International Trade Council, Go Global Awards, Marilynn Hughes, The Out of Body Travel Foundation
Think Global Confernence, Go Global Awards, Marilynn Hughes, The Out of Body Travel Foundation

Dear Marilynn Hughes

Thank you for entering the Go Global Awards.

By now you should have received a social media link about your entry (posts on facebook and twitter). The logo of The Out-Of-Body Travel Foundation is also up at

We've had over 3000 entries and award short-listing is currently taking place. So far we've added The Out-Of-Body Travel Foundation to the preliminary short-list for your award categories.

Short-listed organizations will be provided with free tickets to the Think Global Conference (usually $1900 per person) where they can live pitchin front of the judging panel and CEOs. This conference is attended by representatives of 28 governments and 500+ CEOs. The website of the Think Global Conference is

Again - that will be free for short-listed organizations to attend.

Winners will then be invited to the Go Global Awards Gala, being held on the 23rd of October (evening). [there is a nominal charge for the Awards Gala Dinner per head].

If a short-listed organization cannot make the USA Think Global Conference then they have a second change to live pitch at the Asian Think Global Conference (11-12th of December) - followed by the Asian Award ceremony.

I've enclosed some information about the Think Global Conference for you, in case The Out-Of-Body Travel Foundation makes it into the final short-list cut for your award categories.

We hope to see you a winner! :)

Kind Regards,

Ron Nolasco
Trade Commissioner
Tel: +1 202 869 0988
Fax: +1 202 869 1121

The Out-Of-Body Travel Foundation WAS A GLOBAL AWARDS FINALIST

Dear Marilynn Hughes 

The Board of the International Trade Council is pleased to announce that <#[company]#> has been short-listed for an award at the 2019 Go Global Awards . 


Presentations of award finalists will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on the 22nd of October, 2019. The awards dinner will be on the 23 rd of October 2019. 

As a finalist this is your opportunity to present The Out-Of-Body Travel Foundation before our world-famous judging panel and an audience of 500+ CEO’s, Investors and Government Ministers and Ambassadors from 28 countries. The final judging will take place during the Think Global Conference – the premier conference for those organizations wishing to grow their business through knowledge sharing and networking.


At the Think Global Conference, you will:
Network with government trade officials, leading private sector experts and like-minded businesses (from the US and abroad) who are active in overseas markets
Learn about the opportunities created by the US-Sino Trade War
Identify new and emerging markets of opportunity ahead of your competition
Participate in panel discussions and workshops covering the latest industry challenges and trends
Learn about export programs and services designed to cut your time to market
Meet one-on-one with Government Ministers and Diplomats from 28 nations
Government Officials from 28 Nations will be present, including:
H.E. Ambassador Miss Ekaterina Dimakis, Embassy of Greece, Washington D.C.
H.E. Ambassador Keith Azzopardi, Embassy of Malta, Washington D.C.
Ms. Beatriz Vivas, Consul General, Consulate of Argentina in Chicago
Ms. Ms. Larysa Gerasko, Consul General, Consulate of Ukraine in Chicago
Ms. Reyna Torres Mendivil, Ambassador, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago
Mr. Christian Zeller, Hon Consul for Austria
Business France (name TBA)
Mr. James S. York, Director of US Business & Innovation, Enterprise Estonia
Ms. Jennifer Patterson, Sr. Business Development Consultant - Investment & Trade, Invest in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Mr. John Alderdice, Manager Business Retention & Expansion, City of Toronto (Economic Development & Culture), Ontario, Canada
Mr. Tim Reynolds, Manager, Trade & Investment, Niagara Economic Development, Ontario, Canada
Mr. Tyson McMann, Business Development, City of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

The conference features 7 different tracks for attendees including:
Strategies for Winning Global Markets
Innovation in Business
How to Beat Your Competitors
US-Sino Trade War – Opportunities
Understanding Trade Finance / International Credit & Due Diligence
Recognizing and Reducing Risk in International Trade
Tariffs, Embargoes and Sanctions: 2019 & What’s Scheduled for 2020
For those new to exporting there are workshops and panel discussions available to help you get export ready and for experienced exporters there are opportunities to improve your overall success. Break-out sessions are also available with various presenters and 1:1 appointments can be scheduled delegate-to-delegate and/or delegate-to-presenter via our conference app.

Small, Medium and Large corporations are welcome to attend. Typical job titles are President/CEO, COO, CFO, Supply Chain Manager, Logistics Manager, Sales Director, Marketing Director, Director of Procurement.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,-- 

Ron Nolasco
Trade Commissioner
Tel: +1 202 869 0988
Fax: +1 202 869 1121

The Out-of-Body Travel Foundation
Shortlisted and a Finalist for the 
2019 International Trade Council's
Go Global Awards