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A2IM helps independent music labels improve business by promoting access and parity through advocacy, education and connection-building with one another and affiliated businesses. A2IM is a not-for-profit trade organization serving the independent music community as a unified voice representing a sector that, according to Billboard Magazine, comprises over 35.1% of the music industry’s market share in the United States. The organization represents the Independents’ interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community.

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Credit Management Association is a non-profit trade Association formed in 1883 to help companies succeed by making better business decisions. We are the preeminent resource for export training and export financing guidance. CMA offers educational programs, networking, tools and resources to help companies (from small to large) grow internationally. CMA is ready to serve and fulfill your needs.

FCIB is the premiere association of executives in Finance, Credit and International Business. Since 1919, FCIB has met the needs of the international commercial credit and trade finance community, providing resources for global and political risk analysis. FCIB offers numerous educational and professional development opportunities to help professionals increase their skill sets, and maintains two of the industry’s most prestigious designations—the lifetime Certified International Credit Professional (CICP) and the International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE). The collective experience of more than 1,100 members and a history of success have enabled FCIB to be an industry leader.

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The Global Innovation Forum connects entrepreneur, nonprofit and university communities with corporations and government officials to explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in the global marketplace. Through public forums, private workshops and online platforms, GIF elevates the global opportunity that exists, explores challenges to participating effectively in international markets and works to improve the public policy landscape to benefit a broad range of global innovators. GIF is a project of the National Foreign Trade Council Foundation.

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) provides value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions/buyer-seller events around the world are members. IAEE advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth.


International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA-China), the official chapter of IAHSA in China, is a professional membership organization of housing, healthcare and community ageing services providers. The mission of IAHSA-China is to promote quality China ageing, frail elderly and disability services, information and technology transfer, as well as professional interaction and exchange. Our members include operators, practitioners, facilities and community-based organizations serving China's ageing, frail elderly or disabled population, gerontology professionals, governmental officials, funding agents, researchers and concerned individuals.

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The International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. Through its media awareness campaign IFA promotes the economic impact of the more than 825,000 franchise establishments, which support nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic output for the U.S. economy. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.

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The Marine Technology Society (MTS), founded in 1963, is a non-profit international community of ocean engineers, technologists, academicians, business leaders, and scientists all involved in the advancement of technologies that dovetail directly with the oceans; and especially in the areas of energy and environmental technologies. The mission of MTS is to facilitate a broader understanding of the relevance of marine technology to wider global issues by enhancing the dissemination of marine technology information. MTS also promotes and improves marine technology and related educational programs, and advances the development of the tools and procedures required to explore, study and further the responsible and sustainable use of the oceans.

The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) is a Columbia, Maryland based non-profit organization that represents over 15,000 business credit and financial professionals worldwide. Founded in 1896, NACM specializes in education for its membership, advancement of credit industry practices as well as business credit and accounts receivable management products and services. NACM’s professional certification programs include the Credit Business Associate, Credit Business Fellow, and Certified Credit Executive designations. NACM's annual Credit Congress & Exposition conference is the largest gathering of credit professionals in the world. NACM’s international arm is FCIB, a two-time recipient of the President’s E Award for Export Service.

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NEXCO is a nonprofit association serving the international business community since 1963. NEXCO specializes in high quality affordable seminars that take the mystery out of trade. Its educational seminars, webinars, and networking events attract individuals and employees of companies involved in international trade. Online educational courses are available through podcasts. NEXCO’s Board of Directors is comprised of international business leaders from the New York City area. Its membership includes individual, corporate and sponsor level categories from importers, exporters and service-oriented companies engaged in global trade.

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the nation's leading trade association representing recreational boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. Collectively, NMMA members manufacture an estimated 80 percent of marine products used in North America. NMMA is a unifying force and powerful voice for the recreational boating industry, working to strengthen and grow boating and protect the interests of its member companies. All that we do at NMMA, including consumer boat shows, marketing the Discover Boating program, providing export counsel and international trade opportunities, producing market research and statistics, and certifying marine products support our core objectives.

The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) is the national trade association for the energy industry’s service, supply and manufacturing organizations, advocating for and supporting this sector’s achievements in job creation, technological innovation and economic stability. PESA strengthens individual companies, promotes our sector, and supports the oil and gas industry.

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Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is the national trade association representing manufacturers and component suppliers producing 98% of all RVs manufactured in the United States. The group serves as the chief source for technical data, market research and production statistics. It also maintains an inspection process to audit manufacturer compliance with the NFPA 1192 RV Standard; represents the RV industry with federal and state governments and regulatory bodies; promotes RV ownership and travel to the public; and sponsors industry trade shows.


U.S.-India Importers’ Council (USIIC): The primary mission of USIIC is to advance President Obama’s National Export Initiative, and to support the efforts of Indian companies that import products from the United States. USIIC’s key role is to provide advice and guidance to Indian SME importers and first time importers as well as host regular activities, interactions, events and recognition for its members. The Council is led by Dr. V. Rangaraj and assisted by an Executive Committee, which comprises leading U.S. importers and service providers.  The Executive Committee members collectively represent about 50 U.S. companies and facilitate U.S. exports worth approximately $110 million.

The U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) is the premier U.S. organization that assists U.S. companies in identifying business partners in Saudi Arabia. The Business Council’s mission is to foster, develop, and expand the strategic business alliance between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and contribute to the accurate depiction of the Saudi business environment.

The USSABC has a membership base of 400 leading companies in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, enjoys strong government support from both countries, and interacts regularly with senior government officials to promote issues of mutual interest to U.S. and Saudi firms.

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