NASBITE International Annual Conference Headquarters Hotel:
The DeSoto Savannah Hotel

15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 (912) 232-9000 or Reservations: +1 (844) 257-3520

Overlooking Madison Square in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, The DeSoto Hotel is a treasured landmark. As host to the NASBITE International Annual Conference and its Preconference Events including the 2019 National Small Business Exporter Summit, it provides the perfect blend of elegance, history and charm of one of America’s oldest cities with a generous dash of modern Southern hospitality.

Warm smiles from long-tenured staff, a museum-worthy lobby art gallery showcasing the Savannah College of Art & Design, imaginative cocktails at Edgar’s Proof & Provision, and farm-fresh ingredients at 1540 Room – The DeSoto is a Savannah experience to be savored and celebrated by NASBITE attendees at a specially discounted rate for a limited time.

Discounted Hotel Rates & Hotel Policies: The deadline to reserve at the discounted rate has passed. Attendees registered for the National Small Business Exporter Summit and/or the NASBITE International 31st Annual Conference may still be able to reserve guest rooms at The DeSoto Savannah Hotel over the conference dates. Please call the hotel directly at (912) 232-9000. If you are unable to make a reservation and need assistance, please contact Diane Schafer at NASBITE Headquarters.

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 6:00 PM EST one day prior to arrival date. Cancellation after 6:00 PM EST on the day 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 (912) 232-9000 or +1 (844) 257-3520 – ask for a room in the NASBITE International group room block

Online:  Click here

Reservations must be made by Monday, March 15, 2019 or before the NASBITE room block is full,
whichever comes first, so RESERVE EARLY!

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: or email to

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.
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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:

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.

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.
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