Globinar Warm Connections for Global Growth

Date: February 20, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
ZOOM Virtual
Contact: Global Chamber


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Warm Connections for Global Growth

How can you connect with more opportunities globally?

Connecting to the right people at the right time is an essential part of growth, especially with new investors, new clients and new partnerships. Even when you don't plan to go global right now, fostering cross metro and cross border relationships NOW allows you to have mature and trusted connections for when you are ready to expand. That makes things easier for you and your team, including lowering the risk of cross metro and cross border expansion.

Join us to learn about different techniques for your company to connect with business leaders around the world. We have two really smart leaders discussing this topic. Enjoy!

Zoom in from anywhere... at 8am US Pacific, 9am US Mountain, 10am US Central, 11am US Eastern... and around the world.


00:00 – Multi-Metro Globinar begins

  • Rufiya Blank - VP of Business Development at Kompass North America
  • Carrie Cole - VP of Business Development at

00:30 – Q&A Session

01:00 - End

Speakers Bio

Rufiya Blank - VP of New Business Development at Kompass North America.
Rufiya has done International business for many years and she never gets tired of it. "I travel not only across different countries, but also within different cultures. Every day I believe more and more not in cross-cultural differences, but in cross-cultural acceptance. Working for Kompass helps me to break down barriers to global business and making the world a smaller place for all of us to live and work. 

"At Kompass we help companies expand into foreign markets by providing the Global Database research tool EasyBusiness and advertising in 24 languages. I believe that our Global Research, Advertising and Social Selling platforms are the future of Global business. 

"Richard Branson said that 'Every company has the potential to change the world, and will not survive if it doesn’t'. Every day I do my small part of the big dream of creating the perfect International world in which people of all genders, colors and cultures can prosper."

Carrie Cole - VP of Business Development for
Carrie joined the in 2018 and is our Vice President of Business Development for She leads interaction with economic development professionals to support their business attraction and retention efforts through Prior to joining the team, Carrie worked with Insyteful, an economic development marketing group, and gained valuable skills in website development, digital marketing, and strategic planning for economic development communities. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Marketing.


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.