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SoCal International SIG, January 2010 (IMC members only)
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When: Thursday, January 7, 2010
7.30-9:00 AM
Where: Ayres Hotel
14400 Hindry Avenue
405 Fwy & Rosecrans
Hawthorne, California  90250
United States
Contact: Anita Katzenbach

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Leveraging Global Trade Partnerships:  Business Opportunities for International Consultants

Please RSVP by January 6. So far, the following people have RSVP-ed:  Gary Campbell, Jerry Savin, Elizabeth Glynn, Steve Spronz, Jack Weber, Alysha Webb, Haig Armaghanian, Chris Christensen, Toni Christensen, Anita Katzenbach.

Elizabeth’s presentation will cover the complexity of the environment; need for commitment & investment into the future; potential partners and prospective client audience. From here she will facilitate an open dialogue:  identifying strengths, strategizing next steps, etc.

Elizabeth Glynn is the Business Development Director for Custom Programs at UCLA Extension, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive providers of continuing education and lifelong learning.  She works with companies and organizations (government, education, non-profit) to adapt and/or create professional development/custom education programs that are delivered to the organization’s location. 

Previous to UCLA Extension, Ms. Glynn was an Export Advisor for a space communications group.  As Project Manager for Western Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (at USC), Elizabeth facilitated turn-around projects with companies impacted by import competition.  As a Consultant, she developed and implemented the startup of the export operations for a medical device manufacturer that resulted in expedited growth to Europe, Asia, and Latin America.  As International Manager for a photo products company, she streamlined the global transportation infrastructure; managed export, import, and foreign-based transactions; facilitated multi-country shipments, free trade zone projects; and negotiated letters of credit, marine cargo insurance.

Since 1998 Elizabeth has taught at UCLA Extension (International Freight Management, Internship for International Trade & Commerce) and the University of La Verne (Managing in a Global Economy, Global Business Management, Culture & Gender Issues in Management).  She has presented customized programs for multiple China delegations (UCLA Extension) and various customized programs for UC Riverside Extension’s International Professional programs.  Other seminar topics presented include Global Logistics, Global Business Practices, and Effective Communication in International Trade.

Ms. Glynn holds a M.I.M. (Master of International Management) degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish from the University of California, Irvine (CA).

Meeting: January 7, (The first Thursday of the month)

Location: Ayres Hotel Hawthorne/Manhattan Beach, 14400 Hindry Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250, 405 Fwy & Rosecrans (at exits), Phone: 310-536-0400

We will
have a breakfast buffet at the Hotel. Please bring $20.- cash or check payable to Anita Katzenbach to our meeting. RSVP by January 6.
Feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested to learn more about the International SIG. Guests can attend our meetings up to three times. Thereafter, we will ask our guests to become a member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) if they are interested to continue attending our meetings. For more information about IMC and our SoCal Chapter go to:



Anita S. Katzenbach

President, ASK Business Consulting Group

Consultant, Advanced Sustainability Institute

Instructor, Global Sustainability Certificate at UCLA Extension (starting Jan. 2010)

 Mail: P.O. Box 848, Beverly Hills, CA 90213 - USA I  Phone: +1 (310) 428-4563  I  Fax: +1 (323) 951-0013 I  Skype: anita.katzenbach

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