Posts by WorldCity Staff

The big, uncertain picture: 2017 Global Economic Outlook

If one word could describe the world outlook for 2017, it’s uncertainty. That was the take-away from the Big Picture panel at WorldCity’s largest Global Connections event held Jan. 27, 2017 and headlined by Donna Hrinak, president of Boeing Latin America and the Caribbean; Eric Farnsworth, vice president  the Council of the Americas; and Magdalena Ramada,…

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Building human capital: 2017 Global Economic Outlook

Attracting and retaining millennials, filling low-paid but skilled positions, and giving employees more real-time feedback  – these are among the challenges that companies face this year in trying to build a better workforce. Three top human-resources professionals addressed the topics at WorldCity’s 2017 Global Economic Outlook held Jan. 27, 2017 in Coral Gables: Charnley Conway of delivery…

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Effective marketing and engagement: 2017 Global Economic Outlook

Forget about marketing in traditional ways, as competition heats up. New technologies can help you better know your customers, segment them and engage them to help boost company profits. Those were among tips from a marketing panel at WorldCity’s 2017 Global Economic Event held Jan. 27, 2017 in Coral Gables and featuring top professionals from a TV network and trade information…

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Summing it all up: 2017 Global Economic Outlook

Authenticity. That was the word that stood out as WorldCity’s 2017 Global Economic Outlook wrapped up Jan. 27, 2017, with a discussion headlined by John Price, managing director of Americas Market Intelligence. Whether in politics, marketing or workforce development, authenticity is key to business and engagement nowadays, Price said. “It’s authenticity that millennials are looking for. It’s that authenticity…

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New Frontier: HR leader as executive coach

After 30 years in human resources, Daniel Loria was looking for a new challenge. He sought something to boost his professional fulfillment and even provide a legacy. “The answer came through coaching,” he said. Loria now is Chief Human Resources Officer at global telecommunications leader Millicom International Services. He led the discussion on coaching at…

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E-Commerce in Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges

Latin America has tremendous potential for e-commerce but must overcome hurdles ranging from limited use of credit cards to a lack of online presence for many small businesses. Those were some highlights from a discussion at WorldCity’s CEO Club led by Paul Tessy, CEO for DHL’s e-commerce division for Latin America & Canada, held Dec.…

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Trade and Trump: A conversation with HSBC Managing Director José Rasco

Take nationalist and populist resurgence, interest rate ups-and-downs plus currency devaluation, mix that with upcoming elections abroad and the incoming Donald Trump administration, and you’ve got a recipe for an unpredictable 2017. While many still ponder the influence of a Trump administration, those who make a living weighing the effect of world events are already interpreting…

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Bright spot: Healthcare in Latin America

For businesses that serve the healthcare sector, Latin America offers opportunities that have yet to emerge in the United States or may be long gone. Yet accessing those markets takes patience and skill. That was the message from three executives who’ve worked for decades in the region: Daniel Salvadori, senior vice president, Latin America, in Abbott’s…

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How Motorola Solutions is changing its focus and its workforce

For Motorola Solutions, the past was about making and selling two-way radios and other communication devices for governments, police and other first responders. But times have changed. Now, the company focuses on crafting units with software tailored to each client’s needs. And that means transforming the workforce as well, said Henry Lara, Motorola Solutions’ human resources leader supporting…

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