Importing expert to speak at manufacturing roundtable

January 7, 2019 CONRIC PR

New tariffs and market volatility pose serious and complicated challenges to importers. International Trade Specialist Kevin Brady will share key insight with business leaders during an upcoming Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) roundtable. The “Importing into the USA” event sponsored by Farris Global Logistics will take place Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 8-9:30 a.m. at CareerSource Southwest Florida, 4150 Ford St. Extension, Fort Myers.

“Kevin’s importing expertise is relevant to everyone in manufacturing, especially now,” SRMA Executive Director Neil Kagan said. “This is a can’t-miss opportunity to get answers to some of the most pressing questions in the industry.”

Brady, a certified global business professional for the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, will help attendees understand and simplify importing processes and responsibilities. He focuses on consulting for companies involved with global importing and exporting as well as clients looking to expand their businesses internationally.

A member of the Academy of International Business, Brady’s primary areas of experience and expertise include global sales and marketing management, international business planning and development, supply chain analysis, import-export operations, logistics planning and management, and foreign procurement.

Brady has worked for a Fortune-500 global logistics provider and served as an international sales manager and director of international sales for two wholesale companies, developing distribution and partnerships in 40-plus foreign markets.

The roundtable is open to SRMA members and non-members alike. Members pay just $10 to attend, and guests pay $20. Members have the opportunity to receive training on how to use grant money and leverage strategic partnerships to help increase market share, among other benefits.

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