26th Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening (GBANE 2019)

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

As a member of Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE),  GABC was again a partner in the 26th Annual International Business Forum and Networking Night, this premier international event of the year whichattracted more than 175 attendees and companies and associations from New England with international business interests and ties.

They heard about global risks, trade policy changes, the impact of the impending Brexit (or not?) on the markets followed by a panel discussion featuring the economic, legal, financial perspectives as well as the perspective from the ground, including from Frank Pfeiffer, CEO at SEMIKRON Inc., a German manufacturer of power modules, who was one of the panelists. 

Under the title “Managing Global Risk in a Changing Environment” this year’s Forum topics covered:

  • Global trade policy changes and tariff increases
  • The ripple effects of political issues across the globe
  • The impact of Brexit on global markets


  • Joseph Brusuelas, Chief Economist, RSM;
  • Simon Hart, Partner, Knowledge Management & Brexit, RSM


  • Kenneth Nunnenkamp, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Harriet Cross, HM Consul General
  • Brian Amero, Teradyne
  • Arthur Mabbett, Mabett & Associates
  • Frank Pfeiffer, Semikron Inc. (GABC Corporate Member)
  • Joe Rasco, HSBC

The panel was moderated by Douglas Banks, Executive Editor, Boston Business Journal.

Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
5:30 to 9:00PM

Event Schedule:
5:30PM Registration & Early Networking
6:00PM Welcome and setting the stage: Comments on the Global Economy
6:35PM Panel Discussion
7:10PM Q&A
followed by Networking Reception with sponsors, international associations & government agencies exhibits.

This year’s Forum will be held at the Offices of Morgan Lewis, One Federal Street, Boston, MA.

$45 GABC member
$60 non-member


Interested in becoming one of our GBANE exhibitors at the 26th International Business Forum?

The GBANE Forum presents a great opportunity to showcase your firm or company to a select group. A limited number of exhibitor tables/spaces are available at $650. Please contact us at for more information.

About GBANE:

GBANE has successfully promoted international interests among the business community for twenty five years. Previous GBANE events have covered such timely topics such as:

“Understanding Cyber Risk in the 21st Century” (2018)
“The Impact of Moving People and Goods in the Global Economy” (2017)
“Open for Boston: Boston Abroad” (2016)
“Global Trade & Economic Outlook” (2015) among others.