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  • 18 May 2018 by Global Chamber

    The San Diego Global Partnership will host The San Diego Global Investment Forum on September 19-20, 2018 for a one-of-a-kind conference to learn, network and make deals.  San Diego is the rising star in the global business and investment market and the next three years are set to see the greater San Diego region top all the charts both domestically and internationally.  Join over 500 professionals to interact with visionaries, developers, business owners, tech giants and investors who are taking San Diego to the next level globally and discover what opportunities lie ahead for you and your company.

     

    If Southern California is on your radar as a place to invest and do business this is a must go event for you and your colleagues to discover how you can benefit from San Diego’s rise in the global economy.  As a program partner, Global Chamber members receive 15% off registration prices.  Please see here for more details and to register. 

    Please contact Matt Belcher at 619.354.2527 x703 (US) or at 1.619.798.6271 (Int'l) for more information on how to be part of this dynamic, multi-industry event.

     

    The Forum is being organized by the San Diego EB-5 Resource Center and the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®:

     

    Founder & CEO, SDEB5 Resource Center.  Matt is engaged in many aspects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), foreign trade and commerce both into and out of the U.S.  He has over 20 years senior executive management experience across several continents covering deal structuring, M&A and sales/marketing performance while working with some of the largest companies in the world, including BP, Shell, The International Olympic Committee, FT.com, Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, Virgin and many more.  In addition to his role at SDEB5 Resource Center, he is the Managing Partner of Woodmont Regional Center and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Cal Tier Realty, LLC.  Within these roles, he provides high-value advice, project direction and deal-making services to project owners and stakeholders looking to leverage the EB-5 funding program and FDI as a whole.

     

     

    Vice President, International & Commercial Relations, Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®.  Theresa is a senior program director, government relations and communications professional driving organizational results through relationships and collaboration among internal and external parties.  Her passion centers on growing and supporting the San Diego region. 

     

     

  • 18 May 2018 by Kuntal Shah Warwick

    Global Chamber San Diego partners with the North County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce/In Biz Latino, Hong Kong Association of Southern California and the French/American Chamber as they host the 4th INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MIXER on June 20, 2018 from 6-9 pm in Del Mar, CA. 

    The goal of this event is to gather local organizations and businesses that operate internationally and provide a dynamic platform to network with one another while enjoying light appetizers, drinks and sponsor exhibits.  This is an opportunity small and medium-size businesses in the greater San Diego region to promote their brand to 150-plus attendees from different nationalities and industries (Biotechnology, Education, Restaurant, Marketing, Real Estate, Finance, Entertainment/Film).

    Sponsorships available.  Please contact inbizlatino@gmail.com or call 619-865-1909 for more information.

     

  • 13 Mar 2018 by Global Chamber San Diego

    Global Chamber affiliate member AFEX has pioneered personalized foreign exchange since 1979, becoming one of today’s largest non-bank providers of global payments and risk management solutions. They are a trusted partner to more than 35,000 businesses and individuals worldwide, helping clients process payments to more than 180 countries around the clock every day. Their team of experts provides valuable support that inspires total confidence from clients in the complex and often volatile world of foreign exchange.  Some benefits of opening an AFEX account include:

    • Fast account opening. Open an AFEX account in about fifteen minutes over the phone with a dedicated Relationship Manager.
    • Multiple currencies. They process incoming and outgoing payments in about 80 major and exotic currencies.
    • Hassle-free first trade. An AFEX account can be authorized to trade in 24-48 hours, then you can book your first transaction right away.
    • Receive US Dollar payments. Clients can send funds directly to your AFEX account in USD.

    Additionally, Global Chamber members receive preferential exchange rates.  To find out more, please contact Elizabeth Parella at AFEX Los Angeles.

  • 05 Mar 2018 by Global Chamber San Diego

    Disrupt HR -- Thursday, May 3, 5-8.30 pm pst

    GCSD will partner with DISRUPT HR for this 3rd event in San Diego, taking place at AMN Healthcare in Del Mar.  DISRUPT HR is a global information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders and people in the HR field. Are you tired of the same old approach to Human Resources? Are you ready to start talking about talent in a whole new way? DISRUPT HR San Diego is for you!  DISRUPT HR is built on the belief that how we’ve approached people and talent in the past won’t be the best way to approach them in the future.  Each speaker will have 5 minute presentations (20 Slides at 15 seconds per slide) to blow your mind!  The event attracts 150-200 executives in HR-related fields.  Event sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available -- please contact SAN@globalchamber.org or info@enpinstitute.com for more details.

    MAPLE Spring Events -- Wednesday, March 7, 7.30-10 am pst

    GCSD partner MAPLE Business Council® will host their Spring networking events in San Diego (March 7), Orange County and LA (March 8) this week.  These events are an opportunity to bring Southern California and Canada closer together and this week they welcome guest speakers Mr. Matt Rice of Homeland Security Investigations, the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security and Ms. Sem Ponnambalam, ceo of Ottawa-based cybersecurity firm, xahive, inc. The security of borders, both physical and virtual, will be explored in addition to our Report on MAPLE.

