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.
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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