Maryland Partners in International Trade (MAPIT) Alliance

MAPITThe MAPIT Alliance is a partnership consisting of key entities in the state of Maryland, including the Center for Global Business at Maryland Smith, Maryland Department of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the MD-DC District Export Council. The MAPIT Alliance leads initiatives to help map the export resources that exist in the state and make them more coordinated and accessible to new-to-export and experienced exporters via workshops, webinars, and other resources.

The Center for Global Business, in partnership with the Maryland Partners in International Trade (MAPIT) Alliance, offers webinars and other training designed to help businesses export and take their products and services into the global marketplace. Here are some recordings and upcoming events designed to assist businesses in Maryland to globalize their website, market digitally, access funding, and more.

Show Me the Money: Financing Exports in Uncertain Times

July 16, 2020 | 11 a.m.-Noon


In partnership with the MAPIT Alliance, the Center for Global Business presents, "Show Me the Money: Financing Exports in Uncertain Times," the fifth edition of a series of webinars connecting Maryland companies to export resources at Maryland Smith, the Maryland Department of Commerce, the U.S. Export Assistance Center, and the Maryland/D.C. District Export Council.

Learn from federal and state representatives about how to leverage their programs and resources to finance your exports, and from Maryland companies that have been successful in doing so.

Host & Moderator:

  • Rebecca Bellinger, Executive Director, Center for Global Business, Robert H. Smith School of Business


  • Bill Houck, Regional Manager Mid-Atlantic, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Elizabeth Thomas, Business Development Specialist, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
  • Kwabena Osei-Sarpong, CEO, RIFE International
  • Federico Manno, Fulton International Group

Concluded Webinars

Where Are All Your International Customers? Finding Them With the Right Online Market Research


You Can’t Travel, but Your Products Can: Shipping and Logistics During a Pandemic


Quarantine Yourself, Not Your Business: Strategies to Stay Connected With Your Global Markets


Everyone is Online: Reaching Your Global Customer Through Digital Marketing