The Mid-America District Export Council
is a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets.
International Trade for Commerce Bank
Expertise: International Development, Export Manufacturing Sales, Global Logistics, and Trade Finance
Director of the International Division
Kansas Department of Commerce
Expertise: International Business Development, Export Assistance, and Foreign Direct Investment Recruitment
International Banking Manager
Expertise: International Banking, Foreign Exchange, Trade Finance, Letters of Credit, Documentary Collections, and Working Capital
Progressive Products, Inc.
Expertise: Small business exporting to Canada and Mexico
Rayan F. Azab
Azab Advisory LLC
Expertise: Rayan F. M. Azab brings forth more than 13 years of expertise collaborating with American enterprises, facilitating their global expansion endeavors and securing deals worth a cumulative total of over $150 million. Possessing extensive knowledge in business ethics, the U.S. market, and a strong understanding of the culture in the Middle East and Africa, Azab maintains a diverse international network across various industries.
President & IBNewsmag, Publisher
Expertise: International Business Development and Intelligence for SMEs; International Marketing & Promotion; Publish IBNewsmag – practical information for international traders (SMEs); Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC 9) as cleared advisor to USTR for SMEs.
Expertise: Commercial and Government Contract Management, Trade Compliance, International Payment Methods, Export Controls, Business Development
Dr. Melissa Birch
Associate Professor and Director, Global Business Studies
University of Kansas School of Business
Expertise: Export Education, Market Entry Strategies, Economic & Political Risk Assessment
Bhatt International, Inc.
Expertise: Recycled and Intermediate Metals Trading/Processor, Raw Materials, and Doing Business in India
Miller & Company P.C.
Expertise: International Trade Compliance Counseling and Training
Director, Trade Compliance
Schenck Process, LLC
Expertise: International Trade, Compliance, Supply Chain Management, Nonprofit Organizations and Risk Management
Expertise: Trade Credit Insurance, Risk Mitigation, Commercial Collections, Alternative Financing, and Commercial Lending Industries
Philip Hull Ph.D
Graduate & International Student Services at University of Central Missouri
Expertise: Education , International Recruitment, Study Abroad Programs, and Trans-Atlantic Studies and Scholarship
Expertise: Data Security, Security Solutions, Global Home Appliance Industry and Doing Business in Seoul and Netherlands
Chairman & CEO
Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc., DBA Alpha General Contracting
Expertise: Green Energy, Innovative Construction, African Business and Affairs
Expertise: Manufacturing, Distribution, international development, Agriculture, Wholly Owned Subsidiaries, and Doing Business in Eastern Europe.
Expertise: Strategic Marketing
Associate Director, Global Supply & Trade Compliance
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Expertise: Certified US Export Compliance Officer, International Logistics and Trade Compliance, Past President and Board Member of ITCKC and International Logistics Association of KC
Partner & Asia Service Leader
Expertise: Transactional Law, Domestic and International Mergers and Acquisitions, Loans and Financing, Corporate Structure and Joint Ventures, Global Manufacturing and Distribution, and Trade Compliance.
ITO Business Development Specialist
BG Products, Inc.
Expertise: Doing business in Southeast Asia; U.S. Commercial Service Programs; USTDA Programs; Trademark Issues
Eastern Strategies LLC
Expertise: Asian Business, Machinery, International Sales Network Management, Information Technology
L. William Zahner
A. Zahner Co.
Expertise: Metals used in art and architecture