Leverage the expertise of the Food Export Helpline™ Counselor
Join the Ohio Development Services Agency (OSDA) & Food Export-Midwest to learn valuable insights, skills and requirements for exporting your company's processed food, beverage, or agricultural products.
9:00 am EST – Welcome and Introductions, Ohio Development Services Agency (OSDA)
9:15 am EST – Developing Export Readiness Skills, Dennis Lynch, Food Export Helpline™ Counselor
How to Become Export Ready
Export Assistance and Service Providers
Top 10 Food Exporter Mistakes
Export Do's and Don'ts
10:00 am EST – Coffee Break
10:15 am EST – Food Export Programs and Services, Matthew Lorenz, Food Export - Midwest Liaison
10:45 am EST – Tools of the Trade in Getting Started, Dennis Lynch, Food Export Helpline™ Counselor
Product Classification for Exports
Export Data, Duties, Taxes, Free Trade Agreements
Market Research for Competitive Advantage
Documentation and Regulations
12:00 pm EST – Questions, Wrap Up and Evaluations
Dennis Lynch, Food Export Helpline™ Counselor
Dennis Lynch, M.I.B.A., is a 38-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 30 years. Dennis has manned the Food Export Helpline™ desk since its inception back in 1997 and is now entering his 23rd year of operation. 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 done 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 e-Bulletin. He was also the "Subject Matter Expert" in the development of the recently released Export Essentials Online for 2020. He was awarded a Masters Degree in International Business by West Coast University in California and has won numerous awards for excellence in the instruction of international business to various Southern California Colleges at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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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