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  • 19 Sep 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    We were treated to a wonderful presentation and discussion on exporting and success in a Phoenix metro family business.

    Our special thanks to President Riad Nizam for sharing the journey by Master Electronics of exporting from one to many dozens of countries. We learned that their international business experience has been challenging and exciting, and ultimately rewarding and full of additional opportunities.

    'Make everything personal," said Riad Nizam, President of Master Electronics. Riad's worldwide team works hard to understand their clients and make their experience as good as it can be. His father started the business 40 years ago and they are approaching US$300 million in revenue, with a sizable amount of their business as exports. Over half of their website hits are from around the world, and sales are catching up to those percentages.

    UPS has played an important role in helping not only with shipping but also in the redesign of their e-commerce warehouse.

    Thank you to Squire Patton Boggs for hosting the event at Cityscape. And special thanks to UPS for collaborating on this event.

    Read more below about Riad. And included are a few pictures from the event. If you'd like more information, please let me know.

    Riad Nizam is the President of Master Electronics, a family-owned business celebrating over 50 years as a leading top quality electronic components distributor.  Riad received his B.S. from UC Santa Barbara, in Business/Economics and has over 15 years of increasing career level experience in the industry. His sales-driven background consistently inspires new, visionary solutions for customers and suppliers, all while encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset with his team members. Riad is an active member of YPO, pursuing a lifelong commitment to learning, developing impactful business relationships, and fostering global expansion for Master Electronics. Riad loves traveling with his wife and children to new places all around the world. He currently resides in the Phoenix area with his family.

     

     

  • 04 Sep 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    It was a privilege being invited by the McCain family to attend the Celebration of Life Service this week representing my home country of El Salvador and as Executive Director of the Consular Corps of Arizona .
    Senator McCain visited El Salvador five times with Presidents Reagan, Bush father and son, and President Obama.
    When I asked him  on several occasions what he liked the best of the country, he always remarked ... "the hearts of the people."

    Meeting Larry Fitzgerald  and listening to his eulogy remarks that were powerful  brought to my mind the recent Fountain Hills local elections

    In our community. There is no reason why the anger factor and sometimes hatred in our community can’t be nullified so we can all work together for a better and higher level of excellence and tranquility in our community.

    Throughout all of the eulogies delivered the clear message was for a better world full of friendship a stronger level of compromise and respect to one another .

    Clearly we are not the only community that unfortunately suffers from the hostility of some residents, but now is the time to change and create a new beginning .

    It was an honor to attend the services of an individual who always respected and supported the 1.8 million Latinos in the State of Arizona and on behalf of Consular Corps of Arizona,

     

    Rest In Peace good friend.

     

    Enrique Melendez

    Honorary Consul of El Salvador

    Emeritus 

    Executive Director 

    Consular Corps of Arizona

     

     

     

     

  • 04 Sep 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Senator John McCain was a hero, living a life marked with courage and public service.

    He followed his father's example and served in the military, getting shot down and captured as a prisoner of war, refusing release until every soldier captured before him was let go first. Read more here. When he returned home after 5-1/2 years of imprisonment, he became a U.S. Senator known for being a 'Maverick', often doing what he thought was right regardless of his party's position, and being strong enough to admit mistakes. 

    Senator McCain created The McCain Institute, dedicated to advancing character-driven global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and dignity. Read more. 

    He was a larger-than-life leader, and no matter your politics, I encourage you to read more about Senator McCain's inspiring life of service here.

    "Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you, but is not defined by your existence alone." - Senator John McCain

     

  • 29 Aug 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Once again our hosts Squire Patton Boggs, and moderator Jaime Daddona, outdid themselves! Great room, wonderful view, awesome speakers and sustenance to keep us going for the full 90 minutes and more. Thank you!

    We learned from all our panelists, and audience members, too! Thanks to everyone for attending and participating. 

    Moderator: Jaime Daddona, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, again did all the things AHEAD of the meeting to make the conversation full of insights, ideas and inspiration.

    Let's keep the momentum going!

    Our Speakers... and you can see their bios HERE. Pictures below and HERE on Global Chamber® Phoenix facebook.

