• 14 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber San Diego

    We're pleased to welcome SDEB-5 Regional Center as a sponsor of Global Chamber San Diego®.  Their mission is to encourage, source and place foreign investment into unique projects within high unemployment neighborhoods for job creation purposes and economic impact. These are areas where real job creation and new development is critical and has the most impact.

    They have developed a turn-key EB-5 visa solution for all stakeholders, first by minimizing risk to the investor with help from industry experts. This process dictates how they evaluate potential sponsorship opportunities, where to offer a project and how to manage the investor’s immigration process.  Their initial focus for potential investors are Latin America, United Kingdom and India. 

    Please contact Matt Belcher, CEO, or Travis Hook, Director, at 619-354-2527 with any serious investor prospects.  You may also contact GCSD or the relevant Global Chamber chapters for initial referrals from overseas regions.

  • 02 Oct 2017 by Global Chamber San Diego

    Join us and collaborators MAPLE® Business Council and ProMéxico for this timely Global Business Roundtable on NAFTA: Policy and Practice Renegotiated on November 16, 4-6.30 pm.  Since its inception on Jan 1, 1994, the Trump administration is the first one looking to revise the U.S.’s terms to NAFTA.  While the future of NAFTA is renegotiated as we speak in Mexico, Canada and the US, we will discuss the practical considerations for businesses today that are active in importing/exporting within North America. What can and should a business be planning and doing now? Where are the opportunities and risk for businesses given the tenor of the renegotiations and the realities of a major trade agreement that is now in its 23rd year? 

    Panelists include Jorge Arroyo (virtual), COO, Spark Compass, Enrique Esparza, President, Co-Production International and Chris Antonelli, District Manager (Western US), Purolator International.

    We will have one hour of networking, followed by a panel and roundtable discussion. Additional speaker info and event details to come!

  • 23 Aug 2017 by Global Chamber

    We're pleased to announce that Global Chamber® San Diego and MAPLE Business Council® have signed a memorandum of understanding to partner in bringing business opportunities between our respective networks to the greater San Diego Metro area.  MAPLE promotes investment, trade and entrepreneurship between Southern California and Canada. Their mission is to be the cross-border business focal point within the region and to support opportunities for growth and collaboration.  We share in our respective visions of being business bridge-builders and the practice of creating cross-border opportunities.  One of our first collaborations was a roundtable on Investment and Trade in Canada in January 2017 - check it out!  In addition to co-hosting future events, we will share resources and information with businesses in the greater San Diego area and beyond. 

    Most immediately, two great MAPLE events coming up: Business Networking Event in San Diego on September 6 and Toronto Delegation to meet leading businesses and organizations on September 21-22.

    For more information about MAPLE and their services, please contact Stephen Armstrong, Co-Founder, at (714) 878-5427.

    We look forward to a dynamic and rewarding partnership!

  • 28 Aug 2017 by Global Chamber San Diego

    Join us on September 7 from 8-9.30 am for the GCSD-ITAB Quarterly Meeting and interactive workshop to help your small and medium-size business grow. Our goal is to discover global resources and accelerated channels to connect and find leads locally and internationally.

    Since the beginning of this year, ITAB and GCSD have partnered to provide regional SME's two benefits: ITAB to serve as an on-the-ground trade and development hub for the San Diego area and Global Chamber San Diego as an active channel/resource for global connection and a virtual platform for conducting targeted business across borders.

    Our joint objective at this meeting is to better understand what SME's are missing and needing in meeting their international trade objectives, and how both of our organizations can more effectively assist you.  We will begin with a general discussion, followed by breakout sessions and next steps.

    Please see event details and register here.  We look forward to seeing you there!

  • 07 Aug 2017 by Global Chamber

    Global Chamber San Diego hosted a successful multi-metro roundtable with co-host ScaleMatrix at their Launch Center on July 27th.  Our speakers discussed the current threats in cyber, technology integration challenges and possible solutions, as well as opportunities to partner across borders.  Watch the video.

