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  • Monday. July 14, 2014
  • Terrance Barkan , CAE, Founder & Chief Strategist

    Terrance Barkan CAE has been a senior international association manager since 1991. Early in his association management career, he served as the Executive Director for international trade and professional societies based in Europe. As the founder and CEO of Association Global Services, the first truly global association management company, Mr. Barkan was the senior advisor and international strategy consultant AGS association clients and staff. In January 2009, Mr. Barkan founded GLOBALSTRAT, a specialized consulting practice that uses a proven process management approach to developing tailored international strategic plans for associations. GLOBALSTRAT provides independent, expert advice for associations on how to develop their international activities. This includes how to build internal staff capacity and capabilities to manage their global growth strategies. As a Certified Association Executive (CAE), Mr. Barkan is a leading expert on international association strategy. He is the author of numerous articles on international association management issues, many that have been published by the American Society of Association Executives and the European Society of Association Executives. He is also a former Chair of the ASAE International Section Council. He is the author of "Global Growth Strategies: The International Association", a well regarded reference document that has been used by hundreds of association Board and Staff members to prepare for international strategic discussions. His international business experience has taken him to more than 60 countries around the world on association development projects on 6 continents. He has also served as a special advisor to the Chinese Federation of Industrial Economics in Beijing, China, an umbrella group that includes most of the major Chinese trade associations. He brings an entrepreneurial approach to growing clients with a specialization on developing existing and new international markets.