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The Discover Global Markets: The Americas event is being supported financially by Marketing Partners and in-kind by multiplier partners. This forum is being promoted nationwide and will offer our partners extensive coverage in the international business community and business media.

Click below to see our current list of Platinum, Silver, and Bronze Marketing Partners accompanied by their company description.






A leading provider of global trade management solutions, Integration Point provides import and export capabilities, up-to-date regulatory information for 160+ countries and connectivity to supply chain partners and government agencies across the world. Integration Point includes solutions for: import/export management, supply chain and security, entry validation, denied party screening, product classification, free trade agreement qualification, foreign-trade zone, and global duty deferral program management.


Greater Charlotte Biz strives to provide the business community with an effective vehicle for building greater brand awareness for products and services. The magazine keeps business executives in the Charlotte region abreast of important issues, emerging technologies, available resources, and people who help businesses operate more successfully. “We want to be the most complete business-to-business magazine in the greater Charlotte market,” Galles says. “Greater Charlotte Biz can help companies grow and succeed because many of our stories are about successful businesses and their leaders.”


The Charlotte Business Journal is the region’s leading source of business news and information.


Invictus EnviroQuest-Integrity a boutique full-service business consulting partnership and value growth company, developing and implementing strategy from the practical to the tactical. We do this on a global scale all around the world. IEI partners have over 28 years of experience providing thought leadership, designing, developing, deploying and managing market penetration growth strategies. IEI consulting partners have provided solutions to fortune 500 companies, medium and small businesses and government entities around the world.

Invictus EnviroQuest- Integrity global solutions team clients include, but are not limited to IBM, Intergraph, EXIM, U.S.OPIC, GE Medical, National Football League, Warner Brothers, Apple, Avaya, BAE Defense Systems, Baker Hughes, Jeppesen/Boeing, British Petroleum, ExxonMobil, Conoco, Statoil, EcoPetrol, Shell, Neste Oil, Petrobras, Halliburton, Hewlett-Packard, KBR, Liberty Mutual, Lowe’s, Novell, Oceaneering, Oracle, Siemens, Sysco, Transocean, U.S. Dept. of Energy INL, U.S. Department of Commerce, USAID, Nature Conservancy, Thomas Jefferson Center for Public Policy Research at William & Mary, Cemex, Weatherford, U.S. Department of Defense, Colombian Government, European Union, Panamanian Government, Bolivian Government, and the Brazilian Government.


DHL gives International express deliveries; global freight forwarding by air, sea, road and rail; warehousing solutions from packaging, to repairs, to storage; mail deliveries worldwide; and other customized logistic services – with everything DHL does, we help connect people and improve their lives.


FedEx Corporation provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $45 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.


Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. CPCC responds to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC has provided more than 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry


The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) is one of the United States’ largest diversified financial services organizations with assets of $323 billion. PNC, operating primarily in 19 states and the District of Columbia, provides retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.


The International Trade Division provides expert assistance to North Carolina businesses looking to develop markets for their products overseas. Division employees help these companies make contacts and tap into resources to make the most of global business opportunities. The Division operates two domestic offices in Raleigh and High Point, and six international offices in Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, Hong Kong, and Japan. Services provided by the Division include preparing marketing plans, handling export operations, conducting market research, providing advice on finance and insurance, and working to find customers and partners.


As the oldest art museum in North Carolina, and the art museum with one of the largest collections in the Southeast, The Mint Museum offers its visitors inspiring and transformative experiences through global art and design via innovative collections, ground-breaking exhibitions, riveting educational programs, and profound scholarship. The Mint Museum is a non-profit visual arts institution comprised of two dynamic facilities: Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 57 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,700 retail banking offices and approximately 17,250 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world’s leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services.



Allocca Enterprises specializes in U.S. import/export compliance training and consulting. Covering topics such as U.S. export & re-export licensing, U.S. export and import compliance, written export/import compliance programs, NAFTA and all free trade agreements, Incoterms, Letters of Credit, International Documentation, ITAR, How to file an EEI-Electronic Export Information, FCPA- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, HTS/Schedule B classification training, and import /export compliance audits. We offer customized on-site or web based public and private training programs throughout the globe, along with export/import audits.


Founded in 1984, GreerWalker LLP has developed into one of the leading Charlotte-based accounting and business advisory firms, with a total staff of over 90 associates including twelve partners. Rated as one of the ten largest firms in the greater Charlotte region in the 2014 List of Accounting Firms published by the Charlotte Business Journal, the firm has been recognized for consecutive years as one of the nation's "Best of the Best" accounting firms by Inside Public Accounting.