    New EU General Data Protection Regulations Seminar - Wednesday, March 21, 9 am - 12.30 pm pst
    Join the U.S. Commercial Service and San Diego-Imperial District Export Council on May 25 for a seminar addressing the new EU regulations on data transfer and protection. This program will describe the main elements of a proper compliance protocol and the steps needed to achieve it.


    Vancouver and Tijuana Leaders Join San Diego for Mayoral Forum

    On Friday February 23, Mayor Faulconer hosted Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and City of Tijuana COO Bernabé Esquer Peraza to discuss the importance of city-to-city relationships in solving complex issues and competing globally. Discussion centered on cross-border collaboration and sustainability efforts at the city level. Read more.

  • 27 Feb 2018 by Global Chamber

    Last week we were pleased to welcome to Global Chamber...  Chief Executive Director of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) Keiichi Nishimoto for a discussion of expanding support for business between the US and Japan.

    Nishimoto san met with our global tribe including from left... Masaya Uchida of Sojitz, Rick Moore of Research on Investment (ROI), Japan Honorary Consul Kelly Moeur, Sue Garber of Garber Marketing.

    Rick Moore of ROI is the Chair of our Advisory Board at Global Chamber San Diego, and he is active throughout Southern California and the US.

    There are a variety of proactive 'Invest Japan' initiatives that are available. Also there is a variety of assistance available for exporters to Japan. Please contact us for more information.

    JETRO Executive Sachiko Yonemura based in Tokyo will be speaking an an upcoming Global Chamber "Women in Global Leadership" event.

  • 12 Feb 2018 by Global Chamber San Diego

    Women in Global Leadership -- Tuesday, February 20, 7 am pst

    Join Global Chamber® San Diego and Felena Hanson, CEO of  Hera Hub, virtually for Global Chamber's Women in Global Leadership Event.  The globinar presents extraordinary leaders from around our global network who have a global mindset and are fully aware of the value of diversity and gender balance. They will discuss their views on the value of balance and how you can achieve more balance and success for your company and life.  Attend virtually from anywhere... you'll receive a zoom login. 

    Disrupt HR -- Thursday, May 3, 5-8.30 pm pst

    GCSD will partner with DISRUPT HR for this 3rd event in San Diego.  DISRUPT HR is a global information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders and people in the HR field. Are you tired of the same old approach to Human Resources? Are you ready to start talking about talent in a whole new way? DISRUPT HR San Diego is for you!  DISRUPT HR is built on the belief that how we’ve approached people and talent in the past won’t be the best way to approach them in the future.  Each speaker will have 5 minute presentations (20 Slides at 15 seconds per slide) to blow your mind!  The event attracts 150-200 executives in HR-related fields.  Event sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available -- please contact SAN@globalchamber.org or info@enpinstitute.com for more details.

    Save the Date! 4th Annual International Business Mixer, Wednesday, May 30, 6-9 pm pst

    More details coming on this dynamic mixer with international chambers of commerce and featured businesses in the greater San Diego area that attracts 200-250 businesses that are growing globally.

     

  • 29 Jan 2018 by Global Chamber San Diego

    Global Chamber San Diego had the pleasure of being invited to an Economic Roundtable on NAFTA this month, co-hosted by the Consulate General of Canada and World Trade Center San Diego.   Mr. James Villeneuve, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, kicked off the session with brief remarks on the current state of NAFTA negotiations and issues at stake for Southern California if this vital trade agreement is scrapped – from shaking up the competitive integrated North American supply chain to adversely impacting California’s key sectors, putting jobs at risk.  His presentation was followed by remarks from Ms. Marcela Celorio Mancela, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego. 

    They both emphasized the importance of NAFTA to the trading relationship between the three countries, the growing trade relationship between Mexico and Canada, and the need for greater cooperation to reach a mutually beneficial agreement that is sustainable and fair.

    Mr. Villeneuve outlined the major points of interest for Canada, including open procurement of projects and talent, fair dispute resolution terms, the validity of a sunset clause (mainly requested by the U.S.), and trade issues pertaining to the auto industry.  Ms. Celorio shared that 2017 was a positive year for Mexico relations with Canada, and discussed the concerns about wages being set by policy (rather than market forces), security and immigration issues, technology issues such as IP, e-commerce and anti-corruption.  Both sides agreed that progress is being made on customs and trade processes and that North American energy is increasingly self-sufficient and should be applied more collaboratively.

     

  • 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

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    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.

  • 18 Dec 2017 by Global Chamber

    Warm connecting' is a focused, effective way of 'networking' advocated and practiced by Global Chamber®.

    There are many ways to network. For many of our members, 'warm connecting' is the best because there is some thought about your business goals before making a warm introduction - and the person who is introduced is known and will very likely be interested to meet you. People are too busy these days to take meetings with people they don't know UNLESS the intro is from someone they know AND there appears to be something in it for them, as well.

    Read more about 12 tips on warm connecting HERE. And join us to grow your business in warm and wonderful ways.

    Read more about our members HERE.

    As we start 2018... get ready to GROW... through warm connections and a variety of ways we help our members find new opportunities.

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