April 24, 2024
Webinar

Join us for our next Export Coffee Talk on Wednesday, April 24 from 10-11 am EST for an engaging panel discussion on doing business in Canada. EDPNC’s international trade consultants in Canada will lead this informative discussion to include logistics and regulatory hurdles. Feel free to bring questions.

Presenter:
Chris Leslie, Managing Director, Grow Trade Consulting Inc.

Moderators:
Joanne Walsh, Senior Market Access Consultant, Grow Trade Consulting Inc.
Chris Leslie, Managing Director, Grow Trade Consulting Inc.

Panelists:
Mike Carrol, Co-Founder, Customs Broker and Consultant (CANUSA Logistics)
Erin Taraborrelli, Director, Regulatory Affairs (Source Nutraceutical)
Chuck Nervick, Senior Vice President – Strategic Development (Media Edge)

 

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Chris Leslie, Managing Director, Grow Trade Consulting Inc.
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Chris joined the Grow Trade Consulting team in 2008 and has spent more than 15 years in a business consultancy capacity, helping American and European SMEs find opportunities and partners in the Canadian market. With expertise in a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, clean technology, aerospace and defense, transportation, medical devices, manufacturing and processing technologies, and industrial products, and with hands-on knowledge of the construction materials sector, he continues to assist clients in understanding the Canadian business landscape (including regulatory nuances), conducting market research, and facilitating business-to-business meetings across Canada.

Chris has been serving as Grow Trade Consulting’s Managing Director since 2021, overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations including communication with partner states and clients, and managing the Grow Trade team. He also works directly with clients providing services that develop or increase their export sales in the Canadian market, via direct consultation to understand their product and/or service’s value proposition and approach to the market.

Joanne Walsh

Joanne Walsh, Senior Market Access Consultant, Grow Trade Consulting Inc.
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Joanne joined Grow Trade Consulting in 2017, after spending more than a decade as an International Trade Specialist with the State of Illinois Canada Office in Toronto.

During this time, she has gained extensive knowledge and experience facilitating successful business relationships between U.S. and international companies and organizations with Canadian partners, conducting market research in multiple sectors, and maintaining business relationships with various industries across Canada. She also oversees various administrative responsibilities pertaining to reporting and tracking in various client central management systems.

Although many multi-sector assignments have successfully crossed her desk, Joanne’s passions are in food and beverage, natural health products, transportation, tourism, and spearheading inbound trade missions to Canada.

Mike Carroll

Mike Carrol, Co-Founder, Customs Broker and Consultant (CANUSA Logistics)
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Michael Carroll stands at the helm of Canusa Logistics, a distinguished Canadian Customs Broker and Logistics. As the Co-founder of Canusa Logistics, Michael has played a key role in shaping the company’s identity as a dynamic force in the realm of cross-border and global trade.

Canusa Logistics has carved a niche for itself by bridging the gap between Canadian and foreign companies, facilitating their growth on the global stage. The company operates with a dual commitment to compliance and profitability, ensuring that its clients not only meet regulatory standards but also thrive in a competitive and profit-driven environment. At the core of Canusa Logistics’ success is a seasoned and dedicated team, and Michael Carroll takes pride in leading a group of professionals whose expertise is unparalleled.

With a keen focus on compliance, profit generation, and unmatched industry expertise, Michael Carroll and Canusa Logistics continue to be a driving force in facilitating the expansion of businesses across borders. As the business landscape becomes increasingly interconnected, Michael remains committed to guiding companies towards sustainable and successful global ventures.

Erin Taraborrelli

Erin Taraborrelli, Director, Regulatory Affairs (Source Nutraceutical)
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Erin has a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Science from the University of Guelph (Ontario), and over 20 years of regulatory experience in the US and Canadian markets. As the Director of Regulatory Affairs, she oversees a team of compliance specialists dedicated to providing clear, accurate regulatory guidance with a high degree of client satisfaction.  Erin enjoys helping companies navigate complex regulatory challenges and achieve their goals in expanding to new markets, as well as training other regulatory professionals. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, spending time with her friends and family, and travelling.

Chuck Nervick

Chuck Nervick, Senior Vice President – Strategic Development (Media Edge)
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Chuck has been actively involved in the North American media and events industry for over 30 years. Over that span, he has worked with and developed strategies for many different organizations and associations across a wide range of industries related to their media, show, special event, conference, and sales and marketing strategies. Chuck oversees the trade show and conference portfolio at MediaEdge Communications and is also the publisher of several trade magazines.

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