Focused Trade Missions

2021 Pet Food Market Updates: China, Hong Kong and Japan

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Leverage the expertise of our Guest Presenters

1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT

Food Export In-market Representatives from China, Hong Kong and Japan have prepared pet food market updates for 2021. These updates will give you a better understanding of what each respective market looks like in terms of sales volumes, global imports and U.S. imports.

Join us as our representatives break down what opportunities and challenges exist for U.S. pet food exporters in 2021 and beyond.

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
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Guest Speaker Bios

Ian Chien, SMH International (China & Hong Kong)

SMH International has been in business since 1993 and began working with Food Export in 2003. They have also worked with several other cooperator groups over the years. SMH International is based in Shanghai and has offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.  They have 28 full time staff dedicated to market development and promotion throughout Greater China.  SMH International offers services including media and print advertising, public relations, market research and promotion, trade show support and consulting.  The company has a large network of contacts such as local government officials, importers, distributors and wholesalers.

Jeff McNeil, Hisao Fukuda, Market Makers (Japan)
Market Makers Inc. (MMI) under the leadership of Jeff McNeill, has been in business since 1987.  They are an American owned and operated sales and marketing company in Tokyo, Japan.  The team at MMI all have an extensive background in the food industry and are dedicated to promoting U.S. value-added food products in the Japanese market.  MMI is the representative for a variety of cooperator groups in Japan.  Additionally, MMI represents some larger corporations with national brands.  We have been working with them since 2004.

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