World TradeWinds

October - November 2007 - Issue N. 141
A Publication of the Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA)


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Financing, the Name of the Game in Global Trade
Fri. Oct. 26
Santa Cruz, CA
El Palomar Restaurant

Globalization and Localization through the New GLOBE Program at MIIS
Fri. Nov. 16
Monterey, CA
Crazy Horse Restaurant
at Bay Park Hotel

November 14, 2007
Special Hunan-China
Bio-Technology Delegation
Coming to Silicon Valley

Contact the MBITA office for details.

Contact the MBITA office
to make your reservation for
sponsorship at the

Environmental and
Agriculture Technology

Trade Mission to China
April 12-23
, 2008
Tel. 831-335-4780
email: tlivoti@mbita.org

For more information
about MBITA events visit

To register for MBITA luncheons and events, call 831-335-4780 or email cristina@mbita.org including the event specifics you are signing up for in the subject line.


Tony Livoti

Vice President

Shay Adams
AIM Medical Sales


Dr. Edward Valeau
Former President
Hartnell College

Marcelo Siero

Jim Faith
Trade Export Finance Online


Cristina Polesel
General Manager

Emi Hirano
Marketing Assistant

Akiko Tsukahara
Marketing Analyst

Contact Info
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Phone: 1-831-335-4780
Fax: 1-831-335-4822
Email: info@mbita.org
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This newsletter has been
created by MBITA's editor
Cristina Polesel

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Again, this issue from the World TradeWinds eZine demonstrates the dynamics of MBITA’s members and clients.  Sick and tired of Spam in your inbox and worried about security in your online operations read about our new member, WebLoq.  Longtime MBITA member,DeFeo Gehri & Associates, explains why government procurement requires the know-how of experts, and read about our historical Bio-Technology trade delegation to Silicon Valley…enjoy.

Tony Livoti


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MBITA New Member


Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) is pleased to welcome its new member, WebLOQ, Inc.

WebLOQ offers users a spam-free, cost-effective privacy solution for email correspondence over the public Internet. WebLOQ brings a fresh new approach to making Internet communications safe, offering truly private business email that eliminates spam, protects against identity theft, and enables cost-effective business communications and end-to-end regulatory compliance. WebLOQ comes to the end-user via a free download and non-technical install. It operates compatibly with all popular email clients, all operating systems, and over any Internet connection.

The WebLOQ solution enables Virtual Private Communities™ within which private domains and private email addresses protect against malware transmitted by email. The resulting experience is two-fold; the standard public email service is as always on the desktop, while the new private account delivers completely private email and attachments. A powerful central database provides full email tracking for regulatory compliance and forensics for advanced business intelligence reporting.

Headquartered in Monterey, California, the firm is led by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs with significant breadth and depth of experience in security, networking, and Internet technology.

For more information, go to http://www.WebLOQ.com


WebLOQ, Inc.
2801 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Ste H
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel. 1-
Web: www.webloq.com
email: loqinfo@webloq.com

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MBITA Member Story:

DeFeo Gehri & Associates

Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) is pleased to introduce its member DeFeo Gehri Associates, Inc., from Carmel, CA. The company first joined the MBITA membership in October 2003. (click here to read previous article in issue n. 120)

DeFeo Gehri Associates, Inc. is an aerospace & defense business development and marketing firm specializing in creating customized strategies for innovative firms seeking first-time penetration or increased market share in the billion-dollar, complex, and highly-regulated Department of Defense (DoD) and federal agency marketplace. The firm also conducts executive coaching and “red-teaming” reviews on corporate proposals and business plans.

In 1998, Mr. Robert (Bob) DeFeo a retired US Air Force colonel, decided to put to use 35+ years of experience with US and foreign militaries in joint and combined operations, security assistance, DOD acquisition and program management, USAF/Joint logistics, aircraft maintenance and transportation to start DeFeo Gehri Associates, Inc.

The firm’s goal is to help the best and brightest large and small businesses find the right need, the right doors, the right partners to team with, and the right marketing to get their technologies and ideas in front of the right potential customers in DoD and other federal agencies.

DeFeo Gehri has built its reputation in the world of commercial and DoD business development, marketing and analysis. The firm works with individuals and agencies within The Pentagon, including the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of Defense and the military services to help clients get the latest insights on emerging requirements to include high-tech, environmental, lean manufacturing, security, and information technology processes. In addition, DeFeo Gehri is involved at home and abroad with US unified commands, Air Force major air commands (like the Air Mobility Command), the military global transportation and logistics commands, and federal agencies involved with all aspects of homeland security.

