• 27 Feb 2017


    Registration is Now Open 

    for the EXIM Bank 2017 Annual Conference

    Register here 

    EXIM Bank's Annual Conference presents a unique opportunity for companies from around the world to meet U.S. exporters. Attendees include more than 1,100 exporters and representatives of financial institutions, foreign trade partners, and government officials. At the event, participants also meet EXIM Bank staff and obtain detailed information about our export credit products and programs.

    Featured Speakers

    John Browne, Executive Chairman, L1 Energy

    Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO, Gallup

    Jay Ireland, President and CEO, GE Africa

    Jasandra Nyker, CEO, BioTherm Energy

    David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

    H.E. Mr. Louis-Paul Motaze, Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Republic of Cameroon

    Omni Shoreham Hotel
    2500 Calvert Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    Phone: 202.234.0700

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Hotel Accommodations:
    Overnight accommodations are being offered by the Omni Shoreham Hotel at a conference rate of $295.00/night +14.5% tax (single or double occupancy). To make a reservation on-line, please CLICK HERE (link is external). The cutoff date for reservations is Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

    Exhibitor Information:
    If your organization is interested in participating as an exhibitor, please send an email inquiry to Capital Meeting Planning via email:

    For More Information:
    Please contact Capital Meeting Planning via email: or by phone: 703.536.4992.

    Register here 

  • 09 Feb 2017





    OfficeDepot/OfficeMax  team up with Global Chamber to offer members discounts and special access to discounted items from OfficeDepot/Office/Max. Available only to Global Chamber members, this program (currently available in the United States) invites members to access a special link via the OfficeDepot/OfficeMax listing in the Global Chamber directory,  to take advantage of special members-only sales promotions and buying power discounts. 

    Click here for the official announcement. Members are encouraged to visit the Office Max Global Chamber directory listing here.

     If you’re interested in becoming a member of Global Chamber to take advantage of this program and gain access to global connections, please contact us.

    CLICK HERE to email us or call us at 410.630.9058


  • 08 Feb 2017

    AAAE is managing for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the FAA a program that will bring 16 high level Turkish government and airport officials and a U.S. embassy official from Ankara to Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia, February 26 to March 4. This group will include the key leaders of the $12-16 billion New Istanbul Airport construction program. 

    There will be a business briefing at the Crystal City Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday, February 28 that will include presentations by the Turkish delegates on business opportunities for the New Istanbul Airport as well as time for one-on-one meetings between U.S. industry, the Turkish delegates, and U.S. government officials.

     Click HERE to to learn more and register for the Feb. 28 business briefing.

    Confirmed Turkish Delegates 

    General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) 
    Ms. Funda Makbule Ocak 
    Director General and Chairwoman of the Board 

    Mr. Mehmet Uslu 
    Head of Construction & Real Estate Department 

    Mr. Kemal Zafer Topuz 
    Head of Strategy Development Department 

    Mr. Mustafa Kılıç 
    Head of Air Navigation Department 

    Mr. Orhan Gültekin 
    Head of Electronics Department 

    Mr. Mehmet Gürbüz 
    Civil Engineer of Construction & Real Estate Department (Building Control Directorate) 

    Mr. Timur Alp Bayrak 
    Director General of Istanbul Atatürk International Airport 

    İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş. (İGA) 
    Mr. Hüseyin Keskin 
    Chief Executive Officer 

    Mr. Mehmet Büyükkaytan 
    Chief Operating Officer 

    Mr. Trevor Carnahoff 
    Chief Consultant 

    Mr. Ozan Karakis 
    Airside Operations Director 

    Mr. Fatih Mere 

    Mr. Atinç Tunali 
    Airside Operational Planning Manager 

    Turkish Airlines 
    Mr. Akif Konak 
    Deputy General Manager in charge of Commercial Affairs 

    Mr. Fatih Kacmaz 
    Head of Department, Flight Operations 

    U.S. Embassy Ankara 
    Ms. Ozge Eksi 
    Senior Commercial Specialist 
    U.S. Foreign Commercial Service

  • 07 Feb 2017

     Global Chamber is pleased to announce that it has launched a full-service chapter to serve the Baltimore/Washington region. Known as Global Chamber® Baltimore/Washington, this chapter joins more than 120 Global Chamber chapters around the world in helping organizations engage in more successful cross border trade and investment. This new chapter covers Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia.

    Global Chamber Baltimore/Washington is lead by Executive Director, LeAnn Young, and Deputy Director, Lawrence Brill. LeAnn has directed Global Chamber® Baltimore for the past 16 months and now will take the helm for the entire region. Together, LeAnn and Lawrence have more than 50 years of global business experience in the public and private sectors.

    “With such a integrated metropolitan region, it makes sense to bring the organization together under one umbrella”, says LeAnn Young. “We found that companies from DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland were already joining Global Chamber Baltimore and benefiting from the many great resources and contacts we have available.”

    Global Chamber is an organization focused on supporting global business and expanding trade. The organization provides assistance for small, mid-sized and large businesses and it helps organizations with a local focus, like chambers, associations, and city and county develop teams, to extend their reach to the world. 

    “Our goal at Global Chamber is help companies make their global journey easier and less risky,” says Doug Bruhnke, CEO of Global Chamber worldwide. “The targeted warm introductions we provide through our Global Chamber network and through our partners, sponsors, and collaborators, open many new doors for our members, allowing them to be smarter about international business and shorten the runway in doing business across borders." EXIM Bank, the United States Trade and Development Association (USTDA) are just two of many global business organizations with which Global Chamber partners.

    With 95% of the world’s purchasing located located outside of the United States, Africa becoming the fastest growing market, and a middle class in Asia of 525 million people, there is plenty of opportunity for American businesses to grow through international sales of products and services. Says Lawrence Brill, “we are looking forward to helping organizations in the Baltimore/Washington region to be more successful globally. Our work not only helps businesses to grow, but our local economy as well”.  In addition to helping exporters, Global Chamber works with companies who are involved in importing and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

    Global Chamber offers its members a variety of services, including local and virtual events about global business, and access to global business communities, jobs, and resources, through its online worldwide member portal. In the Baltimore/Washington metro, Global Chamber plans to hold events around the region that focus on topics that make sense for the local global business community.  Membership in Global Chamber is worldwide. The organization is on track to grow to 525 metros worldwide by 2020.

    Global Chamber Baltimore/Washington’s office is located 9250 Bendix Road, N., Columbia, Maryland. For more information about Global Chamber Baltimore/Washington, please visit, and call 410.630.9058 or email


    About Global Chamber®

    Global Chamber is a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in 500 metros taking on the world of global business. Our millions of trusted resources, followers and connections in over 5,000 cities support members growing globally by filling in the gaps that happen across borders. Global Chamber visit or call 1-888-476-9845.

  • 08 Feb 2017

    Connect to Business Opportunities in Southeast Europe

    The markets of Southeast Europe are investing in infrastructure and market development. They represent an opportunity for U.S. companies to increase sales and find a strategic foothold to grow in Europe.

    Join Trade Winds-Southeast Europe to connect to potential partners, government decision-makers, market experts, and companies that have succeeded in the region.

    Trade Winds, the largest annual U.S. government-led trade mission, will lead U.S. companies and organizations to Southeast European markets in 2017, to connect them to promising business opportunities.

    Your company should join Trade Winds-Southeast Europe to take advantage of projected regional economic growth and to gain a strategic foothold to launch a larger European export strategy.

    The region features strategic ports and bustling overland trade routes to established markets, and these individual markets are all heavily investing in infrastructure growth and market development.

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