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Virtual Consultations

2021 Virtual Consultations - Central America

Event Date
Jan 01, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021
Location
Central America
Registration Deadline
Dec 31, 2021
Registration Price
$50.00
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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.

Benefits

  • 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.

Virtual Consultations offered in:

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Meeting Foreign Buyers

Get to know our Central America In-Market Representatives

Tatiana Quiros
Countries Served: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama

Mrs. Quiros lives in Costa Rica and studied International Commerce at the University of Costa Rica. For the last 10 years she has been working as the Contracted Representative for Central America for the California Table Grape Commission, California Pear Advisory Board, Washington Apple Commission and U.S. Potato Board. She also served as Marketing Assistant, for the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, in the U.S. Embassy in San José, C.R from 1993- 1996. Mrs. Quiros’ main responsibilities for most of these contractors are visiting importers from Central America and increasing consumer awareness, brand awareness, sales through in-store promotions and other activities that are effective in this market. She also elaborates on POS materials to be distributed among all these contacts as a way of supporting their imports.

Ana Debora Corado Conde
Countries Served: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

Ms. Corado is the Manager of the ASSIST consulting firm. ASSIST is dedicated to devising, developing and implementing strategic business solutions in logistics and the organization of projects. Ms. Corado has a wide experience in sales and service management. Her educational background is in business from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, a highly respected business school in Guatemala, specializing in marketing, business management and customer service. Ms. Corado is also a certified English-Spanish translator by the Ministry of Education in Guatemala. Ms. Corado is the Latin American Representative for the Global Cold Chain Alliance and its core partners World Food Logistics Organization- WFLO, IART, IRTA & IACSC, organizations dedicated to facilitating the communication, networking and education for the perishable food industry around the world.

 

Products of Interest

Top U.S. products in demand:

  • Prepared foods
  • Poultry meat and products (ex.: eggs)
  • Dairy products
  • Pork and pork products
  • Processed vegetables
  • Fresh fruit
  • Chocolate and cocoa products
  • Snack foods
  • Beef and beef products
  • Condiments and sauces
  • Wine and beer

There is also forecast of growth in microwavable foods as the consumers in these countries continue to purchase microwave ovens, as well as other ready-to-eat meals including soups, noodles, condiments and sauces.

Preparation Assistance

Food Export Helpline

Even experienced exporters have questions from time to time. Whether you are new to exporting or a seasoned exporter, you can take advantage of one-to-one support through the Food Export Helpline™.

Market Data

Get a head start with Market Intelligence Reports. We have the market intelligence you need to make informed decisions to determine if this market is right for your products.

Complimentary Webinars

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.

BRANDED PROGRAM

Double your international marketing dollars

You may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement on:

  • Advertisements
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • International Trade shows
  • Public Relations
  • International Websites
  • Foreign Market Compliant Packaging/Labeling
  • And much more!

Learn about the Branded Program