Effective Import / Export Management in 2010

In conjunction with Lakeshore Technical College and the World Trade Center Wisconsin, Lakeshore International Networking & Knowledge exchange (LINKe) presents Effective Import / Export Management in 2010. This seminar is designed to explore best practices and tactical strategies for operating your import / export operations with specific regard to trade compliance. Even small and medium sized firms can leverage international opportunities to grow in challenging economic times. In order to remain competitive, it is critical to allocate the proper resources to support the process of buying and selling overseas.

Join us tomorrow, May 4th, 2010 as local professionals and compliance specialists provide a first hand perspective of what Wisconsin companies need to know to streamline importing and exporting operations in 2010. In addition, current trade compliance issues will be defined and discussed to help your company navigate this challenging area.


Bengt Reed Anderson, President, BDG International

Senior Import Specialist Lisa Ashmus, Customs & Border Protection

Jim Hunter, President, MII Equipment, Handle-It

Gerard Lefever, Supervisory Entry Officer, Customs & Border Protection

Ulice Payne, Managing Member, Addison Clifton

Sheila Thiele, Senior Customer Service Manager, Sargento Cheese

Lisa Victoria Waller, Vice President, BDG International


8:30 - 9:00 am      Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:05           Welcome

9:05 - 10:05        Maximizing an Internal Import System
                               for Overseas Purchasing
10:05 - 11:05     Exporting Operations: More Than Just
                               Documentation and Fees

11:15 - 12:15pm   Case Study

12:15 - 1:15       Lunch / Networking

1:15 - 2:30           Compliance Diligence: Discovering Solutions
                               for Future Roadblocks

2:30 - 3:45         Customs Compliance: Minimizing Hold Times
                               and Mitigating Corruption

3:55 - 5:00           Informed Import Compliance and C-TPAT:
                               A US Customs Perspective