Birchtree Global’s research on “Success characteristics of foreign direct investment in Cuba” was a hit at the Institute for Business and Finance’s 2017 global conference in Costa Rica.  The research won the peer reviewed “Best in Session” and the “Outstanding Research Award” and will be published in the Global Journal of Business Research this summer.  This is a great conference to attend for those interested in global business, particularly global business in Latin America.  The IBFR has done a wonderful job building a rigorous, program for companies and academics focused on new ideas and research in finance and business.  Mercedes and Terrence are particularly helpful to individuals and companies, who are just starting to write and publish original research.  For more information see their website: