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UTSA's Alberto Rodriguez-Baez is keynote at April 11 international conference


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(April 10, 2013) -- Alberto Rodriguez-Baez, senior international business consultant at the UTSA International Trade Center, will deliver a keynote speech at the 26th National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) International Conference on April 11 in Albuquerque, N.M. Rodriguez-Baez is the center's representative for Boerne and the Hill Country.

His presentation, "The Bare Knuckle Guide to Negotiating with International Prospects," will focus on best practices to negotiate international distribution agreements. He also will discuss how to find and keep international business contacts.

"I am tremendously excited to have been selected to be a keynote speaker for this prestigious conference," said Rodriguez-Baez. "It's a great privilege and responsibility to address global business professionals, government trade specialists and international business educators at the same time. I am very thankful and humbled to have been chosen to do so."

NASBITE International is a professional organization for the global business community. Its members include global business educators and trainers at academic institutions, trade specialists at federal, state and local trade assistance organizations, and professionals that engage in or facilitate global business activity.

The UTSA International Trade Center is one of the largest and most successful trade-assistance organizations in Texas. It helps companies become globally competitive through technical trade consulting, customized market research and innovative training programs. The center is a specialty SBDC program in the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. Follow the center on Twitter (@TexasTrade) and like it on Facebook.



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