2019 Summit in Review

The 2019 National Small Business Exporter Summit took place April 9, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia, and marked the third annual event of this type. The event attracted more than 150 attendees, and recognized 20 Outstanding Exporter Honorees from all over the United States.

2019 Outstanding Exporter Honorees

The 2019 Summit program featured presentations delivered by Outstanding Exporter Honorees from across the United States. Presenting companies represented a wide range of industries and significant export experience. Sessions focused on sharing best practices and lessons learned that had significantly contributed to each businesses’ export success. To read more details about the Honorees and their companies, click here.

2019 Exporter Summit Program

Click here to view the 2019 Exporter Summit Program.

Feedback from Outstanding Exporters Honorees National Small Business Exporters Summit, Savannah, Georgia (2019)

You are invited to read what some of the 2019 Outstanding Exporter Honorees had to say about the National Small Business Exporter Summit:

“Exporting is not just for the big guys. This is a great place to meet small biz exporters with real world experience.” – Jay White,
President, Morrison Textile Machinery, South Carolina – https://www.morrisontexmach.com

“I found value in attending the Exporter Summit because I could hear about the experiences of other exporters and gain practical knowledge and ideas. I also had the opportunity tointerface with a range of export officials and trade experts well versed in dealing with the challenges that exporters face. Being at the NASBITE conference allowed me to take a real issue Zeigler is facing and gather advice from a range of experts, all conveniently gathered together in one room. That’s always a great opportunity” – Chris Stock,
Sales Manager, Eastern Hemisphere, Zeigler Bros., Inc. – www.zeiglerfeed.com

“Great conference. Really well done. Thank you. We will definitely be in attendance next year” – Linda Wojciechowicz,
National Sales Director/Interim Global VP of Sales and Marketing, NuStep, LLC, Michigan
 – https://www.nustep.com

“Thank you again for the Honoree and opportunity to participate in the summit.I really enjoyed networking with other exporters and learning that our challenges aren’t so different from our exporting peers. I recommend the Exporter Summit to anyone who is interested in exporting or who is currently exporting and would like to build a bigger network of support and knowledge.”Kristen Crawley,
Sales Director – International & Corporate Gift,Savannah Bee Company
 – https://savannahbee.com/

“As always, it was a well-run event and I continue to learn more and more about what I don’t know!”Ann Black,
President & CEO,Immunoreagents, Inc.
 – https://www.immunoreagents.com/

“It was a pleasure to be a part of the NASBITE Exporter summit this year. Organizationally, participation was worthwhile it gave us more insight into what services are available to increase our exports as well as make our life a little easier. The Listening session allowed exporters to reach the right people in government agencies who can potentially make exporting easier and less cumbersome.”Tom Crafton
President,Thermcraft, Inc.
 – https://thermcraftinc.com

Meet Our Partners & Sponsors

Summit 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 Partner: Centers for International Business Education (CIBEs)
The Centers for International Business Education (CIBEs) were created by Congress to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. There are 15 nationally designated Centers administered by the U.S. Department of Education, located at Brigham Young University, Florida International University, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, San Diego State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado Denver, University of Maryland, University of South Carolina, and, University of Washington.
Learn more at http://us-ciberweb.org.

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

Summit Sponsor: Creditbench Powered by First Home Bank
CreditBench, powered by First Home Bank, offers small business loans from $50,000 to $5,000,000. Let the strength and depth of Creditbench work for you.

Summit & Annual Conference Sponsor: 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/

Annual Conference Sponsor: GrowthWheel
GrowthWheel is a visual toolbox and cloud-based platform used by small business advisors to help client companies make decisions and take action with a 360° perspective. GrowthWheel was founded in 2005 and is today used by more than 3,000+ business advisors in 49 US States and 45 countries. For more information go to www.growthwheel.com.

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