Center for International Business Education and Research

Archived Events 2011

MSP Export Initiative, December 16, 2011
CIBER hosted the fourth meeting for Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

CIBER Research Circle, December 8, 2011
An undergraduate research group to support honors students who are writing theses with an international business dimension.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Doing Business in Africa, December 7, 2011
A panel discussion on education and workforce development in Africa. Offered in partnership with the Corporate Council on Africa and Books for Africa.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Finance for Cleantech: A Workshop for Exporters, December 1, 2011
An overview of the role of financing in export success, and how the U.S. Export-Import Bank's finance products have been customized for the needs of cleantech exporters. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Trade Office and Thinc.GreenMSP.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Export Process for Cleantech: An Introduction to Exporting, December 1, 2011
A program about export readiness, finding the right markets for products or services, and managing shipments and collecting payments. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Trade Office and Thinc.GreenMSP.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

MSP Export Initiative Steering Committee, October 28, 2011
CIBER hosted the third meeting for Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture for Business, October 14, 2011
CIBER and the Confucius Institute presented a half-day Chinese language and culture orientation.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Doing Business in India: Opportunities and Challenges, October 13, 2011
The Minnesota Trade Office and trade specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service in Mumbai and New Delhi discussed the opportunities and challenges of doing business in India.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Global Strategy and Marketing, September 30, 2011
A program in partnership with Enterprise Minnesota and targeted towards Minnesota manufacturers.
Location: Little Falls, Minnesota

CIBER Advisory Council Meeting, September 29, 2011
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Trade Barriers in China - How the U.S. Government Can Help, September 28, 2011
The U.S. Commercial Service in Minnesota and Mr. Seward ("Skip") L. Jones, Jr., U.S. Department of Commerce, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Agreements and Compliance, presented an in-depth discussion about existing trade barriers when exporting to China.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Explore Study Abroad - Enter the Global Market, September 27, 2011
How can you get the most out of your international experience? The Business Association of Multicultural Students (BAM) and CIBER gave students a firsthand look at preparing for an international experience of a lifetime.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Investment and Financing Opportunities in India, September 23, 2011
The India Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India to discuss business
opportunities in India.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Trade and Investment Opportunities in Turkey, September 23, 2011
The Minnesota Trade Office hosted a seminar on the growing Turkish market, trade and investment opportunities in Turkey, and the status and potential of economic relations between the United States and Turkey.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Why Asia, Why Singapore, Why Now?, September 15, 2011
The U.S. Commercial Service in Minnesota hosted the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. David Adelman, for a breakfast program. Minnesota firms learned about current export and business opportunities in Singapore as well as neighboring Southeast Asian markets.
St. Paul, Minnesota

MSP Export Initiative Steering Committee, September 9, 2011
CIBER hosted the second meeting for Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Resources for Exploring Global Markets, August 18, 2011
Globalization poses significant opportunities and challenges for manufacturers seeking to develop international markets. This session provided tools for assessing these markets, and a better understanding about current business practices in the global marketplace. It also offered guidance on how to move your organization toward an export plan. Presented in partnership with Enterprise Minnesota, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the U.S. Commercial Service in Minnesota.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Global Strategy and Marketing, August 10, 2011
Marketing your products outside the U.S. represents both great opportunity and significant challenges. Whether this was a new initiative for your company or you were looking to invigorate your existing international marketing strategy, this session helped you understand marketing dynamics around the world. It included a short real-life case by speaker John Murray, a lecturer at the Carlson School of Management and founder of a global medical diagnostics company. Presented in partnership with Enterprise Minnesota, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.
Location: Owatonna, Minnesota

GopherBusiness, July 23-30, 2011
CIBER participated in this program for diverse, high-potential high school students by inviting alumni of education abroad programs to share stories about their study abroad experience and internships or career options in international business.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Globalization: Shifts in International Business, July 25-29, 2011
A summer professional development seminar for K-16 educators. Dr. Sid Benraouane presented the culture, economics, politics and corporate strategies of doing business overseas. Teachers integrated international business components into their curriculum and built a teaching portfolio that sets students on a path to becoming globally-minded business professionals.
Presented in partnership with the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Metropolitan Export Initiative, June 10, 2011
CIBER hosted the kick-off meeting for Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Global Impact of Food Protection and Defense, June 10, 2011
Food impacts each of our lives every day. Protecting and defending our food system is essential to reducing the potential for contamination and mitigating catastrophic public health and economic effects of attack on the food system. CIBER and the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD) offered a seminar addressing the global impact of food protection and defense. This seminar provided information, tools, and expert opinion. The Food Safety Modernization Act, the first major overhaul in food laws in 70 years, was also discussed.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Junior Achievement Impact Day at Adams Spanish Immersion School, June 7, 2011
¿Hablas español? CIBER recruited volunteers for a day at Adams Spanish Immersion School. Volunteers educated K-6 students about business, work readiness, and financial literacy.
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

