Join the top small and medium-sized exporters from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the opportunity to exchange and share best practices and lessons they have learned that have contributed to their export success. This forum serves as a premiere event for companies focused on export growth.

About the National Small Business Exporter Summit

NASBITE International will host the fifth annual National Small Business Exporter Summit on February 24 and March 3, 2021, with session offered from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. EST on each of those dates. This year’s event will be offered virtually, providing participants the opportunity to connect online and the convenience to join sessions live or view the recorded content post-event. As with past years, the 2021 Exporter Summit will bring together top small and medium-sized exporters from across the United States, providing all 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 and trade assistance providers focused on export growth.

Outstanding Exporter Honorees

Open nominations for outstanding small and medium-sized exporters have been sought from export trainers, Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBPs), export assistance providers, District Export Councils and event partners across the country. Companies that have accepted nominations will be recognized as a 2021 Outstanding Exporter Invitee, and will be among those in the running for “2021 National Small Business Exporter Summit – Outstanding Exporter Honoree” recognition. Announcement of the 2021 Outstanding Exporter Honoree companies will be made during the Exporter Summit proceedings on February 24, 2021. Many of those honorees have been selected to share their export story and highlight “best practice” tips, processes and strategies and/or lessons learned. These sessions form the foundation of the National Small Business Exporters Summit.

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 on 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.

There’s value in attending the Exporter Summit

“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

“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

Energy Control Systems

“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

kirila 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

Meet Our Partners & Sponsors

NASBITE International
America's SBDC
The International Trade Administration (ITA)/U.S. Commercial Service
National District Export Council (NADEC)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)
State International Development Organizations
The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI)
Organization of Women in International Trade International (OWIT)
International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)
grow global
Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global (WEGG)
SBA’s Office of International Trade (OIT)
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