Professional Series on International Trade and Business Development

Professional Series on International Trade and Business Development

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Olin Hall, Room 229

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Professional Series on International Trade and Business Development (formerly known as the "ABC's of International Trade") is designed for undergraduate business students at the University of San Diego who have an interest in international business and trade to further their learning experience beyond the classroom. To earn the certificate, students attend five distinctive seminars led by industry professionals. The certificate is a solid addition to resumes and will provide students with exposure to current topics, key resources and professional insight central to careers in international trade, while also providing a basis to make industry connections.

The program fee is $115, which includes program materials and light catered dinners. Registration is for all five seminars scheduled below.

Students who receive the certificate of completion will be awarded three Passport Points. To receive the certificate of completion, participants must attend at least four of the five seminars. All seminars are scheduled on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00PM in Olin Hall, Room 229.

Seminar Schedule:
February 5th - Seminar #1
“Import Operations and Documentation”, led by Allen Vigil, Director of International Business Development, Grupo Logistics

February 12th - Seminar #2
“The Seven Deadly Supply Chain Wastes”, led by Joel Sutherland, President, Envoy Inc. and Professor, USD

February 19th - Seminar #3
“Cross-Border Business and Market Entry Strategies”, led by Kenn Morris, President and CEO, Crossborder Group

February 26th - Seminar #4
“Purchasing, Negotiations and Payment”, led by Michelle Quach, Logistics Manager, WD-40

March 12th - Seminar #5
“International Sales and Business Development”, led by Kim Benson, President, Zenaida Global