CVEN - International trade specialists

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team of international trade specialists.

CVEN is a group of international trade specialists who are passionate about export development. We work with some of Australia’s best producers and niche marketers and have been actively involved in international trade for over 20 years.

Our experience extends to both the private and government sectors which means we have not only the commercial experience but also the right international connections to help you achieve your export objectives.

A not-for-profit incorporated entity chartered with supporting Government and Industry in their pursuit of export trade development. We collaborate with industry associations, local, state and federal governments to facilitate networking events, export training and the delivery of strategic economic development programs on behalf of our Government & Industry partners.

Our core objectives focus on the promotion of an export culture, industry and business engagement and fostering strategic export development opportunities.

The services division boasts an experienced, highly competent team of industry specialist who understand exactly what is required to help you explore and then develop your export opportunities.

Our team works with you, on an agreed program to help you develop your export capabilities. We take the time to understand your business and what drives the industry in which you operate.

We possess a diverse range of skills from export marketing and product development, to logistics, export documentation, market research and pricing.

Our mission is to empower Australian producers to succeed in global markets.

Our Team

Asian Business Advisor

Wendy WuAsian Business Advisor Wendy is our Asian Business Assistant, supporting customer engagement for many of CVEN’s clients. Wendy’s background is in legal administration in China and she has proven herself very resourceful in all things procurement. Wendy has great interpersonal skills, is very much results-oriented and derives great pleasure from doing a job well.…

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Trade Advisor

Hugh FitzpatrickTrade Advisor Hugh is one of our Trade Advisors. He is studying Mandarin and has an Honours Degree in Economics and International Politics. He is passionate about research, foreign affairs and trade, economics and statistics. He enjoys the brain gymnastics of absorbing, collating and analysing data. He also enjoys Australian Football and movies, maybe…

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Graphic Design

Grace TaylorGraphic Design Grace is our in-house graphic designer. She has been creative all her life and has a Bachelors degree in Illustration and a Diploma of Graphic Design. When she’s not creating graphics for CVEN, she likes to draw, paint and tend to her indoor garden. CVEN team

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Director of Government & Business Partnerships

Kerry-Anne JonesDirector of Government & Business Partnerships Kerry-Anne has over 20 years experience in senior executive management and strategic planning roles in local government and regional development organisations, and is experienced in the formulation of industry policy on behalf of Federal, State and Local Government, industry organizations and business. Kerry-Anne has great experience as an…

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Export Logistics & Documentation

Ibrahim GafoorExport Logistics & Documentation Ibrahim joined our team in early 2017 and is passionate about export documentation and logistics. He is driven by systems and processes and has a wide range of experiences managing the documentation and compliance requirements across many international markets.   Ibrahim comes from an international trade and freight forwarding background…

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International Trade Advisor

Chandler LauInternational Trade Advisor Chandler is our Senior Trade Advisor. As an experienced FMCG channel buyer, he is well versed in the lingua franca of FMCG buyers. In terms of brand presentation, buyer engagement and price negotiation, Chandler offers invaluable insights into alternative ways to click with sceptical buyers frowning from different corners of the…

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Rofer YuDirector Rofer Yu migrated to Australia from Yunnan Province, Mainland China in 2008. Identified as a highly confident and proficient business student, her first responsibility was to the Campaspe Council (Echuca, Victoria) as their Chinese Economic Partnerships Officer. Rofer’s background in business administration in China was acknowledged as a key advantage to assist the…

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Scott McGillivrayDirector Scott is one of our directors and he loves export. Truly. He has travelled to over 25 countries and has conducted business with most of them. He has studied more than most but remembers less than others. He has been diligently learning Mandarin for longer than China has been an open market and…

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Our Values


Everything we do, we do to the highest standard. Crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s. Every one of us knows our job inside and out, and we want to get it done properly.


Leave no stone unturned. We think outside the box, create new opportunities and discover new pathways for your business.


Your success is our success. Your product reaching it’s full potential in overseas markets is our goal and we will work tirelessly to achieve this.


We want to make your life easier. You can focus on your product or service and we will handle all the export stuff.

Our Clients

The problem for us was time. We knew we had opportunities overseas but no time to review all the things that were needed. CVEN got in and put all the processes in place and helped us to secure the sales.

Mitch Watson (Director)

When we started with CVEN we did not expect that they would become part of our business long term. Over 3 years now and we are still securing opportunities together.

Peter Dredge (Director)

You have to look professional and be ready to do business. CVEN really changed the way we present to international customers.

Brylie Rankine (Director)

Documents were the issue for us. The time it takes to understand firstly what is needed and then to get them all correct is a real challenge. CVEN does all that for me and my company comes out looking professional and highly experienced.

Brian Button (Director)

Exporting was too complicated before we met the staff at CVEN. They helped us to identify what we needed to do and then they got in and did it. It was a refreshing change.

Joe Arena (Director)

We were busy people and didn’t have the time to establish an overseas market. We knew we needed to look outside of Australia and CVEN did that for us. Now, our business sells more overseas than it does domestically.

Fred O’keefe (Partner)

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