GlobalBusinessProfessor.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Export Trends Offer Significant Growth Opportunities for Business” features Eduardo Lopez-Soriano, Director of Marketing (Great Lakes District) at UPS and supply chain expert. In the 5-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Lopez-Soriano discusses trends and opportunities UPS is seeing in the marketplace, specifically relating to exporting; how this is effecting businesses; and things that UPS is doing to help customers prepare and take advantage of these opportunities in the global marketplace.
In addition, Mr. Lopez-Soriano discusses the UPS X-Port Challenge and how businesses can apply to win valuable export shipping credits of up to $10,000. For more on the Challenge, please click here.
Audio Interview Guest:
Mr. Eduardo Lopez-Soriano
Director, Marketing (Great Lakes District)
“Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain” report
About Eduardo Lopez-Soriano
Eduardo Lopez-Soriano is a Marketing executive with over 20 years of experience. He is currently the Great Lakes District Marketing Director for UPS. Eduardo has developed Marketing strategies in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe. He worked for 8 years as the Latin America Marketing Director for UPS. In his current role, Eduardo and his team help US companies realize the growth opportunities that are available outside the US.
UPS X-Port Challenge
September 23, 2016 – Small and medium-sized businesses with global aspirations have the opportunity to win $10,000 in export shipping with UPS. The UPS X-PORT Challenge aims to help local businesses export to international markets.
“The UPS X-PORT Challenge is an example of our commitment to innovation, global trade and entrepreneurism,” said Bill Seward, UPS U.S. International President, “Less than one percent of America’s 30 million companies export – a percentage that is significantly lower than all developed countries. And of U.S. companies that do export, 58 percent export to only one country. This competition presents an opportunity for growth-oriented businesses to expand internationally.
Participants in the UPS X-PORT Challenge can begin the application process online at www.ups.com/x-portchallenge2016. Each application will undergo an assessment based on niche, offering, global appeal and market opportunity. Applications must be received by Oct. 14, 2016. The top 10 applicants will be invited to attend the “Pitch-Off” event on Nov. 4, 2016. Contestants will pitch their business to a panel of judges from the local international business community. The judges will then pick the top three finalists as prize-winners. The second and third place winners will receive $2,500 and $1,000 respectively in export shipping.
For more information and to apply, please click here.