The EERC – Innovator and Meeting Partner

With more than four decades of executive experience in Southeast Asia, Harvey Goldstein serves as both the managing director of Singapore’s Business-Link Consultancy PTE, Ltd., and president and director of PT Harvest International Indonesia. Through PT Harvest International Indonesia, Harvey Goldstein has overseen a variety of client services for over 100 clients, including the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC).

Founded as the Robertson Lignite Research Laboratory in 1951, the EERC is dedicated to addressing environment and energy issues throughout the world. With its experienced team of scientists and engineers, the EERC partners with a wide range of research, industry, and government organizations to achieve its goals. To best focus on innovative solutions, the EERC maintains a network of nine centers of excellence, including the National Center for Hydrogen Technology, the Emission Control Technologies Center, and the National Alternative Fuels Center.

The EERC is a member and sponsor of the annual Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership, which will hold its 2015 meeting in Chicago. Scheduled to be held at the Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront location from September 16 through 17, meeting topics are anticipated to range from laboratory and modeling advancements to joint collaborative projects between the United States and Canada. Interested members may also participate in the workshop on CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery the day before the meeting’s official start.

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The Natural Resources that Drive Investments in Indonesia

An American businessman based in Singapore, Harvey Goldstein is committed to advancing business interests and stimulating investment in countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Due to his role in the region’s business community, Harvey Goldstein has also served as the president and governor of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Indonesia.

AmCham Indonesia offers a wide range of information on its website to explain why the country is a favorable location for foreign direct investment (FDI), including an explanation of the country’s natural resources. According to AmCham Indonesia, the country is a leading exporter of liquid natural gas and the world’s top exporter of thermal coal. Its coal is known for its high calorific value and low sulfur content, as well as its close proximity to the surface of the earth, which enables easier and more cost-effective extraction.

As a result of its location on the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire, the country also has control over significant renewable energy sources, and it holds more than 40 percent of the globe’s confirmed geothermal energy reserves.

Along with its capacity in the energy sector, the country harbors deposits of precious metals, such as gold and copper. These mineral resources are similarly located near the earth’s surface because of the country’s unique topography. On its website, AmCham Indonesia further notes that the country’s fertile soil and tropical climate are highly conducive to cultivating agricultural commodities like cocoa and coffee.

Facts about Singapore

Harvey Goldstein serves as the chairman of Harvest International, Inc., and managing director of Business-Link Consultancy PTE LTD. Harvey Goldstein also worked in Indonesia for Resources Management International, Inc., which serves Southeast Asia by providing training in technology and management to its developing countries. Harvey Goldstein’s current home base, Singapore, has developed a reputation as a major business hub, having evolved throughout the years into its current thriving state.

Singapore is a republic based on the Westminster system of parliamentary government. With a population of over 5 million, the island embraces approximately 3,000 businesses near the mouth of the Strait of Malacca, since it’s the shortest commute between the South China Sea and Indian Ocean. Singapore’s primary languages are English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. Trade from the British Empire played a major role in the development of the economy that brought thousands of Chinese, who now make up 77 percent of the population, to the sovereign city-state. Furthermore, Singapore’s gross domestic product index of 370,064.5 stands as a testament to the country’s economic stability.

Singapore is the most used container port in the world with numerous healthy business sectors. The country produces large amounts of electronics, oil drilling tools, and petroleum refining equipment. The main agricultural products include rubber, fruit, poultry, and orchids. Furthermore, it regularly exports machinery and equipment, in addition to mineral fuels, consumer goods, and chemicals.

International Students Gain Access to Program for Gifted Youth

Harvey Goldstein, a business executive who founded PT Harvest International Indonesia, is actively engaged in helping talented students pursue higher educational opportunities in the United States. He established the Goldstein Scholarship program so that gifted students from Singapore with financial need can attend Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY) summer programs. Through this scholarship, Harvey Goldstein helps talented students attend a prestigious academic program where they can envision their potential to contribute to the future economy in Singapore, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian nations.

CTY provides residential summer courses in the United States and Hong Kong for qualified students to pursue challenging academic work. While the program focus is academics, students also gain valuable social experience from interacting with peers. CTY conducts a talent search to identify potential program participants. Students who attain qualifying scores can attend CTY summer program or online courses. In addition, CTY participants gain access to other learning resources, such as magazine and Web content, additional educational testing, and college counseling.

International students who wish to participate in the CTY talent search can apply online and submit a parental consent form. Students may register for tests via an approved testing agency. After testing is complete and scores are calculated, CTY mails test results to participants.

The Center for Talented Youth Opens a New Research Lab

A prominent spokesman for international business, Harvey Goldstein is the managing director of Business-Link Consultancy and has been a board member of the Young Presidents’ Organization of Indonesia. Dedicated to enriching the lives of young students and business leaders, Harvey Goldstein is also the Chairman of Southeast Asia’s Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Recently, the Center for Talented Youth opened a new research lab on its main Baltimore campus. The lab offers young students a variety of recreational options, including everything from Lego and tangram puzzles to video games with 3D headsets. In addition to offering students plenty of play opportunities, the 1,350-square-foot lab also gives cognitive scientists the ability to study how gifted children learn.

According to Amy Shelton, the director of research and a professor at Johns Hopkins, the lab is designed to help share information regarding the behavior of advanced students. Elaine Tuttle Hansen, the executive director of the Center for Talented Youth, also believes that the lab will play a crucial role in giving scientists insights on which strategies help students, both gifted and not, reach their full academic potential.

YPO Creates Better Leaders for Tomorrow, Today

Harvey Goldstein is an American businessman residing in Singapore. He has spent 46 years facilitating private investment from abroad in developing countries, especially in Indonesia. Harvey Goldstein has also made his presence felt in the region through participation in professional organizations such as APCAC and the Young Presidents’ Organization, both of which he served as Chairman.

The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) was founded in New York in 1950 by Ray Hickok. Currently, it has a presence in more than 120 countries, with 400 local chapters and approximately 20,000 members. Its members are young CEOs, managing directors, presidents, or professionals of equivalent stature, and are younger than 45 years old. YPO’s mission is to create “better leaders through education and idea exchange.”

YPO provides a network for business leaders and emphasizes the importance of ongoing education. It holds events such as its Annual Global Leadership Summit. In 2014, this conference was hosted in Los Angeles and provided a platform for members to meet with well-known leaders and entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, embrace new perspectives, and foster creativity and innovation. An Africa Family Safari Experience was arranged where YPO families visited South Africa’s game reserves, exploring African wildlife and reconnecting with their families while making lifelong memories.

Foreign Direct Investment – What is It, and How Can It Help?

Harvey Goldstein is a seasoned business professional whose work in Indonesia, as well as the rest of Asia, establishes him as a major figure. He currently runs a business consultancy firm in Singapore, where he offers expertise in countless areas, among them Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

FDI is increasingly vital to the global business landscape, offering firms new opportunities and channels for marketing, less expensive facilities for production, and much more. Classically defined as a company’s physically constructing a factory in a different country, FDI refers to a direct investment in infrastructure, equipment, and machinery, as opposed to a portfolio-based investment, which is indirect. Due to more relaxed regulation over enterprise investments, FDI is now more powerful than ever. It allows companies to avoid pressure from foreign governments in matters that otherwise, could put them at a disadvantage, and provides a way to circumvent barriers to trade. It also provides access to new markets. FDI may appeal to many businesses interested in expanding their global reach.

Harvey Goldstein’s extensive expertise has served Indonesia and many other regions for several decades.

Managing Director at Business-Link Consultancy PTE LTD