Tips on HOT Market Opportunities Around the World

Posted by: Cesar Trabanco - Global Chamber on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Watch our most recent discussion with experts from around the world on 12 HOT market segments HERE.

We kicked off the session with an overview from Doug Bruhnke, CEO of Global Chamber and then got feedback and additional ideas from Global Chamber Regional Desks and members from around the world. 

Did you know that 85% of new business in the next 5 years is outside the U.S.? If you're based in the U.S. and not expanding globally, why not? If you're anywhere else... definitely adjust your focus!

How can you grow your business no matter where you are? Topics included... 12 HOT market segments that included fintech, food, water, energy, healthcare and much more... and regional growth in Africa, Asia, China and more. Be part of the discussion!

We also collected some year-start predictions in the 12 HOT markets. Click on the links for more.

Predictions in 12 HOT Market Areas for 2020

1) Regions & Metatrends - World Bank Predictions & Metatrends by Peter Diamandis

2) Food & Agriculture - What Will We Eat in 2020 & Agriculture Market Predictions

3) Water - Water Online Predictions as Market Nears US1 Trillion

4) Cannabis - 2020 Predictions

5) Autonomous Vehicles - Self-driving Cars Timeline

6) Fintech - Top 10 Fintech Predictions

7) Data / Compliance / Security - 2020 Cybersecurity Predictions

8) Product Sharing - Mobility on Demand Market Outlook

9) Energy - World Energy Outlook

10) Climate Change - Experts Predict the Most Significant Advances

11) Infrastructure - Global Infrastructure Oulook

12) Healthcare - Global Market Predictions


  • Doug Bruhnke - Founder/CEO of Global Chamber®
  • Susan Assadi - Chief Media Strategist & Co-founder at GA PR; Director at Global Chamber® New York City
  • Gofaone Rantshilo - Managing Director at Hidden Wisdom; Exec Director at Global Chamber® Gaborone
  • Komi Klu, JD - Principal at EmiGroup (Ghana and Delaware, USA)
  • Nelson Olavarrieta - Executive Director at Global Chamber® Dallas
  • Tom Murray - Partner at Fortium Partners


Doug Bruhnke - Founder/CEO of Global Chamber®Doug founded Global Chamber® to give executives key connections and information along the way to grow and succeed as they export, import and invest around the world. He is a two-time expat with Dupont in Tokyo and Singapore, and he has worked in nearly every market segment... traveling to over 60 countries. He's now connected in every part of the world, in and across 525 metro regions through Global Chamber®. Doug is a member of the Arizona District Export Council and is a regional advisor for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Utah and an EMBA from Michigan State University.

Susan Assadi - Chief Media Strategist & Co-founder at GA PR; Director at Global Chamber® New York City. Susan co-founded GAPR in 1992, a PR firm with an emphasis on expert and thought leadership campaigns. She is a highly respected national media strategist who helps her clients to be promoted to the national media, weaving in compelling stories that resonate with top media outlets. Her campaigns catalyze her clients into leaders of their respective fields. Susan also has over four decades representing non-profits, leading public companies and subject matter experts. Her firm’s campaigns are fresh, creative, tech savvy, and innovative, a cocktail that engenders powerful results. She co-founded Safed House, a non-profit, that provides a welcoming place for refugees and recent immigrants to share their stories.

Gofaone Rantshilo - Managing Director at Hidden Wisdom; Executive Director at Global Chamber® Gaborone. Gofaone is an experienced in international trade, finance, administration & operations with a demonstrated history of working in the international development and banking industry. Strong accounting professional skilled in Finance,Administration,Negotiation, Human Resources, Operations, Compliance, Business Planning, Management, Banking, Deal facilitation, and Business Process Improvement. Regulatory Compliance & Type Approval Services. Gofaone is Executive Director for Botswana at Global Chamber®.

KOMI KLU, J.D. - EmiGroup. Based in Delaware, USA, and Ghana. As Africa is growing, the continent needs capacity building and technical assistance in Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC). Many companies doing business in Africa or wanting to locate there lack these skills, making them very vulnerable. EMIGROUP, besides offering risk consulting services, provides the tools to make its clients successful. Komi’s company has a proven record of success in driving operational efficiencies and spearheading efforts to prevent and mitigate reputational, financial and operational risks for large global institutions. Countries of operation: US, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa (Zuid-Afrika), Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia & Uganda.

Nelson Olavarrieta - Executive Director of Global Chamber® Dallas. Nelson advises international companies on how to enter the American market. He has successfully helped companies from Spain and Mexico to expand to the U.S market. He also advises on cross-border transactions. As a former General Director of Bid Protests at the federal government of Mexico and a diplomat between the Interior Ministry in Mexico and the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S., he brings vital expertise to international and government services. Mr. Olavarrieta also has founded and successfully sold, an innovative group funding platform to manage events online and raise money to support activities. He co-owns the local chapter of a national franchise in the construction sector. Currently, Mr. Olavarrieta also serves as Vicepresident of the Board of Directors of Refugee Services of Texas, the largest organization in the state that welcomes refugees, asylees, survivors of trafficking, and other displaced peoples, and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities.

Tom Murray - Partner at Fortium Partners. Tom is a partner in the Midwest office of Fortium Partners, LP. He brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on involvement in e-business, compliance, start-up and IT turnaround situations for Fortune 100, mid-sized and small organizations. Murray specializes in project rescue, where he leads business critical projects and IT business strategy alignment during demanding transitions like mergers, divestitures, ERP implementations, data center relocations and systems upgrades, often for household brands. Experience includes; Honeywell, Grainger, Fortune Brands, NEC and many industrial and consumer clients in his consulting career. Tom holds an MBA from Keller Graduate School in Chicago and a BS in business administration from Robert Morris University.


Pictured at the top... Susan Assadi of Global Chamber® New York City discussing international business with Francisco Chabran of IE University and IE Business School of Madrid, Spain.


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