The Talking Trade Podcast is put on by WisBusiness and co-hosted by Sandi Siegel, President of M.E. Dey & Co. and Ken Wasylik, Managing Director of E.M. Wasylik Associates. Talking Trade covers topics across a variety of business disciplines, featuring a new guest each episode to share their expertise.
Talking Trade with Heather Ranck, Director of the Rural Export Center
In the most recent episode of Talking Trade, Ken Wasylik and Sandi Siegel chat with Heather Ranck, Director of the Rural Export Center, part of the US Department of Commerce. Ms. Ranck highlights resources available to rural companies that export or want to start exporting. According to Ms. Ranck, “There are three main barriers to exporting for rural exporters: knowledge, connections and confidence,”.
Talking Trade with Jackie Carter, Port of Milwaukee Director
In the latest episode of Talking Trade, Ken Wasylik and Sandi Siegel chat with Jackie Carter, Director of the Port of Milwaukee. Ms. Carter explains that the Port of Milwaukee is the second largest port on the Great Lakes system, and describes some of the various commodities that come through the Port.
Talking Trade with Buckley Brinkman, CEO of Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity
In the latest episode of Talking Trade, Ken Wasylik and Sandi Siegel sit down with Buckley Brinkman, CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity. Brinkman highlights the ExporTech program which helps Wisconsin companies develop an export plan for their products in 90 days. Companies that go through the program gain about $1million in sales on average, according to Brinkman.
Talking Trade with Terry Dittrich of MI Group
In the latest episode of Talking Trade, MI Group Senior Advisor Terry Dittrich outlines the path forward for rebuilding infrastructure in Ukraine. Terry believes that major funding is “probably about 6 to 12 months out”, as long as the war in Ukraine continues to subside.
Talking Trade with Pawan Bhatnagar of Kasvu Consulting, Asian Insiders
In the latest episode of Talking Trade, Pawan Bhatnagar of Kasvu Consulting and Asian Insiders highlights the resilience of the Indian economy. Global offshoring, digitalization, and energy transitions are three major trends that will contribute to India’s projected GDP growing by more than double from $3.5 trillion to $7.5 trillion by 2030.
Talking Trade with Rebekah Sweeney of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
In the latest episode of Talking Trade, Rebekah Sweeney of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association discusses 2022 dairy export data, highlights increased sales in LATAM, and shares her opinion on economic forecasts for 2023.
Talking Trade with Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler
In the latest episode of Talking Trade, Ken Wasylik and Sandi Siegel chat with Wendy Cutler, Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. Wendy discusses recent tariff exclusions for several hundred products that have been extended for another 9 months.
Talking Trade with Steve Wallace of the Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company
In this episode of Talking Trade, Ken Wasylik and Sandi Siegel sit down with Steve Wallace, President of the Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company. Listen in to hear Steve discuss the challenges associated with growing the Milwaukee-based business on an international scale.
Talking Trade with Andy Rothman of Matthews Asia
In this episode of Talking Trade, Ken Wasylik and Sandi Siegel chat with former diplomat Andy Rothman of California firm Matthews Asia. Andy highlights the benefits of US engagement with China believes the initially bumpy transition from strict Covid protocols will ease next year.
Talking Trade with Mark Dodsworth, Managing Director of Europartnerships
In this episode of Talking Trade, Ken Wasylik and Sandi Siegel speak with Mark Dodsworth, Managing Director of Europartnerships. Mark is based in the UK and explains how the country has been impacted heavily by the pandemic, invasion of Ukraine, and Brexit. Mark also highlights some areas of opportunities for US companies going into the UK.
Talking Trade with Mike Dankler, Principal of Michael Best Strategies
In this episode of Talking Trade, Sandi Siegel and Ken Wasylik speak with Mike Dankler, Principal of Michael Best Strategies. Mike covers the Section 301 tariffs on China and why he believes there may be “some tariff-liftings to come”, as well as other governmental topics relating to international trade.
Talking Trade with Bruce Glaub, Trade Acceptance Group
In this episode of Talking Trade, Sandi Siegel and Ken Wasylik speak with Bruce Glaub, Principal of Trade Acceptance Group, outlines the benefits of export credit insurance. Listen in to learn how important it is to have export credit insurance when selling and shipping goods internationally.
Talking Trade with Mark Rhoda-Reis of DATCP
In this episode of Talking Trade, Sandi Siegel and Ken Wasylik speak with guest Mark Rhoda-Reis from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Mark shares the latest figures on Wisconsin agricultural exports in what may be a record-setting year.
Talking Trade with E.M. Wasylik Associates Managing Director Ken Wasylik
In this episode of Talking Trade, Ken Wasylik discusses his approach for reaching new international markets. Listen in to learn Ken’s first steps to international development, positive takeaways from the pandemic, supply chain issues, and inflation.
It Appears We Are Late To the Market - The Global Marketing Show
The Global Marketing Show hosted by Wendy Pease, President of Rapport International, discusses new trending international business topics in every episode. Check out Ken’s appearance on the podcast, discussing his approach on how early-stage exporters should decide which international markets to enter.
Market Research - A Key Element of a Successful Market Launch
In this webinar hosted by Global Chamber, Ken Wasylik highlights the importance of market research as an initial step to export development. Listen in to hear Ken’s thoughts on why research is an essential initiative to global expansion, as well as the three key questions to ask when deciding which markets to enter.