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Export Delaware has engaged foreign trade representatives to help Delaware businesses find partners overseas. Our trade representatives have been carefully selected to serve Delaware’s small business exporters. They have real-world experience in the industries that many Delaware businesses operate, specifically bioscience, health and medical devices, environmental management, and specialized manufacturing. Many of the reps are engineers, and are business owners themselves!

 

You can partner with one of the trade reps to explore opportunities in select foreign markets. Currently, we have representative offices in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Latin America (specifically Colombia, Mexico, Peru), New Zealand, Peru, South East Asia (specifically Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam), South Korea, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

The trade representatives and their teams in-country specialize in exploratory market research, where they look at your products and services and explore potential customers, distributors or partners in the foreign market that would be a good fit for your business. They vet these potential partners and perform initial outreach to facilitate matchmaking. If your business is participating in an International Business Trip with Export Delaware, the trade reps will work with you one-on-one to set up in-person meetings with the appropriate contacts. Often, the representatives participate in these meetings so they can assist with any cultural barriers and provide assistance as needed.

 

To connect with one of our reps, please contact Export Delaware.

 

Meet the Team

 

Australia and New Zealand

 


Angela Foley
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Angela has supported international trade efforts of businesses in Australia for over 15 years. As the founder and managing director of Foley & Associates Pty Ltd, she provides market research, market entry strategies, competitor analysis, and support for business trips to Australia and New Zealand.​

 

Canada

 


Ludovic Ortuno
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Ludovic Ortuno of CIDEP is based in the Montreal, Canada area. With more than ten years experience working with premier international trade and development agencies, he has an extensive understanding of launching new products in Canada and other markets. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

 

France

 

Christelle Maffre

Christelle Maffre
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Christelle Maffre is Manager Trade & FDI at OCO Global. Christelle has 18 years’ experience in international business development (trade and investment). She spent 14 years aboard (USA and Belgium). Christelle has a Master’s degree in cross-cultural negotiation with the University of Aix-Marseille, France. She is fluent in English and French. she is fluent in English and French.

 

Germany

 


Markus Wellmann
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Markus Wellmann is the Senior Consultant & Project Manager at PM & Partners. The firm consults with companies worldwide on developing and implementing strategic business development efforts internationally.

 


Sebastian Hass
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Sebastian Hass is a Partner and marketing consulting at PM & Partners. PM & Partners has a long-standing track record in the field of business development. The firm supports companies worldwide to implement strategies with lead generation, PR and online marketing.

 

Ireland

 


Declan Barry
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Declan has over a decade of experience in international business development across Europe, Asia and North America, working in diverse sectors such as fintech, medtech, legal services and cyber security.

 

Latin America

 


Miguel de Regil
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Miguel brings more than four decades of international trade experience and extensive knowledge of consumer and industrial markets throughout Latin America. His extensive network makes him the ideal resource to identify opportunities and provide support in the region.

 

Scandinavia

 


Andrew Clutz
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Andrew has extensive experience with international corporations and their business expansion strategies. He understands the challenges facing international trade and economic development organizations from his 25 years of work in the field.

South Korea

 


Ken Yang
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Ken is a trade expert with extensive knowledge in business development, market research, marketing and investment advisory services for private and public businesses.

 

Southeast Asia

 


Sarath Menon
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For twenty years, Sarath has been supporting government trade promotion agencies and companies from around the world to increase their exports to Southeast Asia.

United Arab Emirates

 


Joe Hepworth
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Joe specializes in trade, foreign direct investment, exports, business set up, and commercial orientation. As the Middle East Office Director of OCO Global,  Joe is committed to helping Delaware small businesses enter the Middle East region.

 


James Maley-Craig
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James is an International Trade Consultant in the Middle East who works directly with private companies looking to grow international markets, open new export channels, find new sources of inward investment or simply improve their regional footprint & operations.

 


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Delaware Department of State
820 N. French Street,
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P: +1 (302) 577-8464
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