2019 Summit Program
April 9, 2019
DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, GA

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All of the 2019 Exporter Summit sessions will be delivered by this year’s outstanding exporter honorees. Sessions will highlight best-practices or lessons learned that have contributed to each companies 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.

2019 Outstanding Exporter Honorees

State Company Export Awards/Recognition
Connecticut ACMT, Inc. 2017 President’s “E” Award Recipient
Florida PALLADIO Beauty Group 2017 President’s “E” Award Recipient
Georgia Aventure Aviation 2013-2017 Georgia Globe Award Recipient and 2009 SBA Exporter of the Year
Georgia KaMin Performance Minerals, LLC 2011 SBA Exporter of the Year for Georgia
Georgia Rotorcorp, LLC 2018 Georgia Globe Award Recipient
Georgia Savannah Bee Company 2016 International Company of the Year – Georgia Governor’s Awards
Iowa Kuder, Inc. 2014 President’s “E” Award Recipient
Michigan NuStep, LLC 2012 President’s “E” Award and 2016 President’s “E Star Award” Recipient
North Carolina Equilibar, LLC 2019 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
North Carolina ImmunoReagents, Inc. 2015 President’s “E” Award Recipient
North Carolina Thermcraft, Inc. 2019 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Ohio Davenport Aviation 2017 President’s “E” Award Recipient
Oklahoma Advantage Controls U.S. Commercial Service Export Achievement Award
Pennsylvania Zeigler Bros., Inc. 2013 SBA National Exporter of the Year and President’s “E” Award Recipient
South Carolina Morrison Textile Machinery Co. 2016 President’s “E” Award Recipient
Texas Air Tractor, Inc. U.S. Commercial Service Export Achievement Award
Texas Apfelbaum Industrial, Inc. 2018 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Texas Luraco Technologies U.S Commercial Service Export Achievement Award
Wisconsin Connoils, LLC 2017 Wisconsin Governors Export Award Recipient


Meet Our Partners & Sponsors

Summit Event 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 Gold Partner: Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs)
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) 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.

Annual Conference and 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

Annual Conference and Summit Sponsor: First Home Bank
First Home Bank, headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, is well versed on assisting small business exporters nationwide through the SBA International Trade Loan Program by providing financing up to $5,000,000 for working capital and fixed asset purchases. In 2018, First Home Bank was ranked the 10th largest SBA Lender by volume continuing their success as a National SBA Preferred Lender. For more information, be sure to visit the First Home Bank table in the general session area.

Silver Partner: 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 and Summit Events Sponsor: MarketLine
In an information-rich world, finding facts you can rely upon isn’t always easy. MarketLine is the solution. We make it our job to sort through the data and deliver accurate, up-to-date information on companies, industries, and countries across the world. No other business information company comes close to matching our sheer breadth of coverage. MarketLine present information in easy-to-digest formats, so you can absorb key facts in minutes, not hours.
For more information go to: www.marketline.com

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