Ski Day: Arapahoe Basin – Jan 27, 2017

REGISTER NOW! Advance online registration required. Limited spaces!

You’re invited… join us for an afternoon of skiing/snowboarding and international conversations on the ski lifts followed by après-ski drinks

Meeting point  for this Ski Friday Afternoon: At the bottom of the “Black Mountain Express” Lift at Arapahoe Basin –  Click here for map

There are no registration fees for this event but participation is limited to IBCIRCLE MEMBERS & THEIR GUESTS/FAMILIES ONLY PLEASE

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Looking forward to seeing you on January 27! 

Investing In 2017 – January 25, 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:
  • Chris Pelley, Managing Director, The Pelley Group/MSAM  (Bio)
  • Thomas Denkenberger, Partner, Sankala Group (Bio)
  • Chris Barlow, Partnership Manager and Forex Expert, AFEX (Bio)
Discussion Synopsis for this evening:
  • Investing in 2017. Think things are a little uncertain at the moment? Let’s explore: the potential impacts and implications of global developments across world markets and who’s investing where and why in the light of this.
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
  • Feb 22: The Russian Perspective – Exploring The Russian View Of The World With The Russian Consul General
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.

REGISTER HERE

 

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 January 25!

Growing Across The Globe – February 2, 2017

REGISTER NOW! Advance online registration required. Limited spaces!

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 international business leaders, executives, diplomats and influencers for an elegant scavenger hunt where we’ll explore and exchange what it takes to grow successfully across the world in 2017 and beyond… What can we learn? Find out! Powerful insights for sure.
 
Participants include:
  • Companies that are demonstrating interesting ways of growing across the globe
  • International business leaders, executives and influencers and their guests
  • Erin Kuhn (British Consul), Makoto Ito (Consul General Japan), Stephane Lessard (Consul General Canada), Paul Maricle (Honorary Consul Germany),  Elie Slimovitz (Consul For Economic Affairs Mexico)
Join us, enjoy:
  • An international early evening reception with members from at least 15 countries
  • Exploring interesting approaches to international growth
  • An interactive activity to get you all discovering innovative ways to grow your business
  • Gourmet food, drinks and music in a wonderful setting
  • Lively, cordial and thought-provoking evening for sure!
AGENDA
5:00 – Cocktails, appetizers, international conversations and ‘Growing Across The Globe’ (an elegant scavenger hunt)
6:30 – Introductions, welcome address and insights
6:35 –  More international conversations
7:30 – 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 January 20: $75.00
  • Registrations after January 20: $85.00
  • Registrations after Jan 30: $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, cocktail or growing across the globe appropriate.

ABOUT OUR EVENT HOSTS
Colorado Business Bank
Colorado Business Bank’s international banking offering combines the personal attention and decision making of a community bank with the sophisticated products, services and expertise of a large bank.  Whether you are an importer, exporter or planning your first overseas venture, our foreign exchange expertise and suite of international banking products will free you to succeed. Colorado Business Bank is part of CoBiz Financial, a multi-billion-dollar financial holding company (Nasdaq: COBZ). Our customers can take advantage of the CoBiz family of financial services to guide them through all stages of their financial lifecycle – both personally and professionally. http://www.cobizfinancial.com/Pages/default.aspx
About the British Consul, Denver
The United Kingdom and Colorado have a longstanding relationship that predates Colorado’s statehood in 1876. Today, the UK is one of Colorado’s most important international partners and is the largest foreign investor and provider of jobs in Colorado. The UK is also a major market for goods and services produced by local companies.
Since December 2015, Erin Kuhn has served at the British Consul (Government and Prosperity) at the UK Government Office in Denver and seeks to promote UK business, economic, political and scientific/research ties with Colorado.She was previously Chief of Staff for Global Programs and University Life at New York University, where she helped to expand NYU’s global footprint to 14 campuses worldwide and position NYU as a leading institution in international education.
Immediately prior to that role, Erin worked as a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focusing on global communications and advocacy efforts to eradicate polio and  more broadly, to promote the delivery of life-saving vaccines to children around the world.
Erin began her career at the U.S. Department of State, where she held several roles within the Bureau of International Organization Affairs in Washington, DC and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, including serving as the lead officer for Middle East affairs at the United Nations and as the Department’s liaison to Congress on issues related to international organizations.
Erin holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California and an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University. She has also studied Arabic at Georgetown University and the American University in Cairo.
Erin resides in Denver with her husband and their daughter. Her interests include skiing, cooking, and travelling.
About UK Trade & Investment
UK Trade & Investment drives the government’s policy of increasing the number of exporters and inward investors to the UK. UKTI has professional advisers around the UIK and in more than 100 countries.
Looking forward to seeing you on February 18th! 

The World In 2017 – January 12, 2017

REGISTER NOW! Advance online registration required. Limited spaces!

You’re invited… Join us for an interactive and thought-provoking evening at one of Denver’s most captivating contemporary art galleries. Along with enjoying reconnecting in a wonderful setting after the winter break, 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. 

Our Speaker & Discussion Leader for this evening:
  • Speaker: Martin Rhodes, Academic Co-Director & Professor of Comparative Political Economy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (Bio)
  • Discussion Leader: Alan Gionet, Weekend Co-Anchor CBS4 News Denver (Bio)
 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
  • Enjoying a sneak preview of the gallery’s new pop art exhibition
  • 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 December 23, 2016: $75.00
  • Registrations after December 23, 2016: $85.00
  • Registrations after January 9, 2017: $10.00 surcharge

 

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.
ABOUT CEUCE OUR EVENT CO-SPONSOR
CEUCE’s mission is to foster institutional and people-to-people links between the Mountain West region of the United States and the European Union. With its interdisciplinary focus, CEUCE promotes research excellence, enhances undergraduate and graduate education, engages in extensive direct outreach, and fosters the emergence of new public-private-academic relationship toward making the University of Denver a crossroads between ourselves and the EU.
CEUCE is proud to announce that as of August 2015 it has been awarded two prestigious grants: The Jean Monnet Center of Excellence award from the European Union (EU) Commission and a two-year grant, ‘Getting to Know Europe’, from the EU Delegation (Diplomatic Mission) to the United States in Washington DC. Those grants will allow us to continue with CEUCE’s vocation, established at CU Boulder between 2007 and 2014 in sponsoring research, teaching, outreach and public diplomacy related to the EU.
The Academic Directors of CEUCE at Denver University are Professors Martin Rhodes and Rachel Epstein. Both have many years of experience and research expertise in EU affairs and comparative European politics and political economy. Felicia Naranjo Martinez, the Executive Director of CEUCE, has been with CEUCE since 2008 and brings with her, to CEUCE at DU, her many years of experience in development and network building around CEUCE in the Mountain West region and beyond.
More info: www.du.edu/korbel/ceuce/
 
 
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Eldora Ski Day – December 9, 2016

REGISTER NOW! Advance online registration required. Limited spaces!

You’re invited… join us for an afternoon of skiing/snowboarding and international conversations on the ski lifts followed by après-ski drinks.

 

Meeting point/time for this Ski Friday Afternoon: 1:00 PM at the bottom of the “Challenge” Lift at Eldora –  Click here for map

 

There are no registration fees for this event but participation is limited to IBCIRCLE MEMBERS & THEIR GUESTS/FAMILIES ONLY PLEASE.

 

Click here to register now!