    - Debi Lane, CEO at LunchboxWax

    - Janice WashingtonState Director at AZ Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

    - Deborrah Himsel, President at Himsel & Associates and Adjunct Faculty at Thunderbird School of Global Management

    - Keri PickPartner, Accounting & Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP

    Hank Marshall, Economic Development Executive Officer at City of Phoenix & Honorary Consul for the U.K. (Arizona)

    Before this event you probably didn't know all this...

    • One of Debi's first hires was a VP of Culture.
    • Hank's Mom was REALLY hoping for a girl when he was born.
    • The Mexican Senate now has more women than men.
    • Women account for 38% of heads of state, worldwide.
    • It's typically harder for women to ask for money than men (with some very notable exceptions!!)
    • The number of countries with women as the top political leader has increased from 6 in 1990 to 70 today.
    • Initiatives to engage young people in Jordan have 75% of 18 years olds registered to vote.
    • The impact of violence in countries around the world has women coming together to take action.
    • Diversity, inclusion and empowerment are key areas to inspire and impact change.
    • Business performance can improve with more gender-balanced and diverse board, like THIS study.

    Next step for members... keep connecting with each other and let's move the needle forward. Let us know if you'd like a warm intro to anyone.

    Not yet a member? There's an easy fix to that! Join the global tribe!

    All the best, Doug Bruhnke

    CEO/founder of Global Chamber® and Executive Director of Global Chamber® Phoenix

    Some photos...

     

  • 15 Aug 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Contact:

    Cherylee Francis, NWEAZ Founder nativewomenentrepreneursaz@gmail.com, (520) 975-2565

    Special thanks to Barry Wong at the State of Arizona for forwarding this information.

    FLAGSTAFF, AZ – August 15, 2018 – Members of the Native Women Entrepreneurs of Arizona have been invited as keynote speaker and panelist to the Global Women’s Trade Summit in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, September 6 - 8, 2018. This annual summit brings together international thought leaders, successful women entrepreneurs and high-level corporate figures who will share their journeys and experiences.

    Local media production company, CFproductions LLC, owner and founder of the Native Women Entrepreneurs of Arizona (NWEAZ), Cherylee Francis (Navajo), along with Tinhorn Consulting LLC, owner April Tinhorn (Hualapai/Navajo/Chinese), will travel to Mongolia. The acceptance of their invitation not only means representing Native women from their tribal communities and Arizona, but also all American women entrepreneurs.

    “It is an honor and a tremendous responsibility for our group to be U.S. representatives at the summit. As keynote speaker, I see this as an opportunity to convey my small business experience, express our tribal values, and to share the stories of our native women entrepreneurs. This is also an opportunity to promote Native American women and the importance of how indigenous trade and commerce has always been apart of our communities. The value of this event is for our entrepreneurial business women to join with the Mongolian women and to explore new partnerships strengthening the invaluable experience of cultural exchange on an international level”, said Cherylee Francis.

    Adds Francis, “While the keynote speaker and panelist accommodations and registration will be provided by the summit, donations are welcome to go towards airfare and other traveling expenses. Please consider donating in support of representing American Women Entrepreneurs!”

    About Native Women Entrepreneurs of Arizona (NWEAZ) A supportive, social network advancing Native Women Business Owners through advocacy, leadership, and data. Established for Native American Women Business Owners who must have registered & incorporated their company 3+ years in the State of Arizona. The goal is to have a better understanding with the information we provide, creating a new truth collectively on what it means to do business as Native Women-Owned Businesses.

     

  • 01 Aug 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Congratulations to Dr. Joanna Moore, nominated by the Aerospace & Defense Executive Board as chairperson. The Chair for the past two years has been another member of Global Chamber - Moses Koyabe, who is a Global Advisor for Global Chamber in Africa.

    Joanna has impressive accomplishments in the Aerospace industry. She is a global strategy and business development leader with industry experience in Asia/China and Europe - including her home country Poland. Joanna is President of The Americas Aerospace Cluster (AAC), a non-profit organization with the goal of bringing together the aerospace industry in the USA and connecting with the global network of aerospace clusters facilitating related investment, job creation, collaboration and R&D. 

    The mission of the AAC Cluster to connect the aerospace industry with local and national governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, research centers and non-profit organizations to grow aerospace in different regions and sectors. Some of you attended or learned about the successful event that the AAC Cluster held earlier this year at Sanctuary Resort on Paradise Valley.

