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First Annual Global Week A Success

Events include international panels, keynote addresses, and lunch fairs

January 25, 2013

Fuqua's international diversity clubs and the MBAA kicked off Fuqua's first annual Global Week on Monday, January 28th featuring international panels, keynote addresses, and lunch fairs.

The idea was born during a Leader's Court exercise (where second year students develop a plan to enhance their school experience). Global Week aims to highlight important economic issues such as the impact of emerging markets. Students also want to create a forum to celebrate the cultural diversity at Fuqua.

The schedule of events is available here on CampusGroups. To stay up-to-date about Global Week events, please download TOPI from your app store to get connected with other attendees and receive immediate updates related to Global Week. 

The following events are open to the public.

Tuesday, January 29

4:00-5:00 pm: Mr. Bill McDermott, Co-CEO, SAP

Mr. McDermott will discuss global leadership with Dean Bill Boulding. Having recently returned from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr. McDermott will share insights based on the sessions he attended and the global leaders he interacted with during the Forum.

Wednesday, January 30

9am - 10:15am: Emerging Markets Panel Discussion - During this panel, we will explore the interconnectedness of developed and developing markets by answering questions such as: How do companies successfully enter emerging markets? What are the challenges they face?  What role has foreign direct investment played in emerging markets?

Panelists -

  • Ambassador Patrick Duddy, U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence at the Duke University Center for International Studies 
  • Mr. Larry Seruma, Managing Principal of Nile Capital Management LLC 

10:30am - 11:45 am: Global Supply Chain Panel Discussion - During this panel, we will explore the "geographic lifecycle of a product" by demonstrating how various countries and people from different cultures contribute to the sourcing of materials, as well as production and distribution of a product or service.

Panelists -

  • Ms. Kelly Marchese, Principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Manufacturing Operations practice
  • Mr. Christopher Nowlin, Sr. Director Global Business Process with Walmart Stores Inc.

Note all of these events will be held at Fuqua School of Business in Geneen Auditorium. Guests who wish to attend panels on Wednesday, January 30 are asked to register here. Please register to attend.