11 global business product characteristics that customers value

Any clear definition of a business should be accompanied by an understanding of who the customers are in that business. The next step is to develop an understanding of what global business product characteristics those customers value.

Ewan Roy

Ewan Roy

I'm a Digital Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in writing and research, and I am passionate about communicating new ideas and telling stories that matter to you.

Supply Chain Analyst – Rakuten Kobo

The Supply Chain Analyst will have responsibility for improving the efficiency, productivity and cost of the supply chain for all Kobo products, including devices, packaging and accessories, on a global scale.

Innovation in global cold chain transport is helping to reduce food and medical waste

Increasing demand and improving technological capabilities are helping to boost trade in goods such as pharmaceuticals, foods and other items that require global cold chain transport.

Cathy Roberson

Cathy Roberson

With over 16 years of ecommerce, logistics and technology experience, Cathy Morrow Roberson is the owner of Logistics Trends & Insights (Logistics TI), a research and consulting firm focusing on the changing logistics landscape. In addition, Cathy has published several articles in such periodicals as Air Cargo World, CIO Review and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Packing Sourcer and is a regular contributor to LogiSYM, a magazine for supply chain executives.

How much will China’s slowing economy impact U.S. exports?

hinese growth has been slowing down for some time, and with that, demand for U.S. exports to the country. In August alone, both imports and exports fell sharply in the month of August. Chinese exports dropped 6.1%, while imports dropped by 14.3%.

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Jacqueline Côté

I am a working journalist, with experience as SNL Financial’s Canadian correspondent for its Mining and Metals vertical. I also served as the Managing Editor for Central Asia Newswire – covering daily economic and investment news in the region – as well as Features Editor for the Washington-based Magharebia.com, which covers developments in the North Africa region. I have been published in The Montreal Gazette, The Guardian (UK), The New Statesman (UK), Red Pepper (UK), Geopolitical Monitor and CNN.com.

13 ways Canadian SME’s can improve on their dismal export rates

For all the talk about Canada being a trading nation, we aren’t when it comes to small and medium sized enterprises. While SME’s account for roughly 95 percent of all companies in Canada, and create 65 percent of all jobs, Canadian SME export rates are at less than 2 percent.

Doug Taylor, CITP|FIBP

Doug Taylor, CITP|FIBP

Doug, CITP|FIBP, is the Managing Director of Pacific Business Intelligence Ltd. (PBI). PBI provides professional consulting services in the core areas of international business development, strategic market planning and corporate guidance. PBI has undertaken assignments in over thirty countries in East and West Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and the Caribbean for private industry, governments and international organizations.

Damien Violante, CITP|FIBP – Product Purchaser

Damien Violante is a Product Purchaser and Team Leader with over 10 years of experience in the industrial field.
Over the duration of his career, he has worked in all areas of supply chain management in an industrial setting, developing expertise in sourcing, purchasing, supplier relationship management and negotiation in North America and Europe.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

Gus Lazopoulos, CITP|FIBP – Managing Partner

Over the course of his career, Gus has accumulated both the practical experience and the education to excel in exports and imports. He is excited to use what he has learned from both paths to continue to seize on new and exciting international business opportunities as Managing Partner of Global Exports Leaders Corp. in Toronto.

Ewan Roy

Ewan Roy

I'm a Digital Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in writing and research, and I am passionate about communicating new ideas and telling stories that matter to you.

Scott Miranda, CITP|FIBP – International Trade Professional

Scott Miranda, CITP®|FIBP®, is an international business graduate with a background in the international in-flight travel industry, business development and international marketing. His love of travel and passion for global politics inspired Scott to dedicate himself to a career as an international trade professional.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.