Growing Your Business Globally, World Trade Day and Currency Exchange on International Business Radio
Dr. Diane Alleva Caceres, CEO of Market Access International
Founder and Chair of the World Trade Day Conference in Georgia
International trade, investment and organizational growth work in Europe, Canada, Pacific and emerging markets in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Central & Eastern Europe.
Founded Market Access International, Inc. in Atlanta, GA in 1997. Company is an international trade & investment development firm with both private and public sector clients (USAID, USTDA, foreign economic development agencies, international financial institutions). Prior to founding MAI, worked in Washington, D.C. for 8 years in this field.
Specialties: International business development; SME global growth; Foreign Direct Investment strategies and workplan implementation; Market Assessments & Strategies; International Finance Mobilization; Mentoring; Corporate Growth
Juan Pablo (JP) Carriedo, CEO of Tempus
Specialties: Banking management and compliance; credit and market risk assessment; M&A; corporate strategy consulting; international payments; currency foreign exchange; hedging solutions.
Whether paying invoices in a foreign currency, funding foreign operations or receiving foreign payments, Tempus helps companies properly manage their currency needs. We focus on protecting our clients’ profits by keeping them abreast of current activity in the global markets and by reducing exchange rate exposure with our full range of products and services. Dedicated client account managers keep clients well informed in order to make the right decisions regarding their international payments. Since 1999, Tempus has provided corporate clients with the best foreign exchange and international payment solutions in the industry. Tempus guides thousands of clients, from a broad spectrum of industry sectors, through the intricacies of the currency markets. Our unique market insight is widely recognized in main-line business media such as The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, and CNBC to name just a few. In 2010 Tempus proudly became part of Monex Group, one of the world’s largest commercial foreign exchange providers, to further expand our place in the global market.
Tempus CEO Juan Pablo Carriedo sits down with Dr. Diane Alleva Caceres, CEO of Market Access International, to discuss the following topics: What are the pros and cons of growing internationally? What should businesses consider prior to expanding? And once expanded, how can a company protect and maximize profit margins? No matter the different approaches firms take to grow globally, foreign exchange exposure must be recognized and managed. The CEOs discuss challenges facing small-medium sized businesses and steps that can be taken to mitigate risk, such as forward contracts and using specialists to scope out future partners. Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are trends impacting the foreign currency market which will challenge companies to balance short-term reactions to the market with long-term planning. Tempus CEO stresses that for many companies, using their banks as a foreign exchange partner has resulted in overcharging and an avoidable burden on their bottom line. By using a specialist in global payments, profits can be maximized by eliminating overcharging transactions and better mitigating the risks of international business.
Topics Discussed in this Episode:
– What are the pros and cons to growing your business globally?|
– World Trade Day – celebrates economic growth, promotes and honors the international trade community and their contributions to the economic power of our region.
– What to consider before deciding to expand your business internationally?
– Once you decide to go global, how can you protect and maximize your profit margins?
– One of the more significant effects that the internet has had for businesses, small and large, is the ability to reach an international audience and grow their business globally.
– Anyone can try to manage their foreign currency market exposure, even from the comfort of their home, but just because you can doesn’t mean everyone should.
– Currency conversion doesn’t mean a monetary loss.
– Making the right currency decisions at the right time.
– What should a business owner consider before deciding to expand their business internationally?
As a sponsor of ‘International Business Radio’, Tempus has launched a three-episode series focused on helping listeners better understand and navigate the FX market. Given the booming international business push in the greater Atlanta area, we’re excited to offer our strategic, tailored FX services and global payment solutions to any sized business—at fair and competitive rates usually reserved for only high volume clients with their banks.
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Tom Rosseland, Consulate of the Kingdom of Sweden
Attorney at: Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
I represent clients engaged in all areas of business, including heavy equipment financing and leasing companies, retail and wholesale distribution businesses with credit facilities, and importers of high quality and high-value products for the consumer and business markets. These clients are based in and operate on the local, regional, national as well as international level. Over the past 26 years of legal practice, I have worked with and successfully handled a wide array of complex legal matters for individual and corporate clients, with a dedicated focus on achieving client goals in a manner aligned with the client’s values, goals, and vision.
– Early in my career, I served as in-house counsel for Exxon Corporation (now ExxonMobil). My experience as in-house counsel for a global corporation has provided me with a unique sensitivity to the needs of business clients and their in-house counsel.
– I hold licenses to practice law in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and the District of Columbia.
– As the son of immigrants to the United States, I also have an awareness of the unique needs of immigrants seeking to establish, expand, or acquire business operations in the U.S. and an appreciation of the challenges facing inbound investment.
Specialties: – International Law
– Contract Negotiations
– Complex Business Litigation
– Trade Secret Disputes
– Employment, Non-Competition & Non-Solicitation Agreements
– Workouts, Restructurings and Bankruptcy Creditor’s Rights
– Commercial Litigation
– Business Divorces
– Commercial Construction
– Heavy Equipment Finance and Leasing
– Creditor’s Rights
– Credit Litigation
– Post-Judgment Collection
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Tempus: “Simplifying Global Payments in Over 130 Currencies”
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