Fueling Entry into the U.S. Market:
Opportunities in Ohio for European Food Producers

The building blocks you need for internationalization in the U.S. and in Ohio.

July 12, 2021 | 9 a.m. EST

About Ohio’s Food and Agribusiness Industry

Did you know that industry-recognized brands including Nestlé, Abbott Nutrition, Kroger, and Conagra Brands rely on Ohio to serve customers worldwide?

From farms and manufacturing to cold storage facilities, national grocery leaders, abundant natural resources, R&D capabilities, and a wide variety of potential partnerships, Ohio offers an attractive environment for food and beverage companies that care about nurturing the consumer as well as their own business growth.

About the Event

Benefit from Ohio’s Strong Food and Agribusiness industry

Experts from JobsOhio, Ohio Development Service Agency, the Department of Agriculture, Division of Food Safety and the Center for Innovation in Food Technology will speak to the food ecosystem, the resources available to European food producers looking to enter the U.S. market, and the regulations in place for food safety, labeling and packaging.

European companies in the food sector will provide testimonials about their experience of internationalization in Ohio and what drove them to choose the state for expansion. Buyers and distributors will share the process companies need to follow to successfully introduce their products. B2B meetings can be organized subsequently and on request.

What You Will Gain

  • Insight on the regulatory requirements that you need to comply with in order to bring your products to market.​
  • Access to the state, regional, and local resources available to you as you invest and grow in Ohio.
  • Open channels of communication between you, distributors, and buyers from U.S. grocery stores based on the specific categories of products you offer.
  • Information on how JobsOhio can help you with your plans through a wide range of free services and financial incentives.​

Speakers Include:

Rebecca Singer Headshot

Rebecca A. Singer

President and CEO, Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT)

John Werkman Headshot

John Werkman

Chief, Business Services Division, Ohio Development Services Agency

Tim Derickson Headshot

Tim Derickson

Senior Director Food & Agribusiness

Jodi Taylor Headshot

Jodi Taylor

Assistant Chief, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Food Safety

The Agenda

View a breakdown of sessions and speakers.

Find out more about Ohio Food and Argibusiness

The quality of food products is a priority for health-conscious consumers seeking the freshest, healthiest options. Ohio has a wide range of food industry resources to keep up with this demand. Whether you need farms or manufacturing, cold storage facilities or grocery giants, Ohio’s food industry is among the best in the United States.