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Understanding the role of international freight forwarders and how to effectively work with them is often a key part of the export process. This webinar is the first part of a two part webinar series on "Understanding How to Work with Freight Forwarders."

Food Export HelplineTM Counselor Dennis Lynch and guest speaker Lisa Victoria Waller, Vice President and co-owner of BDG International, Inc., discuss the following:

  • How international freight forwarders can help exporters
  • The difference between food consolidators and freight forwarders
  • How to locate an appropriate forwarder to meet your needs

There is also a Q & A Session with our presenters.

About the Presenters:

Dennis  Lynch, Food Export HelplineTM Counselor

Dennis Lynch, M.I.B.A., is a 35-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 25 years. 

As the export counselor behind Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast's Food Export Helpline, Dennis provides customized technical export assistance to a variety of food and agricultural firms.  He is a dynamic and informative speaker who speaks regularly at educational seminars throughout our organizations’ Midwest and Northeast regions. 

Dennis holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Administration awarded by West Coast University and holds a California Community College Lifetime Teaching Credential in Marketing and Distribution. He also taught international trade courses at a variety of Southern California Colleges for nearly 20 years. He was awarded as “Distinguished Instructor” at the University of California Irvine International Extension Program for International Students. Twice he was awarded “Instructor of the Year” at Webster University in their Weekend College program for international business instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lisa Victoria Waller, BDG International, Inc.:

Lisa Victoria Waller is Vice President and co-owner of BDG International, Inc. located in Elgin (Chicago) Illinois.   BDG International, Inc. (BDG) is an international freight forwarder, U.S. Customs Broker and Letter of Credit Specialist. The company has been in business since 1983, opened an office in New Delhi, India in 2007, and is a proud 2013 recipient of the President’s “E” Awards for Excellence in Exporting.   

With over 23 years of international trade experience, Lisa speaks around the country educating importers and exporters how to streamline their logistics operations, implement corporate compliance processes, understand international documentation, and most importantly how to make export and import easier within a global environment. 

In February 2016, Lisa is proud to have been appointed to the Illinois District Export Council (DEC).  She is a U.S. Licensed Customs Broker, IATA Certified, DG Certified, IAC Security Coordinator, a Certified Customs Specialist, and a Certified Export Specialist.  Lisa is a graduate of ISU, with a BS in International Business and an emphasis on Eastern Studies. 

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