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Opportunities in Ohio for International Food Producers

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See our objectives and agenda in the description: - Create an institutional and corporate taskforce that can provide international food suppliers...



Create an institutional and corporate taskforce that can provide international food suppliers with the building blocks that they need to consider for internationalization in the U.S. in general and Ohio in particular.

  • Inform international food producers about how JobsOhio can help with their growth plans through a wide range of free services and financial incentives.
  • Expose the international food producers to the basic requirements and regulations they need to comply with in order to bring their products to market.
  • Showcase some other state, regional and local resources international food producers can take advantage of.
  • Open channels of communication between the international food producers on one hand and grocery chain buyers and distributors based on the specific category of products on the other hand.

Plenary Session | 8 am EST – 9:15 EST
8:00 am Florentina Bardan, Owner, Grow Global
Prerecorded message from Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine
08:05 am Alina Harastasanu, Sr. Manager, European Business Development, JobsOhio
08:10 am John Werkman, Chief, Business Services Division, Ohio Development Service Agency
08:20 am Tim Derickson, Senior Director, Food & Agribusiness, JobsOhio
08:30 am Jodi Taylor, Assistant Chief, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Food Safety
08:50 am Rebecca Singer, President and CEO, Center for Innovation in Food Technology (CIFT)
09:05 am Jim Laipply - State Director, Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

Country Specific Sessions: France | 9:15 am EST - 10:15 am EST

  • Axel Ouvrard, JobsOhio
  • Cedric Le Rouge, Executive Director, French American Chamber of Commerce, Ohio
  • Moderated by Tania Kpognon, JobsOhio



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