The North Dakota Trade Office is excited to introduce its newest team member, Simon Wilson, as executive director. Simon comes from a strong team management background and has a history of accomplishment in executive roles, including Director of Operations at Titan Machinery and Case New Holland Industrial. Wilson has hit the ground running since joining NDTO, but took some time to answer questions on his background, why he loves North Dakota and his vision for the NDTO. Continue reading …
The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) recently completed two trade missions to Asia focused on the state’s food grade, identity preserved soybeans. A trade mission to Indonesia in March and a trade mission to China in April both increased the visibility of North Dakota’s food grade soybeans within rising soy markets. One-on-one meetings with potential buyers and food processors as well as market tours provided further understanding of the needs of two promising U.S. soybean markets.
Press Release: Brandt Holdings, NDSU’s Department of Agribusiness & Applied Economics Receive Global Business Awards
Brandt Holdings, an agricultural and heavy equipment dealership headquartered in Fargo was named North Dakota’s 2017 Exporter of the Year on Wednesday for their achievements in international expansion and their support to the state’s export community. NDSU’s Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, a department that champions training and education to prepare students for careers in global trade, received the 2017 Service to Exporters award for their support and commitment to the next generation of North Dakota agribusiness professionals and exporters. Continue reading …
Both importing and exporting basics will be the focus at upcoming educational sessions hosted by the North Dakota Trade Office. At this year’s Global Business Connections Conference, Bonnie Anderson, owner of WTH International, will offer Exporting 101, a course on finding markets, export regulations and getting paid. Meanwhile trade and compliance expert Suzanne Richer will present Importing 101, a training session on the basics of logistics, customs compliance and payment for products from foreign markets. Richer will also introduce a financial benefit for companies that both import and export. Continue reading …
North Dakota companies returned last week from a trade mission to Italy and Spain where the focus was on specialty crops. The mission was led by Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, and focused on the state’s pulse exports. Four North Dakota companies traveled to Naples, Italy and Madrid, Spain, two of the largest pulse markets in Europe, on March 5-9 to promote their beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils and borage to potential buyers.
Forecasting the weather in 2018 and the resulting economic opportunities will be a topic at the upcoming Global Business Connections conference in Fargo on Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5. There meteorologist and interim director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, Daryl Ritchison, will lead a break-out session on weather and global markets.
Back by popular demand, geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan returns to Fargo on April 4th to bring audience members at the Global Business Connections conference his take on the global economic shift that is currently underway. With his company Zeihan on Geopolitics, and a background as chief analyst at Stratfor Intelligence, Zeihan uses his trademark candor to provide companies with customized global intelligence so that they may chart their own futures. During the conference’s opening keynote, he will offer his geopolitical insights and predictions that are often startling, sometimes funny, and always fascinating.
RDO Equipment Co.’s Olga Hall always knew she would work in international business. She grew up in Siberia, Russia during the Soviet regime, with two industrious parents who taught her about persistence and perseverance. Those traits have come in handy during her nearly 20-year career that has taken her around the world, supplying customers with the agricultural equipment they need. As Director of International Sales at RDO Equipment Co., she leads the company’s export division and works closely with RDO Equipment Co.’s international partners.
We all receive suspicious emails now and then, but have you ever been tempted to open an attachment from an unknown source? Or unconsciously downloaded a file without thinking? You’re not alone, but the most widespread global cyberattacks have been a result of doing just that. Read on for information on the attacks that affected the most people worldwide and how they could have been prevented.
Free trade agreements abound across the globe while the US remains in protectionist mode. Europe and Asia are the most active players, each moving forward with multiple trade deals. The following highlights the agreements being negotiated or completed.