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  • Global Innovation: Doing Business in China and Latin America
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Global Innovation: Business in China and Latin America is a great opportunity to learn from academics and professionals in the field about business opportunities around the world. China’s government, public policy, and economics play an important role in U.S./China business opportunities. This will be the focus of the noon panel. The afternoon session will focus on doing business in Latin America, with an emphasis on energy policy. The afternoon panel will provide discussion on China/U.S. and Latin America/U.S. relationships and opportunities.


    Center for Business

    11:45-1:15 p.m. Welcome: Dr. Anne Blackhurst, President, MSUM.
    Panel discussion with Dr. Qi Chen and Dr. Lixin Yu (visiting professors from China), students who have traveled to China, Dr. Peter Geib and Dr. Ruth Lumb. Panel moderator: Melissa Lage. Lunch will be provided.

    Comstock Memorial Union

    2:00-2:10 p.m.  Welcome: Dr. Marsha Weber, Dean, College of Business & Innovation, MSUM
    2:10-2:40 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Francisco Monaldi, Visiting Professor of Energy Policy, Harvard University
    2:40-3:00 p.m. Dr. Eduardo Pablo, Assistant Professor of Finance, MSUM
    3:00-3:30 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Osmel Manzano, Regional Economic Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank, Georgetown University
    3:30-4:00 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Greg Smogard, CEO of 4 catalysts consulting and CEO of Leading Edge Investments
    4:00-5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Panelists from the North Dakota Trade Office, SJE-Rhombus, RDO, Titan Machinery and more.
    5:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvre reception

    This event is free.

    Please RSVP to or 218.477.2763 by April 1.

    Driving Directions & Parking Information

    Thank you to our Sponsors: S.G. Comstock Fund | North Dakota Trade Office | Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation