The University of Minnesota CIBER offers a variety of programs on international business topics. Events typically include faculty, researchers, business leaders, students and visitors from around the world.
For a full list of CIBER-sponsored events for academics and practitioners nationally, please visit CIBERweb.
Medtronic's Global Health Initiative: Innovating to Reach Underserved Patients Around the World
Date: June 9, 2014
Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Location: Carlson School of Management
Eighty percent of the world's population lives on less than $10 per day. What does this mean for a company like Medtronic? Medtronic's Global Health Initiative was created to help develop innovative solutions for underserved patients in emerging markets. Attendees will learn about the vision behind the initiative, new business models, and the challenges of a U.S.-based medical device company at the intersection of emerging markets and healthcare innovation. Free and open to the public. Co-hosted by CIBER and the Medical Industry Leadership Institute. Learn more about the speakers.REGISTER
Global Business of Food: Summer Institute for Educators
Dates: June 23-26, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Carlson School of Management
This workshop for higher education and high-school educators explores agricultural trade, global food supply chains, food marketing around the world, and more. The program includes a site visit to International Dairy Queen and discussions with companies including Hormel and Seneca Foods. Cost is $100 and the registration deadline is June 9, 2014. Co-sponsored by CIBER and the Institute for Global Studies.REGISTER
South American Trade Forum
Dates: September 11-12, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: University of Minnesota
Please save the date for the South American Trade Forum, hosted by the Consulate General of Ecuador in Minnesota.
UCBC'S May Meeting
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: University of St. Thomas, Room MOH 201, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Peter J Stark teaches strategy, leadership, organizational behavior and global business in Augsburg Colleges MBA program, as well as cross-cultural leadership and change in Visiting Professorships at the Helsinki School of Economics and Berlin Institute of Management. He will discuss a high-level framework for understanding the interpersonal dynamics that govern typical interactions with the Chinese.
African Views: East Africa Business Forum
Time: 1:45 - 5PM
Location: Thomson Reuters, 610 Opperman Drive, Eagan, MN 55123
The Minnesota Trade Office is pleased to announce the latest offering in our Africa Views Series: East Africa Business Forum. The seminar, presented with sponsorship from Books for Africa and Thomson Reuters, will highlight Eastern African development and opportunities for exporting and business development.
Questions: Contact Paul Hansen at 651-259-7486, firstname.lastname@example.orgREGISTER
MIC Luncheon with His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora, Mexican Ambassador to the U.S.
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Â Galaxy Room, Windows on Minnesota, 50th Floor, IDS Center, 80th South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
U.S. relations with Mexico are important and complex. The two countries share a 2000 mile border, and bilateral relations have a direct impact on the lives and livelihood of millions of Americans, whether the issue is trade and economic reform, homeland security, drug control, or migration. In the last year, the focus of Mexico-U.S. relations shifted from security to economic improvement via education, labor, environment and other human-scale issues that are truly vital to the future of both.REGISTER
"Doing Business in Israel"
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Law Offices of Fredrickson & Byron, 200 So. 6th Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425
The Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) is pleased to present this seminar where attendees will learn about business opportunities in Israel, Israel's legal system as it pertains to business, business strategy considerations, Israel's institutions that affect business, Israel's new oil and gas resources and more.
Questions: Contact Gloria Henck at 651-259-7487 or email@example.com.REGISTER
Opportunites in India: Changes and Challenges
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: DEED Conf. Ctr. - Minnesota Rm. 1st National Bank Building; 332 Minnesota St.-Ste E200 (2nd Fl. Skyway); St Paul, Mn.
India's economy is undergoing a dramatic transformation by its highly entrepreneurial and rapidly globalizing private sector. More than 400 million people, a full 40 percent of the population are projected to enter India's middle class over the next 15-20 years. The dramatic growth of India's middle class , coupled with the "demographic dividend" of India's growing under - 35 population will be the key drivers of demand for U.S. products and services in India in the years to come. Join Maggie Hanson-Muse, Deputy Sr. Commercial Officer with the U.S. Commercial Service in New Delhi, for a discussion of opportunities in the major economic sectors.
Questions: Contact Tim Odegard, International Trade Representative at 651-259-7491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.REGISTER
Minnesota Water Technology Export Roundtable
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: DEED Conference Center - MN Rm (2nd Fl. Skyway) 1st National Bank Building; 332 Minnesota St.-Ste E200, St. Paul, MN 55101
As India's economy and middle class grows, so does the demand for water resources. In some parts of India, water scarcity challenges have reached the crisis stage. The embassy in New Delhi reports especially high interest in India in the water treatment sector. In addition to strong demand for conventional water and wastewater technology, the embassy is seeing particular attention to anti-corrosion technologies. Speakers include Margaret Hanson-Muse Deputy Senior Commercial Officer in new Delhi, Peter Cartwright of Cartwright Consulting and Syneco Systems.REGISTER
Embassy of Sweden's "Sustainability on the Road"
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: American Swedish Institiute; 2600 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
As part of the Sweden on the Road tour stop in Minnesota, the Embassy of Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency will host a seminar on sustainable transportation together with Great Plains Institute and DEED (Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development).
This event is arranged as part of the bilateral Memorandum of Understanding and broader cooperation between Sweden and Minnesota on bioenergy signed in June 2013 during Governor Daytonâ€™s visit to Stockholm.
Questions: Contact Embassy of Sweden: email@example.com
The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Minnesota: The View from Sweden
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 50 So. Sixth St., Suite 1500, Minneapolis, MN 55402
In the summer of 2013, the United States and European Union opened negotiations to establish the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), aimed at delivering better reciprocal access to the U.S. and EU markets, achieving greater regulatory compatibility between the EU and the U.S., and paving the way for setting global standards.
Join us for a conversation with BjÃ¶rn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the US and Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen on US-EU trade relations and business and investment opportunities for Minnesota and Swedish companies.
Questions: Contact Jeffrey Phillips, International Trade Representative, Minnesota Trade Office, 651-259-7493 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luncheon Event: Visit of CIPE President John Sullivan
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Tentatively at the Radisson Plaza Hotel-Minneapolis in downtown Minneapolis - Hosted by Caux Round Table and the Minnesota Trade office.
The ground rules of international affairs and international business are changing. The optimism for globalization that came with the collapse of the Soviet Union has faded away. Vladimir Putin is now contributing, in no small measure, to the current anxiety about our futures. The American "War on Terror" after 12 years of effort and large expenditures has not turned the tables on violent fundamentalism in Islam, which is robust in central Africa and the Middle East. For the first time in centuries, China is flexing its power abroad by challenging its neighbors for air / sea rights and buying its way into Africa. Private business makes for strong middle classes, which in turn create market environments most hospitable for U.S. companies in which to buy, sell and manufacture. At this luncheon event CIPE President John Sullivan will discuss the state of private enterprise around the world.
Expanding Your Export Success: One-Day Intensive Training
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: University Center (bldg by the flag-pole) 4801 N Career Avenue - Avera Hall #245; Sioux Falls, SD 57107
South Dakota's International Trade Center is pleased to host James Foley, Director of the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University. Mr. Foley will be presenting this seminar on June 25th to assist businesses of all sizes in taking their business international.
Event Overview: The course has been pre-approved by NASBITE International as a CGBP recertification program. Attendees will receive 6 CEUs toward annual recertification.