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Phoenix MBDA Hosts Global Business Conference

The Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center, in partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, is hosting Phoenix MBDA’s 2nd Annual Global Business Conference and the concurrent Global Business to Business Trade Expo on Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The expo will focus on topical business opportunities and will provide information on how to conduct business with local, domestic, and international companies.

The two-day event is expected to bring in 150 local, national, and international attendees, including foreign consulates, Arizona Mayors, businesses looking to expand their services and product offerings in international markets, and interested individuals who are looking to start and/or grow a business to support global initiatives.

In support of the conference, Penny Pritzker, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce said, “We know that when U.S. firms sell their goods overseas, the U.S. economy stands to benefit. U.S. exports reached a record $2.3 trillion in 2013, and exports now support 11.3 million jobs, up 1.6 million since 2009.”

Alika Kumar, Executive Director of Phoenix MBDA also emphasized the importance of the conference and said, “Understanding the simplified processes of how to do business in international markets is vital to all U.S. based businesses and all individuals looking to do business abroad. This conference will lay the framework and foundation for those looking to succeed abroad.” Panelists include Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, as well as Barry Broome representing the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). They will provide information about opportunities, including how to network, connect, do business, and succeed in international markets.

For information about registering or sponsorship opportunities, contact Kaaren-Lyn Morton at (602) 248-0007 or e-mail kaaren@phoenixmbdacenter.com.

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Thunderbird hosts First Global Business Conference

On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center and the Thunderbird School of Global Management are hosting the First Annual Global Business Conference in Glendale.

The conference is expected to bring in over 250 local, national, and international visitors, and an additional 25 speakers and honored guests.  The event is focused on international business and export opportunities.  Attendees will hear and meet renowned speakers and other global business industry professionals discuss the following topics:

·         Global Business Trends
·         International Business Opportunities
·         Export Information (by region) & Resources
·         Building International Partnerships to Help Businesses Succeed Abroad
·         “Nuts & Bolts” of Doing Business Abroad (and much more!)

Registration Process
For additional information about the Annual Global Business Conference, visit www.phoenixmbdacenter.com. This link also provides information on the location, registration, accommodations, program agenda, sightseeing resources, and sponsorship opportunities.

Contact:
If you have any questions, contact Kaaren-Lyn Morton by e-mail Kaaren@phoenixmbdacenter.com or call 602-248-0007 X216.