The Worldly Marketer newsletter  -   September 2017 edition

FITT Conference

If you caught  episode #045 of The Worldly Marketer Podcast, you know about the  Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). It's a not-for-profit organization that provides international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals as well as businesses. FITT's  programs are endorsed by the World Trade Centers Association and the Canadian government, and they have become the standard of excellence for global trade professionals around the world.

This year, FITT is celebrating its  25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the organization is hosting an international business conference"Your Future in Global Markets". It's being held in Canada's beautiful National Capital Region from October 2 to 4, 2017.

So if you're looking to boost your export business by connecting with other trade professionals from around the world, here's your chance. It's a great opportunity to share insights, successes and lessons learned from a wide variety of people who work in global markets. You'll get to mix, mingle and learn from some the world's top performers in international trade. And y ou'll go home with new strategies and techniques to increase your profits, minimize risks, and rise above your global competitors, both today and tomorrow.

Need an additional incentive? Early October is the most beautiful time of year in the Ottawa region. It's when the autumn foliage is usually at its most spectacular!

For more information and to register, visit the conference website!

Brand2Global 2017

Also happening in early October is the annual Brand2Global Conference in Menlo Park, California. It's an event  designed for professionals who drive global marketing and are responsible for international market share and revenue. This year, I've been invited to participate in a panel discussion alongside Anna Schlegel, Kris Bondi and Lucie Newcomb, moderated by Bruno Hermann. The full conference program is available here.

October 2-3, 2017
Quadras Conference Center, Menlo Park, California

For more information, visit the Brand2Global website.

LocWorld35 - Silicon Valley

This year's North American edition of LocWorld returns to Silicon Valley and focuses on what continuous delivery means for the localization industry. H ow does localization fit into the continuous delivery process? How do we manage the triangle of cost, quality and time in such a fast-paced production environment? For localization vendors as well as their clients, these questions are sure to generate some timely discussions and important takeaways.

November 1-3, 2017
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California

For more information, visit the LocWorld website.

International & Global Marketing News

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for September  2017

Here are some of the important dates coming up this month:

September 1: Eid Al-Adha  (Islam)

September 2:  National Day of Vietnam

September 4: Labor Day in the U.S.A. and  Canada

September 5:  Anant Chaturdashi  (Hinduism & Jainism)

September 7: Independence Day in Brazil

September 8: Feast of the Nativity of Mary  (Christianity)

September 9:  Eid Al-Ghadeer  (Islam)

September 11:  Patriot Day in the U.S.A.

September 14: Feast of the Cross  (Christianity)

September 15: Independence Day in Central American states

September 16:  Independence Day in Mexico

September 18:  Fiestas Patrias begin in Chile
September 20: Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset (Judaism)

September 21: Navratri festival begins (Hinduism)

September 21: Nativity of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christianity)

September 22:  Islamic New Year's Day

September 22:  September Equinox at 22:02 Universal Time

September 26:  Durga Puja festival begins  (Hinduism)

September 28:  Statehood Day in the Czech Republic

September 29: Yom Kippur begins at sunset (Judaism)

September 30: Vijayadashami (Hinduism)

September 30:  Ashura  (Islam)

These are just some of the international holidays & observances coming up in September. For the complete calendar, click here.

You can  download this calendar as a PDF document by clicking on the link, above,  and selecting "Save Page As".

Get  more details about any holiday or observance on the calendar  by clicking on the specific entry.

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