Globinar: So your business is ready to expand internationally. Now what?

Date: August 14, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
ZOOM Virtual
Contact: Global Chamber

So your business is ready to expand internationally. Now what?

Is it time for your business to go global? Selling overseas expands your company’s reach. Foreign markets, whether potentially ‘hot’ markets or established ones, are tempting opportunities. 

But before you take that major step, there are many aspects to consider and nuances to account for that drive the business decision. When evaluating international expansion options, you should conduct a thorough analysis of the costs and the risks related to laws and regulations that apply to multinational entities.

Put simply, you should know what you don’t know before taking the leap.

For this globinar, we are teaming up with Safeguard Global to deliver a session with insightful information for your growth.

Join us to learn more! 

  • Zoom in from Anywhere!
  • Attend in Metro Phoenix: Skysong, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 335D, Bldg 1, 7:45am-9:00am PT


00:00 – Multi-Metro Globinar begins

  • Javier Romeu - Regional Alliance Manager at Safeguard Global

  • Michael Patterson - Partner at Spencer Fane LLP
  • René van Baardewijk - Founder of Rebain International

00:35 – Q&A Session

01:00 - End

Moderator: Doug Bruhnke, CEO/Founder of Global Chamber®


Speaker Biographies

Javier Romeu - Regional Alliance Manager at Safeguard Global

Javier has over 25 years of experience in employment outsourcing, technology and global mobility, through different assignments in Europe, Latin America and the USA. Javier earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.




Spencer Fane attorney Mike PattersonMichael Patterson - Partner at Spencer Fane LLP. Mike Patterson helps businesses navigate corporate, compliance and securities matters. He has extensive experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, equity and debt offerings, foreign direct investment, distribution, agency and licensing matters and market entry strategies. He efficiently resolves legal matters by identifying key issues, focusing resources, and executing on a plan. Mike also regularly advises U.S. and foreign clients in connection with the establishment, structuring, and compliance for international operations, including the establishment of international distribution networks. Also known as “Miguel” after a decade-long stint living and working in Central America, he reads, writes, speaks and negotiates in Spanish. In addition, he has done legal work for clients in Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.


René van Baardewijk - Founder of Rebain InternationalRené is the owner of Rebain International, a chemical trading and distribution company which he started over 20 years ago in New Zealand, and which has expanded to Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, Niger, Venezuela and Uruguay and is exporting to over 100 countries worldwide. Our service is to to be flexible and quick to respond to customers needs and understand the local cultural environment. Living in Barcelona, Spain, René also owns a company active in short term rental business letting owning and managing some chalets in the Pyrenees, Spain. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management(ASU, Arizona, USA)



Moderator: Doug Bruhnke - Founder/CEO of Global Chamber®Doug 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. Doug is a regional advisor for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and a member of a variety of international groups including the Arizona District Export Council. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Utah and an EMBA from Michigan State University.

About Global Chamber®: Global Chamber® is a growing and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metro regions around the world... connecting members businesses to new opportunities and advancing growth and success. Global Chamber® is a registered trademark of Global Chamber, LLC.