Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
April 2007
International Office Directors Visit in May

The directors of Wisconsin's five international trade offices will make their annual visit to the state May 14-18. During the week the directors will make presentations on changing business conditions and opportunities in their respective markets and hold one-on-one consulting sessions with Wisconsin exporters seeking to expand their international sales activities. Participating directors include:

Vania Zulatto, Council of Great Lakes Governors Trade Office in Brazil
Nancy Ward, Council of Great Lakes Governors Canadian Trade Office
Paul Swenson, Council of Great Lakes Governors China Trade Office, accompanied by Jane Zhang, Assistant Director
Kara Smith and Kate Clarke, Clarkesmith Partners, Wisconsin European Office
Vincent Lencioni, Wisconsin Trade Office in Mexico

While Wisconsin does not currently have an office in Japan, Kenji Higashi, a Business Advisor with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will travel with the directors and will be available for one-on-one appointments.

Short biographies on each of the directors are available on the Commerce website.

The directors will be attending the following events:

Tuesday, May 15Wisconsin International Trade Conference – Milwaukee
Wednesday, May 16 - Global Perspectives Breakfast with Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce – Sheboygan
Wednesday, May 16 - Global Perspectives Luncheon with Highway 41 Corridor International Development Program – Green Bay
Thursday, May 17 - Doing Business Globally 2007 – Eau Claire

To request a one-on-one meeting with any of the directors during their visit, contact:

Jennifer Winner | ph: (608) 266-0413 | jennifer.winner@wisconsin.gov or
Christine Stamm | ph: (608) 264-7824 | christine.stamm@wisconsin.gov

-- Stanley Pfrang

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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