NASBITE Cancels 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit & 2020 Annual Conference

Due to the evolving concerns around the COVID-19 virus, and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and the state of Maryland, NASBITE International’s Board of Governors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit, 2020 Annual Conference and Pre-Conference events scheduled for March 23-27, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland. NASBITE is committed to the health and safety of our members, which is our top priority.

Attendees holding confirmed room reservations with The Graduate Annapolis within the NASBITE room block will have their room reservations canceled with no penalty and will receive email confirmation of the cancellation as long as an email address was provided to the hotel at the time of reservation. If your room reservation was confirmed as part of the NASBITE room block, no further action is needed by you to cancel your reservation.

Those attendees who reserved guest rooms outside of the NASBITE room block or at a different hotel will need to cancel their reservations directly with the hotel.

Although the events will not proceed as planned in Annapolis, the Board is currently reviewing options to offer a virtual version of most activities. Please bear with us as we work through these challenges. We will follow up shortly with options for your consideration.

We invite you to share what your own organization is doing to manage the issue by emailing us at info@nasbite.org

NASBITE will be in touch regarding Conference registration fees and refunds. If you have questions about airline fee waivers, available refunds, reduced flights and schedule changes, please contact your airline directly or visit their website for information.

For additional questions, please contact Diane Schafer, Director of Meetings for NASBITE, at diane.schafer@nasbite.org

Renew Your Membership or Pay Your CGBP Annual Recertification Fee When You Register!

NASBITE Members and Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential holders are encouraged to pay their annual fees along with the event registration. Please note, CGBPs must also submit at least 10 CEUs to complete recertification for 2020; participation in the full Annual Conference will provide these 10 CEUs and will automatically be posted to your certification record.

Registration Fees and Policies

Pre-Conference Event Registrations

  • National Small Business Exporter Summit Registration: Registration for the National Small Business Exporter Summit on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, all Summit Sessions, and a closing reception with 2 drink tickets for the cash bar. The Registration Fee for the Summit is $235 per person.
  • CGBP Boot Camp Registration: CGBP Boot Camp Registration includes either the Exam Prep Boot Camp or the Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp two-day training, Boot Camp materials, and refreshments on March 23 & 24. The Exam Prep Boot Camp registration fee also includes a voucher for one free online CGBP Practice Exam per attendee. Lunch is not included in the registration fees; time will be provided for lunch on your own during both days of the Boot Camp program.
    • Registration Fees for the CGBP Boot Camps are $395 per person, if registered by February 28, 2020 ($495 per person after February 28, 2020).
  • Pre-Conference Workshop Registration: Pre-Conference Workshop Registration for the full-day program includes workshop participation and handout materials, and refreshment breaks on March 24, 2020. Lunch is not included in the registration fees; time will be provided for lunch on your own.
    • Registration Fee for the Pre-Conference Workshop is $95 per person, if registered by February 28, 2020 ($195 per person if registered after February 28, 2020).
    • Annual Recertification Fee of $75 for CGBP Credential may be paid along with registration for either/both events.
  • Conference Payment, Cancellation & Refund Policy: All Conference fees must be paid in full no later than March 6, 2020; includes fees for attendees paying via a PO. This policy does not apply to pre-conference Boot Camps; those may be paid by credit card at the registration desk on site. Cancellations for Boot Camp or Full Conference registrations are eligible for a refund when notification is received in writing by February 28, 2020, unless the event is cancelled by NASBITE International.
    • Cancellations must be received in writing by February 28, 2020 to qualify for a refund. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellations received in writing on or before February 28, 2020. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after February 28, 2020.
    • If paying by Purchase Order, please submit a copy of your PO with billing instructions along with this registration form.
    • NASBITE International reserves the right to cancel events, usually due to lack of enrollment; registrants will be notified by e-mail in the event of a cancellation.

NASBITE International Annual Conference Registration Options

  • Full Conference Registration: For the 2020 NASBITE International Annual Conference, Full Conference Registration includes the Opening Reception (Wednesday, March 25), Refreshment Breaks, Breakfasts and Lunches (Thursday and Friday, March 26 & 27), Keynotes, Conference Sessions and Tabletop Exhibits (Thursday and Friday, March 26 & 27), and the Closing Reception (Friday, March 27). Early Bird Fees are $595 for NASBITE Members ($795 for non-members) if registered by February 28. After February 28, the Standard Registration Fee is $695 for NASBITE Members ($895 for non-members).
  • One-Day Registration: NASBITE also offers One-Day Registrations, if you can only attend part of the Annual Conference.
    • One-Day Registration for Thursday, March 26  includes Refreshment Breaks, Breakfast, Lunch, Keynotes, Conference Sessions and Tabletop Exhibits. The Early Bird One-Day Registration fee for Thursday, March 26 is $325 for members ($425 for non-members) if registered by February 28. After February 28, the Standard One-Day Registration Fee for Thursday, March 26 is $425 for members / $525 for non-members.
    • One-Day Registration for Friday, March 27 includes Refreshment Breaks, Breakfast, Lunch, Keynotes, Conference Sessions, Tabletop Exhibits, and the Closing Reception on Friday, March 27. The Early Bird One-Day Registration fee for Friday, March 27 is $375 for members ($475 for non-members) if registered by February 28. After February 28, the Standard One-Day Registration Fee for Friday, March 27 is $475 for members ($575 for non-members)
  • Student Registration: NASBITE offers special Student One-Day Registration fees that are provided to full-time undergraduate and graduate students only. Proof of enrollment may be requested upon registration.
    • One-Day Student Registration for Thursday, March 26  includes Refreshment Breaks, Breakfast, Lunch, Keynotes, Conference Sessions and Tabletop Exhibits on March 26. The Early Bird Student One-Day Registration fee for Thursday, March 26 is $225 for NASBITE Student Members ($325 for non-members) if registered by February 28. After February 28, the Standard One-Day Student Registration Fee for Thursday, March 26 is $275 for NASBITE Student Members ($375 for non-members).
    • One-Day Student Registration for Friday, March 27 includes Refreshment Breaks, Breakfast, Lunch, Keynotes, Conference Sessions, Tabletop Exhibits and the Closing Reception on Friday, March 27. The Early Bird Student One-Day Registration fee for Friday, March 27 is $275 for NASBITE Student Members ($375 for non-members) if registered by February 28. After February 28, the Standard One-Day Student Registration Fee for Friday, March 27 is $325 for NASBITE Student Members ($425 for non-members).
  • Guest Tickets:Registered attendees are welcome to purchase Guest Tickets for the Opening Reception on March 25 (includes two drink tickets, and light hors d’oeuvres) for $75 per guest ($100 per guest if purchased after February 28, 2020).
      • Guest Tickets are also available for the Closing Reception on Friday, March 27, and includes two drink tickets and the reception buffet for $125 per guest ($150 per guest if registered after February 28, 2020).

Conference Payment, Cancellation & Refund Policies

All Conference fees must be paid in full no later than March 6, 2020; includes fees for attendees paying via a PO. This policy does not apply to pre-conference Boot Camps; those may be paid by credit card at the registration desk on site. Cancellations for Boot Camp or Full Conference registrations are eligible for a refund when notification is received in writing by February 28, 2020, unless the event is cancelled by NASBITE International.

  • Cancellations must be received in writing by February 28, 2020 to qualify for a refund. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellations received in writing on or before February 28, 2020. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after February 28, 2020.
  • If paying by Purchase Order, please submit a copy of your PO with billing instructions along with this registration form.
  • NASBITE International reserves the right to cancel events, usually due to lack of enrollment; registrants will be notified by e-mail in the event of a cancellation.

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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