2020 Summit Program
March 25, 2020
Annapolis, Maryland

All of the Exporter Summit sessions will be delivered by this year’s Outstanding Exporter Honorees. The Outstanding Exporter Honoree list continues to grow, with 20+ honorees expected to be in attendance. Sessions will highlight best-practices or lessons learned that have contributed to each Company’s export success. Summit attendees will leave the event armed with insights into practical tools, techniques, strategies, and resource leads they can leverage to guide export expansion.

2020 Outstanding Exporter Honorees


State Company Name Export-Related Honors/Recognition
Connecticut Control Station, Inc. 2019 SBA Exporter of the Year for Connecticut
Florida Palladio Beauty Group 2016 President’s “E” Award Recipient
Georgia Adventure Aviation 2009 SBA Exporter of the Year for Georgia & SE Region;
Five-time recipient (2013-17) of the Georgia GLOBE Award
Georgia KaMin 2011 SBA Small Business Exporter of the Year for Georgia
Maryland Matrax Inc. 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoreet
Maryland Industrial Indicators 2018 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Maryland United Source One SBA Exporter of the Year for Maryland
Michigan Nustep, LLC 2012 President’s “E” Award Recipient; 2016 President’s “E-Star” Award Recipient
New York RAGO Foundations LLC 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
North Carolina Equilibar, LLC 2019 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
North Carolina ImmunoReagents 2015 President’s “E” Award Recipient
North Carolina Otto Environmental 2017 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Ohio Kirila Fire Training Facilities, Inc. 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Pennsylvania C. L. Sturkey, Inc. MANTEC Excellence in International Trade Award Winner
Pennsylvania PaceControls 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Texas Apfelbaum Industrial 2018 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Texas Energy Control Systems 2012 President’s “E” Award Recipient; 2017 President’s “E-Star” Award Recipient
Virginia WFN Strategies, LLC 2019 President’s “E” Award Recipient
Wisconsin Johnsonville, LLC 2007 President’s “E” Award Recipient; 2017 President’s “E-Star” Award Receipient

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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