Transportation, Hotel & Visitor Information

NASBITE International has worked hard to make it easy to travel to Annapolis, and to save on transportation and lodging as you attend the Conference events. Once you’ve arrived, you can explore all the charm of our host city.

Novel Coronavirus Update

As the NASBITE 33rd Annual Conference & National Small Business Exporter Summit nears, we understand there are concerns and questions around the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in relation to the event and would like to reassure you that the health and safety of our attendees and staff are out priority. We are closely monitoring the situation and following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The event is scheduled to take place as planned the week of March 23, 2020 at the Graduate Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. None of our keynote speakers or presenters has requested to cancel their participation. Of the nearly 200 anticipated attendees, only one person traveling from Asia has had to cancel due to travel restrictions.

We are working with the venue and planning partners to assess risks and protocols. Based on their guidance, we will implement the most effective additional preventive measures as necessary. Please continue to check with NASBITE staff and our website for updates and details around new protocols, procedures or preventive measures as they develop. We look forward to a safe and successful event in Annapolis.

For more information on COVID-19, please check World Health Organization (WHO) website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 or the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html

Hotel Info

Discounted hotel rates are available at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel, but they won’t last! Find out how to secure your room at the best rate.

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Air & Ground Transportation

Where to fly in to, and how to get from the airport to the Annual Conference at the lowest cost.

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Visiting Annapolis

Annapolis hosts the
NASBITE International Annual Conference.
Find out what’s to do in our host city.

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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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