NASBITE International Annual Conference Headquarters Hotel:
Graduate Annapolis Hotel

126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

+1 (410) 263-7777

Just a short stroll from the U.S. Naval Academy, St. John’s College and Chesapeake Bay, Graduate Hotel Annapolis is located in the heart of the Annapolis Arts District. As host to the NASBITE International Annual Conference and its Preconference Events including the 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit, it provides the perfect blend of bayside style, Navy pomp and campus lore.

A palette inspired by Chesapeake blue crabs, Academy colors and old-school madras plaid sets the scene for Graduate Annapolis. Classic nautical motifs and crisp finishes evoke the polish of the Yard, while pops of colorful seaside prep balance out the pomp. Throughout, discover art that celebrates Annapolis history and campus lore, including Bill the Goat and a certain climbable monument. This maritime city vibe can be savored and celebrated by NASBITE attendees at a specially discounted rate for a limited time.

Discounted Hotel Rates & Hotel Policies:

The planners of the 33rd Annual NASBITE International Conference & National Small Business Exporter Summit have secured a nightly group rate of $149.00 per night single/double occupancy for the nights of March 22 through March 28. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. To receive the discount rate, call The Graduate Hotel Annapolis at +1 (410) 263-7777 and reference the NASBITE International Conference. You can also make your reservations online. Make your reservations early since the deadline to receive the group discounted rate is February 28, 2020 or when the room block is full, whichever comes first!

If you are eligible for the government per diem rate, you must complete this form and email it to Diane Schafer (  at NASBITE Headquarters. You will be required to show proof of eligibility at the time of check-in.

Room Deposits & Guaranteed Reservations Policy: 

An initial deposit for room reservations is not required. For reservations guaranteed with a form of payment at the time of booking, rooms are held until hotel check-out time the day following arrival. For reservations not guaranteed with a form of payment at time of booking, rooms are held until set cancellation time per the rules of the reservation.

Room Reservation Cancellation Policy: 

Reservations may be canceled without penalty up until 4:00 PM EST 48 hours prior to arrival date. Cancellation after 4:00 PM EST 48 hours prior to arrival will be subject to a penalty of one night’s room and tax.

Early Departure Policy: 

When you check in, you will be asked to confirm your departure date. You may be able to change your departure date without a penalty if your rate plan permits and if you do so at time of check-in. After reconfirming your departure date, if you decide to leave earlier, you may be charged an early departure fee. Please contact the hotel if you have any questions.


By phone: call +1 (410) 263-7777 – ask for a room in the NASBITE International group room block

Online:  Click here

Reservations must be made by Friday, February 28, 2020 or before the NASBITE room block is full,
whichever comes first, so RESERVE EARLY!

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: or email to

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.
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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:

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.

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

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