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Sunday, March 19, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: SourceDirect
New to SourceDirect? Learn the ins and outs of navigating the show floor and discover the tools and educational sessions available to ensure you have a profitable business experience....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mercedes Gonzalez
Director
Global Purchasing Companies
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    Sunday, March 19, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    • Room: N246
    Communication is more than about translation. It involves every aspect associated with direct contact with Chinese manufacturers. Understanding social and business culture in China is an important aspect of communicating properly. The better we communicate, the less likely it is for misunderstandings and mistakes to occur. Poor communication “translates" into... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Gary Young
    Founder, President & CEO
    Avela Corporation
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      Sunday, March 19, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: SourceDirect
      There is a plethora of things you need to consider and keep track of when it comes to importing from overseas. Join Kelly Raia of Dragonfly Global, LLC for an overview of things to remember. Bring your notebook to this information packed session to learn about transportation providers, custom brokers,... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker/Presenter
      Kelly Raia
      Managing Director
      Dragonfly Global, LLC
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        Monday, March 20, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

        • Room: South Hall
        This session will cover the fundamentals of sourcing your products from overseas. The panel will share their varied expertise covering the process of finding new suppliers, supply chain strategies, the art of negotiation, and legal issues for newcomers to the industry....
        Speaker(s)
        Panelist
        Gary Young
        Founder, President & CEO
        Avela Corporation
        Panelist
        Jim Ullum
        Managing Partner & COO
        Source International
        Panelist
        Jose Calero
        Panelist
        Kelly Raia
        Managing Director
        Dragonfly Global, LLC
        Panelist
        Lanie Denslow
        Moderator
        World Wise
        Panelist
        Robert Sieg
        Director
        Sino Sales & Support LTD
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        • Panel Discussion

        Monday, March 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

        • Room: SourceDirect
        Have you ever stopped to think about how you communicate with other people? Are there ways in which you can improve and lessen the risk of misunderstandings? Effective communication is key to any business relationship, especially when you communicate with people from other cultures. Steve speaks and facilitates internationally about... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Steve A. Klein
        Author & CEO
        PDC (Professional Development Center)
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          Monday, March 20, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

          • Room: SourceDirect
          In today’s world, everything seems to be e-commerce centered, but there is true value in a brick and mortar presence that can never be replaced. In this session, Mercedes Gonzalez of Global Purchasing Companies, will take you through the steps of successfully taking your business from a “virtual” existence and... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Mercedes Gonzalez
          Director
          Global Purchasing Companies
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            Monday, March 20, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

            • Room: SourceDirect
            This interactive Q&A allows attendees to ask the panelists questions pertaining to sourcing and importing. Experts will address questions from the audience as well as answer questions that arose in previous seminar discussions leading up to this Q&A. We encourage an interactive dialogue where no sourcing topics are off limits.... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Panelist
            Gary Young
            Founder, President & CEO
            Avela Corporation
            Panelist
            Greg Buhyoff
            Attorney at Law
            Law Office of Gregory F. Buhyoff
            Panelist
            Jim Ullum
            Managing Partner & COO
            Source International
            Panelist
            Lanie Denslow
            Moderator
            World Wise
            Panelist
            Steve A. Klein
            Author & CEO
            PDC (Professional Development Center)
            Tracks:
            • Panel Discussion

            Monday, March 20, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

            • Room: SourceDirect
            Sourcing correctly is like buying insurance for your brand, products and business! No matter how large or small your Amazon or other online business is, you have, no doubt, run into issues shipping your product, customs delays, having your branded or trademarked product copied or stolen, or finding out that... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Chris VanCampen
            Special Projects Manager
            FBA Prep, LLC
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              Tuesday, March 21, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

              • Room: South Hall
              This session will cover the fundamentals of sourcing your products from overseas. The panel will share their varied expertise covering the process of finding new suppliers, supply chain strategies, the art of negotiation, and legal issues for newcomers to the industry....
              Speaker(s)
              Panelist
              Gary Young
              Founder, President & CEO
              Avela Corporation
              Panelist
              Jim Ullum
              Managing Partner & COO
              Source International
              Panelist
              Jose Calero
              Panelist
              Lanie Denslow
              Moderator
              World Wise
              Tracks:
              • Panel Discussion

              Tuesday, March 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

              • Room: SourceDirect
              In recent years the retail landscape has been permanently altered thanks to the Fulfillment by Amazon service. Massive numbers of small businesses are popping up to fill a newly opened gap in this space, and the best and brightest of these FBA retailers are taking their business all the way... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker/Presenter
              Robert Sieg
              Director
              Sino Sales & Support LTD
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                Tuesday, March 21, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                • Room: SourceDirect
                This session will cover the fundamentals to help aid you through the sourcing process. The panel will discuss in-depth the quality control process, legal contracts, and logistics of getting the products from the factory to your warehouse....
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Greg Buhyoff
                Attorney at Law
                Law Office of Gregory F. Buhyoff
                Panelist
                Lanie Denslow
                Moderator
                World Wise
                Panelist
                Robert Sieg
                Director
                Sino Sales & Support LTD
                Tracks:
                • Panel Discussion

                Tuesday, March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                • Room: SourceDirect
                In order to be successful buying in China there are some key practices that are critical to drive good purchasing decisions. With a highly developed infrastructure and the most diverse availability of raw materials in Asia, China is likely to remain a primary manufacturing center for all types of products... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Jim Ullum
                Managing Partner & COO
                Source International
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                  Tuesday, March 21, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                  • Room: SourceDirect
                  In this session, you will learn: That private label market is open to anyone How to discover the endless supply of products to sell The process to private label success The do’s and don’ts of private label How to select products that work best for you ...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Jose Calero
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