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  • 01 Nov 2016

     

    Global Chamber Celebrates

    1 Year in Baltimore!

     

    On November 1, 2015, one year ago, Global Chamber began its journey in the Baltimore region to help businesses engage in more successful cross-border trade and investment. When we started, we were already part of a growing and thriving worldwide Global Chamber organization, however in the Baltimore/Washington region, we were literally an "unknown." Now 365 days later, things have changed. Our roots have taken hold, and we are helping to make a difference for businesses in the region. What an exciting year it has been!  

    As the leader of Global Chamber® Baltimore I have witnessed so many accomplishments over the past 12 months. We built some successful collaborative relationships with business organizations and other chambers, and we developed good working relationships with many government agencies supporting global business, including the Maryland Department of Commerce, the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Baltimore, the Small Business Administration, the Maryland/DC DEC, and EXIM Bank. 

    We grew our membership too, which now includes small, medium, and large size companies from a variety of industries, and we helped these member companies to make useful business connections and grow via the resources and services offered through the Global Chamber network locally and worldwide. Our Global Chamber Baltimore members received the opportunity to speak to global audiences through Global Chamber's virtual events, as well as engage in Global Chamber's online communities for discussions about industries or parts of the world where they have business interest.

    During the year, Global Chamber Baltimore brought global business leaders and professionals together on a regular basis for content and conversation about global business. We held several speaking events to educate local businesses on global topics and we introduced "Global Connect After Work" our networking events. With our newsletters, frequent social media postings, and global events calendar, we helped to keep the local community informed about Global Chamber events, as well as trade missions, programs, and other global sessions offered in the region. We created a place where small and medium sized companies can engage in the global business community and learn about exporting and international business.

    And while all this was going on in Baltimore, I witnessed global business successes taking place throughout the world, thanks to Global Chamber worldwide. I watched the Global Chamber organization grow from 10 to 100 active metro chapters globally and add regional desks and global advisors to cover 196 countries.

    Yes, it's been an amazing start-up year for Global Chamber Baltimore! I am proud of what we accomplished so far and I look forward to accomplishing even more next year as we continue to help the Baltimore region strengthen its global mindset and grow globally. 

    I would like to thank the following organizations for their efforts since our journey began one year ago:

    • Global Chamber Baltimore's Board of Advisors for their dedication, advice, and hard work
    • Global Chamber Headquarters Team in Arizona and my Global Chamber colleagues around the world for all their support
    • Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship in Howard County for allowing Global Chamber Baltimore to call the MCE home

    I am excited and ready to start Year 2 with the Global Tribe!  I invite you to engage with us in Baltimore or around the world, as a member, sponsor, or collaborator.

    By working together we  accomplishment more!

    Be global and UNSTOPPABLE!

    All the best,

     

    LeAnn Young

    Executive Director, Global Chamber Baltimore

     To learn more about Global Chamber Baltimore, CLICK HERE.

     

  • 19 Oct 2016

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Global Chamber® Baltimore invites you to our next global networking event on Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at the Johnny Sanchez Restaurant at the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino. Join exporters, importers, educators, investors and global business service providers for connections, content, and conversation about global business. 

    This growing global community is for small, medium, and large-sized businesses from all industries, and for anyone interested in the global economy. Global Connect After Work welcomes experienced global business leaders and any businesses starting their global journeys. 

    Global Chamber Baltimore can help you engage in global business in the Baltimore Washington region, as well as help you grow your business in up to 500+ metros throughout the world. 

    Come out and join us! You will definitely leave the evening with valuable information, fresh ideas, and new relationships that will help you expand your business to new markets.

    Please register in advance. $15 non-members; $10 members. Cash payments also accepted at the door.

    See you tonight!

    Be global and UNSTOPPABLE! 

    REGISTER

  • 15 Jul 2016

    Lawrence J. Brill is the owner and principal of Export Trade Consultants, LLC. His company provides advice and counsel to small and medium sized manufacturers and suppliers on global expansion strategies including export promotion, financing, finding agents and distributors, and other aspects of export trade that facilitate sales growth and profits.

