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APEC Forum Drives Business Agreements Between US and Indonesia

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With a background in Asia extending more than a half-century, Harvey Goldstein leads PT Harvest International and consults on business, trade, and technology, in countries ranging from Singapore to Indonesia. Quoted in the New York Times, Harvey Goldstein was a close observer of a 1994 agreement between Exxon Corporation and Indonesia’s national oil corporation, Pertamina, to develop one of the world’s largest deposits of offshore natural gas.

Forged after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the agreement was described as involving investment in the $35-$40 billion range. The long term project would require eight years before coming on stream, with gas sales contract terms be determined.

The deal was among 17 projects involving US companies that were agreed upon during the APEC meetings, which President Bill Clinton attended. Others ranged from aquatic weed harvesters for cleaning waterways to building a coal-fired power plant.

With the 18 APEC members’ declaration to develop a free trading area by 2020, Mr. Goldstein described the forum as being stronger on “atmospherics” than on “take-home value.” However, the positive working relationship fostered by the American President’s visit to Indonesia was vital in providing opportunities that American businesses could leverage.

Procter & Gamble’s GrowthWorks Invests in Singapore

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Harvey Goldstein is an American businessman who has performed valuable consultation and initiatives in Indonesia.
With decades of experience in the Pan Asian market, and as President of PT Harvest International in Singapore, Indonesia-based Harvey Goldstein advises some of the largest corporations in the world on strategy in Asia. Procter & Gamble is one of the companies that he has provided advice and lead initiatives, in Indonesia..

GrowthWorks, one of Procter & Gamble’s venture-building units that oversee hundreds of investments in the US, allocated 12 million dollars for the development of three Singapore-based businesses in 2019. These businesses represent new technology platforms and business models for Procter & Gamble.

The news coincides with the fifth anniversary of P&G’s Singapore Innovation Centre. P&G’s efforts to partner with smaller firms in the region are proving to be highly beneficial for Singapore. Several Singaporean medical manufacturers are taking advantage of the access to markets offered by P&G to drive innovation in the sector. The investment is set to scale up P&G’s involvement in the Singaporean market even more.

Ford Motor’s Plastic Recycling Efforts

The president of PT Harvest International Indonesia, Harvey Goldstein has resided for over 50 years in the Southeast Asian region. Harvey Goldstein has served multiple terms as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, and has facilitated foreign investments in countries including Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. He has assisted firms such as Ford Motor to invest in the region.

Global automotive company Ford Motor is using environmentally friendly auto parts by utilizing recycled plastic bottles. It uses around 1.2 billion recycled bottles annually, which works out to 250 bottles per vehicle on average. The process involves used plastic bottles being shredded and sold to suppliers who melt the bottles and extrude the material, producing plastic fibers.

The fibers are mixed with other materials to produce material sheets, which are made into automotive parts. Light in weight, Ford uses them for underbody shields, wheel arch liners, and engine under-shields. Recycling plastic bottles helps reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in places such as the giant garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean, which is said to be larger in area than Mexico.

National Highway Research Board Promotes Research and Diversity

Harvey Goldstein IndonesiaAn American businessman based in Southeast Asia, Harvey Goldstein is the chairman of PT Harvest International Indonesia, an international consulting firm. In this capacity, he works with entrepreneurs in countries such as Indonesia and Singapore. Previously, Harvey Goldstein participated in a number of important research endeavors. During the 1960s, he participated in a project with the Cornell University Aeronautical Laboratory that involved research on controlling traffic through the use of a general purpose digital computer that could coordinate the operation of traffic signals. Due to Harvey Goldstein’s significant contributions to the project, which was implemented by the Highway Research Board, he played a major role in the development of computer-assisted traffic control networks.

Now known as the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the organization was established in 1920 as the National Advisory Board on Highway Research and renamed the Highway Research Board in 1925. The TRB strives to promote innovation and progress in all the different forms of transportation by promoting research and facilitating the exchange of information among industry professionals and researchers. Moreover, the TRB offers expert advice about transportation programs and policies.

The TRB is also involved in various initiatives. For instance, it co-sponsors the Minority Student Fellows Program with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Established in 2010, this program seeks to find solutions to national transportation issues by consulting with people from diverse backgrounds. In addition, it aims to increase the number of minorities in the organization and in the transportation field in general. Over the course of nearly a decade, 130 fellows have completed the program. Many of them now work in local, metropolitan, and state departments of transportation.

Procter & Gamble Continues Impressive Growth In 2019

American businessman Harvey Goldstein has more than 40 years of experience as a business executive at companies based in Indonesia, Singapore, and other locations in Southeast Asia. Harvey Goldstein leads Harvest International, a company that provides consulting assistance and venture capital to entrepreneurs, both in the US and internationally. Harvest International has numerous high-profile clients, including Ford Motors, Chiquita Brands, and Procter & Gamble.

Consumer products company Procter & Gamble recently closed out a highly successful fiscal year, showing progress in nearly all divisions. Fourth quarter profits and revenues were higher than anticipated, guidance has been raised for the upcoming fiscal year, and its stock is up over 40 percent over last year. The company began restructuring a few years ago in response to competition from smaller companies challenging it in a number of key areas. Focusing on doing less seems to have done the trick for the company. By pulling back and centering efforts on strong products, brands, and categories that have performed well for it, the company has been able to recover and show significant growth.

Procter & Gamble is also using its massive influence to become a force for social and environmental change, sponsoring such initiatives as using recycled beach plastic to create bottles for Head & Shoulders shampoo, continued company sponsorship of United Way, and its focus on the Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) initiative, which provides P&G water purifier packets.

APCAC’s Spring Business Summit

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Harvey Goldstein

An accomplished business figure in the Southeast Asian region, Harvey Goldstein has been involved in numerous business and philanthropic activities in countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. Harvey Goldstein has served multiple terms as president and governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia and as chairman of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chamber of Commerce (APCAC).

Established in 1968, APCAC is an organization of 28 American Chambers of Commerce from 22 Asia-Pacific economies. It is made up of 50,000 American executives, approximately 15,000 member companies, and 10 million employees. One of its events is the annual Spring Business Summit, a two-day gathering of prominent American business leaders, diplomats, and American Chamber representatives from the Asia-Pacific region.

The event features guest speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities to network. The APAC Business Summit 2019 was held in Hong Kong on March 4-5, 2019 and hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong. Crucial pronouncements arrived in this year’s summit which included the pressing need for heightened collaborations by American Chambers and companies in the face of the current uncertain global trading environment.

Supporting Academically Gifted Low-income Youth

 

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Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
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Accomplished venture capitalist Harvey Goldstein has spent more than 50 years in the Southeast Asian market and possesses decades of expertise working with foreign investors in Singapore and Indonesia. Outside of his work, Harvey Goldstein is a champion of supporting gifted students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and has worked with the Johns Hopkins University Centre for Talented Youth.

Findings from a Johns Hopkins study into high-ability students from low-income backgrounds indicate a lack of resources for gifted students. While many states enact policies to identify gifted students and train teachers to challenge these students appropriately, the study shows that all states need to improve access to resources that enable gifted students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds to perform at an academically advanced level.

Johns Hopkins researchers advise policymakers to expand universal screening programs to identify high-ability students earlier and offer more responsive learning tracks to all advanced students, including dual grade-level enrollment and early graduation programs.

Online Offerings at Johns Hopkins CTY

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth pic
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
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The founder of Business-Link Consultancy in Singapore and PT Harvest International Indonesia, Harvey Goldstein has worked in international business for approximately five decades. One way in which Harvey Goldstein has given back to the community has been through scholarships for the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

In addition to face-to-face courses, the CTY offers online courses for gifted young people. These courses enable pre-college students with talent and interest in a specific field to pursue their strengths further. Instructors can provide assistance to the students by phone, via email, or through virtual classrooms. CTY provides these courses in both individually paced and session-based formats.

In an individually paced course, a student may enroll at any time during the year and progress at a comfortable rate. Those who complete the courses quickly can apply any remaining time toward their next relevant courses. These courses include most STEM courses.

By contrast, session-based courses offer a more structured alternative. Students who learn best with clear goals and deadlines can follow specific schedules. The humanities courses that CTY offers, as well as some engineering, math, and science courses, follow this format.

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Setting the Gold Standard for Charitable Giving in Singapore

An American business executive with over 40 years of experience at the helm of major projects in the region, Harvey Goldstein leads PT Harvest International Indonesia as its chairman. Additionally, Harvey Goldstein remains dedicated to helping deserving gifted students in pursuing their education goals by funding full scholarships in Singapore to attend John Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.

Recently, Harvey and Rosita Goldstein were honored by Singapore’s Ministry of Education for their philanthropic work. Thus far, more than 36 deserving gifted students received a full scholarship to attend John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY), Summer Program, on Princeton University’s campus.

The Goldstein scholarship includes air fare, tuition, and full room and board along with incidental expenses.

To learn more on the program, click here https://cty.jhu.edu/

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