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Small Businesses Can “Hear From Your Peers” at EXIM’s 2021 Annual Conference
September 14, 2021 Jane Lemons, Business Development Specialist

2021 EXIM Annual Conference Registration

At EXIM’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, being held September 21-23, you’ll have the chance to “Hear From Your Peers” during a panel discussion featuring three successful small businesses. Garner actionable advice as these business leaders explain how they used EXIM products and services to boost their revenues by exporting their American-made products in the global marketplace.

The exporting experience is different for each small business who attempts it. By attending this panel — Hear from Your Peers: Small Business Exporters — you can learn from the successes and tribulations of three EXIM small business exporters. It’s scheduled for Thursday, September 23 at 10 a.m. EST.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Eric Miller, EXIM Regional Director. You’ll hear from a trio of innovative companies who were previously honored as Exporters of the Year during EXIM’s 2020 Annual Conference. They will discuss the problems they faced as they sought to begin or expand exporting their goods and services, and they will explain the resources they used and the solutions they found that put them on track for export success.

Advice from Exporters Across the Spectrum

The panelists will be:

  • Wei-Shin Lai, Co-founder and CEO of AcousticSheep, a minority- and woman-owned small business in Erie, Pennsylvania, that manufactures headphones designed for sleeping and running. The company has used EXIM’s export credit insurance to support its international sales and mitigate the risk of nonpayment since 2017.
  • Neal Asbury, President of Greenfield World Trade, a small business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that provides foodservice equipment and supplies. The company uses a working capital loan guarantee, which allows its export-related inventory and foreign receivables to be used as collateral.
  • Greg Tadlock, Executive Vice President of Sales for The Software Revolution Inc., a small business in Kirkland, Washington, that provides automated legacy software system modernization services. The company has used EXIM’s export credit insurance to support exports of its digital services since 2017.

Register to Access Strategies for Small Business Success

The panel is part of the Small Business Track that will focus on practical strategies and tactics for implementing a successful exporting strategy. Companies with 500 or fewer employees qualify for the Small Business Rate of $150 for the three-day event.

With more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, the panel’s focus will be on helping U.S.-based companies tap into the international market to grow their business and confidently export worldwide.

Please join us for three days of speakers and panels designed to help you take your business to the next level — and connect with other small businesses in the exporting community as you navigate your own exporting journey.

Register Now!

EXIM’s Blog postings are intended to highlight various facets of exporting, but the postings are not legal advice, and are not intended to summarize all legal requirements associated with exporting.