    Prior to starting Export Trade Consultants, Mr. Brill served as the Director of the export program for textiles and apparel, and  in other various senior level management positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce focusing on export promotion, trade policy, and global sales strategies.

    Mr. Brill has over 35 years of experience in international trade activities, and is a frequent speaker on export trade issues at national and international trade shows, seminars, and conventions. While at Commerce, he received many awards for distinguished service including the Silver and Bronze Star awards.

    Mr. Brill is a graduate of the Whitman School of Business at Syracuse University and the University of Baltimore Law School. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia

  • 12 Jul 2016

    Global business leaders had a great time at our Global Connect Networking Event! Several of our advisory board members joined us, along with service providers, business consultants, and exporters from from a variety of industries, including: technology, manufacturing, food products, education, and the arts. Brexit, TPP, and globalization were among the topics discussed. Everyone enjoyed engaging with this globally-minded group and we look forward to the next time for more connections, conversations, and advice about global business. Our global tribe is for anyone working in or pursuing global business. We hope to see you soon!

    Click HERE to learn more about Global Chamber® Baltimore.

  • 17 Apr 2016

    Register now for Global Chamber® Baltimore's educational session on how cultural mindset affects business with Asia. If you are initiating or expanding your business to Asia, you need to make a culture inventory. This seminar will help you understand your world view, and obtain the cultural intelligence that is crucial to your success in the Asian business market. It is widely known that global business success depends on intercultural ability and training of those who represent their companies. 

     

    DETAILS

    Date: April 26, 2016

    Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Venue: Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship
    9250

     

    Fee: $25 (Non-Member) / $15 MCE Residents/Affiliates / Free (Members and Students)

     

    REGISTER NOW

     

    OUR SPEAKER

    Arthur Saguban Minsberg, President of Adaptasia, LLC has had extensive life and professional experiences that make him an excellent intercultural communications trainer. 

    Mr. Minsberg was born and raised in the Philippines, then moved to the United States where he attained his B.A. in Speech Communications at Montclair University and his M.A. in Asian Studies at Seton Hall University. He is a native speaker of Tagalog (Philippines) and spent several years teaching Chinese (Mandarin) and English as a Second Language at the college level.

    Previously, as marketing manager for Brooks-Cole (at the time, a division of International Thomson Publishing of Toronto, CN), Mr. curriculum-support materials to K-12 schools and to public libraries.

  • 07 Apr 2016

    Recently, Global Chamber Baltimore took part in a worldwide virtual event about the emerging market Iran. The event, hosted by Global Chamber® San Diego, provided insight into the opportunities and challenges of doing business with Iran today.
     
    Speakers, Shahriar Afshar, President of the  Iranian Trade Association (San Diego), Ed Leahy, Corporate Attorney and Co-Founder of Solsuus, Inc. (Washington, DC), and Shahryar Hakimi, Corporate Attorney and Co-Founder of Solsuus, Inc. (Tehran) shared their knowledge and expertise in this one-hour session. They spoke about the current business climate and how business has changed since January 16, 2016, Implementation Day for the suspension of certain sanctions against Iran by the P5 +1 countries regarding Iran's nuclear program. 
     
    A few takeaways from this session included:
        -Doing business in Iran is possible, but it is expensive because of the OFAC license required. Boeing has successfully navigated this process.
        -The new Iranian market is complex and you can't go it alone. You need to look to Iranian market business experts to help you.
        -Iran has many young entrepreneurs and young people who are extremely interested in American products.
        -Some U.S. government sanctions still apply and must be strictly adhered to when doing business with Iran.
        -The United States lags behind other countries in making inroads into the new Iranian market. European companies are setting up the groundwork now.
        -Global Chamber Baltimore members, including Robert Hotes, Ph.D, who is evaluating some opportunties with the new Iran, found this session to be highly informative because it offered current, useful, and practical information.