The firm’s particular core competency is within the green and high-tech world of military & aviation logistics and information technology. DeFeo Gehri is known for its close working relationships with military and commercial centers and its expertise in the fields of aircraft, engine, and component maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), aircraft servicing and handling, outsourcing and privatization, supply chain management, information technology modernization, solution software selection, environment-friendly solutions, force deployment and logistics support and training. The firm's video production company associate, Perry Productions, Mill Valley, CA provides marketing video productions. DeFeo Gehri's marketing communications company associate, Pacific Communications Group at the Presidio of San Francisco, provides integrated marketing communications and public & governmental relations for companies with business interests in Washington. For funding needs, we work with Nagle-Ferri, LLC in San Francisco, CA. The firm is also associated with a professional consulting organization in Washington, DC that specializes in securing government funding for its clients. DeFeo Gehri also has additional associates who provide subject matter expertise as required.

Mr. DeFeo is also an occasional RAND Associate and has served as a subject matter expert on USAF Aging Aircraft issues, the USAF Chief of Staff's Logistics Review (CLR), the USTRANSCOM-sponsored Strategic Distribution Management Initiative (SDMI) and RAND's analysis of the Air War Over Serbia (AWOS).

In addition, Mr. DeFeo has experience with the Center for Civil Military Relations (CCMR), Naval Postgraduate School and has previously joined the Center’s specialized team of senior military and civilian defense experts to conduct overseas and in-residence seminars on defense decision-making, civil-military relations, operations center management, joint force logistics and force deployment.

Clients have included:

Symantec Corp; SAP Public Services, Inc, Newtown Square, PA; Laser Technologies, Inc, Blue Bell, PA; The Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) and the International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) program at The Naval Post-Graduate School (NPS), Monterey, CA; Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC), Andover, MA; Aeronautical Radio, Inc. (ARINC), Annapolis, MD; The TFD Group Inc, Monterey, CA; AMPORT, Inc, Teterboro, NJ; MxI Technologies, Ltd, Ottawa, Canada; Umevoice, Inc, Novato, CA; Wysetree Inc, Fremont, CA; Sumaria Corp, O’Fallon, IL; Omnibase Technologies, LLC, Houston, TX; EVASWorldwide Inc, Ramsey, NJ; Sun Energy Solar, LLC, Sarasota, FL; and The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA.

Mr. DeFeo has a BS in Biology from Duquesne University and a MS in International Relations from Troy State University. He also holds the highest level certification in Program Management from the Defense Acquisition University. In his military career, Mr. DeFeo held the positions of Deputy Director, Logistics & Security Assistance, US European Command and USAF C-5 Aircraft Program Director & Aircraft Product Director. Mr. DeFeo is also a member of the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) and is a certified Master Scuba Instructor who teaches diving part time.


Robert DeFeo
DeFeo Gehri & Associates
8 San Pablo Court - Novato, CA  94949
Tel. 415-382-6618
or 831-238-4605
Web: www.defeogehri.com
email: bobdefeo@earthlink.net

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Chinese Delegation from Hunan, China Visits Silicon Valley

The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) located in Santa Cruz, California has forged an agreement with one of China’s largest Bio Technology Research Parks to help promote bilateral trade and investment opportunities with the USA bio technology community.

Located in Changsha, the capital city of the Hunan province (4,000,000+ population), situated in the south center section of mainland China, the Changsha Bio-Industry Park is over 8 square miles in size and home to 110 Bio Technology related enterprises with a total combined output of almost $678,000,000 (USD) in 2006

The Hunan Province grows over 2300 different Chinese herbs and pharmaceutical plants providing the Changsha Bio-Industry Park with a plethora of bio technology ingredients not available in the U.S. The Park is also the only medicinal international program in China that is sponsored by UNIDO.

“I visited the Park last November with a small group of California companies and was impressed with the magnitude and scope of their products and services, this is a first rate bio-technology park 2nd to none in the world’, states Tony Livoti, President of MBITA.

A trade delegation from the Changsha Bio-Industry Park will be visiting Silicon Valley where a luncheon and seminar organized by MBITA will be given at the San Jose Bio Center on November 14 th. Numerous opportunities including importing, exporting, joint-ventures, strategic alliances and real estate investments will be presented to qualified bio-technology companies and investors.

“ The U.S. leads the world in Bio-Technology research, technologies and products and is still the world’s largest marketplace for bio-technology products and services. The booming Chinese ‘middle class’ is demanding the best the Bio-technology industry has to offer and forming business relationships now with the companies at the Changsha Bio-Industry Park can position the U.S. Bio-Technology business community to maintain its leading position and also share in the growth of the booming Chinese ‘middle class’ marketplace”, said Tony Livoti.

’The Capital City of Changsha, Hunan’

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