FCIB's 18th Annual Global Conference at the Ritz Carlton in West Palm Beach, FL, was held last November 11-November 13. Keynote speakers were Greg Hicks and Rick Foster. Over the decade that they have worked together, the two developed a personality archetype system based on animals, replacing more complicated and arcane classifications like those used by Meyers-Briggs and others. A true testament to the memorability of the animal-based system was that for the remainder of the conference, speakers and attendees often introduced themselves as the animal they evaluated themselves to be. Overall, the event was the largest in the FCIB's history, and was highlighted by an exceptional group of speakers holding educational sessions on a myriad of topics vital to international business. The conference ended with a roundtable forum where attendees and a panel of speakers answered questioned submitted by conference delegates. Again, the growing trend for businesses was apparent as there was a concentrated focus on Central and Latin America, as well as China.