Thursday, December 07, 2006

Experience of an Indian export Executive on his first visit to Latin America

Let me reproduce the executive's email which speaks for itself

"Please refer to your meeting with undersigned regarding his visit to Latin America.

I am back in India after my visit. We are really very thankful to you for all your assistance and cooperation regarding the visit of undersigned.

Also, we would like to inform that the assistance and cooperation we receive from our embassies was amazing.

We really feel that our embassies are doing great jobs in promoting our trade with Latin American countries.

We must add that our missions in Colombia, Chile & Uruguay ( through our embassy in Argentina) helped undersigned with all his appointments and we hope they all would be fruitful for us in future.

We would like to make a special mention of Mr. Martin de Castro (Commercial officer Uruguay, Indian Embassy in Argentina).
He was such a big help for us in Montevideo. He took time off his schedule to assist us in our meetings.

I would like to come in person and share my views with you, would make a request with you in coming week for an appointment.

Thanking you,Sincerely Yours,

(Shivreet Dhillon)

GTP Overseas Private LimitedC-10, Sector-1,Noida - 201 301

So I met the young Dhillion yesterday. oops ...I was taken aback. He has become more enthusiastic about Latin America than me..

Here is what he told me.
- He has got orders from Colombia and Uruguay in this very first trip. He found the Colombian customer in the internet!. He sees great scope for his rubber products which go into the second hand market of auto parts. He is planning to try other mkts in mid 2007.
-More than the business, he has discovered Latin Americans. He found the people friendly, warm and hospitable. He spent 4 days in Colombia but his customer spent only a total of 4 hours in business discussion. She took him to the night club, restaurants, bars and for sight seeing. Whenever he mentioned business, she said " relax.. enjoyment first.." . No wonder the youthful Dhillion's eyes have a new shine and there is a romantic smile in his face now.


Manish said...

Well what i can say "shivreet dhillon has done it again" and this time with even better results and excellent feedback from his colleagues and his clients.He has always displayed high level of commitment and ownership of his work thats why he is getting bussiness from different countries which makes him different from other.
Shivreet's contribution to his company and to our contry is immense and his expertise is a great motivation factor for his colleagues.

Keep up the Great work shivreet,India is proud of you.

Keep Rocking,
Manish Saini

Shreyans Jain said...

Dear Mr Shriveet,

I am an Indian exporter of Textiles and I am looking to sell my products in Latin America. I am visiting Barzil & Chile next week. Could you please advise me how to go about meeting importers / trade partners.

Many thanks