Leverage the expertise of Food Export’s In-Market Representatives
Virtual Consultations are a 30 minute one-on-one video consultation with one of our In-Market Representatives. These sessions are meant to help you explore questions related to export plans and market expansion. During your session you will have the opportunity to receive answers to pre-determined market-specific questions. Our in-market experts will do their best to answer your questions and deliver valuable feedback to help you achieve export success.
Suppliers can select up to four (4) questions to ask the In-Market Representative. Questions will be submitted in advance of the one-on-one video consultation and follow-up assistance may be permitted. From the date of registration, we will set a 10-business-day timeline for initiating the video consultation.
In-Market Representatives will use the information gathered during the registration to begin preliminary research to help answer the supplier’s questions. During the call, our In-Market Representatives will do their best to answer as many questions as they can while giving valuable, real-time feedback.
Save time and money with on-demand consultations using video conference technology.
Receive real-time answers to your market-specific questions on all industry segments from our In-Market Representatives.
Maximize your investment with export resources early in the planning process.
Gain export confidence through access to expert knowledge and resources to maximize your in-market activities.
Get to know our Japan In-Market Representative, Jeffrey McNeill
Mr. McNeill is President of Market Makers Inc., which has represented Food Export – Midwest and Food Export – Northeast in Japan since 2004. Jeff has lived in Japan for the past 25 years, originally serving as the Director of Marketing for Ore-Ida Foods
Japan, a division of Heinz Company, before starting Market Makers in 1987. Jeff has written several publications on the Japanese market for the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, including books on the Japanese Foodservice Market and the Japanese Food Processing
Market. In his free time he also serves as Board of Governor of the Tokyo American Club, Vice President of the Harvard Business School Club of Japan and as Board Director for Nishimachi International School in Japan. Jeff has a BA degree from Princeton
University and an MBA degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. Market Makers also currently represents several other U.S. co-operators in Japan, including the Raisin Administrative Committee, The U.S. Dairy Export Council, and
the U.S. Dry Bean Council and does work of behalf of U.S. food companies in Japan.
Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.
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Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast reserve the right to deny services to any firm or individual which, in the sole opinion of Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast, does not comply with FAS, MAP or Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast regulations or policies, or otherwise offer the best opportunity to achieve its mission of increasing food and agricultural exports. Submission of any false or misleading information may be grounds for rejection or subsequent revocation of any application or participation. Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast are equal opportunity employers and providers.