Connect through Global Chamber to Grow in 2020

by Cesar Trabanco

As vice president of member services at Global Chamber®, I have the pleasure to lead our activities to connect members across metros and borders with new clients, investors, opportunities and trusted resources as they look to expand worldwide. Connecting the right people at the right time, and “in time,” is an essential part of growth. We create many opportunities for members … [More]

Adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Connecting Process

by Doug Bruhnke

Global Chamber® has partnered with Gazelle.ai based in Montreal, Canada, to facilitate international trade and investment for our members. Gazelle.ai’s AI-enabled sales intelligence platform is now being used by Global Chamber as part of our daily “warm connections” process to research companies and industries on behalf of members worldwide, and then to make just the right … [More]

International State of the PHX Metro 2020

by Doug Bruhnke

How is the metropolitan Phoenix region doing with international business? That’s the question we answer annually with our International State of the Metro, held in metro regions around the world — and in Metro Phoenix annually since 2007, predating Global Chamber®! Many metro areas are hot for business, meaning that companies are thriving, growing and continuing to arrive … [More]

Chapter Spotlight: Global Chamber San Antonio

by Christopher Herring

We regularly host Young Global Business Leaders in San Antonio, Texas, in collaboration with the Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program managed locally by San Antonio Council for International Visitors (SACIV). I would like to thank everyone for their time, energy and efforts to make these visits successful and rewarding! For the recent visit shown … [More]

Global Business Innovation Summit Wrap-up

by Mike Langley

We held a fast-paced and interactive discussion on growing the global business innovation ecosystem in metro Phoenix, from technology to talent, exporting, financing, logistics and more. The event featured 20 keynote speakers along with panels and groups of attendees connecting through breakouts and report-backs. The event supports the region to develop a stronger foundation … [More]

Life in the Age of Corona

by Maimun Mustafa

Gabriel García Márquez wrote in his renowned novel, Love in the Time of Cholera, that “wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.” Indeed, the coronavirus has presented the global community with such a dilemma. The world has been so reliant on its sourcing from China that the disease has put major markets on a standstill as China shuts its door to the world and vice … [More]

A Global View Can Create Enlightenment

by Doug Bruhnke

Through our continued support of our “global tribe” of members worldwide, there are several key factors about them that shine through about their capabilities and success. Members of our global tribe are globally minded and “enlightened,” meaning they have developed advanced business and leadership capabilities, with a more informed view of the world overall. Are you looking … [More]

Managing Your Career with a 100+ Year Life

by Doug Bruhnke

Recently, we were honored to speak with Teresa Martín-Retortillo, executive president of executive education at IE Business School, a member University based in Madrid and expanding around the world. It was a WOW! I hope you get the chance to see it on our site. The discussion was based on the book The 100 Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity by Lynda Gratton … [More]

New Partnership Between KOMPASS and Global Chamber

by Rufiya Blank

Reach higher and further! We’re pleased to announce a new partnership between Kompass North America and Global Chamber®. The working relationship makes it easier for clients of Kompass to access Global Chamber® and vice-versa; members of Global Chamber® get a discount for the use of the Kompass database. Kompass is now offering a special discounted price to Global Chamber® … [More]

International Trade Update: US-China Trade War

by Mark Heusel

Last month, trade delegations from China and the United States continued bilateral meetings in the U.S. capitol, and talk in Washington suddenly turned toward trade and friendly relations between these two great countries. Before long, the chief negotiators from the U.S. (Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer) and China … [More]