    Joanna has worked at Boeing as manager of Boeing Defense & Commercial, Systems & Materials & Structures engineering, She is a Global Advisor for Global Chamber in Poland.

    Congratulations to Moses Koyabe for  his successful two year tenure, and for helping to find such a worthy successor!

    Learn more about the Aerospace & Defense Forum by clicking HERE.

    Learn more about the Americas Aerospace Cluster by clicking HERE.

     

  • 26 Jul 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    That was fun! Thank you to our hosts Tiffany & Bosco, to ALL our speakers and to everyone who attended the Global Chamber® event last night.

    Below... Dean Sanjeev Khagram is shown with all the Thunderbird students and graduates present. Dr. Khagram gave a stirring introductory keynote about Thunderbird, the opportunities, and listening to the global tribe in developing his next steps. The school is looking for more great students, too.

    Also below... May Lu of Tiffany & Bosco kicks things off! The theme of the event was supporting companies that are going global as they land, and those already landed, too. What a line-up of supporters we had! In addition to so many of you in the room, we heard from Tony Banegas of the Consular Corps, Vince Thelander of Bank of America, Rick Buss of City of Peoria, Rod Beach of Cresa Partners, Kiyoko Toyama of the Japanese Friendship Garden and Sanjeev Khagram.

    If you're a member and would like to connect with any of the speakers, or anyone you may have met but don't have their contact info... please let us know!

    If you're not yet a member, why not? You now have more ways to join, as Susana Martinez and Tina Sweis explained, with Young Global Leaders professional membership. Here's a link with more information.

    Watch for more information on Young Global Leaders and much, much more. If you're a member in need of warm connections... reach out and let me know. AND we have a busy line-up of global business fun in the coming weeks, including Women in Global Leadership 8/29.

    Next up... on Tuesday, July 31st... join us at Skysong for a discussion of how to handle international visitors from some experts. Cross-cultural: Hosting International Visitors 7/31.

    More pictures at our Facebook page for Global Chamber Phoenix HERE.

     

  • 09 Jun 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Innovation is accelerating in the United States at a faster rate than talent can be developed, creating the need for companies to seek out foreign talent and alternative, up-to-date solutions. Offshoring to lowest cost countries like India has been a traditional solution. There is another solution for agile firms in the Americas, and Anurag Kumar, CEO of iTexico, shared more on ‘nearshoring.’ in a lunch and learn session at Global Chamber Phoenix last week.

    Nearshoring is the outsourcing of a business process to a nearby country, as opposed to offshoring which outsources to countries far away. In nearshoring, both parties benefit from geographical proximity and cultural, social, and political affinities. The practice of nearshoring is becoming increasingly common in the high-tech industry.

    In the case of iTexico, the firm has built an outsourcing of IT services engine with Mexico, with their own headquarters in Austin, Texas. Through their nearshoring PLUS model, iTexico extends benefits to their clients including IT teams with similar cultural norms within the same time zone, and with closer proximity to facilitate communication. The nearshoring model developed by iTexico has benefited from ever-increasing numbers of talented IT students across Mexico who help provide state-of-the-art support for companies all across the U.S..

    Anurag predicts that the present trends in outsourcing and economic development in some metropolitan areas in Mexico closely mirrors that of India’s ‘IT boom’ over a decade ago. Mexico is on its way to becoming a major center for high tech innovation as more companies tap in to the nearshoring and nearshoring plus models.

    For oue members looking to innovate, why worry about building IT teams to ramp up and down with each new initiative, when a company like iTexico is doing this work every day, with resources are state-of-the-art and less expensive than local IT talent? It's an alternative to help accelerate the growth of your own firm across metros and borders.

    About Anurag Kumar and iTexico

    Anurag Kumar is an entrepreneurial global business growth executive with experience in Mexico based Nearshore IT, digital transformation solutions, professional/consulting services, offshore outsourcing and mobile solutions. He has proven leadership skills and experience in launching, leading and managing global teams and held executive positions with Dell, IBM Global Services, KPMG, Unisys, TCS and start-ups in the US, Mexico, UK, and India.

    iTexico is a global software technology company that focuses on helping businesses with mobile development throughout a project’s lifecycle under a nearshore model. The company was founded by seasoned entrepreneurs in 2010 and has its headquarters in Austin, Texas, a regional office in Silicon Valley, and a wholly owned software development and delivery center in Guadalajara, and Aguascalientes, Mexico. Since 2011, iTexico has experienced 500% growth and maintains strong business partnerships with many large-scale tech companies, including Kofax, IBM, Xamarin, and Microsoft. The company is a multiple year Inc 5000 growth award winner.

