Sunday, August 23, 2009

Update on US-Asia Expo Arizona Sept 17-18

The US-Asia Expo Arizona will be held Thursday and Friday Sept 17-18. It is presented by Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG) and will feature Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, GPEC, Arizona Chamber, Thunderbird and dozens of Arizona organizations and business VIP’s.
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US-Asia Expo Arizona Event Summary

Thursday, 9/17/09 7:00 – 9:00am: Enterprise Network Executive Forum breakfast.
Thursday, 9/17/09 12:30 – 5:00pm: US-Asia Expo Arizona main program.
Thursday, 9/17/09 5:30 – 8:00pm: Global VIP Networking.
Friday, 9/18/09 7:30 – 10:00am: Global Recap Breakfast

US-Asia Expo Arizona Event Details

The US-Asia Expo Arizona will be held at the Camelback Inn on September 17th and 18th with an exhibition of global companies and presentations by local investment and business leaders on topics important to overseas visitors and local business owners.

Events include the Executive Forum breakfast from 7 – 9am, the US-Asia Expo from 12:30 to 5pm, the Global VIP Networking from 5:30 to 8pm, and the Global Recap Breakfast from 7:30 – 10:00am on Friday the 18th.

Who should attend the US-Asia Expo Arizona:
  1. Business owners of Asia-based companies who are attending the Los Angeles US-Asia Business Forum Sept 9-13.

  2. Arizona business owners who are interested to learn about and engage in global business.

  3. Arizona community leaders who are looking to support global growth and partnerships.

  4. Sponsoring companies in Arizona who seek to gain from commerce between Arizona, Asia and the world.
  5. Expert speakers to address the audience of business and community leaders for discussions that increase commerce.

US-Asia Expo Arizona Agenda

Thursday, Sept 17th, 7:30 – 9:00
Enterprise Network Executive Forum

Marriott Camelback Inn Golf Resort, Scottsdale

Introduction by Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane
Dana Garmany – CEO of Troon Golf
Scarlett Spring – EVP and COO of GPECAdditional Special Guest CEO’s
Moderator Doug Bruhnke, CEO of Growth Nation

“Arizona Grows Globally and Welcomes International Companies”
$55 members of EN. Sign-up at

Thursday, Sept 17th, 12:30 – 5:00
US-Asia Expo Arizona

Camelback Inn – Cholla and Sunshine Rooms

$55 for the Expo only
$55 for the VIP Networking only
$90 for the Expo + VIP Networking together
$40 for the Global Recap Breakfast only
$125 for the Expo + VIP Networking + Global Recap Breakfast on 18th.

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12:30 – 1:00
Welcome and Opening Ceremony

Emcees – John Adams and Doug Bruhnke

Opening – Mayor Phil Gordon, Barry Broome, Others

Welcome Asia Guests, Consulates, Dignitaries
Recap of Sept 6-8 China Mission & Sept 9-13 LA Expo

Series of Global Panels Throughout the Afternoon

1:00 – 2:00
“Thinking Strategically About AZ’s Global Future”

2:00 – 3:00
“What We Can Learn from Companies Already Here”

3:00 – 3:20

3:20 – 4:00
“Legal Implications for Going Global”

4:00 – 5:00
“Making Your Global Investment in Arizona"

5:00 – 5:30
Close the Expo and Transition to VIP Networking

5:30 – 8:00
Global VIP Networking

Camelback Inn – Cholla and Sunshine Rooms
Special Guests and Announcements

Friday, Sept 18th, 7:30 – 10:00
Global Recap Breakfast

Camelback Inn – room to be announced

Expo planning team, members of AZIGG and other local global leaders
Formulate questions for Governor Jan Brewer’s talk on 9/22
Planning for next US-Asia Expo Arizona in February, 2010

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Confirmed Speakers for September 17-18
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon
Dana Garmany, CEO at Troon Golf
Barry Broome, President/CEO at GPEC
Scarlett Spring, EVP/COO at GPEC
Glenn Hamer, President/CEO at Arizona Chamber
Steve Zylstra, President/CEO at Arizona Technology Council
Shashi Jasthi, CEO at Solugenix Corporation
Kiyoko Toyama, President at NKK Switches
Mahasen Samaravijaya, CEO at GVR Technologies
Ed Bull, President at Burch & Cracchiolo P.A.
Karen Dickinson, Partner at Quarles & Brady
Andrew Bogdanoff, Founder/Chairman at Remington Financial Group
Norman E. Clarke, Founder/Sr Managing Partner at Windstone Capital Partners
Dee Harris, Managing Director at Arizona Angels
Daniel T. Shum, Partner at Cornelius Korte Shum
Chet S. Ross, Chairman at SCORE Arizona
John Adam, Media Personality at The John Adam Show
Doug Bruhnke, CEO at Growth Nation and President at AZIGG

All the best, Doug

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