Export Opportunities in the Americas: Brazil, Canada & Mexico
Join us to learn about export opportunities in three major markets in the Americas region: Brazil, Canada & Mexico. Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America, is recovering from recent political and economic upheaval. Reforms have seen growth in the energy and agricultural sectors in particular. Canada remains both the U.S. and Missouri’s largest trading partner. The economy has enjoyed greater than expected growth, outpacing all other members of the G7. Mexico, our second largest trading partner, continues to offer a wide range of opportunities for US exporters from industrial equipment and inputs to agricultural products.
One-on-one appointments available following the program. Contact John Hensley to schedule.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Location – Please note NEW ADDRESS
World Trade Center St. Louis
120 South Central Ave., Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105
Parking available at 120 South Central Ave. garage or on-street.
Mr. Fabio Yukio Yamada, Director, Missouri International Trade & Investment Office – Brazil
Mr. Yamada has 30+ years of experience in business development with top international corporations such as Chemical Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Du Pont, 3M and Assa Abloy (Swedish group). From July 2015 to June 2017, Mr. Yamada and his team in Brazil generated more than USD6 Million+ in expected sales for MO companies in different businesses. Mr. Yamada received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Campinas (Brazil), and completed postgraduate studies in Finance (Brazil), Business (Japan) and an MBA in International Marketing at Carleton University (Canada).
Mr. Ludovic Ortuno, Director, Missouri International Trade & Investment Office – Canada
Mr. Ortuno is COO of CIDEP, a boutique consulting firm, specializing in economic development services. He has a strong background in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and international trade. Over the past ten years, he has managed and supervised over a hundred lead generation and representation contracts. This extensive experience has provided him with insight in identifying, qualifying and connecting with prospects as well as generating opportunities. Mr. Ortuno completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science at the University of Montreal (B.Sc.).
Ms. Garcia has had a very dynamic international career, participating in several business
projects that involve marketing, business and trade in Latin America, USA, Europe, and Asia. As BMT’s founder and Director she has managed more than 200 projects for 15 different governments. She is a member of the Executive Board of the British Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Garcia completed an Executive Program at Harvard Business School and a Master’s Degree in Economic Development and International Trade from the United Kingdom; the degree of European Specialist at ITAM and an honors B.A. in International Trade at ITESM.