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

    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)
    Individual Speaker
    Mercedes Gonzalez
    Director
    Global Purchasing Companies
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      Sunday, March 19, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

        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)
        Individual Speaker
        Gary Young
        Founder, President & CEO
        Avela Corporation
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          Sunday, March 19, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

            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)
            Individual Speaker
            Kelly Raia
            Managing Director
            Dragonfly Global, LLC
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              Monday, March 20, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                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
                President & Founder
                LapWorks, Inc.
                Panelist
                Kelly Raia
                Managing Director
                Dragonfly Global, LLC
                Panelist
                Lanie Denslow
                Moderator
                World Wise
                Panelist
                Robert Sieg
                Director
                Sino Sales & Support LTD
                Tracks:
                • Panel Discussion

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

                  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)
                  Individual Speaker
                  Steve A. Klein
                  Author & CEO
                  PDC (Professional Development Center)
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                    Monday, March 20, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                      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)
                      Individual Speaker
                      Mercedes Gonzalez
                      Director
                      Global Purchasing Companies
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                        Monday, March 20, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

                          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

                            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)
                            Individual Speaker
                            Chris VanCampen
                            Special Projects Manager
                            FBA Prep, LLC
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                              Tuesday, March 21, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                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
                                President & Founder
                                LapWorks, Inc.
                                Panelist
                                Lanie Denslow
                                Moderator
                                World Wise
                                Tracks:
                                • Panel Discussion

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

                                  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)
                                  Individual Speaker
                                  Robert Sieg
                                  Director
                                  Sino Sales & Support LTD
                                  Tracks:

                                    Tuesday, March 21, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                      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
                                      Jose Calero
                                      President & Founder
                                      LapWorks, Inc.
                                      Panelist
                                      Lanie Denslow
                                      Moderator
                                      World Wise
                                      Tracks:
                                      • Panel Discussion

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

                                        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)
                                        Individual Speaker
                                        Jim Ullum
                                        Managing Partner & COO
                                        Source International
                                        Tracks:

                                          Tuesday, March 21, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                                            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)
                                            Individual Speaker
                                            Jose Calero
                                            President & Founder
                                            LapWorks, Inc.
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