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NASBITE International Annual Conference Headquarters Hotel:
The DeSoto Savannah Hotel

15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 (912) 232-9000 or Reservations: +1 (844) 257-3520

Overlooking Madison Square in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, The DeSoto Hotel is a treasured landmark. As host to the NASBITE International Annual Conference and its Preconference Events including the 2019 National Small Business Exporter Summit, it provides the perfect blend of elegance, history and charm of one of America’s oldest cities with a generous dash of modern Southern hospitality.

Warm smiles from long-tenured staff, a museum-worthy lobby art gallery showcasing the Savannah College of Art & Design, imaginative cocktails at Edgar’s Proof & Provision, and farm-fresh ingredients at 1540 Room – The DeSoto is a Savannah experience to be savored and celebrated by NASBITE attendees at a specially discounted rate for a limited time.

Discounted Hotel Rates & Hotel Policies: Attendees registered for the National Small Business Exporter Summit and/or the NASBITE International 31st Annual Conference may reserve guest rooms at The DeSoto Savannah Hotel at a discounted group rate of $179.00/per night, for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes for the nights of April 7 through April 12; there is a rate differential to $229 for Saturday, April 6.

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations, as hotel reservations are not included in the Conference or Summit registrations.
To confirm a reservation at the $179 rate, use the online reservation link above, or call the hotel directly at +1 (912) 232-9000 or  at +1 (844) 257-3520 and reference reservation code ASB.

If you are eligible for the government per diem rate, you must complete this form and email it to Diane Schafer (diane.schafer@nasbite.org) at NASBITE Headquarters. You will be required to show proof of eligibility at the time of check-in.

Room Deposits & Guaranteed Reservations Policy: An initial deposit for room reservations is not required. For reservations guaranteed with a form of payment at the time of booking, rooms are held until hotel check-out time the day following arrival. For reservations not guaranteed with a form of payment at time of booking, rooms are held until set cancellation time per the rules of the reservation.

Room Reservation Cancellation Policy: Reservations may be canceled without penalty up until 6:00 PM EST one day prior to arrival date. Cancellation after 6:00 PM EST on the day prior to arrival will be subject to a penalty of one night’s room and tax.

Early Departure Policy: When you check in, you will be asked to confirm your departure date. You may be able to change your departure date without a penalty if your rate plan permits and if you do so at time of check-in. After reconfirming your departure date, if you decide to leave earlier, you may be charged an early departure fee. Please contact the hotel if you have any questions.


By phone: call +1 (912) 232-9000 or +1 (844) 257-3520 – ask for a room in the NASBITE International group room block

Online:  Click here

Reservations must be made by Monday, March 15, 2019 or before the NASBITE room block is full,
whichever comes first, so RESERVE EARLY!

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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