Gloabal Fellowship Tea – May 18, 2017

REGISTER NOW! Advance online registration required. Limited spaces!

You’re invited… Join us quickly after work for fine teas from around the world and a thought-provoking discussion on the latest developments in foreign relations and geopolitics and how this could influence your business internationally/the global economy.
Let’s draw on the wealth of knowledge within our IBCircle to gain valuable perspectives. What developments should we be aware of? What initiatives are on the horizon? And what challenges and opportunities will these be creating for business across the globe? What can we learn?  Find out! Powerful insights and lively, cordial and stimulating discussions for sure!
 
 
Our Speakers/Discussion Leaders for this evening:
  • Discussion Leader: Basit Khan (President – IBCircle Dallas)
  • Commentators: IBCircle members active around the world
 
AGENDA
  • 5:30 PM – Guests arrive, networking + fine teas from around the world
  • 5:45 PM – Introductions and topic overview
  • 5:55 PM – Subject expert speaker(s) – special remarks/insights/stimulating ideas to spark participant discussion
  • 6:10 PM – Discussion on topic facilitated by main subject expert(s) and moderator
  • 7:00 PM – Close (Attendees are welcome to continue discussions informally by going out for drinks/dinner)
UPCOMING EVENTS IN DALLAS
  • June 22: Business Leaders Evening Event
  • August 17: Business Leaders Evening Event
  • September 21: Global Fellowship Tea for International Business Leaders
  • October 19: Business Leaders Evening Event
  • November 16: Global Fellowship Tea for International Business Leaders
  • December 7: Global Holiday Party
FEES AND REGISTRATION

MEMBERS & MEMBERS’ GUESTS ONLY
  • Registrations for Individual members & their guests: $25
  • Registrations for Non-Members: $35
  • Registrations for Annual Patrons, Sponsors & Corporate Members: Free

Advanced, on-line registrations required. The IBCircle has a standard no-refund policy. Space is limited. Early booking recommended.

REGISTER HERE

 
Looking forward to seeing you on May 18!

Exploring Healthcare In Other Countries – May 10, 2017

REGISTER NOW! Advance online registration required. Limited spaces!

You’re invited… Join us quickly after work for a thought-provoking discussion on a major foreign policy/economics topic and how it could influence your business internationally.
This event is part of our small group Business Briefings series which adds a deeper level of discussion to our gatherings. We draw inspiration from experts and articles in well-established publications and build on these by delving deeper into how foreign relations and geopolitical developments could influence our businesses/the global economy.
Let’s draw on the wealth of knowledge within our IBCircle to gain valuable perspectives. What developments should we be aware of? What initiatives are on the horizon? And what challenges and opportunities will these be creating for business across the globe? What can we learn?  Find out! Powerful insights and lively, cordial and stimulating discussions for sure!
 
 
Our Speakers/Discussion Leaders for this evening:
  • Discussion Leader: Ron Kubit, CEO, Medtech Global Americas and Consova Corporation (see bio below)
  • Commentators: IBCircle members active around the world
    Discussion Synopsis for this evening:
  • Exploring healthcare in other countries: How is it organized? What does it cost? And what are the opportunities for international business?
AGENDA
  • 5:30 PM – Guests arrive, networking + cash coffee bar
  • 5:45 PM – Introductions and topic overview
  • 5:55 PM – Subject expert speaker(s) – special remarks/insights/stimulating ideas to spark participant discussion
  • 6:10 PM – Discussion on topic facilitated by main subject expert(s) and moderator
  • 7:00 PM – Close (Attendees are welcome to continue discussions informally by going out for drinks/dinner)
UPCOMING EVENTS IN THIS SERIES
  • June 14: Exploring Bitcoin & Blockchain
FEES AND REGISTRATION

MEMBERS & MEMBERS’ GUESTS ONLY
  • Registrations for Individual members: $45 per event
  • Registrations for Annual Patrons, Sponsors & Corporate Members: Free

Advanced, on-line registrations required. The IBCircle has a standard no-refund policy. Space is limited to 25 maximum. Early booking recommended.

 


ABOUT OUR DISCUSSION LEADER FOR THIS EVENT
Ron Kubit 
Ron Kubit is the Chief Executive Officer of Medtech Global Americas and Consova Corporations. Consova is an innovator in the healthcare cost containment industry.  Medtech Global is a global healthcare service company with operations in New Zealand, Australia, India, United Kingdom and the US.  Prior to joining Medtech Global and Consova, Ron was an executive with Optum.
His experience is vast, he founded a healthcare IT solutions company with operations in the US and Canada. The company developed a number of innovative healthcare solutions, including disease/wellness solutions in the U.S. and Canada, ER pen based solutions, ICU applications, teleradiology integration solutions and pharmacogenomics decision support application. He has been an entrepreneur, worked for multinational companies such as Ernst & Young as well as EDS, and has lived in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Ron has a passion for getting involved, where he previously held the position of president of the Colorado Healthcare Strategy Management (CHSM) and is presently on the Advisory Board of Roosevelt University (Chicago, Il.) and on the board of No Barriers (taking the “dis” out of disability).  He is the past president of the Colorado Neurological Institute, Advisory Board of Daniels Business School – Denver University and one of the founding members of the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust – Tanzania.

ABOUT OUR MODERATOR FOR THIS SERIES OF EVENTS
 
Paul Kullman
Paul Kullman is President of Business Beyond Borders, a strategic business consultancy that assists companies to successfully trade and invest around the world. Since 1998, Paul has served in Beijing, São Paulo, Brussels and Guadalajara as a Commercial Diplomat for the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2014, he began working at Commerce’s office in Denver where he gave export advice to local companies in a number of sectors, including optics and photonics, education & training, publishing & media, and financial & investment services. Paul has an entrepreneurial background, having founded and managed four private companies in the trade, education, art and real estate sectors. He holds a BA in journalism from San Diego State University, an MA in international relations from San Francisco State University and another MA in political science from George Washington University. Paul speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, German, French, Swedish and English.
Looking forward to seeing you on May 10!

Lockheed Martin VP John Karas: Astronauts, Space Travel & Global Collaboration – April 27, 2017

REGISTER NOW! Advance online registration required. Limited spaces!

You’re invited… Join us for a thought-provoking evening in downtown Denver. Along with connecting in a wonderful setting, we’ll meet an astronaut & enjoy exploring the global business of space & human space flight with a top industry speaker & his colleagues. Let’s discover the mind-blowing challenges & international business opportunities surrounding this. What can we learn?  Find out! Powerful insights for sure!
 
About our facilitators/discussion leaders for this evening:
  • John C. Karas, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (Bio)
  • And colleagues from Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company: 
    • Tony Antonelli, Astronaut
    • Randy Sweet, Director Of Business Development, Human Space Flight
    • Rob Chambers, Exploration Architect
Join us, enjoy:
  • An international evening with members from at least 15 countries
  • Exploring interesting approaches to international growth
  • Gourmet food, drinks & music in a wonderful setting
  • Lively, cordial and thought-provoking evening for sure!
AGENDA
6:00 – Cocktails and international conversations with an astronaut & human space flight experts
6:40 – Gourmet buffet dinner
7:25 – Introductions, welcome address
7:28 – Exploring the global business of space & human space flight with John Karas & colleagues (Lockheed Martin)
8:00 – More international conversations
9:00 – Close
 
FEES AND REGISTRATION  Sign me up!

MEMBERS, MEMBERS’ GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME GUESTS ONLY. Spouses and friends with International business experience welcome.
  • Registrations by April 14: $75.00
  • Registrations after April 14: $85.00
  • Registrations after April 23: $10.00 surcharge

Dinner included. Advanced, on-line registrations required. The IBCircle has a standard no-refund policy. Space is limited. Early booking recommended.

REGISTER TODAY

 
DRESS CODE
Casually classy, space celebratory or appropriate.

Looking forward to seeing you on April 27! 

