September 11, 2018
MIKRON General Manager
MIKRON Finance and HR Director (invited).
September 18, 2018
Founder, Luxola (invited).
Gibson IER Lecture
May 15, 2018
World Trade Center, Denver Colorado
Topics at World Trade Day 2018 included:
- Trade policy & the changing global landscape
- New General Data Protection Regulations in EU
- Blockchain for your supply chain
- China’s One Belt One Road Initiative
- Investment strategies from Europe to the Middle East
Keynote speaker: Craig Maginness, CEO, ExIn Global Strategies, Author
Rising Above the Rhetoric: Responsibilities of International Business People in this New Era of Trade
Keynote speaker: Rose George, Author and Journalist
Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Puts Clothes on your Back, Gas in your Car and Food on your Plate
April 4, 2018
“Political and Cultural Developments in Saudi Arabia: Implications for Business.”
Presented by Colonel David Francavilla, U.S. Army, Retired
The program was co-hosted by CU Denver’s Institute for International Business/CIBER and Veteran & Military Student Services.
With over 12 tours to Saudi Arabia on behalf of the U.S. government, Colonel Francavilla has navigated the nuances of Saudi Arabia. He will discussed the emerging political and cultural trends that affect doing business in Saudi Arabia, including implications from history and the role of culture and religion. Other topics included trade and economic indicators, US market share, the expat orkforce, the “Saudization” of the economy, trade corruption, the Qatar embargo, ISIS implications, and women in the workforce.
David Francavilla is a retired Army Colonel who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and twelve tours in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Korea, and Kosovo. He has served at all levels of command from Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Division Operating Staff, Company Commander, Battalion Commander, Brigade Commander, and Division Chief of Staff. Colonel Francavilla is currently a Field Consultant for the Department of Veterans Affairs working with local VA Benefits Administration (VBA), National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and other veteran services organizations. He holds dual master degrees in business administration and strategic studies and a BA in zoology and chemistry. His military education includes the Infantry Officers Advanced Course, US Army Command and General Staff College, and U.S. Army War College.