Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cross Cultural Success for Global Entrepreneurs March 7th

Arizona International Growth Group Presents:

Cross Cultural Success for the Global Entrepreneur

"All I Learned NOT to Do I Learned in Junior High" - A discussion of growing international business by being culturally aware.

Monday, March 7, 2011

7:30am - 9:00am

Networking Starts at 7:05am

$18*, Includes Continental Breakfast, Coffee, Juice and Water

* $20 at the door

At ASU SkySong, 1475 N Scottsdale Road (SE Corner of McDowell)

  • Gloria Petersen, CEO of Global Protocol: "Global Cross Cultural Protocol - Getting it Right for Greater Success"
  • Doug Bruhnke, CEO of Growth Nation: "Cross Cultural Success Made Easy - Asia, Europe, Arizona and the World"

Featuring success story examples and practical 'how to' grow your business across borders by being more culturally aware. Whether you're growing across the globe or simply into a new market in your own country, it pays to understand the expected protocol. The presentation will include a report card and recommendations on the cross-cultural performance of Arizona business and political leaders.

Gloria Petersen is a world-reknowned global business protocol expert now based in Arizona. She was host of the Fox Television series "Images of Success" and has made frequent contributions to print media, television and radio including CNBC and the Learning Channel. Gloria is a "Certified Protocol Professional" obtained at the Protocol School of Washington(R).

Doug Bruhnke has 25 years of international business experience including living in Asia for 6 years. Doug is founder of AZIGG and owner/CEO of Growth Nation, a Scottsdale-based services firm that helps US companies grow sustainably across town, across the country and across the globe. Growth Nation also helps companies based outside the US grow in North America.


Arizona Canada Opportunities Event: Photos

Thanks to everyone who attended the last Arizona International Growth Group event February 7, 2011 on business opportunities between the US and Canada.

Pictures from the event can be seen here: PHOTOS

Our next international business event is Monday, March 7th at SkySong, 7:30-9:00am on the cross cultural information you need to succeed more with global business.

March 7th event: MORE INFO and RSVP

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oh Canada, We Love Your Business

Thanks to the many expert speakers at AZIGG on March 7th who discussed success stories and how Arizona-based companies can be more successful Growing in Canada.

Rick Stephenson, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of Consulate of Canada, opened by discussing trade numbers: over $3 billion per year in two-way trade between Canada and Arizona every year. The trade supports 150,000 jobs in Arizona.

Alison Harris, International Trade Compliance Manager at Avnet, discussed their success and some of the logistical and compliance issues that any business should consider when they step over the border.

Eddy Jimenez, VP of International at Kahala Corporation, discussed opportunities and some success stories - including the Cold Stone Creamery and Tim Horton's partnership, likely coming at some point to Arizona.

Trevor HIll, CEO of Global Water Resources, is an unsung Arizona hero that is the darling of the Toronto Stock Exchange after just raising over $60 million in the great white north. Trevor discussed how they did it, and how they continue to grow globally.

Glenn Williamson, CEO of Nest Ventures & Canada Arizona Business Council and Chairman of Kinetx, supported Trevor's success and had other supporting comments for Arizona-Canada trade growth.

Thanks to all! Pictures from the event are on the AZIGG Facebook page - click here or here. If neither of these links work, try finding it on my facebook account.

All the best, Doug Bruhnke