An Exclusive Evening With The Consul General Of Canada – April 20, 2017

REGISTER NOW! Advance online registration required. Limited spaces!

You are invited to a powerful and pleasant international business and social evening in Dallas. We’ll enjoy meeting our special guest, Sara Wilshaw, the Consul General of Canada in Dallas, who will help us explore the strong and growing ties and opportunities between Texas and her home country.
Join us for a festive evening of fun and entertainment as we celebrate business with Canada and the world. Be sure to brush up on your Canadian trivia and cultural facts to win prizes and admiration!
AGENDA
6:00 – Cocktails and international conversations by the pool
6:40 – Gourmet buffet
7:20 – Introductions, welcome address by Sara Wilshaw, the Consul General of Canada
7:45 – More international conversations
9:00 – Close
 
FEES AND REGISTRATION

MEMBERS, MEMBERS’ GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME GUESTS ONLY. Spouses and friends with International business experience welcome.
  • Registrations by April 17: $55.00
  • Registrations after April 17: $10.00 surcharge

Buffet dinner included. Advanced, on-line registrations required.  Space is limited. Early booking recommended.

REGISTER TODAY

 
 
DRESS CODE
Casually classy, Canada celebratory or doing business with Canada appropriate.

MESSAGE FROM THE CONSUL GENERAL & BIO
Message from the Consul General:
It is my great honour and privilege to be appointed Consul General of Canada in Dallas, representing Canada in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.  The ties that bind 35 million Canadians to the 39 million people in this region are strong and growing. And I’m eagerly anticipating being part of that.
From my previous post leading Canada’s commercial relations in New Delhi, India I had a ring-side seat on the international competition for capital and jobs.  That experience drove home to me the importance of Canadians and U.S. citizens working together to take advantage of our synergies, to make our economies more seamless and to secure our place on the global stage. Together we have many strengths.
We defend North America together. At Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, for example, 43 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army form the Canadian Component. For 35 years Canadians have been an integral part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) Airborne Warning and Control System program (AWACS, or “Eh-WACS” as Canadians like to say), part of the 552nd Air Control Wing, deploying in North American skies and around the globe.
And we’re building North America’s energy security together. Canada’s vast resources from the Arctic to the Pacific to the Atlantic, are a treasure-house of energy supplies, including the world’s third-largest oil reserves. Companies are investing billions of dollars to bring those energy resources to market. Murphy Oil, based in El Dorado, Arkansas, for example, is an investor in Alberta’s oil sands and in offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. And Canadian companies are investing billions of dollars to develop energy resources in this region of the U.S., including the pipelines that tie producers to consumers. In a turbulent world, we can count on each other to create jobs in the energy sector and increase energy security for all North Americans.
But energy is just one sector and I see great potential, with our Trade Commissioner sector specialists at the Consulate General, in linking Canadian entrepreneurs with U.S. businesses in this region through partnerships and strategic alliances across the whole spectrum of the North American economy.
Our team at the Consulate General engages local leaders on issues that affect North Americans, helps Canadians living and traveling in our region, and assists in building business relationships. I look forward to answering your questions and to hearing from you on how Canadians, Arkansans, Louisianans, New Mexicans, Oklahomans and Texans, together, can build a stronger and more competitive North America.
I’m looking forward to getting to work with you on these important issues.
Consul General,
Sara Wilshaw

Biography – Consul General Sara Wilshaw
A graduate of York University’s International Relations and Economics program, Ms. Wilshaw joined the Public Service of Canada in 1993.  She began her career with the Canada Border Services Agency, followed by Statistics Canada, before joining the Foreign Service in 1996.
Her overseas experience with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada includes assignments in the trade section of the Canadian Embassy in Japan, managing Intellectual Property issues at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the WTO in Geneva, and providing leadership on Canada’s commercial relations with South Asia as the Minister (Commercial) at the High Commission of Canada in India.
In Ottawa, she has held progressively senior positions covering East Asia, Multilateral Trade Policy, Human Resources Management, Strategic Policy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Trade Commissioner Service Support and as the Director-General in the Office of the Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada.
Ms. Wilshaw is currently the Consul General of Canada to the South Central United States, based in Dallas and covering Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Ms. Wilshaw is married and has two children.
Looking forward to seeing you on April 20! 

