Exploring The New World Order & Nuclear Security – September 20,2017

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 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:

  • Tom Farer – Professor and Former Dean of Josef Kobel School of International Studies at DU as well as former President of the University of New Mexico. Tom started his career working  at the Pentagon for Secretary McNamara on nuclear issues and has been following them ever since. (click here for bio)
  • Suzanne Ghais – Mediator, Facilitator, Trainer, and Scholar with over 25 years in the field of conflict resolution. Her research and practice have spanned Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Chad, Liberia, Myanmar, and the Philippines, and she has lived in Europe and the Middle East. (click here for bio)

Discussion Synopsis for this evening:
Exploring The New World Order & Nuclear Security. Let’s take a global perspective and look at: how blocs and alliances and strategic partnerships between nations are changing at present compared to in times past. Which nations are taking a leadership role and what will this mean? And how does this impact the prospects for nuclear security and conflict resolution? And what will this mean to international business? And more…

5:30 PM – Guests arrive, networking + cash coffee bar
5:45 PM – Introductions and topic overview
5:55 PM – Subject expert speakers – special remarks/insights/stimulating ideas to spark participant discussion
6:10 PM – Discussion on topic facilitated by main subject experts and moderator
7:00 PM – Close (Attendees are welcome to continue discussions informally by going out for drinks/dinner)
City Stacks – an independent bookstore located at 1743 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202. (Click here for details). City Stacks is well-known for its Mayan Hot Chocolate.


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.


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.

World’s Largest Mozarella Manufacturer Leprino Foods- October 12, 2017

REGISTER NOW! Advance online registration required. Limited spaces!
You’re invited… Join us for a stimulating evening at Ana Riveros and Bob Andrew’s lovely home in Denver. Along with connecting in a wonderful setting, we’ll enjoy exploring the world through the perspectives of one of Colorado’s successful, global companies: Leprino Foods. How did they become the world’s largest mozzarella manufacturer? How did they grow the other aspects of their business internationally so quickly over the past few years? And what’s their scoop on the latest retail and customer trends worldwide? Plus, how could the NATFA negotiations and other economic policies affect them? What can we learn?  Find out! Powerful insights for sure!
Our facilitator/discussion leader for this evening:
Sue Taylor, Vice President of Economics & Policy, Leprino Foods (see info below)

Join us, enjoy:
An international evening with members from at least 15 countries
Exploring interesting approaches to international growth
An interactive activity to get you all meeting one another
Gourmet food, drinks and music in a wonderful setting
Lively, cordial and thought-provoking evening for sure!

6:00 – Cocktails and international conversations
6:40 – Gourmet buffet
7:25 – Introductions, welcome address
7:28 – A global conversation with Sue Taylor of Leprino Foods
8:00 – More international conversations
9:00 – Close

MEMBERS, MEMBERS’ GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME GUESTS ONLY. Spouses and friends with International business experience welcome.
Registrations by September 23: $75.00
Registrations after September 23: $85.00
Registrations after October 8: $10.00 surcharge
Dinner included. Advanced, on-line registrations required. The IBCircle has a standard no-refund policy. Space is limited. Early booking recommended.


Casually classy or Cheese & Dairy celebratory or business appropriate.

Sue Taylor is Vice President of Economics and Policy for Leprino Foods Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella cheese and a leading producer of whey protein, lactose and other dairy ingredients. Located in Denver, Colo. Leprino Foods operates nine manufacturing plants in the United States and has joint ventures in the UK and in Brazil. As a family-owned company operating for over 65 years, the company supplies the highest quality products to food and nutrition companies in 40+ countries around the globe. The acceleration in Leprino Foods’ exports over the last decade has been through a combination of creative entrepreneurial spirit and advances in trade disciplines through the WTO agreement, NAFTA, and the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
Known throughout the industry as a trade policy and dairy economics expert, Sue chairs the trade policy committee for the U.S. Dairy Export Council, a membership organization that represents the global trade interests of U.S. dairy producers, manufacturers and traders.  Additionally, she serves on a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee that advises the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative about agricultural trade issues.