Upcoming Seminars and Events to Support Business Growth

forumMarch 17-23, 2012: “7-Day Trade Trip to Vietnam” – supported by the U.S. Commercial Service of Utah and Zion’s Bank. Contact us for more information.  Salt Lake City/VietnamMarch 21, 2012 – 8:00am to 4:30pm: “Export Strategies Tools and Techniques” – seminar by the U.S. Commercial Service, www.export.gov/oregon.  Bend, Oregon

March 21, 2012 – 11:30 to 1:00pm: “Arizona STEP Program: Increase Exports and Grow Globally” – lunch and learn by Arizona Commerce Authority with Growth Nation and other export experts. AZ Tech Council. Free for members. Tucson

March 21, 2012 – 3:00 to 5:00pm: “Business University: Arizona STEP Program” – seminar by Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Commerce Authority with Growth Nation and other export experts.  Click on the link. Tucson

March 22, 2012 – 7:00 to 9:00pm: “Internations Monthly Mixer” – at the W Hotel in Scottsdale. www.internations.com  Scottsdale

March 24, 2012 – 5:30pm to 10:00pm: “Celebration of Marrakech-Scottsdale Sister City Relationship” – put on by the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association recognizing one of our six sister cities. More info. Scottsdale

March 26-27: “Asia Pacific Business Outlook” – 25th annual event. 2-days, 17 Asia Pacific countries.  Los Angeles

March 26-27: “2012 Arizona Solar Summit” – at the Arizona Biltmore. Sign-up here. Phoenix

March 28, 2012: “Global Arizona 2012″ – all day event presented by the Science Foundation of Arizona. RSVP Phoenix

April 2, 2012 – 7:30am to 9:00am: “AZIGG: Arizona’s International Nonprofits” – Having More Impact from the Desert – featuring an all-star line-up as speakers and in the audience. We’ll be sharing best practices and finding new opportunities for nonprofits to grow from Arizona. Speakers including Maryanne Weiss (Gustare), Tony Banegas (Arizona Community Foundation), Marilee L. Dal Pra (Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust), J.P. Dahdah (Advance Guatemala), Tom Egan (Esperanca), Tony Mollica (Project Foundation) and Sue Reiner (AZCIV). Wow! $20 in advance, $25 at the door. RSVP here. Scottsdale

April 10, 2012 – 12:00noon to 2:00pm: “Growth Nation – HCS CARES: Generational Flashpoints” – free seminar by Patrick Patterson on building effective multi-generational teams. At SkySong. Click here to register. Scottsdale

April 24, 2012 – 8:00am to 12:00noon: “West Side Story: Growing Green” – by City of Peoria. Click here for more details. Phoenix

April 24-25, 2012 – full day: “ACCESS 2012″ – International Trade Forum will be held at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. ACCESS 2012 is an opportunity to learn about business trends in Africa, Middle East and South Asia from private sector experts and U.S. Commercial Service officers serving in American embassies in  those regions. ACCESS 2011 was held in Houston where it attracted 300 people www.export.gov.  Phoenix

May 9, 2012: “Homerun Networking” – annual event organized by Phoenix CEO-CFO group and co-sponsored by AZIGG and ACG-Arizona. Diamondbacks versus St. Louis Cardinals. Always one of the best business networking events of the year! Stay tuned for more information.  Phoenix

May 16-18: “International Business Symposium” – hosted by the City of Phoenix. Register at phoenix.gov/ibsymposium. Contact Mike Shelton for more info.  Phoenix

July 5 – August 2, 2012: “Study Abroad Prague” – organized by Mesa Community Colleges Study Abroad Program. For more information, click here. Prague

July 12-21, 2012: “9-Day Trip to Cuba” – sponsored by the Tempe, Arizona Chamber of Commerce.  Phoenix/Cuba

November 5-9, 2012: “RUSTEC at ASU” – RUSTEC promotes collaboration between Arizona State University and ASU partners (universities, companies and non-profit organizations) with Russian companies, research centers, and Universities in innovations, science and education. Growth Nation is presenting on “Building and Marketing a Technology Company”.  Phoenix

Watch for more 2012 events.  AZIGG events are shown here.


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