    Global Chamber Nashville member The Tisdale Group offered their insights on cyber technologies, challenges and solutions in the counter-terrorism field.  The Tisdale Group was founded with the single-minded purpose to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the effects of extreme violence, both at home and abroad. Their leadership team and most of their team members are former military and have a passion for preventing and reducing the effects of violence thru technology and their vast real-world experiences. The scientists and engineers at The Tisdale Group share this passion and the two different worlds come together to develop truly outstanding technological, tactical and commercially viable solutions.

    Wade Barker is CEO, The Tisdale Group. Wade's military career (Enlisted and Officer) included, special operations, demolitions (land and sea), Engineer, Infantry and Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED). His tours in Iraq and Afghanistan were in leadership and SME roles from senior C-IED and counter terrorism advisor to FORSCOM to commanding the first C-IED Company (Conventional) in the Army. After the military and before founding The Tisdale Group, Wade was a Research Analyst II for Georgia Tech Research Institute as the only senior C-IED and Counter-terrorism adviser at GTRI.

  • 18 Aug 2017 by Global Chamber

    Global Chamber® is excited to announce a renewed partnership with GetGlobal 2017, October 25-26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. GetGlobal is the US's preeminent global conference addressing the opportunities and challenges of expanding business and thriving in global markets.

    GetGlobal 2017 Conference brings together executives and experts in a variety of industries to discuss the strategies and tactics framing success for today's global marketplace. One of the key focus areas is global business expansion, which is why we created this partnership with them.

    GetGlobal 2017 Conference features outstanding speakers including Thomas R. Pickering, former U.S. Under Secretary of State; Blake Irving, CEO of GoDaddy; Elisabetta Bartoloni, Partner of Heidrick & Struggles; and Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation at Havas, addressing a variety of topics ranging from tech innovations and sustainability strategies to navigating cultural differences and finding the right local partners. 

    As part of our partnership this year, Global Chamber® is able to offer members a special discounted rate of $699, a savings of over 40% off the all-inclusive rate of $1199. Members of Global Chamber® may use the code GLOBALCHAMBER40.

    Members Save $500 -- Register Now

    See All the Speakers

    Global Chamber® partnered with GetGlobal in 2016 for the first event that attracted over 1000 attendees. The Global Chamber® team members who attended in 2016 found the conference to be extremely valuable to connect with resources, for networking, and to learn practical case studies from company executives from around the globe. In 2017, GetGlobal Conference organizers are targeting a bigger program and 1800 attendees.

    "Last year's conference for GetGlobal was well beyond our expectations for a first-year event," said Doug Bruhnke, CEO/founder of Global Chamber®. "We supported GetGlobal then on good faith, and this year we strongly recommend the global tribe to attend on the basis of delivered value."

    "Thank you Global Chamber® for your support last year, and we look forward to our partnership on GetGlobal 2017," said Julian Leuthold, Executive Producer at GetGlobal: Thrive in Global Markets. 

    "Welcome to all members of the Global Chamber® 'global tribe' to this year's event. Our special pricing for you this year, combined with great speakers and an even larger Conference, assure that you'll get even more value this year."


  • 18 Jul 2017 by Global Chamber

    We're pleased to partner with GCSD member Asia Getaway, Inc, to offer this unique art-meets-business travel opportunity to Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou and Hong Kong to explore traditional Chinese arts and attend Fine Arts Asia 2017 in Hong Kong.  Additionally, participants will be able to meet artists and select arts-related businesses in-country.  See itinerary, costs and registration -- deadline is August 4th.

    Fine Arts Asia

    Fine Art Asia returns to Hong Kong for its 12th year in 2017 with around 100 dealers, new exhibitors and an expanded photography section. The pioneering fine art fair will take place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from September 30 to October 3 during Hong Kong’s peak art season and coinciding with the city’s major art auctions.

