Domestically, logistics is an everyday process that we are all very dependent upon and familiar with. However, when it comes to shipping your products overseas, you will want to make sure to have the proper export logistics in place to ensure that your shipment gets to the right place at the right time in the proper condition and with the proper documentation to comply with your customers' expectations so that you can continue to build up your export business.
This workshop will teach you about:
Freight forwarding, licenses and certifications, logistics services (Air/Ocean/Foreign to Foreign/Road to Railway), export and import processes, export packaging (boxed/skidded/crated/containerized/etc.), export documentation, US Customs and Border Protection & Other government entities, and more.
Who should attend?: New and current exporters, companies interested in exporting, logistics personnel, international sales and marketing professionals, operations personnel, and students.
About the presenter:
Larry Bajmakovich, Midwest Sales Manager, BDG International, Inc. Larry has over 25 years of experience in the airline and freight forwarding industries combined and is very knowledgeable about air and ocean export and import, customs brokerage, US Customs compliance rules, and other governmental regulations. His focus is on helping his clients be successful in international markets by providing specialized logistics services for manufactured finished goods, raw materials, chemicals, project cargo, animal genetics, food and food related products.
He works with chambers of commerce, economic development centers, and community colleges through outreach programs designed to educate exporters and importers on a variety of topics such as incoterms, export and import compliance, denied parties, and anti-diversion regulations. He is also the President of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago which brings together international companies, organizations, and educational institutions to facilitate best practices and education on international trade. https://www.linkedin.com/in/larrybajmakovich/
Brian Butler, Director - Illinois International Trade Center (ITC) at the Joseph Center has over 20 years of international business experience building and managing global distribution networks in various industries. He has lived/worked in five countries overseas and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He would be glad to assist you with your export questions and expansion plans while telling you about all the global resources available at no cost at the ITC.