Program Overview

Many export programs offer the chance to get your product into the latest and greatest international trade exhibition. But that is just one step on your way to export success. There’s a lot that needs to happen in order to maximise your investment in export, and that is where this program is different.

Shed to Ship is a new export assistance program tailored for food and beverage producers in the Greater Geelong region, that has your bottom line front-of-mind. This unique program works with you to develop an actionable plan and builds knowledge, skills and confidence to ready your business for export, regardless of your current level of export experience.

The two streams available – group workshops, or a one-on-one business facilitation program – enable the right scope of information to be delivered in a format relevant to your business need.

Importantly, with funding secured through the Federal Government’s Package Assisting Small Exporters, the program provides a very affordable avenue to gain export know-how; providing exceptional value with access to multiple experts, at a fee of around 85% less than directly engaging an export manager.

Why is this program so special?


Five experts gearing you for export: Shed to Ship is developed and facilitated by CVEN, a team of international trade specialists with over thirty years’ experience in helping Australian businesses explore and successfully open export markets in over thirty countries. They’ll be your export team.

6 million results: CVEN has helped over 30 clients collectively achieve over $6 million in export sales over the past few years. They are all about measureable results.

Strategies that align with your business: Build your skills, knowledge and confidence in export and develop practical, actionable tools and strategies that link directly to your business objectives.

Learn to network the right way: Establish the right networks, with involvement in appropriate domestic and international export events, inbound buying tours and overseas trade missions. Explore collaborative opportunities and maximise access to relevant grants and subsidies. Learn the critical cultural customs from CVEN’s Asian and European expat experts.

Become a regional success story: Play a part in helping the Greater Geelong region’s growing reputation as an internationally recognised “one-stop-shop” for quality food and beverage products in Australia.

Program Syllabus

What is in the program? What will I get out of it? When does it start?

Download the Syllabus here.

Our Supporters

Shed to Ship ‘Export Advantage’ has been developed with the insight and support of the following organisations.

Get in touch

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your involvement.

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    Scott McGillivray
    Program Director

    Shed to Ship by CVEN

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