2011 CIBER Short Term Study Abroad Conference, June 2-3, 2011
The CIBER Short Term Study Abroad (STSA) Conference encouraged and educated institutions of higher education in the programmatic, logistical, evaluation and execution of short term study abroad programs. It is an annual conference organized on a rotating basis by one of the members of the CIBER STSA consortium and conducted at the site of the annual NAFSA International conference each year.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Minnesota Water Technology Export Roundtable: Grant funding for market development, May 25, 2011
Participants learned how federal grant funding can help Minnesota water companies with export development in key markets in India, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Minnesota Trade Office and CIBER welcomed World Trade Center San Diego Executive Vice President Hugh Constant to Minnesota to discuss this exciting opportunity.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Doing Business with France, May 12, 2011
The Minnesota International Center (MIC) collaborated with the French American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Minneapolis/St. Paul to present a special half-day business symposium on Doing Business with France. This symposium brought together French policymakers with prominent Minnesota business leaders and international business experts for an in-depth exploration of the French business climate within the current sociopolitical and economic context, with an emphasis on increasing reciprocal investment between France and Minnesota.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Students - Meet the Hong Kong Commissioner, May 11, 2011
CIBER welcomed Mr. Donald Tong Chi-keung, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA to the Carlson School! Participants learned about Hong Kong and the business opportunities there for US companies. Presentation for students from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room 2-213 followed by a reception in room 2-210 catered by the Tea House.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Benefits and Burdens of FDA Regulations on Global Medical Technology Markets, May 6, 2011
Co-sponsored by the Medical Industry Leadership Institute.
This event provided an insightful and candid set of conversations about the challenges facing the medical technology market and the evolving role of governments across the globe.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mercosur 2011 - Brazil, Argentina and Chile, May 6–17, 2011
The 15th annual Mercosur Professional Development in International Business (PDIB) program explored how Brazil, Argentina, and Chile are dealing with the global economic crisis and how the change in the United States affects bilateral relations and the regional trading block.
Location: Brazil, Argentina, Chile

GBSA Global Speaker Series: Eric Gustafson, The Economist, April 26, 2011
An interactive discussion of European markets and economics with Eric Gustafson of The Economist. Eric is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth and the Diplomatic Academy of London. He joined The Economist in September 2001 as a correspondent in the Britain section and since April 2010 has been a correspondent for the European Section, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Doing Business in Algeria and Morocco, April 14, 2011
Joint event with the Minnesota Trade Office, Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) hosted at the Carlson School of Management.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

District Export Council Leadership Forum, April 11-12, 2011
The 2011 National District Export Council Leadership Forum included: a plenary session to discuss national policy positions and a planning session to discuss future conference dates, locations and planning responsibilities. Additional sessions focused on DEC Best Practices in the following areas: Legislative/Congressional Outreach; Incorporation, Bylaws and Fundraising; Export University, the DEC 100 Mentoring Program. We also discussed how to implement DEC strategies and what resources are available to DEC leaders. The 2011 DEC Leadership Forum was sponsored by all 33 Centers for International Business Education and Research.
Location: Washington D.C.

CIBER Business Language Conference, March 23–26, 2011
The annual CIBER Business Language Conference gathered foreign language faculty to present ideas, discuss best practices, and generate new ideas to teach foreign language to business students and to teach business foreign language to non-business students.
Location: Charleston, South Carolina

CIBER Associate Directors' Meeting, March 21-23, 2011
Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Global Classrooms Spanish Model UN Conference, March 16, 2011
Produced by the United Nations Association of Minnesota, supported by CIBER, and hosted at the Carlson School of Management.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

New Markets, New Jobs: The National Export Initiative Small Business Tour, February 17, 2011
Minneapolis hosted the kickoff for the national tour. The day-long conference connected small and medium sized businesses with resources to sell more of their products in international markets.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Carlson School Global Discovery Symposium, February 11, 2011
Mini-conference on emerging markets: risk, innovation, and governance.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Videos & Podcasts:
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