    Read more about iTexico  https://itexico.com.

    Contact Anurag and the team at iTexico through the Global Chamber Directory or by sending an e-mail HERE.

     

  • 23 May 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Congratulations Jim Moore of Wingspan for the big celebratory ground-breaking this week in Chandler.

    After years of hard work, Jim's vision is happening. His firm WingSpan delivers personalized service and a passion for aviation to its products, including commercial property development and financial products and services. Those efforts have translated into a project in Chandler that will provide private plane owners a place to rest their aircraft. Oh and not just any place to rest... but a veritable 'man (or woman)' cave for entrepreneurs who are flying enthusiasts to be inspired and grow their business, too.

    Here are some photos from the ground-breaking with Mayor Tibshraeny and a lot of folks who love Jim.

    At Global Chamber... we celebrate hard work and overnight success!

    Read more on Wingspan HERE.

  • 18 May 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Thank you to Polsinelli PHX for hosting this globinar with speakers in Phoenix, near Paris and in Scotland.

    Thank you to Alan Cary for thinking of Global Chamber® in the organization of this event and for sharing the description of the globinar (below) in French..

    Thank you to Gerrit Steenblik for hosting the event.

    Here's some facebook explanation of the event from Alan... in French. Watch for the English posting at our global blog HERE.

    Animation d'un Webinar vidéo international sur le thème de l'application du Règlement Général européen sur la Protection des Données (RGPD) à l'intention des entreprises Nord américaines

    Dans le cadre de ses réseaux internationaux, le Comité d'Expansion Économique du Val-d'Oise (CEEVO) developpe des relations avec les acteurs économiques de la région de Phoenix (Arizona), aux Etats-Unis, notamment avec l'Agence chargée du développement économique, académique et touristique du "Grand Phoenix", le East Valley Partnership, mais aussi avec le Global Chamber® Phoenix, et d'autres acteurs de ce territoire. Au titre de ce partenariat, le CEEVO a été sollicité par ses partenaires pour organiser un Webinar video international sur le thème du Règlement Général européen sur la Protection des Données (RGPD), qui sera applicable à tous à partir du 25 mai prochain . En effet, les entreprises américaines qui entretiennent des échanges avec la France doivent également se conformer à ce règlement.

    Le CEEVO a ainsi organisé ce jeudi ce Webinar avec l'intervention en ligne d'Anne-Laure Galline-Castel, Avocat d'affaires Valdoisienne, qui avait déjà animé une conférence sur ce thème lors de l'Apéritif contact du CEEVO le 14 février, puis au MEVO, à la Chambre de Commerce du Val d'Oise et au sein de plusieurs associations d'entreprises du Val d'oise

    L'occasion d'une présentation des dispositions à prendre par les entreprises avant la date butoir du 25 mai afin d'être conforme au règlement européen.

    Ce séminaire était diffusé en ligne dans les locaux du cabinet d'avocat Polsinelli, aux États-Unis, grace à l'appui du Consul honoraire de France à Phoenix, l'honorable Gerrit Steenblik, via internet, avec les partenaires américains du CEEVO et tout particulièrement avec Alan Carey, dirigeant de Global Business Inc., Doug Bruhnke, Président/CEO de la Global Chamber® et John Lewis president du East Valley Partnership.

    Ce séminaire en ligne a réuni une centaine de participants, chefs d'entreprises du monde entier,( Mexique, Japon, Etats-Unis...) y compris une représentante du US commercial Services du Gouvernement federal americain.

    A l'issue de la présentation d'Anne Laure Galline, Chris Williams, Directeur général du cabinet juridique B60, à Londres, est également intervenu, avant une session de questions /réponses au cours de laquelle Philippe Pays, Délégué à la Protection des Données, a pris la parole aux côtés d'Anne Laure Galline pour apporter des précisions concrètes en réponse aux questions posées par les participants étrangers.

  • 10 Apr 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Congratulations to Val Macias (Val-Ma Enterprises) and Indira Jeffrey (iGlobal Business Consulting) for a successful first International Trade Masters Series event at Crescent Crown distributing yesterday in Mesa.

    Wow! Great speakers, great content and wonderful overall!

    Val and Indira started the International Trade Master Series... where trade leaders from around the region discuss ways to accelerate success across metros and borders. These dynamic leaders promote international trade including customs, exports, imports, trade marks, exports’ insurance, networking and the trade between Mexico and the US. 

    Because International Trade includes several areas, each participant mentioned at least one success story to emphasize why it is important for a business to be aware of the latest best practices - and to advance their business.

    Follow Val at Val-Ma Enterprises on facebook or contact Val.

    Follow Indira at iGlobal Business Consulting on facebook or contact Indira.

    And like them, be part of the global tribe at Global Chamber!

    We're proud to have members like Val and Indira who understand and advance global trade.

    Below... one of the speakers Eduardo Gonzalez of Promexico, discussing accelerating success in Mexico.

     

     

  • 30 Mar 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Thank you to Squire Patton Boggs for the invitation to meet with two key congressional leaders on trade.

    Several of our members were able to attend. See photo below.

    We met with U.S. House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Brady (Texas), with Rep. David Schweiker (AZ).

    The good news was that both men were very positive about a renegotiated NAFTA passing in 2018. Both men also were positive about TPP although they could not commit to whether the US will join this year.

    Chairman Brady was also positive about a trade deal being done this year between the U.S. and South Korea.

    Below... Chairman Brady talking with Joel Barthelemy of GlobalMed and Dr. Jeff Trent of Tgen. ALSO below... Doug Bruhnke (Global Chamber), Joel Barthelemy (GlobalMed), Jim Ratcliff (Rowpar Pharmaceuticals) and Dr. Trent (Tgen).

    Sorry ladies, lots of men here. Come out and join us next time!

    ALSO attend our "NAFTA Update for Your Business" on May 15th, learn more HERE.

     

  • 26 Mar 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Two of our favorite globies are on the cover of AZ Business Magazine this month: Jeanine Jerkovic (City of Surprise) and Joel Barthelemy (GlobalMed).

    Thank you Joel and Jeanine for all you do to grow global business in the metro and beyond!

    Inside on page 28-35 you'll find information and stories about growing globally, featuring global tribe members Mike Patterson (Polsinelli), Mark Roberts (Alliance Bank), Steve Zylstra (AZ Tech Council) and Ruth Sobranes and Chris Camacho (GPEC).

    On page 14 you'll find another globie Stuart Graff, leading Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation regionally and beyond.

    Thank you ALL for supporting and inspiring our progress.

    From the first article....

    "The Global Chamber is a growing network of cities tethering the Greater Phoenix region to places like Mexico City, Johannesburg, Madrid and Tokyo. 

    Global Chamber acts as a connector for businesses across the globe that are looking to expand beyond their homeland borders. In this global world and economy, the Global Chamber has been very busy.

    Doug Bruhnke founded Global Chamber three years ago with the goal of connecting 525 metro areas together to help community business leaders find success in global marketplaces. In just three years, Global Chamber has grown into more than 200 cities."

    Click HERE to read more in AZ Magazine.

     

  • 28 Mar 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    The Scottsdale International Jazz Day AZ Festival will take place on April 7, 2018 from 4:00PM to 9:00 PM at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center Fountain Stage in Old Town. This year's lineup includes artist from around the country including Jessie McGuire, Neamen Lyles, Mario Abney, Latin jazz great Carlos Rivas, vocalist Lisa Hightower and many more. The Festival is part of the month-long celebration in conjunction with Herbie Hancock and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Jazz Day which culminates worldwide on April 30, 2018,

    "We're pleased to partner with Global Chamber® for International Jazz Month including the concert April 7th," said Doc Jones, founder of International Jazz Day AZ Foundation. Tickets are on sale HERE: http://events.jazzdayaz.com/. Join us!

    In addition... the State of Arizona has made a Governor's Proclamation for "Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day".

    Congratulations Doc Jones!

     

  • 26 Mar 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    We're pleased to support the efforts by Doc Jones in creating events in April that bring Jazz to Phoenix metro.

    The first event is April 7th at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, and Doc is pleased to announce that Alfredo Molina will be part of the concert with some special announcements and a gift to share with one of the attendees.

