“Top 10” Food Export Mistakes

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Event Date
April 24—25, 2024
Registration Deadline
Apr 24, 2024

Leverage the expertise of our Guest Presenter

1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT

This webinar discusses the most common challenges and pitfalls that small- and medium-sized food exporters face. Based on years spent by the presenter diagnosing exporter errors and omissions, this webinar will outline what not to do as well as provide solutions to avoid simple yet costly errors in developing export business.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Most Common Feedback from Buyers on their Choice of Partners
  • Exporting Food Products: Easy, Difficult or Both?
  • Avoiding Misinformation & the Rumor Mill
  • How Exporting Food is Often a Passionless Process
  • Culture’s Consequences “Software of the Mind”
  • From the Trade Show Booth to the Penalty Box
  • The Curse of Using “FOB” by Itself
  • The Importance of Being a “Balanced” Exporter
  • Export Do’s and Don’ts
  • Q&A Session with Presenter

Don’t have time to sit down and attend the live webinar? All registrants will receive access to a recording of the event, be sure to register so you can access the recording.

Important Registration Note: Individuals who register should receive an email with the link and information you need to participate one day prior to the webinar. If you don’t receive this information and/or have any questions, please
contact us at webinars@foodexport.org.

Meeting Foreign Buyers

Dennis Lynch, Food Export Counselor

Dennis Lynch, M.I.B.A., is a 40-year veteran of international trade who has held a variety of positions in the public and private sectors. He has been directly involved in monitoring, troubleshooting and facilitating export transactions for more than 32 years. Dennis managed the Food Export Helpline™ desk for 25 years, since its inception back in 1997. During that time, he has counseled nearly 4,000 U.S. suppliers of food and agricultural products with customized one-on-one technical export experience.


He has led the majority of the Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast seminars and webinars over the last few decades, as well as contributed hundreds of articles to the Global Food Marketer Newsletter and the e-Bulletin. He was awarded a master’s degree in International Business by West Coast University in California and has won numerous awards for the instruction of international business to various Southern California Colleges at all levels.

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