World Trade Month Webinar: Leveraging Hispanic Heritage for Global Market Success

Date and time





Stephen Sullivan

Host organization

SBA Office of International Trade

Type of event

SBA event

Event description

Join SBA’s Office of International Trade and the International Trade Administration’s Global Diversity Export Initiative (GDEI) as we celebrate the 2024 SBA National Small Business Exporter of the Year: Felipe Arroyave, President of Spectrum International.

Hear Felipe’s story of achieving the American Dream and of the resources he tapped along the way, including his close working relationship with the UGA Small Business Development Center and U.S. Commercial Service office in Atlanta, GA.

By focusing on the global market, this specialty contact lens provider is achieving their vision of “a world that sees better.”  Felipe is sharing his story to help others see what the global marketplace has to offer and how to achieve success. 

You will also find out what the GDEI has in-store this year to help underserved communities in the United States increase their exports, including their “Exporting Home” initiative.

Might you be a future SBA Small Business Exporter of the Year?  Listening to Felipe’s story and learning from his experience could help get you there…

Close out World Trade Month 2024 on a high note as we recognize and celebrate this All-American, Hispanic-owned small business success story!