Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
April 2006
Meeting Wisconsin's International Trade Representatives

Individual Meetings May Be Scheduled

Arrangements for the annual visit of staff from Wisconsin's network of international trade offices are underway. The visit is scheduled for May 7-12 and will include stops in Madison, Milwaukee, Neenah, and Eau Claire.

Pictured are: (L to R) Zhang, Claudia Tomaselli, Susan Dragotta, Marcos Hernandez Rivas, and Magda Völker at the Governor's Residence during last years' Overseas Directors' visit.
Pictured are: (L to R) Jane Zhang, Claudia Tomaselli, Susan Dragotta, Marcos Hernandez Rivas, and Magda Völker at the Governor's Residence during last years' Overseas Directors' visit.

Participants include (view participant bios):

  • Magda Völker, Director and Vania Zulatto, Director, Wisconsin Trade Office in Brazil
  • Nancy Ward, Director, Council of Great Lakes Governors Canadian Trade Office
  • Paul Swenson, Director and Jane Zhang, Assistant Director, Council of Great Lakes Governors China Trade Office
  • Kara Smith, Director and Kate Clarke, Director, Taskforce Europe - Wisconsin European Office
  • Vincent Lencioni, Director and Marcos Hernandez Rivas, Assistant Director, Wisconsin Trade Office in Mexico

While Wisconsin does not currently have an office in Japan, Takahiro "Taka" Hagisako, Business Advisor for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), will be traveling with the group. Hagisako is based in Madison.

The directors will speak at several events and will be available for one-on-one consultations. Scheduled events include:

Tuesday May 9

Morning

Milwaukee

International Credit Executives Meeting and Individual Meetings

Afternoon

Milwaukee

Wisconsin International Trade Conference and Individual Meetings

Wednesday May 10

Morning

Milwaukee

Individual Meetings

Afternoon

Neenah

Global Perspectives Lunch and Individual Meetings

Thursday May 11

Morning

Madison

Individual Meetings

Afternoon

Madison

Joint Wisconsin Innovation Network &
Madison International Trade Association event

Afternoon

Eau Claire

Doing Business Globally - Wisconsin Meets the World and Individual Meetings

Friday May 12

Morning

Madison

Individual Meetings

To schedule an individual meeting with a specific director, please contact:

Milwaukee (May 9-10) and Madison (May 11-12)

Jennifer Winner
(608) 266-0413
jennifer.winner@wisconsin.gov

Christine Stamm
(608) 264-7824
christine.stamm@wisconsin.gov

Neenah (May 10)

Brad Schneider
(920) 420-1796
brad.schneider@wisconsin.gov

Eau Claire (May 11)

John Konkel
(715) 833-6441
jkonkel@cvtc.edu

-- Stanley Pfrang

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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