    If you would like to view a recording of this session, contact Global Chamber Baltimore.

  • 01 Nov 2016

     

    Welcome

    Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Our Newest Global Chamber Baltimore Collaborator

     

     

    Global Chamber® Baltimore welcomes the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MAHCC) as our newest official collaborating partner. We look forward to working with them to help companies grow and engage in more successful cross-border trade and investment.

    As a regional organization, the MAHCC advocates for economic, workforce and community development, and helps lead efforts to unify and strengthen Hispanic and non-Hispanic businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region. Internationally, the organization supports fair, open and competitive global commerce and greater economic collaboration between the United States and Latin America. 

    Some of their activities include:

    • Promoting economic development in general, and helping members start, grow, finance and manage their businesses
    • Providing personalized, high-value services to our members in order to reduce entry barriers that hinder new business formation and to increase access to new markets here and abroad;Expanding training opportunities for present and future entrepreneurs
    • Advocating for increased workforce preparedness in management, science, technology, mathematics, engineering and business management, particularly within the Hispanic and other minority communities
    • Helping to gain access to capital for members who would like to start new businesses or expand existing ones
    • Advancing the overall socio-economic and political interests of the Hispanic community and of women and minorities in general.

     For the past ten years, they have worked diligently to:

    • Help entrepreneurs start or expand their own businesses
    • Encourage the growth of existing businesses through implementation of better business practices
    • Advise local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials on small businesses and on workforce and community development issues
    • Help make the Mid-Atlantic region a better place to live, work, and do business for all
       

    To learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, please visit their visit website.  MAHCC Website

     

  • 04 Oct 2016

    Small Business Exporter Round Table 

    Resources for Small and Minority & Woman-owned Businesses

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

    36 South Charles Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD


     

    On October 12, 2016, please join Global Chamber® Baltimore and EXIM Bank for a small business exporter round table discussion for local Maryland companies and minority and women-owned businesses (MWOB). EXIM, the official export credit agency of the United States, supports small and MWOB's by supporting their unique exporting needs, such as access to financing and risk mitigation. The discussion will focus on EXIM's financing products as well as government officials who will discuss how their products and services help small business owners expand sales. 

    This global business round table will take place on October 12, from 1:30 - 3:30 pm, at 36 South Charles Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD.

     

    Special Guest Speaker

    Wanda Felton, Vice Chair, EXIM Bank

     

    Wanda Felton is the Vice Chair at the Export-Import Bank. She travels extensively to promote American exports and helped U.S. companies penetrate international markets and develop pragmatic financing solutions to win sales. Ms. Felton is on the team of economic deputies that advises National Security Staff on trade and investment. She has voted on more than $30 billion global financing and policy matters during her tenure at EXIM Bank. 

    Ms. Felton joined EXIM Bank after a 25-year career in investment banking and private equity fundraising. She has held senior positions at Jefferies, Credit Suisse, and Hamilton Lane Advisors. Ms. Felton was at the forefront of bringing patient capital to emerging markets and helped launch two of the largest global emerging markets private equity platforms. She earned her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA at Harvard Business School..

     

    Additional Featured Speakers 

    Brian Castleberry, Maryland Department of Commerce

    William Houck, U.S. Small Business Administration  

    Carla Menendez McManus, US Export Assistance Center

     

    Learn More 

     

    Reserve Ticket - Seats are limited

     

    REGISTER

     

  • 13 Sep 2016

    "GLOBAL MARYLAND"

    MEDA's Fall Conference

    September 22, 2016, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    The Gathering Place - Howard County

     

    Federal, state and local governments, as well as international organizations, play a unique role in raising the global profile for our companies and communities. Whether creating new businesses and jobs via exports or foreign direct investment (FDI), Maryland is poised to excel in this globally-based economy. At this conference you will have the opportunity to hear from many of the organizations that support global business growth in Maryland. If you are working in global business, interested in global business, or supporting global businesses, consider attending this conference.

