Global Strategies: Issues and Opportunities

To support your unique global business needs in the critical areas of strategic planning, marketing, and training, PNWA offers services focused on the specific needs of your company. One such service is the powerful, customized “In-House” Global Business Round Table (GBRT).

You schedule your GBRT at a time of your choice. You select the agenda. And you assure that the right persons are attending. We’ll provide the knowledge and instruction to ensure that your management is prepared for global challenges and opportunities.

The GBRT provides a cost-effective way for your company to benefit from the expertise of PNWA’s global business advisors. We will help you develop the strategies to succeed in the markets that you have selected. The program also provides access to the extensive research, analytical and educational resources of the Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics.

For Pacific Northwest companies, your GBRT is typically held at your company to assure confidentiality, convenient scheduling and optimum company participation. For overseas companies, we arrange for an appropriate site in Seattle, typically the World Trade Center of Seattle. The GBRT approach encourages teamwork across your organization, the development of new lines of communication, and clarification of organizational style, strategy, and culture.

Your GBRT may be global in scope or directed toward a particular region or country. Examples of agenda topics you might want us to address:

  • Global Marketing: including market research, market definition and evaluation, marketing entry strategies, pricing policies, product adaptation, and advertising.
  • Intercultural Communications: including cultural issues, international negotiations, human resource management, and business protocol.
  • Global Supply Chain Management: including competitive factors, risk analysis and management, distribution systems, transportation, foreign sourcing, and site selection.
  • Global Legal and Financial Issues: including legal systems, business contracts and negotiations, intellectual property protection, dispute resolution, foreign exchange practices, payments and collections, tax issues, accounting practices, and insurance.

Contact us to learn more about PNWA’s Global Strategies: Issues & Opportunities services.