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Meet the Economic and Commercial U.S. Government Diplomats

Trade Winds-Southeast Europe provides unparalleled access to U.S. Senior Diplomats from the U.S. Commercial Service and U.S. State Department located throughout the European region. During Trade Winds, these U.S. Diplomats will present the latest market intelligence and recommendations for strategic growth for over 20 countries throughout Europe including Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, UK and more. Trade Winds participants will engage in one-on-one meetings with our Diplomats to discuss unique business issues, explore untapped markets and evaluate product and service offerings for the region. 

Once you register for Trade Winds-Southeast Europe and your company is accepted, the Trade Winds Team will send you information on how to sign up for one-on-one meetings with the U.S. Diplomats listed below.

  • Austria - Sanford Owens, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Belgium – Mitch Larsen, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Belgium - John Breidenstine, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Belgium - Michael Rogers, Digital Attaché
  • Bulgaria - Maria Galindo, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Croatia - Damjan Bencic, Locally Engaged Staff – Head of Section
  • Czech Republic - Helen Peterson, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Denmark – Bjarke Frederiksen, Locally Engaged Staff
  • Finland – Rick deLambert, Senior Commercial Officer
  • France – Steve Alley, Regional Senior Commercial Officer
  • Germany – John McCaslin, Regional Senior Commercial Officer
  • Greece – Keith Silver, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Hungary - Jennifer Kane-Zabolotskaya, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Ireland – Finola Cunningham, Locally Engaged Staff
  • Italy – Todd Avery, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Netherlands – Alan Ras, Locally Engaged Staff
  • Norway – Vidar Keyn, Locally Engaged Staff
  • Poland – Charles Ranado, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Portugal – Lora Baker, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Romania – Greg O’Connor, Regional Commercial Officer
  • Serbia – Robert Dunn, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Slovakia – Marian Volent, Locally Engaged Staff
  • Spain – Daniel Crocker, Senior Commercial Officer
  • Sweden – Dillon Banerjee, Regional Senior Commercial Officer
  • Turkey - William Czajkowski, Senior Commercial Officer
  • United Kingdom – Josh Simmons, Senior Commercial Officer


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