Developing Your Global Strategy

Date: August 11, 2015
Time: 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:  Show map
ASBA Offices
4600 E. Washington Street
Suite 341
Phoenix, AZ
Contact: Doug at Global Chamber
Phone: 480-595-5000

Developing Your Global Strategy

Featuring Mike Flanary, Executive Vice President at Universal Laser Systems

 and including Kermit McKinney of iGlobal - International Ecommerce

   Date: Tuesday, August 11th

   Time: 7:30am – 10:30am

   Location: ASBA, 4600 E. Washington St., Suite 341, Phoenix, AZ

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Attendees: CEOs and top executives at exporting companies, and Global Chamber members. Global Chamber members are free, and non-members are $25.

Event Focus: How to overcome exporting challenges and expand your international business, using a 'laser focus'. Also iGlobal will share Ecommerce solutions you should know about.

About Universal Laser: State-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing facilities are located at the global headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where both lasers and laser systems are manufactured and exported all over the world. Additional operating offices are located in Vienna, Austria and Yokohama, Japan. The Universal Laser Systems Global Factory Authorized Service network is on call around the globe for local system installation, service and maintenance. Mike Flanary will discuss challenges, opportunities and best practices - on how Universal Laser has increased international sales to over 60% of their total, and most of their new growth.



7:30 – 8:00 – Registration & Networking

  • Continental Breakfast provided

8:00 - 8:15 – Opening Comments

  • UPS ice breaker with a surprise for the winning table
  • Table sponsors short intro

8:15 – 9:00 – 1st Speaker – Mike Flanary, Universal Laser Systems

  • Presentation on why we export, the challenges we faced, and how we overcame them
  • The good, bad and ugly of international - and what we learned
  • Advice on how you can grow more effectively, too

9:00 – 9:45 – 2nd Speaker – Kermit McKinney, iGlobal – International Ecommerce

  • iGlobal Stores presentation on ecommerce challenges and how to overcome them

9:45 – 10:00 – Closing Comments

10:00 – 10:30 – Networking & Tables


Table Sponsors:

  • Global Chamber
  • UPS Capital
  • UPS International Package
  • iGlobal Stores
  • US Commercial Services



Mike Flanary is a dynamic business leader with over 25 years of experience combining vision, strategy, and innovation to define and introduce global market products and programs. He has led various global marketing, manufacturing, product development organizations throughout his executive tenure with Global 2000 and small cap private companies. Mike has successfully expanded international presence and growth for businesses in consumer electronics and industrial machinery markets. Mike was hired as COO and VP of Universal Laser Systems in 2007. Mr. Flanary received his Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from The Ohio State University.

UPS works with retailers to help solve their problems. As a global shipping expert serving more than 220 countries, UPS is helping break down the barriers retailers face in selling products to online consumers around the world. We leverage our global expertise to help streamline everything from packaging to fulfillment to returns – to make a direct impact on their bottom line and provide superior customer experience to their customers.  With 95% of the world's consumers living outside of the United States, UPS continues to develop technologies and solutions to give consumers a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

Global Chamber® is a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in 500 metropolitan areas around the world taking on the global business. We're dedicated to helping grow companies, careers and communities using technology in today's economy.