Dallas: Inaugural Event – The World In 2017

REGISTER NOW! Advance online registration required. Limited spaces!

You’re invited… Join us for an interactive and thought-provoking evening at the lovely home of Saadia and Basit Khan (the President of our new IBCircle in Dallas). Along with enjoying connecting in a wonderful setting, we’ll bring together top experts and international executives to explore global trends that will shape international business in 2017. Plus, we’ll have fun placing our bets with fellow members in IBCircle World PokerWhat can we learn? Find out! Powerful insights for sure. 
 Join us, enjoy:
  • An international evening with members from at least 15 countries
  • Exploring global business climates for 2017
  • Playing World Poker with fellow members
  • Gourmet food, drinks and music in a wonderful setting
  • Lively, cordial and thought-provoking evening for sure!
AGENDA
6:00 – Cocktails, international conversations and IBCircle World Poker
6:40Gourmet buffet
7:20 – Introductions, welcome address
7:25 – “The World in 2017 – A Preview of World Business Climates” (speeches/member insights/discussion/Q&As)
8:00 – More international conversations and viewing the results of IBCircle World Poker
9:00 – Close
ABOUT IBCIRCLE WORLD POKER

Faites Vos Jeux 2011

“Faites Vos Jeux!” – “Place Your Bets!”
Get $1,000,000 in play money (chips) and place them on the world map on the countries that you think will have the highest growth in GDP in 2017. At the end of the evening, we’ll enjoy a snapshot into what our local peers are thinking.
FEES AND REGISTRATION  Sign me up!

MEMBERS, MEMBERS’ GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME GUESTS ONLY. Spouses and friends with International business experience welcome.
  • Registrations by February 12, 2016: $45.00
  • Registrations after February 12, 2016: $55.00

Drinks and gourmet buffet dinner included. Advanced, on-line registrations required. The IBCircle has a standard no-refund policy. Space is limited. Early booking recommended.

REGISTER TODAY

 
DRESS CODE
Business attire or world business climate appropriate.
Visit our Website / Become a Member / Renew Membership / Update Contact Details Or Profile
Looking forward to seeing you on February 16th! 

Elegant Global Pool Party To Celebrate The Start Of Summer

You’re invited… Join us for a fun and stimulating start to the summer season at a lovely home in Niwot. Along with connecting in a wonderful setting, we’ll enjoy an interactive activity for you to meet and get to know more fellow members. 

Join us, enjoy:

  • An international evening with members from at least 15 countries
  • Exploring interesting approaches to international growth
  • Gourmet food, drinks and music in a wonderful setting
  • Lively, cordial and thought-provoking evening for sure!
AGENDA
6:00 – Cocktails and international conversations
6:40 – Gourmet buffet
7:25 – Introductions, welcome address
7:28 – Interactive activity
7:48 – More international conversations
9:00 – Close
 
LOCATION
At a lovely home in Niwot, CO – you will receive details on registration.
FEES AND REGISTRATION  Sign me up!

MEMBERS, MEMBERS’ GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME GUESTS ONLY. Spouses and friends with International business experience welcome.
  • Registrations by May 24: $75.00
  • Registrations after May 24: $85.00
  • Registrations after June 7: $10.00 surcharge

Dinner included. Advanced, on-line registrations required. The IBCircle has a standard no-refund policy. Space is limited. Early booking recommended.

 

REGISTER TODAY

 
DRESS CODE
Casually classy, suitably summery or global pool party appropriate.

Energy: What Next? – South Denver – May 7

You’re invited… Join us for a thought-provoking evening at an incredible home in South Denver. Along with connecting in a wonderful setting, we’ll enjoy exploring what’s happening in energy right now and in the future. Is there really going to be an impending ‘oil glut”? And what will this mean for the conventional and non-conventional energy sectors as well as global business now and moving forward? What other developments should we be aware of? What innovations are on the horizon? And what challenges and opportunities will these be creating for business across the globe? What can we learn?  Find out! Powerful insights for sure! 

 

Join us, enjoy:

  • An international evening with members from at least 15 countries
  • Exploring interesting approaches to international growth
  • Gourmet food, drinks and music in a wonderful setting
  • Lively, cordial and thought-provoking evening for sure!
AGENDA
6:00 – Cocktails and international conversations
6:40 – Gourmet buffet
7:25 – Introductions, welcome address
7:28 – “Energy: What Next?” (A vibrant discussion initiated by experts in conventional and non-conventional energy)
8:00 – More international conversations
9:00 – Close
 
LOCATION
At an incredible home in South Denver (you will receive details on registration).
FEES AND REGISTRATION

MEMBERS, MEMBERS’ GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME GUESTS ONLY. Spouses and friends with International business experience welcome.
  • Registrations by April 26: $75.00
  • Registrations after April 26: $85.00
  • Registrations after May 3: $10.00 surcharge

Dinner included. Advanced, on-line registrations required. The IBCircle has a standard no-refund policy. Space is limited. Early booking recommended.

REGISTER TODAY

 DRESS CODE
Casually classy, suitably sustainable or global energy business appropriate.

Food Across The Americas! – April 23 – Lafayette

You’re invited… Join us for a stimulating evening at a lovely home in Lafayette. Along with enjoying connecting in a wonderful setting, we’ll explore what’s happening with food across the Americas… What’s going to be hot? And where? What new trends and opportunities can we see? And what challenges? And how could all this impact both business and consumers across this region and beyond?… What can we learn? Find out! Powerful insights for sure. 

Join us, enjoy:

  • An international evening with members from at least 15 countries
  • Exploring interesting approaches to international growth
  • Gourmet food, drinks and music in a wonderful setting
  • Lively, cordial and thought-provoking evening for sure!
 
AGENDA
6:00 – Cocktails and international conversations
6:40 – Gourmet buffet

7:20 – Introductions, welcome address
7:23 – “Food Across The Americas” (discussion facilitated by Jérôme Pischella, Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General Of Canada)
7:40 – Interactive activity
7:45 – More international conversations
9:00 – Close
FEES AND REGISTRATION  Sign me up!

MEMBERS, MEMBERS’ GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME GUESTS ONLY. Spouses and friends with International business experience welcome.
  • Registrations by April 12: $75.00
  • Registrations after April 12: $85.00
  • Registrations after April 20: $10.00 surcharge

 

Drinks and dinner included. Advanced, on-line registrations required. The IBCircle has a standard no-refund policy. Space is limited. Early booking recommended.

 

REGISTER TODAY

 

LOCATION

At a wonderful home in Lafayette (you will receive address details on registration)

 
DRESS CODE
Casually classy or globally foodie.

ABOUT OUR DISCUSSION LEADER

Jérôme Pischella

Jérôme Pischella has been Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate of Canada in Denver, Colorado since July 2014, overseeing Canadian interests in Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Wyoming and Montana. Jérôme was Counsellor, Science and Technology at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, from September 2010 to June 2014. In this capacity, he specialized in facilitating innovation links between Canada and the United States, whether for the government, the private sector or academia. He spent the 2 previous years in Rabat, Morocco as Senior Trade Commissioner and director of the trade section, with a focus on aerospace, agriculture and education promotion. Jérôme has over 17 years of experience working with Canadian exporters and innovators. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, he worked for 7 years with Export Development Canada, most notably as a Small Business specialist. Jérôme holds a BA in International Commerce from ESCM (Poitiers, France) and a MA in International Business Analysis from Leicester University, UK.

Thinking Outside The Box: A Business Leaders Evening To Spur Your Global Creativity

You’re invited… Join us for a stimulating and interactive evening at a wonderful home in Boulder. Along with enjoying connecting in a wonderful setting, we’ll bring together top creative thinkers, innovators and international executives to explore how they use creativity to grow their businesses across the world. What do they do? What works? And what doesn’t? And what cultural challenges do they come across?… What can we learn? And how can we use this to spur our own global creativity? Find out! Powerful insights for sure. 

 Join us, enjoy:

  • An international evening with members from at least 15 countries
  • Getting to know your fellow members through a fun, interactive activity
  • Exploring interesting approaches to international growth
  • Gourmet food, drinks and music in a wonderful setting
  • Lively, cordial and thought-provoking evening for sure!
AGENDA
6:00 – Cocktails, appetizers and international conversations
7:20 – Introductions, welcome address
7:25 – “Thinking Outside The Box: Spurring Your Global Creativity “ (introductions, insights and interactive activity)
7:45 – More international conversations
9:00 – Close
 
LOCATION
At a wonderful home in Boulder (you will receive address details on registration).
FEES AND REGISTRATION
Sign me up!

MEMBERS, MEMBERS’ GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME GUESTS ONLY. Spouses and friends with International business experience welcome.
  • Registrations by February 28: $75.00
  • Registrations after February 28: $85.00
  • Registrations after March 9: $10.00 surcharge

Drinks and dinner included. Advanced, on-line registrations required. The IBCircle has a standard no-refund policy. Space is limited. Early booking recommended.

TO REGISTER – CLICK HERE

DRESS CODE
Casually classy or globally creative.

Growing Across the Globe – February 19th

You’re invited… Join us for an interactive and thought-provoking early evening reception at the official residence of the Governor Of Colorado. Along with enjoying connecting in a wonderful setting, we’ll bring together top experts and international executives to explore and exchange what it takes to grow successfully across the world in 2015 and beyond… What can we learn? Find out! Powerful insights for sure.
Participants will include:
Dr Alan Propp, Business Development Manager – Energy Group at Merrick & Company;Rob Miles, SVP Global Sales, Ball Metal Beverage Packaging, Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL); Sandi Moilanen – Director, International Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade.
Join us, enjoy:

An international early evening reception with members from at least 15 countries
Exploring interesting approaches to international growth
Gourmet food, drinks and music in a wonderful setting
Lively, cordial and thought-provoking evening for sure!
AGENDA
5:00 – Cocktails, appetizers and international conversations
6:15 – Introductions, welcome address
6:17 – “Growing Across The Globe” (speeches/member insights/discussion/Q&As)
6:45 – More international conversations
7:30 – Close

LOCATION
At The Governor’s Residence At The Boettcher Mansion, 400 East 8th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203.
FEES AND REGISTRATION    MEMBERS, MEMBERS’ GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME GUESTS ONLY. Spouses and friends with International business experience welcome.

Registrations by February 6: $75.00
Registrations after February 6: $85.00
Registrations after February 15: $10.00 surcharge
Drinks and appetizers included. Advanced, on-line registrations required. The IBCircle has a standard no-refund policy. Space is limited. Early booking recommended.

 

REGISTER TODAY

DRESS CODE
Business attire or world business climate appropriate.

ABOUT OUR EVENT HOSTS
Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. Under the leadership of Governor John Hickenlooper, we strive to advance the state’s economy through financial and technical assistance in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado. We offer a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level including business retention and relocation services; business finance and incentive programs; international business development and export assistance; minority and women-owned business services; and economic research.

EKS&H
The EKS&H International Advisory Group consists of highly-technical and knowledgeable professionals that have spent their careers assisting companies in all aspects of international business. We have national and international public accounting firm experience, and we have significant time spent on the ground outside the U.S. providing hands on assistance in local countries. As a result, more than 35% of our revenue comes from clients with international operations, including 9 out of 10 of our largest audit clients and half of our largest tax clients.In addition to our in-house expertise, the EKS&H International Advisory Group has developed strategic partnerships, affiliations, networks, and relationships with professionals throughout the world.
To find out more about EKS&H’s international accounting services, click here