Deutsche Messe provides access and tools that accelerate sales and market penetration through Deutsche Messe‘s porfolio of global events. The company maintains a network of 64 sales partner, subsidiaries and branches in over 110 different countries and an exhibition center totaling 1 million square meters of space. Deutsche Messe - based in Hannover, Germany - is the world's foremost trade fair company.


Foreign Translations is a global translation services firm specializing in foreign language translation, interpreting, and multilingual desktop publishing. We translate documents ranging from technical manuals, training/e-learning manuals, and legal contracts, to financial statements, websites, software, policy and procedure handbooks, and much more. With a vast translator network localized in over 30 countries, we frequently translate documents that range from 1,000 words to over several million words in all the major languages of the world. Foreign Translations is a Hispanic & Women-owned business and holds a (GSA) General Services Administration Contract with the Federal Government.


John S. James Co. is a family-owned international freight forwarder that delivers shipping solutions for companies worldwide by offering documentation, logistics, and compliance support. We don’t limit ourselves to the notion of being a mere service provider, but an extension of your international business activity. Our reputation for excellence in international shipping services stems from our deeply held commitment to understanding the unique qualities of our customers and providing logistics solutions that compliment their business models. At John S. James Co., we’re local to you and global for you.


McGladrey is a leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. We guide our clients through complex business challenges by understanding their needs and bringing together the right team to address them. With more than 7,000 people in 75 U.S. cities and access to more than 32,000 people in 100 countries through our membership in RSM International, we can meet your needs wherever in the world you do business.


The SBTDC is a business advisory service of The University of North Carolina System administered by NC State University. Its offices across the state are hosted by the campuses of The University and provide business counseling and educational services for thousands of small to medium sized businesses each year.


SunTrust delivers a full suite of financial products and services to a broad range of consumer, business, and institutional clients. We are committed to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for our clients. It is our purpose, and we do it by putting our clients’ needs first. We strive to understand our clients’ specific c circumstances and provide the personalized advice and services that meet their unique banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Our businesses are organized around three client segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management; Wholesale Banking; and Mortgage Banking.


Western Union Business Solutions enables companies of all sizes to send and receive cross-border payments and manage foreign exchange. With deep expertise in moving funds around the globe, access to over 130 currencies, and a global financial network spanning more than 200 countries and territories, we help companies spend less time managing international financial transactions and more time growing their businesses.


Direct Online Marketing is a Google- and Bing-certified internet marketing agency offering search engine strategies, social media marketing, and online reputation management to clients in dozens of industries. We export ourselves (our President serves on our regional District Export Council), and help clients sell their products and services around the world. Stop by our booth to receive an audit of your site and a free t-shirt!


K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope. Over each of the last five years our revenues exceeded $1 Billion and, as stated in the July 2010 issue of the UK publication Legal Business, the firm “has further cemented its position as the Global 100’s fastest growing firm.”


Choice Translating Awarded “Best Places to Work” in 2014, Choice Translating leverages best practices for quality and cutting-edge technology to ensure our clients' success in the global economy. Services include translation, software and website localization, desktop publishing, voice-over and interpreting services in 200 languages for manufacturing, law, energy, healthcare, HR, marketing, eLearning, and government sectors. Founded in 1995, Choice Translating is a certified Woman-Owned Business. Through our Choice Cares program, we donate 1% of our time, 1% of our product and 1% of our profit to projects that reduce poverty and promote peace around the world. “Because meaning turns on word.”


The North Carolina World Trade Association (NCWTA) has been serving professionals since 1964 and is one of the oldest and most respected associations in the North Carolina.


Exworks offers export trade financing solutions to U.S. exporters and qualified international buyers using ExIm Bank loan guarantees and insurance, private insurance, letters of credit, etc., as appropriate. With a staff of experienced, international finance experts, including the former COO and Vice Chairman of the U.S. ExIm Bank and the former CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the firm is uniquely qualified to offer creative solutions to support export sales and direct foreign investments in emerging market economies. Unlike a traditional lender, ExWorks can be more creative and flexible in solving international financing problems.


The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) was founded in 1983 as an outreach program of UNC Charlotte and its Office of International Programs. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, it is

supported by private funding from individual and corporate member dues and contributions. As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the Council seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy

and for responsible citizenship in an increasingly interdependent world.


FocusEconomics is a leading provider of economic analysis and forecasts for over 75 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The company is supported by an extensive global network of analysts.


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