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Associations

A2IM
American Association of Independent Music

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.

Since 1919
FCIB
The Finance Credit & International Business Association

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.


The Global Retail Insights Network (GRIN) is a not-for-profit membership community committed to helping ecommerce players achieve greatness on the world stage. Our mission is to help cross-border retailers lead and innovate through knowledge and collaboration. The GRIN was founded in 2013 and currently has over 1,200 members across 53 countries

Global Innovation Forum

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.

IAHSA China

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.

Marine Technology Society
Opportunity runs deep

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.

NACM
National Association of Credit Management
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.

National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) represents more than 1050 member companies with 110,000 employees in international trade - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members. It keeps them informed of these and other related issues through its weekly Monday Morning eBriefing, and various meetings and conferences throughout the year.

Nexco
www.nexco.org

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.

NMMA
National Marine Manufacturers Association

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.

PESA
Petroleum Equipment & Services Association


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.

USIIC

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.


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