    Join us April 7th - more HERE about the jazz concert and later in the month our 'business of Jazz' event.

    Below... Doc Jones appeared last week on the Tina Speaks worldwide radio program... with host Tina Michelle.

     

     

  • 24 Mar 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Thank you Dave Binsfeld and your Luxembourg connections that helped arrange the visit by the global tribe to Tgen this week. One of the primary researchers Patrick Pirrotte is from Luxembourg, and he was one of the speakers - and we visited his laboratory, too.

    Also thank you to Michael Bassoff, President of the Tgen Foundation. Michael was 'employee 1' at Tgen, and we so appreciate his leadership nad openness to share the progress by Tgen in the areas of cancer treatment, neurological disorders and more.

    Tgen is a somewhat hidden global gem in downtown Phoenix and within Phoenix metro. The Translational Genomics Research Institute is a non-profit genomics research institute established in 2002 by Jeffrey Trent, the founding Scientific Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, in Phoenix.

    Read more by clicking HERE.

    Pictured below - Michael Bassoff addressing our group in the board room.

  • 13 Mar 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Global Chamber® collaborates with many organizations that help companies be more successful, locally and across metros and border. 

    We’ve recently entered into another collaborative relationship with the Phoenicians. The Phoenicians are a 75+ year old organization that used to be a committee of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, but now they are an independent entity.

    The Phoenicians has a long history of outreach to businesses, institutions and government.  They do this via luncheons with interesting speakers and by arranging field trips to go out and visits these entities in person.  Their purpose is to educate and to connect others with resources. 

    Global Chamber® members are now eligible to participate in Phoenician luncheons and trips. 

    Watch our newsletter and calendar for their events - approximately monthly.

    Thank you Dave Binsfeld, Salli Marinov and Bert Braden for your friendship and collaboration.

  • 11 Mar 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Global Chamber appreciated the opportunity of sponsoring one of the HAIL Awards on International Women's Day in a luncheon organized brilliantly by ATHENA Valley of the Sun. Thank you Kristine Quade for your leadership and collaboration!

    Here are members of the global tribe enjoying the after lunch discussions... from left Tina Sweis, Barry Wong and Andrea Conner of ATHENA International.

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a Proclamation proclaiming "March 2018 as 'Women's History Month' and March 8, 2018 as 'International Women's Day' " to recognize the contributions and achievements of women to our state, nation and society.

    We encourage you to read more about the Int'l Women's Day Awards by ATHENA Valley of the Sun on our facebook page HERE.

     

     

     

  • 21 Feb 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    This week we were pleased to welcome to Global Chamber...  Chief Executive Director of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) Keiichi Nishimoto for a discussion of expanding support for business between the US and Japan.

    Nishimoto san met with our global tribe including from left... Masaya Uchida of Sojitz, Rick Moore of Research on Investment (ROI), AZ-Japan Honorary Consul Kelly Moeur, Susan Garber of Garber Marketing (Tucson). 

    There are a variety of proactive 'Invest Japan' initiatives that are available. Also there is a variety of assistance available for exporters to Japan. Please contact us for more information.

    JETRO Executive Sachiko Yonemura based in Tokyo will be speaking an an upcoming Global Chamber "Women in Global Leadership" event.

     

  • 27 Feb 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    The First Future of Global Aerospace Market & Strategic Partnership Conference discussed the Future of the Aerospace Market and the very complex world of aerospace strategic partnerships. Congratulations Dr. Joanna Szydlo-Moore of Circculus for this successful 1st year event at Sanctuary Resort. Wow! It was great!

    Shown (below) - the kickoff dinner with keynote speaker Alfredo Molina, Chairman of the Consular Corps AZ and CEO of Molina Fine Jewelers.

    During the conference there was a discussion of market trends and how executives can position their corporate strategies for OEMs, Airlines and their partners to be successful.

    There were a variety of key sub-topics (below) and attendees were treated to high-level contacts in Aerospace from around the state and world.

    • CMO, commercial and military OEM’s strategies
    • After market strategy
    • Strategic partnership and offsets
    • How to become global aerospace supplier?
    • Export challenges & opportunities
    • Applied technology collaboration & innovation
    • Aerospace key tools & IT challenges
    • Importance of lobbing & local governments support

     

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