2024 Exporter Summit SAVE THE DATE

Save the Date!

We are currently planning the eighth annual National Small Business Exporter Summit, a virtual event that will take place on October 23, 2024. This event brings 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.

Summit Agenda HERE

Participant Registration HERE

Sponsor Registration HERE

sm 2024 Exporter Summit Keynotes

Trade & the U.S. Election – What Comes Next?

Join NASBITE International and “The Trade Guys” for a dynamic discussion of the evolving landscape of international trade and its implications for small-to-medium sized businesses. Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch, “The Trade Guys,” will share insights on how they think different electoral scenarios could shape market access, trade policies, trade agreements, and export opportunities for exporters. They will also explore the candidates' stances on trade issues such as protectionism versus free trade and which presidential candidate should claim the title, “Tariff Man”. This keynote address will be recorded for airing on “The Trade Guys” Podcast hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Exporter Honorees

Each year we have the opportunity to recognize the success of “Outstanding Exporter Honorees” from across the country that are highly engaged in exporting and fostering international relationships that are strengthening their businesses and supporting success. Outstanding Exporter Honorees are nominated by Event Partners from across the trade community. We are excited to recognize this year’s recipients and continue to spotlight an impressive list of honoree recognized since the Exporter Summit launched in 2017.

Participant Registration HERE

Sponsor Registration HERE

Past Outstanding Exporter Honorees


Who Should Attend
The National Small Business Exporter Summit provides forward-thinking CEOs and upper-level management export executives and entrepreneurs with direct access to shared learning and high-level networking and opportunities. Attendees will gain insight into powerful tools, techniques and resources that outstanding exporters from across the country have used to guide export growth and success within their businesses. Information will be shared that Summit attendees can adapt/adopt within their own business settings to support business growth and development.The Exporter Summit also presents the same networking and shared learning opportunities for international trade assistance providers, prospective exporters and educators. 

CEUs Available
6.5 CEUs were available to CGBPs that attended all of the 2023 Exporter Summit sessions. These CEUs were credited to the CEU records following conclusion of the event.


Thank You to Our Early 2024 Sponsors!

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Sponsor Details HERE


Thank you to our event partners!
Full Event Partner Details HERE


Here's what attendees have to say:

  • Brent Rondon 
  • “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, Sr. Management Consultant for International Trade, University of Pittsburg SBDC
  • Owen George
  • “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 NASBITE Conference itinerary.”
    – Owen George, International Business Development Counselor, North Carolina SBTDC
  • ECS

  • “It was great to be included in this groundbreaking virtual Exporters Summit. The online interaction was tremendous and I look forward to the coming years event! Well done NASBITE team for the excellent execution of this event.”
    – Jeff Edwards, Founder & CEO, Energy Control Systems Int’l, Texas
  • Aventure Aviation

  • “The Exporter Summit, organized in a very timely fashion by NASBITE International during the pandemic period, provided a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and exporters confined to their homes to learn and get inspired by fellow exporters successfully navigating the world of international trade. The case studies shared by the companies presenting highlighted exporting opportunities as well as mine fields to avoid. Exporters, like myself, walked away energized from the event and inspired to take their businesses to new heights post-pandemic”.
    Zaheer Faruqi, President, Aventure Aviation, Georgia
  •  Kirla Fire
  • “Participating in a ‘Virtual Conference’ was a first for me! I wish you could have seen me gobbling up the information from each presentation. I found it interesting how one presenter’s information seemed to lead into the next. Much of what was presented by others related to my own vision. I learned from each presenter and was truly inspired. I have already taken some of the ideas and incorporated them into my own action plan moving forward.”
    – Lenna Boggs, Business Development & Proposal Coordinator, Kirila Fire Training Facilities, Inc, Ohio