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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and APCAC Support

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Trans-Pacific Partnership
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Harvey Goldstein is a philanthropist, a strategic international business consultant, the founder and chairman of Indonesian-based Harvest International, and a member and leader of several global organizations. With decades of business experience in Indonesia and throughout the rest of Southeast Asia, Harvey Goldstein is well versed in the needs and issues of the region and works to improve economic development. The recent Trans-Pacific Partnership will have a major impact on the region, and the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) is one of the organizations to which Mr. Goldstein belongs that supports this effort.

An association of nearly 30 American chambers of commerce in the Asia-Pacific region, APCAC represents over 15,000 companies with over $600 billion in investment in the area.

APCAC recently voiced its support for the TPP, a free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States, Canada, and several other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Pending approval in the U.S., the FTA stands to eliminate tariffs and reduce barriers to trade.

The goal of the agreement is to harmonize numerous regulations among the countries involved for the purpose of streamlining and improving international trade to the benefit of all countries. For additional information on APCAC’s support, see the press release at www.apcac.org/apcac-applauds-signing-of-tpp.

The Role of Parents in the Online Education of Gifted Students

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Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
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A graduate of NYU, Polytechnic, Syracuse University, & SUNY at Buffalo, Harvey Goldstein has been the president and director of PT Harvest International Indonesia since 1987. While maintaining his Indonesian Office, Mr. Goldstein moved to Singapore to become a director at Business-Link Consultancy Pte Ltd, and has been based there since 2006. Apart from his professional pursuits, Harvey Goldstein is an active supporter of Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Founded in 1979, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth is on a mission to educate some of the brightest and most advanced K-12 learners from all over the globe. The organization conducts an annual search for students who meet the criteria for enrollment. These students are then given further training through its summer and online programs.

The center’s online programs cater to thousands of students from over 60 countries every year. This unique, individualized, distance-learning program provides challenging yet academically appropriate courses to participants through email and virtual classrooms. The success of this program does not only rely on the students’ natural abilities, but is also dictated by the participation of their parents and guardians.

Parents and guardians, by providing appropriate moral support and guidance, are an important component within the program. By ensuring that the students promptly turn in their homework and exams, and that they are in constant communication with their instructors, parents and guardians contribute to their student’s success.

CTY Explores Ways to Inspire Hard Work Among Advanced Learners

A foreign direct investment expert based in Singapore, Harvey Goldstein is a director of Business-Link Consultancy PTE LTD, and is the chairman of Harvest International in Indonesia. In addition to stimulating investment, Harvey Goldstein endorses educational opportunities for the most gifted young students worldwide by supporting the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Center leader Elaine Hansen recently authored on article that discussed the relationship between intelligence and hard work in order to explore claims that academically advanced students have less “grit.” According to leading CTY faculty and staff, there are too many personal factors at work to make such a generalization, but the organization’s educators explain that they do employ strategies to help student sustain grit. CTY educators foster hard work by focusing on three main imperatives, which include combating boredom, emphasizing questions instead of answers, and rendering hard work contagious.

Hansen asserts that boredom is one of the main issues for advanced students, whose abilities may be untested by standard school curriculum. To overcome boredom, educators establish high academic goals, challenge students with difficult material, and maximize self-directed, interactive learning. CTY educators also state that students work harder when they are surrounded by motivated peers with whom they can collaborate to seek knowledge and tackle problems.

Young Presidents’ Organization Offers Community of Business Leaders

Harvey Goldstein leads Harvest International Indonesia and possesses more than 45 years’ experience working in the areas of private sector growth and development in Southeast Asia. Outside his career at the Indonesia-based company, Harvey Goldstein serves as chapter chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

YPO offers business leaders the opportunity to join a community of fellow professionals who achieved success before age 45 and continue to foster a commitment to learning, trust, and confidentiality. In order to become an YPO member, applicants must meet qualifications on both a personal and professional level. Moreover, applicants must hold the responsibility of overseeing full operations for a qualifying corporation or division.

Qualified corporations satisfy at least one criterion from two different requirement categories: A Requirements and B Requirements. A Requirements involve employee numbers and compensation totals, while B Requirements include mandates regarding dollar volumes and enterprise values. YPO grants exceptions in some cases, however, such as instances of currency devaluation or other occurrences.

The most basic criteria for members is focused on the applicant’s age and professional title within their business. Applicants must apply before reaching their 45th birthday and possess the equivalent of a high-ranking title at their place of employment. Qualified tiles include president, CEO, managing director, publisher, or similar positions.

To apply, applicants must submit a preliminary membership application for review by general YPO personnel. After conducting evaluation, these individuals pass on applications which meet membership criteria to the appropriate chapter for final consideration.

To learn more about YPO membership and the application process, visit the organization’s membership page at ypo.org/join-ypo.

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.

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.