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Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network (NEWIBN)

The Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network (NEWIBN) is a forum for local companies to access current information on issues, practices and trends that influence all aspects of international trade. 

Network features: 

  • Speaker series - highlighting global thought leaders 
  • Discussions on current and emerging issues in global trade
  • Dialogue on global markets and business operations 
  • Networking opportunities 

Export Compliance Team Challenge 2015  |  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 

The Madison International Trade Association (MITA) and NEWIBN are teaming up to tackle the issue of export compliance with a focus on agricultural, food, and beverage products.

Gain knowledge about the latest and ever-changing export compliance laws, how to deal with shipments that get stuck at the port, common red tape concerns, and how to avoid costly penalties. Whether you are a manufacturer or agricultural producer asking “where do I start?” or looking for insights about export compliance management plans, audits and managing multiple FTA documents, this collaborative program will be an exciting seminar.

Who should attend:
Global supply chain executives, export managers, international sales directors, senior executives, legal counsel, export documentation staff, international customer service staff.


  • Erick Wilson, Attorney, International Trade Team Lead, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
  • Lisa Stout, Economic Development Consultant, Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
  • Ashwini Rao, International Economic Development Consultant, Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
  • Panel discussion: Art Kleine, CBGP, Director for International Supply Chain at Johnsonville Sausage, LLC., Patrice Ruby, Customer Export & Compliance Manager at Sargento Foods, Inc. and Larry Krueger, Krueger Lumber Company


11:30 a.m. - Noon  |  Registration & Networking

Noon - 12:30 p.m.  |   Lunch & Opening Remarks

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  |   Presentations

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |   Q & A and Closing Remarks


Next Meeting:

Export Compliance Team Challenge 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Fox Valley Technical College  |  1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton WI  54912
Room C190 (use entrance 15)

11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Lunch will be served. 

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Gain Global Market Intelligence Locally! Where in the World Should Your Business Go Next?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015  |  8:30-11 a.m.  | Fox Valley Technical College, room HS202/204

The world presents so many different opportunities for businesses today: 

  • Are you looking for your first proactive export sales?
  • Should you expand your Canadian efforts and build a warehousing and service center there?
  • Are you ready to take on your European competitors in their home markets?
  • Should you conduct market research in China or Brazil in order to develop a strategy for the future?
  • Do you need to learn about other markets now so you can plan for the future?

WEDC’s Global Network exists to assist you and your business with those issues.  We will be bringing seven of our international trade representatives to Wisconsin in May to supply market updates and meet one-on-one with Wisconsin companies and to discuss the issues that are important to your international success.  Rather than jetting off to multiple destinations, this will be your chance to meet face-to-face with experts from around the world in one setting. 

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Topic: Export Compliance Team Challenge 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 
Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI  54912

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Registration Cost:
By April 7: NEWIBN & MITA members: $25, Non-members: $40
After April 7: NEWIBN & MITA members: $35, Non-members: $50

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