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About the National Small Business Exporter Summit

On April 9, 2019 NASBITE International will host the third annual National Small Business Exporter Summit in Savannah, Georgia. This event will bring together top small and medium-sized exporters 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. This forum serves as a premiere event for companies focused on export growth.

Outstanding Exporter Honorees

Open nominations for outstanding small and medium-sized exporters were sought from export trainers, Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBPs), export assistance providers and District Export Councils throughout the country. Companies that have accepted nominations will be honored for their export success at this Summit. Many of those honorees have been selected to share their export story and highlight “best practice” processes, systems or strategies, and lessons learned. These sessions form the foundation of the 2019 National Small Business Exporters Summit.

Who Should Attend

The master-class format of the National Small Business Exporter Summit provides forward-thinking CEOs and upper-level management and export executives with direct access to high-level networking and shared-learning opportunities. Attendees will be provided information on powerful tools, techniques and resources that outstanding exporters from across the country have used to guide export growth and success. Insights will be shared that Summit attendees can adapt/adopt within their own business settings to support business growth and development. The Exporter Summit presents the same networking and shared learning opportunities for international trade assistance providers, exporters and educators. National Small Business Exporter Summit attendees can use attendance of this event as a springboard into the NASBITE International Annual Conference, April 10-11 at the same location.

Need Help Justifying Your Summit Registration & Travel Funding?

NASBITE has prepared a Registration Proposal document which outlines the value of attending, enables registrants to show the ROI in return for funding, and details travel, housing and registration expenses. Simply complete the form as a justification for the cost of attendance.

Click Here to Download a Registration Proposal Worksheet

There’s value in attending both the Exporter Summit AND the NASBITE International Annual Conference!

“The Exporter’s conference was a pleasant surprise since the speakers were a bunch of private companies, all exporters who each gave a talk on what works and what doesn’t, which markets have specific issues and most importantly, showed the value of what it means to sell overseas. Great addition to NASBITE! I got lots of great info and leads from attending.” – Brent Rondon, Manager, Global Business Program, Duquesne University SBDC

“Attending both the 2017 National Small Business Exporters Summit and the NASBITE conference provided me with a kind of yin-yang mixture of international business knowledge. Whereas the summit exhibits various business professionals’ compelling stories – both of realizing success and avoiding (or not!) pitfalls – the conference showcases expert knowledge and best practices in trade from an instructive model. The two sides are quite different but highly complementary for anyone looking to become great at doing and understanding international business.” – Nathaniel Ward, CGBP – Director, Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network Office, Cleveland State University

“Spending time at the Exporters Summit sharing ideas with some of America’s best and brightest small business exporters was a great learning opportunity. I liked the event’s fast-paced format, including networking opportunities that contributed to my overall NASBITE experience. I highly recommend adding the National Small Business Exporters Summit to your 2018 NASBITE Conference itinerary.” – Owen George, International Business Development Counselor, North Carolina SBTDC

“My decision to attend both the 2017 National Small Business Exporters Summit and the NASBITE Conference in Spokane was a wise one. As an international trade assistance professional, I am a member of both NASBITE and the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) and found holding the events together to be a very good idea as it allowed me to attend both of them. I found that it was professionally enrichening to attend both events as it expanded my perspective on the delivery of international trade assistance in the U.S.A and around the world and widened my professional network.” – Anthony Cambas, Director Wes Watkins Center for International Trade and Development, Oklahoma State University

Meet Our Partners & Sponsors

Summit Event Sponsor: BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is the on-demand freight transportation and logistics specialist providing domestic and international third-party logistics services to commercial customers. BGI specializes in delivering unique solutions to complex shipping problems. Our customers rely on us as their expert resource in an increasingly complex domestic and international transportation environment. For More information on BGI Worldwide Logistics: http://www.bgiworldwide.com/ or email to sales@bgiworldwide.com

NASBITE Gold Partner: Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs)
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. There are 17 nationally designated Centers administered by the U.S. Department of Education, located at Brigham Young University, The Ohio State University, George Washington University, The University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Colorado Denver, Georgia State University, University of Connecticut, Indiana University, University of Maryland, Michigan State University, University of Miami, San Diego State University, University of South Carolina, Temple University, University of Washington, and Texas A&M University. Learn more at http://us-ciberweb.org.

Annual Conference and Summit Sponsor: Commerce Bank
We help educate exporters who want to find ways to expand their global sales efforts. We also help trade specialists educate people who want to learn how to export. For the last hundred years, Commerce Bank’s International Department has been serving export companies across America. We offer direct telephone lines to staff who know customers and their company’s needs. It doesn’t matter to us if you have one export transaction a year, just getting started, or are an experienced global company looking for better service. Our approach is to learn about your process, share best practices, and come up with ideas on how to help. Challenge accepted, so contact us today. Learn more here: https://commercebank.com/business/payables-and-receivables/payables/international-payments

Annual Conference and Summit Sponsor: First Home Bank
First Home Bank is a Preferred SBA Lender and ranks as a Top 10 SBA Lender nationwide in total dollar volume and SBA loans approved. For more information, be sure to visit the First Home Bank table in the Chesapeake Foyer to learn about the benefits of SBA financing and enter for a chance to win Apple Airpods! For more information: www.firsthomebank.com/sba.

Silver Partner: Kompass North America

Whether a large corporation or small business that wants to develop its local market or to export its know-how abroad, Kompass puts a unique worldwide database at its clients’ fingertips with its prospecting assistance tools and direct marketing solutions.  Market analysis, sales mapping, targeting, internal database optimization, preparation of prospecting files, mailing, emailing. Kompass can support its clients’ marketing and sales goals at each stage of their business development. https://us.solutions.kompass.com/m/easybusiness/

Silver Partner: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Global business requires a different brand of leadership. Since its inception in 1946, Thunderbird has focused exclusively on educating global leaders in the intricacies of international business and management. Now a unit of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise, today Thunderbird is strengthened by the resources of America’s largest and most innovative public university. Thunderbird offers in-person and online executive education training, including custom programs where the school partners with organizations and businesses to meet specific self-defined objectives. Programs can be held at a company’s facilities, or in any or our global locations in Phoenix (Arizona), Geneva, Dubai and Moscow. Regardless of where you may be in your professional journey, Thunderbird can help you reach your destination. Learn more at https://thunderbird.asu.edu/executive-education

Bronze Partner: Global Training Center
For more information: http://www.globaltrainingcenter.com/nasbite

Bronze Partner: GrowthWheel
GrowthWheel helps business advisors, and their organizations, make more impact and be more productive by offering a certification program, a visual toolbox, and a cloud-based platform that allows you to work with clients in a consistent way and produce reports that track client progress like you’ve never seen before. For more information go to: www.growthwheel.com

Bronze Partner: FITT (Forum for International Trade Training)
For over 25 years the international business community has trusted FITT to support high performers in international trade. Providing online and in person international business training for both private companies and government trade advisors, our internationally recognized training program, FITTskills, has helped over 17,000 people refine their skills to succeed in global markets. FITT also partners with post-secondary institutions by providing access to a leading-edge, standards based, curriculum and instructor resources to support and enhance their international business programs. Learn more at https://fittfortrade.com/

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