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Take off with International Business Week 2013!

Featured Events , G.L.O.B.E. , Global Student Organizations & Clubs | Jan 23, 2013 |

International Business Week is here!

From February 4 through 7, pop into an IBW event to burnish your knowledge of international business, economics, politics and culture — great topics to have under your belt as you head out to spring networking gatherings and interviews. Highlights include:

  • A speech by the CEO of Florida Crystals, followed by a dessert tasting
  • Two free lunches with global executives
  • An appearance by the head of the Brazilian Trade Commission
  • Latin American economics and politics with an ambassador

Individual event descriptions are below. Follow the specific registration link to grab a spot for each one that interests you!


Global Business Showcase

Date: Monday, February 4, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Location: Hughes Hall lobby
Go around the world without leaving the lobby of Hughes. International students will each sponsor a fair-style “booth” where you can learn about business in their country — and maybe sample a treat. Show your support for them by taking a few minutes to swing through!
Register: Not required. Simply stop by whenever, for as long as you want. 


Juan Carlos Vignaud

Ambassador in Residence, Argentina
Date: Monday, February 4, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Location: Daleo Hall (lower-level rooms in Hughes)
Get up-to-the-minute information about the sociopolitical contexts driving the economies and markets in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. A must-go for students with an interest in Latin American business.
Register: Click here


Lunch chat!

With the sustainability manager for Bloomberg LP
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hughes 207
Enjoy sandwiches and sodas with Lee Ballin, sustainability manager at Bloomberg LP, who will talk about his company’s sustainable-business efforts worldwide.
Register (only 15 seats available!): Click here


Alfonso Fanjul (GSB ’59), Florida Crystals sugar

Chairman and CEO, Fordham alumnus
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m., with dessert tasting to follow at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Keating 1st
Florida Crystals sugars are in your grocery store, and today company chairman and CEO Alfonso Fanjul (GSB ’59) is on your campus. Hear this distinguished Fordham alumnus tell the story of his business, starting from his roots in Cuba. Inspired by his industry, a dessert tasting will follow Mr. Fanjul’s presentation!
Register: Click here


Head of the Brazilian Trade Bureau

Pedro Murilo Ortega Terra, Chefe do SECOM
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Location: Hughes 307 (to be confirmed)
Learn more about the economic state of affairs in Latin America, with an emphasis on Brazil, at this presentation from the leader of the Brazilian government’s trade bureau.
Register: Click here


Lunch chat!

Talk European politics and markets with a senior MD
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Location: Hughes 207
Have a complimentary lunch with Scott MacDonald, senior managing director of MC Asset Management Holdings, who will talk about the relationship between politics and financial markets in Europe.
Register (only 15 seats available!): Click here


If you have questions about any of these International Business Week events, contact Michael Polito, assistant dean and director of international programs, at mpolito6@fordham.edu.



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