    Fine Art Asia will once again bring around 100 specialist dealers in silver, jewellery, antiquities, modern design, Impressionist and modern paintings, watches, and clocks. New exhibitors in 2017 include Carlton Rochell Asian Art, New York with classical Indian paintings and Rare by Oulton, Hong Kong with distinctive, unusual and rare European antiques such as fine chess sets and Louis Vuitton luggage. 


  • 07 Jul 2017 by Global Chamber

    Multi-metro presentation for executives, technologists, and industry specialists

    at ScaleMatrix Launch Center

    Given the confluence of global affairs, regional technology and innovation, global cybersecurity is imminent in the minds of businesses and governments.  Please join us for a dynamic in-person and virtual event on Global Cybersecurity: Trends, Threats and Opportunities on July 27th from 4-6.30 pm at the ScaleMatrix Launch Center.  This presentation between our San Diego, Nashville and Baltimore chapters will focus on the evolution of cybersecurity technology in the current global and political context, new trends/solutions, and industry opportunities regionally and around the world. 

    Featured speakers:

    Brent Beverly, Sr. Director of Infrastructure Services, ScaleMatrix -- Introduction, cyber and global data management issues

    Andreas Freund, Sr. Manager, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. -- Technology development and cyber integration; South Asia perspective

    Wade Barker, CEO, The Tisdale Group (Nashville, TN) -- counter-terrorism technology; Middle East perspective

    Paula Kipperman, CFO, United World Technologies Ltd. (Baltimore, MD) -- cyber integration in banking; Eastern Europe perspective

    Please see detailed speaker bios on the registration page.  Presentation will be followed by refreshments, networking and a tour of the ScaleMatrix data center.  We look forward to seeing you there!


  • 05 May 2017 by Global Chamber

    Thanks to our amazing team of global business professionals located here in San Diego and who represent a wide range of industries -- from technology, law, travel, foreign investment to cultural training services -- for contributing their time and expertise to Global Chamber San Diego.  Our advisory board is led by Rick Moore, Vice President of Business Development at Research on Investment. 

    We look forward to their continued support and insights this coming year and to helping them further their companies' global mission!  Please see their profiles here.

  • 05 May 2017 by Global Chamber

    International trade is not for the faint-hearted! The landscape is constantly shifting, the rules are frequently changing, and the risk is mounting. Yet, the benefits outweigh the costs. And with risks come greater rewards.  

    In this session, we will discuss Securing Your International Transactions: The Pattern for Success, presented by Mr. Eddy Sumar will present the fundamental framework and introduce key resources—human, institutional, and Internet—that will help the attendees capture the core of international trade and how to secure their transactions. It will also focus on the key elements to getting paid.

    For agenda and RSVP details, please see here

  • 05 May 2017 by Kuntal Shah Warwick

    Global Chamber San Diego and Los Angeles partnered with Executive Next Practices (ENP) Institute on its tremendously successful April 25th event about global expansion, talent and technology. 

    Robert Wheeler, our ED in LA, was instrumental in connecting the team with keynote presenter Richard Ramsey, VP of Human Resources at Walt Disney International, who made an in-depth presentation on WDI's process for innovation, talent acquisition and human resources management. 

    Along with event sponsors Senior Management Worldwide and other recruitment-related companies, Mr. Ramsey emphasized the need for agility, strategic foresight and value on "gig" workers when executing a company's HR vision.   The event welcomed over 100 C-level executives from around the world.







  • 29 Mar 2017 by Global Chamber

    Berlitz's Corporate Language Instruction Programs provide all levels of language lessons, from beginner through professional. Highly trained, native-fluent instructors give students confidence to speak and understand their new language. 

    Virtual Classroom programs combine the power of the proven-effective Berlitz Method® with leading-edge information technology so you learn to speak, listen and think in your new language quickly and easily. With a headset and microphone, you interact with other students and the Berlitz Instructor online just as you would at any Berlitz location.  

