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GLOBAL CHAMBER

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Global Chamber® Events

SPRING 2017

phoenix.globalchamber.org/events

Global Chamber Phoenix and Tucson

Saturday, May 6 Global Career Round Table Global Chamber members who are open to new global career opportunities gather to discuss business, job and other opportunities. 11:00am to 12:15pm RSVP to events@globalchamber.org Global Chamber Tokyo + 5 Metros

Thursday, June 8 Global Manufacturing Summit Executives in Asia and North America share perspectives on growing and manufacturing across borders, a Global Chamber - ProMexico event. 3:30pm - 6:00pm RSVP to events@globalchamber.org

Spotlight Event Global Chamber Phoenix

Thursday, May 11 Homerun Networking Annual executive networking event in centerfield with the Diamondbacks. Global Chamber® is pleased to collaborate with Phoenix CEO-COO Group and other organizations to make this one of the best high-level networking events of the year. 4:00pm to 9:00pm RSVP to events@globalchamber.org Global Chamber Phoenix

Tuesday, May 16 Welcome Global Companies to the Valley Hosted for members of Global Chamber by member Tiffany & Bosco, Global Chamber welcomes new global companies who have landed in the Valley with a “Welcome Reception.” 5:30pm to 7:00pm RSVP to events@globalchamber.org Global Chamber Tucson

Wednesday, May 24 League of Extraordinaries Designed around extraordinary global business service providers who are providing services to international companies. We exchange information and get to know each other a little better. 6:00pm to 7:00pm RSVP to events@globalchamber.org

The Bridge to New Revenue Opportunities by Doug Bruhnke, CEO & Founder, Global Chamber®

We’ve heard it said that unless your business is global, it’ll die within five years. That’s because most opportunity is somewhere else. Ninety-nine of business opportunities are outside metro Phoenix. Even for top GDP countries US and China… 85% and above of business opportunities are outside the U.S. You’re a good business person, so why go after one customer next door when six are down the street? That’s the math we’re looking at here. It’s not so hard to go down the street anymore, or anywhere in the world! Doing business in another metro in your own country or in another metro in another country can be tricky. You need to know more — logistics, legal, banking, marketing, plus partners and customers — and also how to reach them. How can you trust that you’ll find new customers in new markets, and get paid? That’s the fun and intrigue of cross-metro, cross-border and global business. Yes, I said fun. It’s fun when you’ve got a team that understands different cultures, regulations and situations — so that you can prioritize markets, reach them and sell to them. But no one should go global alone.

If you’re a good businessperson, you’re willing to take a little prudent risk to gain more of the market. You know that if you can sell to different markets your risk is actually reduced because your business will benefit from the portfolio effect. As one market slows, another speeds up, and you’re now insulated from the impact of the economy of one metro, region or country. Most SMEs, though, don’t have all the resources needed to go after foreign markets without more than a little risk. Or even to other metros within the country. That’s a big issue. The world has never been so attractive to business, despite the noise you might hear from politicians and populists. Global markets haven’t changed; they keep growing. If you and your country don’t participate, someone else’s will. And so, what does an SME do? Better get going global, quickly. Chances are 99 to 1 that you’re underinvested globally. Reach out to the global tribe — we’ll get you there quickly and effectively. And grow more effectively to metros within the country. Don’t wait; act.

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May 2017 issue of In Business Magazine  
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