International Business Leaders & Experts on Business in Asia Featured in CSUSB 2019 Global Access Program Conference June 5

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Entrepreneurs and enterprises interested in going global won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to get insights, advice and key resources from business leaders, government officials and business partners in India, China, South Korea and Philippines at the Cal State San Bernardino Global Access Program (GAP) Conference.

This year’s conference, “Global Opportunities in a Sustainable Digital Economy: Focus on Asia,” includes one-on-one consultation with Philippines or China representatives and will conclude with a special luncheon keynote speech on Blockchain Technology & International Trade.

The conference is sponsored by the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration and the Center for Global Management in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Global Research Institute of International Trade.

It will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 5, at the Yasuda Center on the CSUSB campus. There is no cost to attend, but there is limited space. Register today at Global Access Program (GAP) Conference web page at

The dynamic panelists in each country include:


  • Kalyan Chakravarthy, Indian Administrative Service, Director General, Environment Protection Training and Research Institute


  • Pat Cassidy, Commercial Attaché in Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Service JD Wang, CEO & President, reRUBBER

South Korea

  • Jongdon Lee, Korean Consul, Economic Affairs
  • Kim Ki Hyun, Chairman, Kinam Metal
  • Derek Waleko, Snr.Investment Consultant, KOTRA LA

Special Spotlight on the Philippines
10 a.m. Macroeconomic Philippines Perspectives

  • Dr. Josyline C. Javelosa, Philippine Agriculture Attaché to the United States and the Americas
  • Dr. Cesar B. Chavez, Director of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority

10:45 a.m. Microeconomic American Perspectives

  • Cristina Espiritu, Senior Vice President, Globalview Advisors
  • Ferdinand Soriano, Founder, Planet 63

Lunch Keynote – Blockchain Technology & International Trade

  • Jim Gitney, CEO of Group50, CompTIA Blockchain Advisory Council Member

About GAP
The Global Access Program (GAP) is now in its sixth year. Spearheaded by CSUSB partners and SBA, it was designed to accelerate the entry of export-ready businesses to global markets. Through the program, businesses can receive customized student research capped off with a half-day conference connecting participants interested in expanding or improving their business with key resources. Countries are selected annually through faculty and GRIIT research on Southern California firms, commodity trade and international business trends. For more information, visit

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