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Amy Karam

Speaker

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Global Competitive Strategist

Amy Karam is a trusted authority on globalization, innovation, competitive strategy, the shifting power dynamics in international business, and the geo-political impact of China’s rise as well as other emerging nations. 

With a dynamic, engaging and unique presentation style, she combines humor, wit and hard truths to create an effective and lasting impression on the audience. She has engaged thousands of leaders and sales professionals worldwide. 

Keynote Speeches

The China Factor

Drawing on content from her best-selling book, The China Factor, Karam  equips Western audience with a practical framework for competing successfully in today’s ever–changing global markets. 

Based on customers in over 50 countries, and Karam’s experience competing with Huawei when she led a competitive intelligence and sales support program at Cisco, you will learn why a premium product, may not be the key to winning business in foreign  markets, and you’ll discover the new critical factors that contribute to success in both established and emerging markets. Disruptive competitors are transformed from threats to examples as you learn to recognize opportunities for re–evaluation, and shift your strategy to stay ahead of the curve.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to become innovative in how you do business globally
  • How your business can become innovative at innovation
The Shift in Global Business and Innovation and the Change Needed to Succeed

Amy Karam is a trusted authority on globalization, innovation, and the shifting power dynamics in business and trade, given the rising strength of China and other emerging nations. 

She equips companies and governments with insights and strategies to successfully navigate these new global dynamics.

Karam will talk to your audience about a range of topics, including:

  • Globalization and Emerging Markets
  • How Cultural IQ impacts your ROI
  • The Global Power Shift: how did we get here and what comes next?
How to Get Ahead of the Trade Wars

As a trusted authority on globalization and the shifting power dynamics in business and trade, Amy Karam will equip your company with insights, tips, and strategies for handling new markets and new challenges.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to innovate your global strategy 
  • Understanding global competitiveness 

Speaker Biography

Business, politics and innovation are intertwined as never before. As a speaker, author, commentator and educator, Amy Karam equips companies and governments with insights and strategies to successfully navigate challenging global trade dynamics and a new kind of competition from China and other emerging nations.  

Amy Karam is the author of The China Factor: Leveraging Emerging Business Strategies to Compete, Grow and Win in the New Global Economy (Wiley) and a Global Expansion and Competitive Strategy consultant. She equips organizations with strategies and tactics to navigate the new global geopolitical-business dynamics and is a professional instructor for Stanford and Duke University, as well as conducting her own workshops, as founder of the Global Business Innovation Academy. 

Karam is a keynote speaker on global trade and innovation; she shares her 15 years of Silicon Valley experience and extensive international expertise having worked with 50+ countries on all continents. She was also the lead of a CEO-sponsored global competitive sales support program at Cisco Systems where she defended and won up to $1 billion in revenues per year in deals competing with Huawei. As a fellow for the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, she shares with thought leadership with a perspective on how public policy and private sector can collaborate to enable global competitiveness.