New Opportunities in Asia: Wrap-up

Posted by: Doug Bruhnke, Global Chamber on Friday, October 20, 2017

We were joined by both in-person attendees AND a world-wide audience for the Global Chamber® multi-metro globinar on new opportunities in Asia.

Thank you to the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix, Arizona USA and to our speakers and attendees all over the world. Also thank you to Hana Sushi in Phoenix and to the garden for food and beverage after the presentations.

The conversation covered Asia overall with deeper dives into Japan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and India.

Listen HERE to the broadcast on Youtube.

And HERE for the discussion on India by Vinod.

Contact us for more information and to pure specific opportunities.





Kevin Crowell - President, Asia Business Group. Kevin provides access to new customers and markets in the US and Japan. With offices on both sides of the Pacific, Asia Business Group is bilingual, bilateral, global & local. The U.S. headquarters is based in Chicago, Illinois. For a comprehensive overview of Asia Business Group, please visit:

Raihan Hadi - Global Advisor, Global Chamber® Bangladesh. Raihan specializes in business planning (currently in the tourism industry), PR, market development (real estate sector) and brand management in Bangladesh. He believes that success keeps our livelihood alive and there is no end in pursuing for more. Raihan likes fixing glitches within and outside the system and helping people, and creating new things.

James Herendeen - Managing Director / CEO, The Herendeen Group. Based in Bangkok with a team in key cities within Thailand, James and his troup are well- positioned to help companies capture new opportunities. He brands, elevates and gives them a strong presence to succeed in a variety of industry segments. 

Shams Rusli - Director, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). Shams Rusli has been working for the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) for more than 15 years in various departments including Life Science Industry Division, Foreign Investment Coordination Division and overseas offices. Shams is the Director of MIDA in New York since October 2016. Prior to this assignment, he was the Director of MIDA in Houston from 2014 to 2016 and Deputy Director of MIDA in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2010. Shams graduated from the University Utara Malaysia with a Bachelor of Accountancy (B.A. Honours) in 1997. He is a certified public accountant and a registered member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is the government’s principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia.

Vinod Bhimrajka - Executive Director, Global Chamber® Mumbai. Vinod is growing the reach and membership for Global Chamber and he is also a Director in the Bhimrajka Group of companies, a family-owned business with diversified activities across plastics, rubber, and industrial coatings. Polmann India Ltd., one of the core businesses, is a leading distributor of performance polymers and chemicals in India. His experience in engaging with leading multinational companies such as Dow Chemicals, DuPont, Clariant Chemicals etc. has helped him gain extensive insight into the intricacies and benefits of doing global business and helping members leverage cross-border opportunities.

Colin Christie - Executive Director, Global Chamber® Manila. Colin is a serial entrepreneur, connector and collaborator. He serves as the Executive Director of Global Chamber® Manila, which helps member and sponsor companies grow globally through a community of CEO's,  executives, professionals and students in 525 metros around the world. Colin is a pioneer in the Philippine IT/BPM industry and served as a founding board member of the Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMAP). Colin has practiced a life-long passion for embracing transformative technologies, spanning many industries, from manufacturing, to software, to healthcare and education. Colin is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Moderator: Doug Bruhnke - CEO/founder of Global Chamber®.

Thanks also for participation by...

  • Global Chamber® Mumbai, India
  • Global Chamber® Chicago
  • Global Chamber® Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Global Chamber® Singapore
  • Global Chamber® Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Global Chamber® Seoul, Korea
  • Global Chamber® Tokyo, Japan
  • Global Chamber® Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Global Chamber® Yangon, Myanmar
  • Global Chamber® Shanghai, China
  • Global Chamber® Islamabad
  • Global Chamber® Kathmandu
  • Global Chamber® Phoenix



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Raihan Hadi on October 24, 2017 at 2:19:08 am said:
It was great learning about the new opportunities in Asia, in the presence of such dignified professionals!