    Berlitz offers consistent delivery across the globe, customizable content with vocabulary specific to your needs, quality assurance, participant progress reports, student tracking and reporting to measure return on investment, multiple platform delivery options.  Global Chamber members will receive a 45% discount on tuition pricing for this program.  Please contact Cheryl Gross, Berlitz Learning Center Manager (619.296.6700) for more details.

  • 29 Mar 2017 by Global Chamber

    Global Chamber San Diego and sponsor Berlitz will host a global corporate training workshop “Negotiating Effectively Across Cultures” on May 4, 2017, 9 am-12 pm.  The program is ideal for global business people or those just entering the global marketplace.  It will be an exceptional, interactive opportunity to share and learn from real-world experiences, as well as adopt proven techniques for conducting business more successfully with global customers and clients. In particular, the workshop will focus on the elements of power and compromise in a cultural context and explore how people from diverse cultures negotiate differently.  Please see here to register -- spaces are limited!

    With your registration, you will receive access to Berlitz's proprietary Cultural Navigator® tool for one year from the date of the event.  The Cultural Navigator is an online learning portal which provides comprehensive cultural and business information designed to increase your competitive advantage in today's global business environment.  The Cultural Navigator includes:

    • 110 country guides that deliver a wealth of original research into cultural norms and country specific best practices.
    • Step by step learning paths that guide individuals to interactive content that is relevant to managing and negotiating across cultures.
    • The Cultural Orientations Indicator® (COI) cultural assessment, which helps individuals identify and address cultural differences through comparisons and analysis of one’s thinking style, interaction style, and sense of self to that of another nation or individual. (It is available in 12 languages)

    What Others Say

    "The program went beautifully and we received fantastic feedback! This is especially exciting because this was a new type of training for most participants, both Americans as well as Chinese nationals. You did an excellent job in facilitating dialogue and all participants were very engaged."

    Chief Administrative Officer/Head of Human Resources, Multinational Corporation

    "The cultural training program should be attended by everyone entering into a global role before they start. It is going to make me incredibly more efficient and effective at my job."

    Manager, Marketing, Major Household Cleaning Corporation

  • 02 Feb 2017 by Global Chamber

    We are pleased to announce a collaboration in 2017 with the International Trade Advisory Board, based in Carlsbad, CA.  ITAB is an informal, active gathering of small and medium-size businesses in the greater San Diego area that are interested in global connections and trade/export opportunities.  Together, we will provide both local and global events that will further the global goals of area businesses.  Welcome ITAB!

    Keep an eye out for joint programs and events, including the March 2nd ITAB quarterly meeting at the National University campus in Carlsbad. The keynote speaker will be Nikia Clarke, Director of World Trade Center San Diego.  Please register in advance!

  • 14 Feb 2017 by Global Chamber

    April 25, 8.30-10.30 am

    Global Chamber San Diego and Los Angeles are collaborating with Executive Next Practices (ENP) Institute in Irvine, CA, on this timely presentation about global human resources and mobility.  This event offers C-level and key executives a unique insight into emerging trends, thought leader insights and an opportunity to formulate relevant and practical ideas for their organization.  Global Chamber members receive a 20% discount.  Please join us and register in advance!

  • 02 Feb 2017 by Global Chamber

    Global Chamber San Diego and sponsor Berlitz will host a cross-cultural training workshop focused on negotiation, opening and closing deals across cultures.  It will be an exceptional, interactive opportunity to share and learn from each participant's real-world experiences, as well as adopt proven techniques for conducting business more successfully across borders.  Look out for details in the coming weeks!