     

    Conference Details

    MEDA Members: $65; MEDA Non-members   (MEDA = Maryland Economic Development Association)

    CLICK HERE for more INFORMATION and to REGISTER

     

    Conference Agenda

    8:00 – 8:45 am      REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

    8:45 – 9:00 am      WELCOME TO HOWARD COUNTY

                                    County Executive Allan H. Kittleman 

                                                                                                                                

    9:00 – 9:15 am      MEDA BUSINESS MEETING

                                    President’s Welcome – Keasha Haythe, CEcD

                                    Secretary’s Report – Heather Gramm, CEcD
                                    Membership Report – Daniel Thompson

                                                                  

    9:15 – 9:30 am        OPENING COMMENTS               

                                       “Global Maryland: Seizing Our Strengths”

                                      Ben Wu, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce

     

    9:30 – 10:00 am     GLOBAL CITIES INITIATIVE “Global Maryland: Seizing Our Strengths”                                                                    
                                      Marek Gootman, The Brookings Institute

     

    10:00 – 10:15 am       BREAK

     

    10:15 am – 11:15 am  Panel 1

                                           Exporting: "The Exporting Team You Didn't Know You Have”

                                         Moderator:

                                         Brian Castleberry, Regional Manager - Americas and Middle East
                                         Office of International Investment and Trade, Maryland Department of Commerce
     

                                          Panel:

                                        Clifton Brouman, Founder & CEO, Man & Machine

                                        Jolanta Coffey, Senior International Trade Specialist,

                                         U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Export Assistance Center
                                         Mark Rice, Chair, Maryland/DC District Export Council and

                                         President/CEO, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
                                         Ed Knox, Deputy District Director, US Small Business Administration

     

    11:15 – 11:30 am    BREAK

     

    11:30 - 12:30 pm    Foreign Direct Investment: "Designing the Right FDI Strategy"          

                                    Importance of foreign direct investment attraction efforts.
     

                                     Moderator:  David Campbell, Deputy Director, Investment Services

                                     SelectUSA | International Trade Administration

     

                                     Panel:

                                     Aaron Brickman, Senior Vice President, Organization for International Investment

                                     Brad Gillenwater, Regional Manager – East Asia, Maryland Department of Commerce

                                     Deborah Tillett, President, ETC Baltimore

                                     Patrick Fromel, National Sales Manager, Shimadzu

     

    11:30 - 12:30 pm    LUNCHEON KEYNOTE:          

                                  The Northeast Maglev  a high speed train from DC to NYC                                

                                    Wayne Rogers, Chairman & CEO, Northeast Maglev

     

    1:30 - 2:30  pm      Economic Development Directors Meeting
                                   

    This event is sponsored by:  Maryland Department of Commerce and Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development,

     

     REGISTER 

     

  • 26 Aug 2016

     

    Join Global Chamber Baltimore on Thursday, September 8th from 8 - 10 am in Baltimore for a business round table entitled: "Leadership The Samurai Samba™ Way: Creating Global Leaders with Gravitas and Zest".

    Our leader and speaker for this session is Claudio Toyama, President of Toyama&Co., an international leadership consultancy specialized in building sustainable high peak performance cultures. Claudio will share his knowledge on high performance leadership and offer advice to companies on how they can be more productive in the global arena.

     

      

     

    Claudio will be premiering his proven and new content that will be published in his upcoming book as well as being presented at West Point’s Leadership Speakers Academy in October, where he will be speaking alongside astronaut Buzz Aldrin and other revered global businesses leaders.

    Claudio has delivered projects in 113 countries, has traveled to over 40 of them, and has lived in five different countries on four continents. He has multiple certifications and two-plus decades of global business experience. His specialty is helping companies fulfill their potential through leadership development, employee engagement and customer experience. Claudio's ability to create paradigm shifts in corporate culture results in more thoughtful leadership, a staff of brand ambassadors, and customers who feel the difference and embrace it.

