Your Local Resources for Selling Internationally

USF Connect Speaker Series: Your Local Resources for Selling Internationally

When: Thu, April 5, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Where: USF CONNECT Oak View Room (map)

Enterprise Florida, Inc. offers grants to help Florida small and medium-sized manufacturers and services providers companies grow their export sales through overseas trade missions, international trade shows, export marketing plans and website localization. This presentation will focus on identifying federal and state resources to assist Florida manufacturers and services providers companies plan their international sales strategies and succeed in the global marketplace. You will learn about Export Financing, International Trade Show Grants, International Market Intelligence, Trade Events and more.


About Our Speakers

Joseph Bell, Regional Manager,

International Trade Development, Enterprise Florida, Inc

Joseph Bell, Regional Manager, International Trade Development at Enterprise Florida, support Florida companies to promote their products and services in overseas markets and to develop their global growth strategies through the delivery of Enterprise Florida related programs and services. He is a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) with certified knowledge of the various facets of international trade.

Mr. Bell brings a decade of economic development experience with the state of Florida. His expertise ranges from business recruitment and retention to tax credits and incentives management and program management. Joseph’s career highlights include more than 200 successful projects representing more than 36,000 projected jobs and $31 billion in capital investment.

Joseph received his BA in International Marketing from Baruch College (New York City), and a Master in Public Administration (MPA), as well as a Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Central Florida.

Sandra Campbell, Director 

Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center,  U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce 

Sandra Campbell is the Director of the Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Clearwater, Florida. Since 1998, Sandra has counseled and developed export strategies for small and medium-sized companies with U.S. products and services throughout the Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida regions. International projects/missions have included Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Panama, Poland, and Spain.

Sandra is a cum laude, honors program graduate from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Marketing and International Business, and minor in Italian. Sandra also attended Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England and the Università per Stranieri di Perugia in Perugia, Italy.

Sandra serves on the Board of Directors for the FBI Tampa Bay Citizens Academy Alumni Association, is a member of the Tampa Bay Area Committee on Foreign Relations, and is a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional since 2006.

Sandro Murtas, CICP, CGBP, Regional Export Finance Manager,

Central & Northern Florida, Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration

Sandro Murtas is the Regional Manager of the Export Solutions Group for the Office of International Trade of the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Tampa US Export Assistance Center covering Central and Northern Florida. Previously he was the Regional Manager in the New Orleans USEAC and Atlanta USEAC.

In addition, he was a Global Trade Specialist at Synovus Bank’s Government Guaranteed Lending Group. Previous to joining SBA, he was the Director of the International Trade Center of the Puerto Rico Small Business & Technology Development Center.

He is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) by the North America International Trade Educators (NASBITE) and a Certified International Credit Professional by the Finance, Credit International Business Association (FCIB). He has participated in many conferences and seminars as a speaker in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Barbados, and Italy. He has published in journals, newspapers and magazines. He is a graduate of Wichita State University where he received an Economics and International Business undergraduate degree and an MA in Business Economics.

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