  • 02 Feb 2017 by Global Chamber

    We had a great discussion during last month's Global Business Roundtable with Frédéric Fournier, Head of Office at the Consulate of Canada-San Diego and Rick Moore, International Investment Development Representative, Consultant to the Government of Ontario, Canada.  Rick is a Global Chamber San Diego sponsor and chair of the advisory board.  As an International Investment Development Representative for the Province of Ontario, he promotes the advantages of establishing a presence in Ontario and provides U.S. companies with information and assistance towards making an investment in the province.  He can be reached at

    Please check out the video presentation to learn more about trade and investment opportunities in Canada and in the province of Ontario.


  • 08 Oct 2016 by Global Chamber

       Global Chamber® has partnered with GetGlobal Expo, and as a member you receive a 40% registration discount! Join us on October 20-21, 2016 for this great event where U.S. companies begin to get the knowledge, connections, and confidence they need to embark on expansion into other countries. GetGlobal 2016 will bring U.S. companies from varied industries together with the experts and information needed to make confident decisions about thriving in dynamic foreign markets.  Please register here if you're a Global Chamber® member or  here if you would like to attend the conference directly.


    Global Chamber San Diego and Los Angeles will participate in this free forum to explore global business opportunities.  Gain insights from successful exporters and top industry experts throughout the program and participate in “Global Connections,” where you’ll receive mentorship on a range of exporting topics from agents, distributors, government and industry officials, and business leaders who are successfully exporting their goods and services. Check out the agenda for more information on sessions taking place at the event, which will be held at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, CA.

    Please note that event space is first come, first served and registration for American Express Grow Global is limited to U.S. small and middle market businesses with revenues between $1 million and $1 billion. 

  • 11 Oct 2016 by Global Chamber

    Global Customer Service: What Could Go Wrong?

    Does your organization truly understand what international consumers value in terms of service?  We are well into the era of global business, and competition in existing as well as growing consumer markets is intensifying. Technology allows us to communicate, collaborate and provide services instantaneously 24/7 with co-workers and customers in almost any part of the world.  Do you have the cultural skillset and know-how that will allow you to be truly productive, provide the best customer service, and make the most of the technology that supposedly connects us? Understanding cultural values, behaviors and attitudes regarding service expectations and a working knowledge of social protocol and etiquette in various cultures is essential for success in today’s global marketplace.

    Watch this webinar to learn about cultural expectations of “excellent customer service,” from the perspectives of both the provider and the consumer.


    Sue Shinomiya specializes in international business effectiveness, intercultural communication, and global virtual team success for corporations and organizations.  Her current work includes leading cross-cultural coaching, training and webinar sessions related to Asia, North America, and Europe, as well as on leadership, virtual management and customer service. She has conducted a series of webinars focusing on North American culture and customer service for call center agents in Eastern Europe.  She has spent nearly a decade working and living in Japan, speaks Japanese and is the co-author of the book Business Passport to Japan: Maximizing Your Success in the 21st Century.

  • 27 Sep 2016 by Global Chamber

    Kay Wolf specializes in commercial real estate sales with Berkshire Hathaway in Carlsbad, California. She has 13 years of international business experience that helped her develop relationships with business people locally and globally.

    As a commercial real estate consultant, she provides property management and investment transaction expertise that are highly valued by her clients.  Kay understands office, retail with purchasing, sales and leases terms and conditions. She is currently involved with commercial investment sales and land projects with local developers and international clients, such as EB5 properties.

    Working as a buyer’s agent, Kay helps her clients find the right properties, analyze and negotiate price, and execute contracts correctly.  She offers a purchase follow-up program to buyers after close of transaction.  As part of Berkshire Hathaway’s global, full-service professional team, Kay is confident in providing potential clients value-added services in their San Diego area real-estate needs.

    Kay earned her B.A. in Accounting at Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan before moving to the United States.  She speaks English, Japanese and Chinese.

    Please contact her directly if you have commercial real estate interests in San Diego:

    CALBRE#:01984469, Cell:760-331-3900,

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 7030 Avendina Encinas, Suite 100, Carlsbad CA 92011

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