    This global business round table will be held at the offices of RSM US in Baltimore. Tickets for Global Chamber members: $20; non-members $40. Please reserve your ticket in advance. Seats are limited.

      

     CLICK HERE to Watch Short Video about this Round Table Session

     

    RESERVE TICKET  Seats are limited.

     

    Event Details

    Date:             Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Time:             8:00   10:00 am

    Location:      RSM US, 100 International Drive, Suite 1400, Baltimore, MD 21202

    Tickets:         Global Chamber Members: $20, Non-members: $40.  Seats are limited. Advanced registration required.

                                                                

    CLICK HERE  to register.

     

    Thank you to our event sponsor:  RSM US

  • 16 Jun 2016

    2016 Trade Winds Program to Latin America

    Business Development Conference and Trade Mission 

    The Trade Winds program, offered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, provides U.S. companies the opportunity to explore seven markets in Latin America.

    Hosted by Chile, Trade Winds will feature a Latin America business forum, consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with senior U.S. diplomats representing commercial markets from 22 Western Hemisphere countries. 

    Additional trade mission stops will give participants the opportunity to conduct customized business-to-business meetings with pre-screened firms in MexicoBoliviaParaguayChilePeru, Argentina and Uruguay

     

    Conference and Mission Details

    Date: September 6 through 13, 2016

     

    Two Options

    1. Trade Winds Forum and Business Matchmaking

    The base fee is $1900 and includes the conference program in Santiago, Chile from September 7-9, 2016. 

    Includes:

    • Conference program in Santiago, Chile from September 7-9, 2016.
    • 2 networking receptions
    • 2 networking lunches
    • Meetings with U.S. Diplomats from across the region (20 minute increments). 
    • One market (Mission Stop) for business matchmaking

     

    2. Trade Winds Forum Only*

    The fee is $950 (per person) and includes:

    • Conference program in Santiago, Chile from September 7-9, 2016
    • 2 networking receptions
    • 2 networking lunches
    • Meetings with U.S. Diplomats from across the region (20 minute increments). 

    *Does not include business matchmaking meetings in any of the mission stops.

     

    To learn more and register for Trade Winds 2016, click HERE.

     

  • 08 Jun 2016

     GLOBAL CONNECT Networking Event 

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 (New Date)

    Engage in a growing Global Business Community around Baltimore!

    For anyone working in or interested in global business.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    As Global Chamber continues to evolve and engage in the greater Baltimore region, we look forward to working with the global business community. To that end, we invite you to our first GLOBAL CONNECT Networking Event on Wednesday, June 29, from  5:30-7:30 pm at the Centre Park Grill in Columbia, MD.

    We look forward to bringing together business leaders, professionals, investors, service providers, and government support teams for connections, content, and conversation about global business. All industries welcome!

    Our growing global community is for small, medium, and large businesses and we look forward to seeing anyone interested in pursuing global business, as well as experienced 'globies'. 

    Join us!

    Advanced ticket purchase requested.

    Learn more. 

    Register.

     

  • 13 Jun 2016

     Are you exporting for the first time?

    Exported before, but things have changed?

    The US Commercial Sevice of the US Department of Commerce provides Basic Guide to Exporting that addresses issues companies face when exporting products and services.  The book provides in-depth information and solid advice about the key activities and issues relevant to any prospective exporter.

    The 11th edition is the most recent version of this book and it can help you navigate through planning, selling, shipping, and the post-sales export processes. Reading this guide is a good place to start.

