Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Celebration of International Trade in Arizona

There are several global business events coming up in Phoenix and Tucson that could be of interest if you're looking for ideas to grow globally.

The first is networking event on Thursday co-hosted by Phoenix CEO-CFO Group, ACG Arizona and AZIGG. Network at the global business table in centerfield and watch the Dbacks versus Cubs.

The global trade month celebration really kicks off in Tucson, Arizona when area exporters gather with the Arizona District Export Council at the Lodge on the Desert. More information here.

Some additional global business events are:

Growing Globally, Buying Locally - May 10 in Tempe

The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce features a unique panel of speakers on important business issues: Lori Singleton, Salt River Project; Kimber Lanning, Arizona Local First; Doug Bruhnke, Growth Nation and AZIGG. Info and sign-up.

Global Threats to Trade Secrets - May 12 in Scottsdale

National security presentation by the extraordinary Tom Liffiton, sponsored by the World Affairs Council. Joined by international visitors from Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Unique venue (The Napoleon), $20. Contact Sue

AZIGG "International State of the State" - June 6 in Scottsdale

Rudy Vetter of GPEC gives us the lowdown on what's happening with international business in Arizona. Always popular, first Monday at SkySong - sign-up today!

All the best, Doug

Arizona International Growth Group

Scottsdale, Arizona

Thanks to International Logistics Speakers April 2011

Many thanks to Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express, Dr. Arnie Maltz, Professor at ASU and Frank Meijers, CEO of Dutch American Business Accelerator for sharing their words of wisdom on international logistics at the April 2011 AZIGG event in Scottsdale. Check out the photos by Laird Brown of Small Business Photo here. Photos in Facebook.

The full house of attendees at SkySong learned about the increasing US exports from the US, how the world is adapting to the recent Mideast unrest and Japanese earthquake, and that the Netherlands is an important logistics destination for Arizona businesses.

Our next meeting is the homerun networking event on April 28th in Phoenix followed by the International State of the State (of Arizona) on June 6th. Grow globally!