June 23, 2011
8:30 am: Registration and Coffee
9:00 - 10:30 am: Seminar
320 N. Damen
Chicago, Il 60612
Kim Hamilton: As a 21-year employee of the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s International Marketing Section, Kim has aggressively worked with the Illinois food industry in helping companies access overseas markets. She has coordinated various food buyers’ missions from around the world for both the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Food Export Association of the Midwest. She has organized Illinois food companies’ participation in major trade shows around the world. Kim consults with Illinois food companies on export procedures and import requirements and is responsible for educational workshops that teach Illinois agribusinesses how to expand their export businesses. Kim has been the project manager for several USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) projects that help Illinois firms gain access to federal marketing programs and has coordinated advertising campaigns in several international trade publications.
Enrico Doggett: Enrico is the Senior International Trade Specialist for Mexico and Latin America for the State of Illinois' Office of Trade and Investment. His responsibilities also include South America and the Caribbean region. Enrico is fluent in Italian, Japanese, and German, with a working knowledge of Spanish. Doggett assists Illinois businesses to begin or increase exporting, and he works closely with the State's foreign-based trade representatives.