Globinar: Tips to Improve Your Importing in 2020

Date: January 8, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
ZOOM Virtual
Contact: Global Chamber

Tips to Improve Your Importing in 2020

It's a new year... is your business ready to improve importing?

The global market is changing - products, services, tariffs, currencies, people, technologies... and so changes are required to optimize growth in 2020. We're hosting a conversation of members who also are importers and can share their experiences on how to improve the imports for any business.

Join us to learn more! 8am US Pacific, 10am US Central, 11am US Eastern. Zoom in from anywhere.


00:00 – Multi-Metro Globinar begins

  • Tony Singh - President at Mangat Group & Co-founder at Paradigm Floorcoverings; "Importer Perspective"
  • Layla Hollender - President of Trade River USA; "Financing Growth"
  • Andrew Howlett – Manager of Channel Partnerships & Alliances at Cambridge Global Payments; "Understanding International Payments"

00:30 – Q&A Session

01:00 - End


Gurdeep "Tony" Singh - President at Mangat Group & Co-founder at Paradigm Floorcoverings. Tony Singh is a serial entrepreneur who has been successful for many years importing a variety of industrial and home products.

Layla Hollender - President of Trade River USA. Layla Hollender is an accomplished business executive with over 35 years of financial services experience, from international banking to investment banking, project and trade structure finance, as well as various domestic specialty finance products and services. Layla has held various positions in international banking, with geographical responsibilities from South America to Europe. In 1990, Layla was a cofounder of Saenz Hofmann Financial, a boutique merchant bank specializing in sovereign and corporate debt advisory services, as well as trade finance and Governmental export/import programs. In 2010 Layla founded TradeRiver USA, a non-bank online funding solution which finances trade, both cross-border and within the US. TradeRiver USA’s state of the art paperless purchasing system works by providing the Buyer, at any point in the supply chain, with a pre-approved revolving cash facility that can be used to finance trade with multiple suppliers.

Layla received a BA from Bates College in 1978, with a double major in political science and theatre/speech. In 1981, she received an MA in International Business and Economics from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Layla is fluent in five languages, including French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Andrew Howlett – Manager of Channel Partnerships & Alliances at Cambridge Global Payments. Over the last 12 years, Andrew has worked with hundreds of clients across many different industries and sectors in both the US and the UK, helping them manage their foreign exchange exposure and international payments. Cambridge is one of the worlds largest non-bank providers of global payment solutions, utilizing our network of over 100 international banking partners and counterparty trading institutions to help companies of all sizes efficiently manage cross border transfers.

Moderator: Doug Bruhnke - Founder/CEO of Global Chamber®Doug is an international entrepreneur, speaker and investor dedicated to helping members of Global Chamber® reach new markets across metros and borders more successfully. He is a two-time expat with Dupont in Tokyo and Singapore with over 30 years of global business experience in nearly all countries and segments. Doug is a regional advisor for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and a member of collaborating 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 member businesses to new opportunities and advancing growth and success. It's the only chamber of commerce in the world operating in hundreds of locations that helps exporting, importing and investing members to connect through warm introductions to clients, partners, projects and resources. Global Chamber® is a registered trademark of Global Chamber, LLC.