Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade Banquet

We are delighted to announce the upcoming 2023 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade, which recognizes exporting excellence among manufacturers and serves to inspire the exporting community. The awards will be presented during a gala dinner banquet on Friday, October 6, 2023, starting at 5:30PM at the DoubleTree Hotel, 424 W. Markham, in Little Rock. Many Arkansas exporters and export service providers will be there to celebrate our state’s business success, along with state and federal government officials. Tickets are complimentary for Members and Associates and Sponsor Companies. Individual tickets cost $150 each and may be purchased at this link.

The winners of this prestigious award will be announced by Friday, September 15! Stay tuned for this exciting news by subscribing to our email list.

Quarterly Meetings

We are currently holding our regular quarterly meetings in a hybrid format, both virtually and in-person. All Members and Associates are invited to come as well as potential Members and Associates and our Economic Development partners.


Quarter 4 Meeting in Fort Smith

Details to be determined soon. Check back soon!

For questions, please email Heidi Whitman,



Q1 Meeting, January 13, Little Rock

Q2 Meeting, April 13-14, Jonesboro

Q3 Meeting, July 14, Conway


Q1 Meeting, January 28, virtual only

Q2 Meeting, April 22, Little Rock

Q3 Meeting, July 14, Camden

Q4 Meeting, November 18, Rogers

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