 

Marijuana & The World – December 7, 2016

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 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 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:
  • Roy Bingham, CEO & Founder, BDS Analytics – Exploring local & global perspectives & actionable market data for marijuana decision-makers (Bio)
  • Ean Seeb, a well-known marijuana business leader & former Chairman of the Board of the National Cannabis Industry Association – Personal & industry perspectives (Bio)
  • Stephane Lessard, Consul General Of Canada – Canadian perspectives on legalization (Bio)
  • Ashley Rea Kilroy, Executive Director, Excise & Licenses, City & County Of Denver – Business & social perspectives on legalization in Colorado (Bio)
 
Discussion Synopsis for this evening:
  • Marijuana & The World. Let’s explore: the business side of marijuana in Colorado and across the world and the impact and implications of this business worldwide.
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)
OTHER EVENTS IN THIS SERIES
  • Sept 14: Is Globalism Past Its Peak?
  • Oct 19: The EU’s Blue Agenda For The World’s Oceans
  • Nov 9: US Foreign Policy Outlook Following The US Presidential Election
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.

 

REGISTER HERE

Elegant Global Holiday Party – December 1, 2016

Join us… for a powerful and pleasant international evening to celebrate the Holidays. Along with connecting in a wonderful setting, we’ll enjoy sharing our favorite Holiday traditions, cross-cultural survival tips and entertainingly festive anecdotes from all over the world.
 
AGENDA
6:00 – Cocktails and international conversations
6:40 – Gourmet buffet
7:25 – Welcome address, interactive Holiday activity
7:40 – 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 November 12: $75.00
  • Registrations after November 12: $85.00
  • Registrations after November 27: $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 HERE

An Exclusive Evening With The New Consul General Of Canada- November 3, 2016

You are invited to a powerful and pleasant international social evening in Denver. We’ll enjoy meeting our special guest, Stéphane Lessard, the new Consul General of Canada in Denver, and his wife, Raji Bansal, who will help us usher in the holiday season in a uniquely Canadian fashion. 
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
6:40 – Canadian Holiday buffet
7:20 – Introductions, welcome address by Stéphane Lessard, the new Consul General of Canada
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 October 21: $75.00
  • Registrations after October 21: $85.00
  • Registrations after October 30: $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 a genuine honour to serve as Canada’s Consul General in Denver and represent Canada in the beautiful U.S. Mountain West!
The Canada-U.S. partnership is forged by shared geography, similar values, deep connections and powerful, multi-layered economic ties. Canada boasts strong, unique relationships with each of the 50 states, and our five-state region is no exception. From our shared border in Montana to the great Salt Lakes in Utah; from the peaks of the majestic Rockies in Colorado and Wyoming and across the rolling plains in Kansas, Canada is proud to be the region’s largest international trading partner, most important ally and closest of friends.
Canada and the U.S. trade over $880 billion in goods and services each year; that means $2.4 billion cross our shared border every day. We share an integrated supply chain, efficient energy markets, and a dynamic culture of innovation.
So what does this mean in practical terms? Well, first, it means jobs. A 2015 report states that more than 9 million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Canada. In our five-state region alone, the same report estimates that nearly $17 billion in trade with Canada supported 343,900 U.S. jobs.
Our unprecedented coordination securing North America and defending our borders is well-entrenched and highly successful. Nowhere is this more evident than at NORAD-a bi-national Canada-U.S. military command located in Colorado Springs, Colorado-where, for more than 50 years, U.S. and Canadian military members have worked side by side to secure and protect our two vast countries.  Canada and the U.S. are also founding members of NATO, and collaborate in a wide range of public security initiatives to protect our populations and the movement of people and goods across our highly secure shared border.
We are also partners in protecting the environment. Looking around this region and the splendor of the U.S. Mountain West-the incredible national parks, pristine lakes and vast forests-one can easily understand the importance of environmental stewardship and recognize our shared responsibility to ensure future generations can enjoy these lands as we do.
I’m proud to lead a team that works hard to grow the robust connections we share, including building two-way business, tourism and academic relationships, engaging local decision-makers and citizens on issues of mutual interest, and helping Canadians living and travelling in our region. Please contact us if you have any question or would like more information on how we can work together.
Best regards,
Consul General
Stéphane Lessard
Biography – Consul General Stéphane Lessard
Stéphane Lessard joined Global Affairs Canada at the Consulate General of Canada in August 2016. As Canada’s Consul General in Denver, Stéphane oversees a team of 17 people who work within Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Utah and Wyoming to strengthen trade and economic ties; enhance political, academic and cultural links; and assist Canadians visiting or living in the five-state U.S. Mountain West region.
Stéphane began his career practicing commercial law in Montréal before joining the Canadian Federal Government in 1993, where he has held numerous senior and executive positions. Prior to arriving in Denver, Stéphane spent the last ten years with Health Canada (2006 to 2016), where he served in different executive positions across the Offices of the Chief Scientist, the Strategic Policy Branch, the Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency. He has also worked with the Canadian Space Agency (1993 to 2004), where, as the Head of International Affairs, he oversaw relationships with foreign national and multinational space agencies; and with Global Affairs Canada’s Global Partnership Program (2004 to 2006), where he focused on preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Stéphane holds a BCL from the University of Montréal, his LLM in Air & Space Law from McGill University, his LLB from the University of Ottawa, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
A native of Montréal, Canada, Stéphane and his wife, Raji Bansal, have three children: Jasmine, Lana and Benjamin.
 
 

US Foreign Policy Outlook  Following The Nov 8 Election – November 9, 2016

You’re invited… Join us quickly after work for a thought-provoking discussion on a major foreign policy 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 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:
  • Charles Jess – a US diplomat who served for 27 years with the Department of State in China, Iraq, the Czech Republic, Australia, Japan, Laos and Thailand (click here for bio)
  • Gary Grappo (tbc depending on travel) – former Ambassador of Oman and Middle East specialist (click here for bio)
 
Discussion Synopsis for this evening:
  • US Foreign Policy Outlook Following The November 8 US Presidential Election. Let’s explore: how will the outcome of the US Presidential election influence the US’s relations with the world? And how will this impact business and economic climates worldwide?
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)
OTHER EVENTS IN THIS SERIES
  • Sept 14: Is Globalism Past Its Peak?
  • Oct 19: The EU’s Blue Agenda For The World’s Oceans
  • Dec 7: Marijuana – Global Perspectives
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.

 

REGISTER HERE


 

ABOUT OUR MODERATOR FOR THIS SERIES OF EVENTS
Paul Kullman
Since 1998, Paul Kullman has served in Beijing, São Paulo, Brussels and Guadalajara as a Commercial Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He is currently doing a domestic tour at the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Denver. He manages a number of industry portfolios, including optics and photonics (a key cluster in the region), 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.

Elegant Fall Party: How Do YOU  Lead All Over The World? – October 13, 2016

Join us… for a powerful and pleasant international evening of exchange, fun and connections. Along with gathering in a wonderful setting, we’ll enjoy sharing how we all lead across cultures and countries all over the world.
AGENDA 
6:00 – Cocktails and international conversations
6:40 – Gourmet buffet
7:25 – Welcome, opening remarks & Interactive Activity to get you all meeting one another
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 September 30: $75.00
  • Registrations after September 30: $85.00
  • Registrations after October 9: $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, Fall celebratory or leading across the world appropriate.

ABOUT OUR HOST

Susan Morrice

Susan Morrice is the founder and chairperson of Belize Natural Energy LTD and International Natural Energy LLC. She is a native of Belfast, Ireland, and studied at Trinity College in Dublin where she earned both her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Geology. Her entrepreneurial spirit then brought her to Colorado and from there to extraordinary success in Natural Energy exploration globally.

Today Susan travels the world as a speaker, global visionary and pioneer in her field. Susan’s greatest passion revolves around empowering people and uncovering their innate entrepreneurial spirit. As a champion for the Educo Holistic Business Model Susan encourages a holistic approach to success, as it is in this way that BNE found oil in Belize, when it was widely believed there was none.

Susan is continually recognized for her contributions in Natural Energy, and has received countless prestigious awards over the years in acknowledgment of her contributions. Among her peers she is considered a gifted explorer and innovator, and BNE has become the global beacon for the movement towards a holistic approach to Natural Energy Exploration.