NASBITE International’s sixth annual National Small Business Exporter Summit took place virtually on November 9 and November 16, 2022. This event brought together the top small and medium-sized exporters, trade professionals and trade assistance providers from across the United States, providing them with an opportunity to exchange and share best practices and lessons learned that have contributed to their export success. For the benefit of those unable to connect live to the event, all sessions were recorded and are available to attendees. For those who did not register for the Summit, you can still purchase access to the recordings. Purchase Now


2022 National Small Business Exporter Summit Agenda


Celebrating Success – 2022 Outstanding Exporter Honorees

  • AMOpportunities (IL)
  • Control Station, Inc (CT)
  • D&D Products Inc. / Aquarius Systems (WI)
  • Deltech Furnaces (CO)
  • Holtec International (MO)
  • ImmunoReagents, Inc. (NC)
  • Just Down the Street & EDC SBDC Trade Specialist (CA)
  • LedgerFunding, Inc. (NY)
  • Mills Machine Company (OK)
  • Overdrive, Inc. (NY)
  • Precision Machine and Manufacturing (OR)
  • Strands of Faith (MS)
  • Technologent (CA)
  • Two Rivers Fisheries (KY)
  • Verbio (OR)
  • Wemblr (OH)


Recorded Session & PowerPoint Presentation Links

Day 1

Keynote Presentation 1

Around the World & Back Again: Adventures in International Business

Jennifer Burge, CEO, World Wise Consulting

Powerpoint Slides


Outstanding Exporter Panel 1

In AWE of Amazing Women Exporters!

Session Moderator: Joyce Steffan, Sr. Director, Office of Global Business, The Ohio State University

Hear from a group of successful female CEO’s regarding lessons learned and actions taken to successfully overcome barriers in the world of global trade. Featuring:

  • Angie Yu, President, Two Rivers Fisheries, Inc. (KY)
  • Simona Racek, CEO, Just Down the Street & EDC SBDC Trade Specialist (CA)
  • Ling Chang, Founder and CEO, LedgerFunding, Inc. (NY)
  • Jane Dauffenbach, President, D&D Products Inc. / Aquarius Systems (WI)
  • Tiffany Marr, Founder & CEO, Wemblr (OH)


Keynote Presentation 2

Developing Trade Relationships in Peru

Ricardo Perez-Luyo, MA, Director of International Business Program, Universidad de Lima (Peru)

Powerpoint Slides


Outstanding Exporter Panel 2

Reach for the Stars!

Session Moderator: Bill Pearce, International Trade Specialist, Widener University SBDC

Join this panel of President’s E-Award & E-Star Award winning exporters as they share tips, tactics and techniques supporting export success. Featuring:

  • Steven Rosato, General Manager, Overdrive, Inc. (NY)
  • Dennis Nash, President & CEO, Control Station, Inc. (CT)
  • Thorstein Holt, President, Holtec International (MO)
  • Tammy Cooper, CEO and Harvinder Mudahar, Technologent (CA)



Day 2

Keynote Presentation 3

Aligning & Bulletproofing Your Supply Chain for Phenomenal Profit

Darrin Mitchell, CEO, Manufacturing Masters

Powerpoint Slides


Outstanding Exporter Panel 3

SMS: Superb Manufacturing Stories

Session Moderator: Jeff Stell, Small Business Officer, Business Oregon

With a focus on the importance on understanding competition join this panel as they share how they have effectively leveraged state & federal resources to support business growth.

  • Don Lindsey, CEO, Precision Machine and Manufacturing (OR)
  • Brian Lagas, Project Manager, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partners (MD)
  • Ameka Coleman, Founder & CEO, Strands of Faith (MS)
  • Mary Stevenson, Ph.D., Co-Owner and Director of Marketing, Deltech Furnaces (CO)

Powerpoint Slides


Keynote Presentation 4

Russia and Ukraine: Market Realities & Export Opportunities for U.S. Small Business

Matthew Edwards, Director, Office of Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia (ORUE)
Sarah Nickel, Ukraine Desk Officer, & Commercial Officer, ORUE

Powerpoint Slides


Outstanding Exporter Panel 4

They’re Real, But You Can’t See Them

Session Moderator: Claire Ehmann, Deputy Associate Director, Office of International Trade-U.S. SBA

Join this panel of successful exporters, as they share the opportunities and challenges unique to selling services and technology on the international stage. Featuring:

  • Virginia Joplin, Founding CEO, Verbio (OR)
  • Daniel Rivers, Director of Partnerships, AMOpportunities (IL)
  • Ann Black, Ph.D., President and CEO, ImmunoReagents, Inc. (NC)



Bonus Student Session

Session Moderator: Alexis Lewis, Student, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

Join outstanding exporters from across the country as they share career advice and lessons learned in their international business adventures to date.

  • Jennifer Burge, CEO, World Wise Consulting
  • Ivaldo Bastos, IBF International LLC
  • Gabriel Shweiri, President, NASBITE International
  • Chuck Mills, President, Mills Machine Company