• 14 Nov 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    GetGlobal 2018 Wrap-up

    We were pleased to partner with GetGlobal for the 3rd year. The annual event last week brought some amazing people together, sharing key information on what is driving global business in order to keep attendees on the inside track.

    There were quite a few members who attended! Special kudos go to Jill Bishop of Multilingual Connections based in Chicago but doing business everywhere... who was a sponsor at the event. Congrats, Jill! See some pictures below. That's Jill on the right, below, with Kuntal Warwick of Global Chamber San Diego (left) and Dr. Corinne Jenni of Strategati - based in Southern California.


    Collaboration is a key aspect of what we do at Global Chamber... in order to bring the clients, connections, resources and information needed by members to grow globally. For Southern California there are dozens of groups we work with... including this GetGlobal Conference. We also collaborate with ENP Institute - which hosted DisruptHR 4.0 in San Diego last week, too. Other collaborators include chambers like North County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, US government organizations including USTDA and Exim Bank, other entities like the consulates of Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan, and business groups like the British American Business Council and MAPLE® Business Council.


  • 06 Oct 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    This year GetGlobal is happening on November 7-8 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S Spring St, Los Angeles.

    Global Chamber is again pleased to support GetGlobal in 2018. Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

    GetGlobal 2018 is bringing first-rate intelligence on what is driving global business forces so that you can keep the inside track on this complex and fast-moving economy.

    Speakers include...

    • Ambassador Carla Hills, a two-time cabinet secretary in the Ford and Bush administrations, is Chair of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and on the executive committee of the Trilateral Commission. As a former US Trade Representative, she will share her invaluable perspectives on what lies ahead in the highwire trade and investment situation with China. View the archive of our webinar with Ambassador Hills here.
    • Tom Doctoroff will share the views he's developed over 25 years in China on what it takes to win with China's consumers. Until recently, he was the Asia Pacific CEO of JWT, and today is Chief Cultural Insights Officer at Prophet, a global brand consultancy. Listen to our podcasts with Tom here.
    • Diane Gotua will share her experiences as the VP of Global Business Operations at NBA in growing the National Basketball Association's presence and appeal in new markets from India to China to Africa and beyond.
    • Humphrey Ho is the US Managing Director for Hylink Digital, China's largest independent full-service digital agency. Humphrey has precious insight into Chinese travelers, Chinese consumer data, and China's ultra-wealthy. Listen to our podcast with Humphrey here.
    • Joel Backaler is a managing director at Frontier Strategy Group, an economic and political risk analysis firm, and is the author of China Goes West and the just-released Digital Influence: Unleash the Power of Influencer Marketing to Accelerate Your Global Business.

    This year there are 2-days of programming...

    Day 1 (Nov 7) — India Insight Summit

    GetGlobal and the US-India Business Council are teaming up to deliver a one-day program to discuss what's moving India's business environment today, and how companies should position themselves for success in one of the hottest markets in the world. 

    Day 2 (Nov 8) — GetGlobal Summit

    GetGlobal returns with its third edition of the largest and most comprehensive coverage in North America of critical issues in international expansion, strategy, and key foreign markets.

    Global Chamber members.... Use the code GLOCHAMFRIENDS to get 25% off tickets.

    For questions, contact Doug at


  • 27 Feb 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Thank you members of Global Chamber® in Los Angeles!

    Our Global Chamber® team works in 525 metros, and we've seen and heard it all from members and non-members. We're ALL busy... and our members realize that an investment in time with the global tribe increases success. 'Too busy to be more productive' isn't a good strategy. Thank you members for being amazing!

    Like member Winnie Kho Kaplan (below) at the Malaysian Consulate in LA last month. Winnie is a consummate connector... and it turns out that she and the new Consul General are from the same town in Malaysia... and so they have already made a plan for working together that I'm sure will benefit other members. Thank you, Winnie!

    And thank you MIDA - Malaysian Investment Development Agency, for your membership and collaboration.

    Make your growth journey a little easier with 'warm connections' in every industry, in every location and at every level of organizations that you should be working with. Also check out our multi-metro 'globinars' several times per month.


  • 18 Dec 2017 by Global Chamber

    We're pleased to be ramping up our activities in 2018!

    Watch for plenty of events and opportunities to connect within the region and well beyond.

    Warm connecting' is a focused, effective way of 'networking' advocated and practiced by Global Chamber®.

    There are many ways to network. For many of our members, 'warm connecting' is the best because there is some thought about your business goals before making a warm introduction - and the person who is introduced is known and will very likely be interested to meet you. People are too busy these days to take meetings with people they don't know UNLESS the intro is from someone they know AND there appears to be something in it for them, as well.

    Read more about 12 tips on warm connecting HERE. And join us to grow your business in warm and wonderful ways.

    Read more about our members HERE.

    And we look forward to working with you in the LA metro in 2018 and beyond!

  • 23 Mar 2017

    Primary Freight Inc., Global Chamber Los Angeles member that offers a complete range of global freight forwarding and logistics services hosted a very informative and entertaining session on Incoterms® today.  Speaker Dan Gardner, President of Trade Facilitators, Inc., a recognized resource on the topic, was entertaining and kept the audience engaged as he covered the history and evolution of this, unappreciated and important topic.  

    The audience included members of local academia, financial institutions, and industry that participate in Global Logistics.  The illustrations used by Mr. Gardner, both verbal and visual, were simple and clear - stimulating questions, comments and sharing by the attendees.  The "most important message", as stressed by Dan, is that Incoterms® are International Sales Rules that govern 3 critically important considerations:

    • At what physical point in a supply chain the risk of loss or damage to goods shift from seller to buyer
    • At what physical point in a supply chain the responsibility for all transportation, customs clearance, duties and related charges shift from seller to buyer
    • Responsibility between seller and buyer for execution of certain functional activities

    Everyone came away from the session with a renewed understanding of Incoterms® and how important such an apparently simple part of the transaction can be.  The proper application of which can avoid conflict, confusion, and cost - because, as Dan said "everything is alright, until it isn't" and that is when the Incoterms®come into play to spell out whom is responsible for what.

    Thanks to John Brown, President of Primary Freight, and his team for arranging this session and bringing in Mr. Gardner to share his experience with us!





  • 03 Jan 2016 by Doug Bruhnke

    Hi, I’m Doug Bruhnke, founder/CEO of Global Chamber®. Our mission is to extend your business reach to over 500 metropolitan areas around the world.

    We're searching for the perfect global leader for our Los Angeles chapter!

    Global Chamber is the only organization in the world that helps companies grow beyond all borders - from every metro area into all other metro areas, collaborating with regional organizations around the globe to build new opportunities for them and their community.

    Contact me directly to learn more about how you can grow your business through global connections business services.

    Looking forward to working with you to grow globally! And if you know that perfect leader in Los Angeles, let us know!


    All the best, Doug Bruhnke

    CEO, Global Chamber