Tuesday, February 21, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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320 N. Damen Avenue
First floor
Chicago, IL 60612

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Natalie Shmulik 

Crossing Borders to Canada: Food & Beverage Export Workshop

This workshop will introduce F&B businesses to the Canadian market. Learn about trends, labeling regulations, incentive programs and valuable financial strategies to successfully launch and grow your food business across Canada. Representatives from Canadian export services will provide resources available to small business exporters.

About The Speakers

Richard Baker, President of Food Distribution Guy, a leading food marketing and distribution strategy firm based in Ontario:

-          Trends, insight and overview of the Canadian food and grocery sectors

-          Working with distributors, brokers and other sales channels

-          Keys to success for entering & expanding in the Canadian food market

-          Packaging & Food Labelling representative

-          Overview of Canadian labelling, packaging,  ingredient, and nutrition guidelines

Jessica Platt, Vice President, Global Rates and Currencies Origination, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

-          Foreign exchange considerations when selling into Canada

 -          How to manage foreign currency risk tied to dealing internationally

UPS, Canadian specialist

-          Logistics and shipping insights in the Canadian market

Molly Banuelos, Director IL SBDC International Trade Center at ICNC

-          How to benefit from state and local export resources, grant programs and trade missions

Thank you to our partners:

This seminar is produced by The Hatchery, a collaboration between ICNC and Accion Chicago to bring education, capital, and support to the Chicagoland food entrepreneur community. Food entrepreneurship programming is funded in part by: