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TRADEGEEK PODCAST with your host Pete Mento

Business & Economics Podcasts

TRADEGEEK PODCAST focuses on issues of global trade and customs, logistics, supply chain and economics in a humorous, balanced and non political way. TRADEGEEK is brought to you by the World Trade Centers Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pete-mento/support

TRADEGEEK PODCAST focuses on issues of global trade and customs, logistics, supply chain and economics in a humorous, balanced and non political way. TRADEGEEK is brought to you by the World Trade Centers Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pete-mento/support

Location:

United States

Description:

TRADEGEEK PODCAST focuses on issues of global trade and customs, logistics, supply chain and economics in a humorous, balanced and non political way. TRADEGEEK is brought to you by the World Trade Centers Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pete-mento/support

Language:

English


Episodes

James Coombes and Vector Ai are Changing the Way Logistics Firms Process Your Freight

7/26/2021
James Coombes is the CEO and Founder of the Technology Company Vector.ai - A platform that removes the roadblocks to operations for logistics firms. Based in London, his global team works with transportation providers all over the world through automating the processes of their operating systems to route out inefficiency, increase compliance and reduce cost. Pete and James spent some time talking about his unlikely road to becoming the CEO of a technology firm, his passion for technology and...

Duration:00:42:30

How We Could Fix the E-Commerce Mess With One Simple Step

7/9/2021
This week we discuss how much of the trade related e-commerce issue could be resolved by one bold move by Customs and Commerce. And why that isn't likely to happen any time soon. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across borders for decades, your local WTC is here to help. Learn more at www.wtca.org Alba Wheels Up is on a mission to be the best freight forwarder and customs broker on...

Duration:00:37:38

What Do Burritos and CBP Have in Common?

7/1/2021
In this episode, Pete goes solo to discuss a very sensitive subject - How do we fix the relationship between CBP and the Trade? We start with a brief history of how Customs ended up enforcing so many laws at the border. We then get into the hard truths of how the relationship between the Trade and CBP went so sour, and the nearly impossible way we could take steps to fix it. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global...

Duration:00:43:58

Captain Alex is On that Wall - Pete And Alex Alex Soukhanov of True North Group

6/23/2021
In this episode, Pete gets into the scary parts of the conversation surrounding Maritime cyber and maritime infrastructure cyber with his old friend Captain Alex Soukhanov. The conversations goes into the weeds about the issues facing the industry, the governments dealing with it and ultimately the mariners faced with safety at sea. As usual, these two old sailors also have a little fun. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new...

Duration:00:48:05

NEW SEASON OUT NOW! Pete Is Cranky!!!!

6/15/2021
Pete goes solo on this episode to be a cranky old man and complain..about supply chain infrastructure, cyber security, China, tariffs and the lack of action to fix any of it. This season, we will explore the real problems with guests and props solutions. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across borders for decades, your local WTC is here to help. Learn more at www.wtca.org Alba...

Duration:00:15:44

Cindy Rosen Keeps TAPA On Track

4/14/2021
This week Pete sits down with Cindy Rosen, Executive Director of TAPA to talk about the difficult job of managing one of the world's most influential trade organizations, how her career got there and what it's like to have to put up with Pete's shenanigans. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across borders for decades, your local WTC is here to help. Learn more at...

Duration:00:27:31

Tariffs are for Suckers ... Sara Bowersox and I talk about the MTB

3/10/2021
We are joined again by our good friend Sara Bowersox from Keen Footwear to talk about the glory that is tariff avoidance through the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill! As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across borders for decades, your local WTC is here to help. Learn more at www.wtca.org Technical assistance and all-around awesomeness that makes this show possible is brought to you by the...

Duration:00:28:23

Microsoft's Allen Gear Has The Right Stuff.

2/9/2021
This week, Pete sits down with Allen Gear to talk about how he ended up in a Leadership Position not only in the security ranks at Microsoft, but ascending to the Chairmanship of TAPA. They also get into brewing, space travel and aliens .... because that always seems to happen with these two...... As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across borders for decades, your local WTC is here to...

Duration:00:40:14

Doug Draper - My Co-Host And A Logistics Rock Star

1/29/2021
This week, Pete interviews his co-host and good friend Doug Draper. Together they are the anchors of the weekly internet show "Global Trade This Week" brought to you LIVE every Monday by Cap Logistics. Throughout Doug's incredible 20 year career in logistics sales, he really has seen it all. And through out it all, maintained an eye toward what's next in our industry and an honest sensibility about what is best for his clients. In this episode he shares the story about how he has risen...

Duration:00:47:36

Adel Chaveleh is the smartest person I know.

1/19/2021
Adel Chaveleh has done some of the most amazing things you can imagine. From setting up his own wildly successful computer game company, to revolutionizing the way people interact with data in countless different businesses. He is constantly thinking about what may happen next, and designing solutions to see the challenges that may be there - all with a team of fun loving, brilliant nerds. I was lucky enough to work with him while we were at Crane on a number of projects that touched...

Duration:00:42:33

The Candy Man Can! Shaun Reilly talks about the fun and challenges of moving confections for Lindt!

1/12/2021
Working in trade is a daily education in new and difficult products. For Shaun Reilly, it is about managing the balance of temp control, import compliance, FDA and the highest possible levels of quality for one of the most prestigious confection bands in the world. Pete and Shaun talk about making moving chocolate fun, the importance of teamwork, raising six kids and try to debunk the myth that all lacrosse players must be meatheads. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you...

Duration:00:33:34

A Conversation with Vice Admiral Andy Brown. US Navy (Retired), Currently CEO of the National Defense Transportation Association

1/6/2021
Today I get to share a conversation with one of the most important people in logistics many of you have never heard of. Vice Admiral Andy Brown has controlled supply chain budgets and supervised staffs that seem preposterous to the anyone outside of the military. To him, it was just part of a job that spanned 38 years of a life dedicated to service to his country and to his fellow war fighter. I have been lucky enough to work with him while he has been the CEO of the NDTA. An organization...

Duration:00:48:50

The Annual Predictions Episode!

12/18/2020
Like he does every year, Pete makes his predictions concerning trade, economics, security and the supply chain! The most listened too episode of the year!! As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across borders for decades, your local WTC is here to help. Learn more at www.wtca.org Technical assistance and all around awesomeness that makes this show possible is brought to you by the good...

Duration:01:01:56

Classifying Footwear is Hell .... My Conversation with Sara Bowesox!

11/24/2020
In the new face of retail, Post Covid - things are weird. However, they still just manage to be especially brutal for footwear importers! Trade Compliance is hard enough without the added issue of having to classify the hardest product in the tariff ... Lucky for me, my good friend Sara Bowersox from Keen Footwear came to the show and shared her story and some insights. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade,...

Duration:00:42:38

Rise of the Machines - My Conversation about Maritime Cyber with Captain Alex Soukhanov

11/12/2020
The transformation of the supply chain from the 90's to now has been extreme. Not the least of which, has been the digitization of the whole shebang. Today, Pete is joined by his old friend Captain Alex Soukhanov who has a sobering and direct conversation with him about the problems of cyber security and maritime logistics. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across borders for...

Duration:00:35:47

Why on Earth would anyone want to work in this Business? A Conversation with Fellow Trade Nerd Jae McDonald

11/10/2020
Pete Sits down with his long time friend and colleague Jae McDonald to talk about the round about - yet rewarding - way she ended up becoming a Senior Executive in the Trade and Logistics industry. They also spend some time wondering why anyone works in this business, and decide it really comes down to the people. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across borders for decades, your...

Duration:00:40:17

It's Nearly Election Day, What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong?

10/29/2020
Election Day is looming and Pete goes over the latest issues in the news he thinks are important prior to the big day.... buckle up kids!!!! As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across borders for decades, your local WTC is here to help. Learn more at www.wtca.org Technical assistance and all around awesomeness that makes this show possible is brought to you by the good men and women...

Duration:00:18:55

Ann Lister, Founder of ICPA might be the most interesting person in International Freight

10/19/2020
I sit down with Ann Lister to talk about how she got into this crazy business - and she shares an amazing story about overcoming adversity and personal triumph. We also learn the little talked about origins of the International Compliance Professionals Association. It was a great talk. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across borders for decades, your local WTC is here to help. Learn...

Duration:00:28:57

Pete Talks to someone who arrested him in High School about Cargo Security - Chuck Forsaith of the PCSC

10/14/2020
Are you the kind of person who knows all the lingo and buzzwords about cargo security but actually knows absolutely nothing about cargo security? Well friend, have I got a podcast for you! Today I talk to the Yoda to my Luke Skywalker with regards to Cargo Security - Chuck Forsaith of the PCSC. We get into the details about what you really ought to know, and where you can go to learn it. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new...

Duration:00:32:57

The Manchurian TradeGeek Podcast ....

10/9/2020
The relationship between the US and China is chilly, but not nearly the Cold War we make it out to be. There is a new stepped up attitude about export Enforcement by the BID, DDTC and OFAC driven by both political goals and foreign policy. You need to understand WHY we are here - not just what to do. In this podcast we explore just that. As always, this episode of the podcast is brought to you by the World Trade Centers. Whether you are new to global trade, or have been selling across...

Duration:00:54:50