Globinar HOT Global Opportunities

Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
ZOOM Virtual
Contact: Global Chamber

Globinar HOT Global Opportunities

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Join us for a review and discussion on 12 HOT market segments around the world, including regional opportunities. We'll have an overview from Doug Bruhnke, CEO of Global Chamber and then get feedback from Global Chamber Regional Desks and members from around the world. 85% of new business in the next 5 years is outside the U.S... how can you grow your business no matter where you are? Topics will include... 12 HOT market segments plus Brexit, Africa, Asia, China, trade war, tariffs, FinTech and more. You're part of the discussion... Q&A will comprise the last half.

Tune in for 60 minutes to discuss ideas for your business, or maybe even a new business!

Participate... Zoom in from Anywhere! 8am PT / 9am MT/AZ / 10am CT / 11am ET / 4pm London


00:00 – Multi-Metro Globinar begins

  • Doug Bruhnke - Founder/CEO of Global Chamber®
  • Susan Assadi - Chief Media Strategist & Co-founder at GA PR; Director at Global Chamber® New York City
  • Maimun Ur Rashid Mustafa - CEO at Amzo Global Enterprises; Exec Director at Global Chamber® Barisal
  • 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
  • Francisco Carrada-Brava - Director and Professor of Economics, Arizona Institute of Management (AIM)
  • Mazen Kattan - International Marketing Consultant

00:35 – Q&A Session

01:00 - End


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.


Maimun Ur Rashid Mustafa - CEO at Amzo Global Enterprises; Executive Director at Global Chamber® Barisal. As the Global CEO of a mutlinational conglomerate having direct operations in the US, India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Bangladesh, this third generation entrepreneur leads new investment, communication and technology opportunities. Maimun have been associated with trade and business associations for the majority of his career, most notably, holding top tier positions in Italy Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indonesia Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Global Chamber® Barisal (Bangladesh). Additionally, he has has managed numerous transformational processes of CSOs to transition them to more sustainable social enterprise models.


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.



Francisco Carrada-Brava - Director and Professor of Economics, Arizona Institute of Management (AIM). AIM is a research institution having an experienced bilingual, English/Spanish staff, holding PhD (finance and economics), CPA (accounting), and MD degrees and also offering technical support in economics, finance, accounting, taxation, health care, and application of internet technologies. AIM serves financial institutions and corporations from Mexico, India, Russia, and Germany.

Previously Francisco was President of the North American Economics and Finance Association (NAEFA), and Chairman of the Academy of International Business - Western Region (AIB). He has received Best Professor in Financial Management award by the Asia's Best Business Schools Association, Singapore. In addition he was invited by the publisher of the newspapers Reforma and El Norte to write opinion articles in the papers' FORO sections. Francisco received Best Teaching award from Thunderbird Executive Training Program and was named Professor of the Month award from the Delta Zeta Sorority, W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU. He also received Best Research awards from Thunderbird School of Global Management, the Romulo Garza Foundation and the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).


Mazen Kattan - International Marketing Consultant. Mazen is a senior marketing executive, with over 20 years of experience in managing and building global and regional brands. He created new categories and led brands in highly competitive industries, mainly beverages, personal care and food categories where building strong connections with consumers is of paramount importance. Previously Mazen was Chief Marketing Officer of Nuqul Group; one of the Middle East’s leading industrial conglomerates and manufacturers of hygienic paper products. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and MBA degree from Arizona State University. In addition to this he has finished the executive education course of the Kellogg school of management. Mazen is a CMO council board member and has been awarded the Paul Harris fellowship.


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