Certificate VS Certification – what’s the difference and why does it matter for your career?

There is a plethora of great training available for international business practitioners. However, there are very few targeted professional designations in this field of practice. Credentials come in many forms and, like the myriad of training programs available for international trade practitioners, there are also an abundance of international trade credentials to choose from.


5 Tips for New Grads Starting a Career in Global Trade

So, you’re a recent graduate from an international business program and you are about to embark on the exciting journey of your global trade career. Where do you start? Who can you ask for help? And ultimately, how do you land that dream job?


Is international trade an activity or a profession?

Just how long will it take for international trade to be seen by business as not only an activity of exchanging products and services across borders, but a true occupation and profession that takes a specialized set of knowledge, skills and abilities to perform?