Global Connections

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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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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E-commerce in Latin America: Digital doorways and stumbling blocks

Buying through your smartphone is smooth and seamless in the United States, be it for shoes, books, airlines tickets or Uber rides. Yet for Latin America consumers, roadblocks to e-commerce range from cyber security to banking limitations, home-delivery concerns to government regulations. Ways to overcome those obstacles and seize opportunities for e-commerce in Latin America were the…

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Social media secrets from those in the know

Social media is no longer just a way for friends and family to keep in touch, or for like-minded hobbyists to form communities. It’s now seen as a crucial corporate tool, though not every company has found its social media footing. And it doesn’t function the same in every country. That was the message from…

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Mobility: Companies Riding the Wave

The digital economy’s double-edge means that, as information becomes increasingly mobile, people can stay put. This comes as apps gain sophistication, and the rising consumer generation does everything digitally, from getting a mortgage to starting a business – especially on smartphones. Navigating the new paradigm was the topic of WorldCity’s Global Connections event held July 29,…

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Business with Cuba still no easy road

Rarely a week goes by without new rapprochements between the United States and Cuba, from the OK for Cuban-born U.S. citizens to cruise to the island to the launch of commercial flights and Cuban TV shows airing stateside. Still, despite President Barack Obama’s decision to normalize relations with the communist-led nation, doing business on the…

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Billion Dollar Bosses: Disrupt or be disrupted

It’s no small feat to manage international operations that top $1 billion in revenue yearly. But Odilon Almeida of Western Union and James Dwane of AIG shared tips on how they do it during WorldCity’s Global Connections held May 20, 2016. “You have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable,” said Dwane, who leads AIG’s insurance…

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