    Some topics covered:

    1. The World is Open for Your Business
    2. Developing an Export Strategy
    3. Developing a Marketing Plan
    4. Export Advice
    5. Markets and Channels
    6. Finding Qualified Buyers
    7. Tech Licensing and Joing Ventures
    8. Preparing Your Product for Export
    9. Exporting Services
    10. International Legal Considerations
    11. Going Online: E-Exporting Tools for Small Businesses
    12. Shipping Your Product
    13. Pricing Quotations and Terms
    14. Methods of Payment
    15. Financing Export Transactions
    16. Business Travel Abroad
    17. Selling Overseas and After-sales Service
    18. Rules of Origin for FTAs

     

    You can download the guide for free from the U.S. Department of Commerce website. DOWNLOAD

      Be global and UNSTOPPABLE!

     

     

  • 07 Jun 2016

    Claudio Toyama is the Founder and CEO of Toyama&Co, a transformational leadership company that helps values-based leaders in Global Fortune 500 and mid-size companies to build and sustain high performance cultures. Claudio is best known for making sure that individuals, teams and organizations achieve and maintain high levels of sustainable performance by enhancing the customer experience, enabling and elevating employee engage and coaching business professionals in dynamic leadership development. His career has not only spanned 20 years, but also four continents! Claudio has lived in and worked in Brazil, Japan, Italy, United Kingdom and the United States. Welcome Claudio and Toyama&Co to Global Chamber Baltimore and the Global Tribe!

  • 06 Jun 2016

    Read below about this great new program. Deadline to apply is Jun 15, 2016. 

     The Maryland Department of Commerce and University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business have launched the Maryland Global Consulting Program to provide global consulting expertise to small Maryland companies. Smith students, both graduates and undergraduates, will provide the consulting services through the school’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), a Title VI Center funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education. Student teams will be supported by Smith faculty and international trade and investment experts at Commerce. The consulting engagements will identify new or expand existing international strategies for client companies and solve international business challenges.

    “International growth in trade and investments is one of the great areas of opportunity for Maryland companies and our economy as a whole. Our cutting-edge technologies and products and highly skilled workforce give Maryland the ability to play and compete on the world stage,” said Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “I could not be happier to forge this new partnership with the Smith School and bring together the bright and talented Smith students with faculty members and Commerce experts to give Maryland companies a leg up on their competition around the world.”

    "The Smith School is well-positioned to contribute to the growth of the Maryland economy. Our student talent has a strong track record of working with global and local companies engaged in international trade to solve the challenges they face,” said Alex Triantis, Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business in support of the partnership. “I am excited to be entering into this partnership with MD Commerce that will not only bring growth to our region but also provide our students with real-world opportunities to practice their skills and contribute to the success of local companies."

    The Maryland Global Consulting Program will address a range of issues for clients, including those in general strategy, marketing, finance, supply chain and logistics, and data analytics. Teams of five to six students, advised by Smith faculty and Commerce subject matter experts, will spend 14 weeks tackling the projects. MBA teams will provide 400 hours of consulting services and honors undergraduate teams, 200 hours. Participating companies will pay a flat fee of $2,000 for MBA teams and $1,000 for undergraduate teams to support the program.

    Applications to the program will be accepted on an annual basis, due to the Maryland Department of Commerce by June 15. Contact Linda Reibert at linda.reibert@maryland.gov or 410-767-0685 for more information

    The above press announcement provided by the Maryland Department of Commerce.

  • 02 Jun 2016

     Global Chamber Baltimore member, Art Minsberg of Adaptasia LLC, and Global Chamber Baltimore Executive Director, LeAnn Young, recently had the opportunity to visit the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC and meet with the Commercial Attache of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center, Raymond H. Batac. The goal of the meeting was to seek ways to increase trade between Maryland businesses and the Philippines.

    The Global Chamber Baltimore team had an informative visit and appreciated the warm hospitality extended by the attache and his staff. Discussions included the state of the nation, the TPP, the ASEAN community, and  export and import opportunities. We also initiated the first step towards a joint event about 'Doing Business with the Philippines' scheduled for later this year

    Some takeaways from the meeting include:

    Current News

    • Rodrigo Duterte was elected the new president of the Philippines in May 2016. He will take office on June 30, 2016.
    • The new president has a very different approach to government and business than the previous administration. He is proposing many changes whose impact may be seen later in his administration.

