Kompass partner, NASBITE International, will host its seventh annual National Small Business Exporter Summit virtually on October 3rd and 4th, 2023. Sessions will run from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. EST each day on Zoom.
This event brings together the top small and medium-sized exporters, trade professionals, and trade assistance providers from across the United States, providing them with an opportunity to exchange and share best practices and lessons learned that have contributed to their export success. Click here for a detailed agenda.
Who Should Attend
The National Small Business Exporter Summit provides forward-thinking CEOs and upper-level management export executives and entrepreneurs with direct access to shared learning and high-level networking and opportunities. Attendees will gain insight into powerful tools, techniques, and resources that outstanding exporters from across the country have used to guide export growth and success within their businesses. Information will be shared that Summit attendees can adapt/adopt within their own business settings to support business growth and development. The Exporter Summit also presents the same networking and shared learning opportunities for international trade assistance providers, prospective exporters, and educators.
Speakers & Keynotes
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023
Keynote Presentation: The U.S. Trade Agenda & Small Business
Join us for this session as representatives from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative share insights on the current U.S. trade agenda, along with updates on the small business initiatives occurring across the country this fall. Also, of value, an update on tariff and non-tariff barriers will be provided.
- Christina Sevilla, Deputy Assist. U.S. Trade Rep. for Small Business, USTR and
- Justin Hoffmann, Director of Industrial Goods, USTR
Featured Exporter Panel #1: Doing Business in Africa: Opportunities for Exporting & Investment
This panel discussion will provide an overview of the current market in African countries for U.S. companies to export and invest in, including infrastructure, agriculture, and technology. The panel will discuss current investments and projects, addressing both the benefits and potential harm to African countries, and where there are needs that U.S. exporters may be able to address. Panel members to include:
Featured Exporter Panel #2: Food for Thought: Insights into Successfully Exporting Food & Agricultural Products
U.S. exports of food & agricultural products are growing three times faster than domestic sales with huge opportunities globally for food producers and manufacturers. Join us for this session as four experienced panelists discuss how they selected markets and exported food and ag products. You will also learn how these companies dealt with labeling, ingredient issues, and language requirements. Panel members to include:
Wednesday, October 4th, 2023
Keynote Presentation: Facilitating Trade
Join us for this session to gain insight into the role that the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) plays in facilitating cross-border trade. Of particular interest will be the updating of regulatory requirements for the electronic submission of outbound cargo declarations.
- David Garcia, Program Manager, Outbound Enforcement & Policy—U.S. CBP
Featured Exporter Panel #3: Charting a Course to Export Success
The road to export success is one often paved in gravel and sprinkled with hazards that can impede the journey of the ill-prepared exporter. Join us for this session as the panel of featured exporters share lessons learned from the school of hard knocks and the valuable tips, tactics, and strategies that are now contributing to their businesses’ success. Panel members to include:
Featured Exporter Panel #4: Expanding Across Borders: Tech Companies & International Sales
The exporters featured in this session have harnessed the power of new technology to develop their products and services, often using it to solve humanitarian challenges abroad. Learn about the unique opportunities and challenges they have faced in product development, entering new markets, and how they have leveraged their expertise in tech for export success. Panel members to include:
Featured Exporter Panel #5: U.S. China Trade Relations: The Frenemy Era
As old and new challenges between the U.S. and China continue to take shape, U.S. companies and consumers continue to rely on China as a major source of goods. This session will address a number of those challenges & the impact of new U.S. regulations on Forced Labor. Panel members to include:
NASBITE International, is the leading authority and industry standard for global business education, trade credentialing, training, and practice. NASBITE conferences are known for their “take-away” value and networking opportunities. Registrants not only share and learn from the many sessions offered on all aspects of global business, but also have the opportunity to network with peers, hear about best practices in trade education and trade assistance, and discover new skills and approaches in export development and marketing.
Click here to see the full schedule of the 2023 National Small Business Exporter Summit. Registration fees are $100 for members, $125 for non-members, and $25 for students.
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