The Essentials of Exporting

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Start Date

April 06, 2022 11:00 am

End Date

April 06, 2022 12:00 pm




Polaris MEP



More than half of the RI manufacturing leaders who responded to Polaris MEP’s “State of Manufacturing” survey said that finding and accessing new customers/markets was a top priority for 2022.  If that’s true for your company, international markets might provide the opportunities you are looking for. Exporting is a “foreign process” to many, so it’s natural to wonder if exporting is right for your company, if you are ready to “go global” and how to get started.

 In this webinar, international trade consultant/trainer Linda Woulfe offers an overview of the benefits of exporting, what it means to be an exporter and how to determine if you are “Export Ready.” 


  • An overview of strategic reasons to export and potential benefits
  • An understanding of the export process
  • A review of the basic resources a company needs to be successful in the global market
  • Individualized “Export Readiness Assessment”

WHO SHOULD ATTEND – RI Manufacturers Only

  • Owners, Founders, senior executives of RI manufacturing companies
  • CFOs / Controllers
  • Logistics, Supply Chain leads
  • Sales and Marketing leads


Linda Woulfe is an international trade professional with over 30 years of experience helping companies take their products and services overseas.  Linda spent the last ten years as Assistant Director of the Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, where she worked closely with local companies as part of Rhode Island’s international trade office, helping them with international trade needs including consulting and training on a wide range of international trade topics, as well as assistance with grant funding. Prior to that, she worked for numerous private companies in a variety of trade-related roles including supply chain management, global sourcing, marketing and business development. 

In addition to guiding companies as a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), Woulfe is an Adjunct Professor of International Trade and Logistics at Bryant University

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