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2021 Export Advisor Program

Event Date
Nov 01, 2020 – Oct 31, 2021
Location
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Registration Deadline
Oct 31, 2021
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Your Partner for Sound Export Growth 

The Export Advisor Program is a year-long service providing custom assistance to help your company kick start or improve your strategy for export growth.

Our expert advisors provide a systematic approach to help grow your export business. Because our approach is customized to each business’ unique needs, participation is limited to 8 - 10 companies per region. 

This program can help you stay focused on your export goals without taking time away from your core business activities. All you need is a desire to succeed! To utilize the benefits of this program, it is highly recommended that your company meets the following minimum standards for participation:

  • Established U.S. distribution
  • Minimum $1.5 million in annual domestic sales
  • At least 1 quarter-time employee dedicated to international sales
  • At least 2 years in business
  • Support and commitment from upper management to pursue international opportunities (e.g. supplying staff, budget, and other resources required to implement a 12-month export expansion program)

Registration Details

Following your online registration and completion of post-registration required tasks, you will participate in an assessment call to determine if the Export Advisor Program can meet your needs.

Services Provided

Learn how the Export Advisor Program works

Our Export Advisor Program Will Help Your Company:

  • Analyze your current business strategy and asses your specific needs
  • Identify potential target markets and develop a custom export strategy
  • Find resources that are right for your growth and help with details, logistics, product specifications, packaging, etc.
  • Provide pre- and post-trade event assistance and support successful participation in Food Export activities

Learn Fundamental Strategies to Support Your Business:

  • Identify market opportunities and develop an export plan that supports your mission
  • Find and take advantage of new leads and opportunities while prioritizing activities
  • Navigate market-specific regulations and follow up properly with buyers

Our Export Advisors

Gary Winget and Wayne Batwin combined have more than 65 years of experience helping companies grow their export sales and profits by providing support targeted to each company's unique needs.

Wayne Batwin is President of PRIME Market Access International in Napa, CA, a management consulting firm, and has more than 34 years of experience in international food and agriculture research and policy, marketing and market development. Mr. Batwin has directed 160+ international studies on the trade and investment opportunities and strategies for successful market entry in 46 foreign markets in Asia, Latin America, Europe, North America and Africa.  From 2006-2010, he was Director of the Agricultural Trade Office at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China. 

With 30+ years of accomplishments in international trade, W. Gary Winget brings extensive experience and robust knowledge to each project and client. He has received many awards for his work, including the prestigious U.S. Presidential ‘E’ Award for outstanding contributions to the export expansion program of the USA. Winget has guided companies in establishing quality standard systems and obtaining international quality certification approvals and managed an international chain-of-custody certification program for a state-wide industry association.

Export Success

Company Testimonials

“We already knew quite a bit about exporting and were already working with Australia, Canada, Israel before we made contact with Gary [Winget]. He gave us additional helpful information when picking out new buyers and countries when we are ready.” Marisa Ford

Marketing and Media Relations Manager, Hilary's Eat Well distributed by Drink Eat Well

“We have been able to receive a great deal of help from Wayne Batwin over the past 2 years in the [Export] Advisor Program. Wayne has been a great resource for us and we truly value his insight, opinions, and advice.” Kris Hahn

Director of International Sales, Island Oasis Frozen Beverages