Overseas Office Directors' Visit
directors of Wisconsin's Overseas Trade Offices will be making their
annual visit to Wisconsin May 8-12, 2006. The directors will be
speaking at several events and will also be available for one-on-one
consultations about business opportunities in their individual
The Trade Offices serve as the eyes and ears
in international markets for Wisconsin exporters. In order to help a
firm decide whether or not a market in another country is worth
pursuing, the offices can conduct a Market Overview which addresses
existing competition, cultural issues affecting sales potential,
regulations and taxes on product entering the country, as well as
pricing strategies. If market potential exists, the office can conduct
an Agent/Distributor or a Client/End-User Search depending upon the
most appropriate sales channel for a product. The offices can also
provide other customized services for exporters with special needs.
directors' tentative schedule includes presentations and one-on-one
appointments in Milwaukee, Madison, Neenah, and Eau Claire. If your
firm would like to schedule a meeting with one or more of the
directors, contact Christine Stamm, phone: (608) 264-7824, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Winner, phone: (608) 266-0413, email@example.com.
has directed Wisconsin's Mexico Office since it was established in
1994. Previously, he was Sub-Director of International Commerce and
Investment for the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, the largest
foreign American Chamber in the world. In 2000 Vince became a fully
certified Mexican attorney.
|A native of Hudson, Wisconsin, Paul Swenson
became the first director of the Council of Great Lakes Governors Trade
Development Office in Shanghai, China in 2003. Prior to that he served
as a consultant with the U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Consulate
an Irish National, is a partner at Taskforce Europe which is
headquartered at The Hague, the Netherlands and has additional offices
in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, and Switzerland. A
new office has recently opened in Doha, Qatar.
|In July 2004 Nancy Ward
assumed the role of Managing Director of the Canadian Trade Office of
the Council of Great Lakes Governors. Previously she was the Director
of Project Development for the office. For the past six and half years
she has assisted Wisconsin companies in finding Canadian partners in a
wide range of industry sectors.
is a partner Director of Tomaselli, Volker & Zulatto Associates a
consulting firm that since January of 2005 represents the Council of
Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) in Sao Paulo. The office represents the
states of Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and New York.
Wisconsin does not currently have an office in Japan, but Wisconsin firms interested in the Japanese market can work with Takahiro "Taka" Hagisako,
the JETRO Business Advisor for the State of Wisconsin. JETRO is a
Japanese government-related organization that works to promote mutual
trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.
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