Virtual Consultations

2022 Virtual Consultations - Middle East

Middle East
Registration Deadline
Dec 31, 2022
Registration Price

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.

Virtual Consultations offered in:

United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

Meeting Foreign Buyers

Get to know our Middle East In-Market Representative

Hovaguim (Hovig) Kizirian
Countries Served: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Mr. Hovig Kizirian received a B.Sc. in Agriculture and an M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from the American University of Beirut. Prior to working as a Marketing Specialist for the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Hovig was an Agricultural Economist for the Ministry of Agriculture in Lebanon and an Economist for the Ministry of Economy and Trade in Lebanon. He subsequently served as a Senior Marketing Specialist for the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office in Beirut, Lebanon and Damascus, Syria. He also worked as the Senior Marketing Specialist in the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office(s) in Manama, Bahrain and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In July 2005, he started his own company now called Proactive Management Consultancy. As of October 2005, Hovig has worked as the Middle East Representative for Food Export - Midwest and Food Export - Northeast. Since 2007, Hovig has also been in charge of the USA Pavilion at Gulfood Show, the largest food show in the Middle East.


Products of Interest

Top U.S. products in demand:

  • Vegetable oils (ex. soybean)
  • Processed foods
  • Ingredients and beverage bases
  • Cheese
  • Table condiments
  • Baked snack foods
  • Butter
  • Chocolate
  • French fries
  • Ice cream
  • Baking inputs
  • Mixes and dough

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 Budget

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

  • Advertisements
  • Marketing and promotions
  • International tradeshows
  • Public relations
  • International websites
  • Foreign market compliant packaging/labeling
  • And much more!

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