It was a great pleasure to meet Richard Baldwin and have some follow up communications with him about the GTR and Richards new book ‘ The Great Disruption’ In discussions with Sergio Arzeni the President of the INSME a Rome based association for the promotion of SMEs it was evident that the theme of Richards work would serve our purpose for a talk at the annual global meeting of the INSME that will take place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in May at which Chuck Russell will give a speech on the GTR and finesse relationships between the GTR and INSME.

Raúl Zambrano was in Dubai for a large part of the month and I followed this up with a call to Raed Safadi whom confirmed the interest of Dubai in the GTR and in other plans.

I also had the opportunity to meet Sam Cawthorn an international award winning public speaker in March and witness his dynamic style of presentation.