International Business Council Discusses Zimbabwe, Offers Cross-Cultural Business Training May 23

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council will discuss ways to strengthen business relationships with immigrants of  Zimbabwean origin at its monthly meeting May 23.

The event will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at The INCubator, at 100 Cherokee Blvd. The meeting will also feature an array of international foods prepared potluck-style by members of the council. Advance registration is required by May 23.

Joseph Madida will deliver the keynote presentation. His discussion will cover the following points of interest:

? Historical and demographic overviews of Zimbabwe

? Zimbabwe business culture

? Tips for developing enduring relationships with businesspeople of Zimbabwean origin.

Mr. Madida is originally from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and currently resides in Ringgold. Following a short period studying in England, Mr. Madida chose to pursue a career in Information Systems in the much warmer climate of Chattanooga. A keen follower of world events, Mr. Madida maintains close contact with developments in his native country and has a particular interest in helping to foster an understanding of the challenges and opportunities this relatively young nation faces.

International Business Council meetings take place the fourth Thursday of each month and are open to Chattanooga Chamber members and non-members. Food and drinks are provided.

For information about sponsoring a meeting of the International Business Council or to RSVP, please contact Ivette Rios at 423 756-8668 or irios@tsbdc.org. To stay up-to-date on the latest developments with the International Business Council, follow the organization on Twitter (@IBCChattanooga) and on Facebook (International Business Council - Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce). 


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