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Going Global at SXSW 2016

Building on several years of international programming, South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Interactive will once again host an array of global startups, corporations and trade delegations at this year’s gathering in Austin, Texas from March 11-15. Below is a sampling of the...

Global Innovation Forum Welcomes New Deputy Director 

          Washington, D.C. – The Global Innovation Forum (GIF) at the National Foreign Trade Council announces the appointment of Kaveri Marathe to the position of Deputy Director. In her role, Marathe will work closely with GIF’s Executive...

Going Global at SXSW 2015

South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Interactive has become a destination for global startups, and this year’s gathering in Austin, Texas from March 13-17 is no exception. Below are 43 of our favorite official events aimed at entrepreneurs and startups going global

The New Faces of Transpacific Trade
European Startups: Global from the Get Go
Our Global Startups
Get inspired by these global innovators


Housed under the National Foreign Trade Council Foundation, GIF is able to leverage the resources and expertise of a century-old organization dedicated to an open, rules-based global trading system.