Strategic Partners

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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 37.32% 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.

Founded in 1902, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology – represents and promotes U.S. based manufacturing technology. Our members are those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing.  AMT's goal is to provide the programs and services that will grow members' businesses in every facet--product innovation, market expansion, employee development - and to represent and promote members and the manufacturing technology (MT) industry to the world at large.

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is the leading U.S. business association focused on connecting business interests in Africa. Established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the U.S. and the nations of Africa, CCA serves as a neutral, trusted intermediary connecting its member firms with the essential government and business leaders they need to do business in Africa. CCA represents a cross-section of member companies from small and medium size businesses to multinationals as well as U.S. and African firms. Our members are invested in Africa's promising sectors including agribusiness, energy, finance, health, ICT, infrastructure, tourism and trade facilitation.

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.

NASBITE International
Advancing Global Business

NASBITE International is an independent, non-profit organization that coordinates and administers the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential. NASBITE’s mission is to promote an exchange of information and resources among global business education and assistance professionals, and to provide professional development, advocacy, and leadership for those engaged in global business education and assistance. NASBITE International holds an Annual Conference for trade professionals and educators, and offers free, monthly online education programs on global trade issues and practices.

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.

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. 

USA Healthcare Alliance’s mission is to increase global export opportunities of services and manufactured goods for the U.S. healthcare sector by bringing together companies operating throughout the healthcare ecosystem-- for-profit corporations, non-profit entities, global companies, and small businesses. We increase alignment, coordination, and engagement on strategic investments in overseas healthcare projects.  We also facilitate engagement between our members and senior U.S. government officials, and help members take advantage of export promotion programs. 


U.S.-India Importers’ Council (USIIC): The primary mission of USIIC is 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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