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globalEDGE Business Beat

globalEDGE Business Beat, hosted by Tomas Hult, covers discussions with a wide range of global leaders in business, government, and academe to provide information on the latest thoughts, tools, and markets that are flourishing globally.

9:00 AM every Wednesday
Replay: 3:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 3:00 AM


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Kari Kammel: A-CAPP's Educational Outreach Efforts

globalEDGE Business Beat
November 12, 2019 4:00 PM

Hosted by Jade Sims, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Kari Kammel, Assistant Director of the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) at MSU. Kari discusses their educational outreach efforts, including their online Professional Certificate in Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection. She also talks about issues surrounding e-commerce and how companies can proactively combat intellectual property issues in that space.

You can contact the A-CAPP Center and follow their work on their website: a-capp.msu.edu/

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Jeff Rojek: Research, Training and Certificate Program at the Center for A-CAPP

globalEDGE Business Beat
November 12, 2019 3:00 PM

Hosted by Jade Sims, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Jeff Rojek, Director of the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) at MSU. Jeff talks about the Center, his background in law enforcement and how he became interested in brand protection, and how he and his team help Michigan businesses through their research, training and certificate program, their practitioner journal The Brand Protection Professional, and their annual Brand Protection Summit held here in East Lansing.

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globalEDGE Business Beat | Entrepreneurship & Doing Business within Africa Presentations

globalEDGE Business Beat
October 18, 2019 11:00 AM

Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan: 2019 African Business Symposium PANEL: Friday October 4th 10:40 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Entrepreneurship & Doing Business within Africa. This session featured:
GRACE HSIA CEO Warmilu
VICTOR TOBENNA EZENWOKO Senior Manager, Business Development at Sunray Ventures
W.E. DA'CRUZ Co-Founder Virtual Global Consultant Group
DISCUSSION MODERATOR - JADE SIMS Assistant Director for International Trade Programs

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globalEDGE Business Beat | Entrepreneurship & Doing Business within Africa Panel

globalEDGE Business Beat
October 18, 2019 10:00 AM

Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan: 2019 African Business Symposium PANEL: Friday October 4th 10:40 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Entrepreneurship & Doing Business within Africa. This session featured:
GRACE HSIA CEO Warmilu
VICTOR TOBENNA EZENWOKO Senior Manager, Business Development at Sunray Ventures
W.E. DA'CRUZ Co-Founder Virtual Global Consultant Group
DISCUSSION MODERATOR - JADE SIMS Assistant Director for International Trade Programs

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Is the world becoming more sustainable?

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, a Professor of Management at Universidad EAFIT in Colombia. Dr. Gonzalez-Perez has been coordinator of the Colombian universities relationship with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since 2009; member of the SDG 1 Global Council of the World Government Summit; and represented Colombia at meetings of the United Nations. She has been involved with sustainability efforts worldwide for more than a decade, and that is the focus for our segment. Appropriately, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat focuses on the current state of sustainability and how the world is achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by the member nations of the United Nations in September 2015.

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A focus on Latin America: What is the AIB-LAC chapter?

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 6:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, a Professor of Management at Universidad EAFIT in Colombia. Alejandra previously served on the Academy of International Business Executive Board and currently serves as the chair of the AIB-LAC chapter (Latin America and the Caribbean), which is our focus for this segment. AIB-LAT is a chapter of the Academy of International Business, and is a leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business in Latin America. AIB-LAT organizes an annual conference, aimed at scholars and PhD students from Latin America working in the international business field, along with scholars from other regions interested in Latin America.

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September 2019: What is the outlook for international trade and production?

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 5:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Doug Barry. He is a director at the US-China Business Council. Prior to that, Dr. Doug Barry was a trade director in the US Department of Commerce and has also served as a foreign commercial officer in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand, plus been a journalist for ABC News in New York and London. The focus of this segment is on international trade and production in the world today and a forecast for going forward.

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What is the US-China Business Council?

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 4:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Doug Barry. He is the Director of Communications and Publications at the US-China Business Council. Before joining USCBC, Dr. Doug Barry was a director in the US Foreign and Commercial Service in the US Department of Commerce, has served as a foreign commercial officer in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand, and also worked as a journalist for ABC News in New York and London. The focus of this segment is on his new role at the US-China Business Council and what the council does relative to US-China relations, international trade, and political undertakings.

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Student and corporate engagement in MSU’s marketing department pt.2

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 3:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Eric Doerr is Director of Student and Corporate Engagement for the Department of Marketing in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He has also served in multiple director roles of employer relations for the Broad College of Business and Michigan State University. The focus of this segment is on today’s job market. As a backdrop, the job market at home and abroad is driven by economic forces of supply and demand. For August 2019, the latest numbers show that of the 15 major industry groups, 12 added jobs. The three that most drove total nonfarm employment growth (on a seasonally adjusted basis) were health & social assistance, professional services, and financial activities. The three decliners for the month were information, natural resources and mining, and retail trade. Eric Doerr makes sense of today’s job market with an outlook towards the future.

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Student and corporate engagement in MSU’s marketing department

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 2:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Eric Doerr is Director of Student and Corporate Engagement for the Department of Marketing in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, and his relatively new position is the focus of our segment. As a background, the field of marketing is rapidly expanding; innovative technologies and rising customer personalization have raised the bar for industry professionals. The globally-recognized faculty of the Department of Marketing in the Broad College of Business connect cutting-edge marketing research insights to engaging industry-driven curriculum to ensure Broad marketing graduates are able to exceed these growing expectations. Eric Doerr serves as a core linkage between the department, students, and corporations in this “marketing ecosystem.”

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