    Embassy Information

    • In addition to the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC, the Philippines also has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.
    • As a result of the recent presidential election and change of power in the Philippines, the Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. will change during summer 2016. 

    General Trade Information

    • SMEs are an important part of the economy in the Philippines
    • The country's major trade partners include:the U.S., Japan, Korea, China and the ASEAN nations.
    • The Philippines has only one bi-lateral trade agreement with another country and it is with Japan.
    • Currently, foreigners cannot own land in the Philippines (they can rent it).
    • Foreign companies cannot have a majority stake in Philippine companies; Filipino investors must have at least a 60 percent ownership. This is a significant obstacle to the country's membership in the TPP.
    • Negotiations with the TPP may eliminate/reduce some of the current trade limitations.

    Industry Specialties

    • The Philippines is a large provider of business process services to the U.S.
    • It is an exporter of semi-conductors and other "parts" for later assembly into larger devices.
    • The Philippines is a good source for:
      • Processed food products
      • Digital production and animation
      • Accounting services and preparation of reports
      • Architecture Design
      • Medical Transcription 
      • Health Information Management - BIG DATA
      • "Brick and Mortar" Manufacturing
      • Apparel
      • Customer services centers
      • Aerospace maintenance and repair
      • Travel-related leather goods

     

     

  • 13 May 2016

    Interested in business with France? 

    Don't miss a wonderful opportunity to take part in the first French American Business Week in Washington, DC.

    Under HIGH PATRONAGE and in the presesence of H.E. Géraud ARAUD, Ambassador of France to the United States, two days to promote Franco-American Relationships, Exchange Intelligence, and Create Future Business Opportunities.

    Exciting Program and Panels:

    • Doing Busness with the Government
    • Cybersecurity
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • The Positive Impact of Women in Business
    • Smart Cities

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of U.S.
    • Ambassador Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary of State
    • Arne Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International

    Includes: Conferences | Networking | Art Exhibition | French Wine & Cheese | Exclusive Closing Reception

    Event Details

    Location: MAISON FRANÇAISE Embassy of France, Washington, DC

    Date: Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Click here to Register 

    This event is presented by the French American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, DC. The Maryland Department of Commerce is a sponsor for the event.

  • 25 Feb 2016 by Global Chamber

      

    Looking to grow your business in another area of the world?  

    On Thursday, March 3rd from 5- 7 pm Global Chamber® Baltimore will host a "Structured Global Business Networking" event. The goal is to get to know each other better for more valuable and results oriented networking. 

    Gene Sutter, Vice President with BB&T Bank's International Services Division, will use his 30 years of global business experience to lead us through our structured networking process. Gene has worked in-country and throughout Europe and the Middle East with commercial entities, banks, and multilateral agencies.

    Global business leaders of all industries are invited to attend. Helpful event for companies wanting to export their products and services to new international markets, foreign-owned companies interested in investing in Maryland or expanding their businesses into other U.S. metros, and service providers who enable companies to navigate global business successfully. 

    Structured networking is a meeting-form that makes personal introductions at events more predictable and effective. Come prepared to tell us briefly about your company and your global business goals and/or challenges. Expect to leave the evening with stronger relationships and better resources! 

    This event will be held at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) and is open to the public and free for Global Chamber® members and MCE clients. Non-member fee is $20 when purchased online, in advance. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $25 (cash only). Please register online by March 2nd.  

    Agenda:  

    5:00 pm - Arrivals and registration

    5:30-6:30 pm Structured networking - thank you Gene Sutter, international banking specialist, for leading us.

    6:30-7:00 pm Open networking - take what you've learned and connect with those most valuable to  your industry. 

    The Global Chamber mission:  "Engage executives and regional leaders in more successful cross-border trade and investment to accelerate global business growth, increase community success and change the world."

    Click here to register.