Amy Karam is a global expansion and competitive strategy consultant, speaker and the author of THE CHINA FACTOR: Leveraging Emerging Business Strategies to Compete, Grow and Win in the New Global Economy. She is also a corporate instructor for Stanford and Duke University, as well as her own workshops and is a trusted authority on globalization, innovation, competitive strategy and the shifting power dynamics in international business, given the rising strength of China and other emerging nations.

Amy equips companies and governments with insights and strategies to successfully navigate these new international trade dynamics and guides start-up businesses to Fortune 500 corporations in creating focused, innovative, global expansion strategies.

With over 15 years in Silicon Valley, and her extensive international business experience, Amy has worked with leading companies such as Apple, Cisco, Visa, Nationwide, CapitalOne, Bell and has negotiated strategic deals with over 50 countries in emerging and developed markets.

The intersection of globalization, politics and the way we innovate is intertwined like never before. Practicing these principles, Amy has fostered public-private sector collaboration initiatives with the World Bank, ITU-D (International Telecommunications Union – Development Sector), Ministers of emerging countries, and the high-tech industry. She also created an initiative to escalate unfair global trade practices to the US Dept. of Commerce in Washington DC on behalf of high-tech firms.

Amy has been published in magazines such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Hill Times and China’s Business Tianjin; has been interviewed by Yahoo Finance, Google, CTV News; and has spoken at companies and conferences worldwide.

Her TEDx Talk highlights her perspectives on global trade and competitiveness, the need to adapt to the power shift and maintain an Innovation Advantage.

She has an International MBA and a Bachelor of Administration, having studied at the University of Ottawa and at McGill University. She also completed the Innovation for Economic Development Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.


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Canada's Future as a Member of NATO

June 21, 2019

(feat. David Perry and Harjit Sajjan)

The Future of Canadian Energy

June 18, 2019

(feat. Colin Robertson, Jeffrey Simpson, Brad Wall, Jack Mintz, and Monica Gattinger)


VIDEO: Why G20 summit is a key moment for PM Trudeau's foreign policy

Amanda Lang (feat. Colin Robertson), BNN Bloomberg, June 21, 2019

Author Q&A: Heidi Tworek’s new book shows information warfare has a long history

by Dana Gee (feat. Heidi Tworek), The Community Press, June 21, 2019

Why Trump Has Gotten Extra Tough in Monitoring China at Sea

by Ralph Jennings (feat. Stephen Nagy), Voice of America, June 21, 2019

VIDEO: Trump pledges help with China, praises new NAFTA in meeting with Trudeau | Power & Politics

Vassy Kapelos (feat. Colin Robertson & Eric Miller), CBC News, June 20, 2019

VIDEO: Experts discuss Trudeau visit to Washington | Primetime Politics

Peter Van Dusen (feat. Colin Robertson), CPAC, June 20, 2019

VIDEO: Trudeau Meets With Trump | Power Play (05:35)

Don Martin (feat. Sarah Goldfeder), CTV News, June 20, 2019

Trump strikes friendly tone with Trudeau, vows to help Canadians detained in China

by Emily Rauhala (feat. Eric Miller), The Washington Post, June 20, 2019

VIDEO: Trudeau and Trump meet in Washington

Catherine Murray (feat. Brian Kingston), BNN Bloomberg, June 20, 2019

FUREY: Intentional or not, Canadian warship’s Taiwan Strait journey sends a message

by Anthony Furey (feat. Matthew Fisher), Toronto Sun, June 20, 2019


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