2022 International Business Symposium
When: February 21st – 22nd
What: Two days of learning on a global scale. Hear from speakers presenting on studying abroad, business and diplomacy, import/export dynamics, cultural perspectives, and so much more. The symposium is open to students of all majors.
Keynote Speaker: Alan Grissom – Head of Business North America and Global Head of Insurance, S& P Dow Jones Indices
You must register in advance to attend.
3 Steps to Attending the International Business Symposium
1. Choose events and RSVP on Handshake. (Search events for “International Business Symposium”).
2. Download the UA Business LEAD event tracker app (called Suitable).
3. Attend events and scan in with the LEAD app from your mobile device!
Questions or Issues? Contact Jennifer Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Click on a date to view sessions for that day.
All events take place in the Mary Hewell Alston Hall Parlor located on the 4th floor unless otherwise noted.
|8:45 - 9:00 a.m.||Opening and Welcome||Kay Palan, Dean, Culverhouse College of Business|
|9:00 - 9:50 a.m.||Panel Discussion
Building a Global Unit in a Domestic Firm
|Yelena Epova, Atlanta Office Managing Partner and Partner-in-Charge, International Services - Apiro
Alan Grissom, Head of Business North America and Global Head of Insurance, S&P Dow Jones Indices
|9:50 - 10:00 a.m.||BREAK|
|10:00 - 10:50 a.m.||Presentation
The Intersection of Business and Diplomacy
|Javier Diaz, Consulate General, Mexico|
|11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Lowder Speaker Student Luncheon, Hewson Hall Smith Board Room|
|1:00 - 1:50 p.m.||Presentation
Import/Export Dynamics: Impact on State and Global Economy
|James Fowler, Executive Vice President, Blakely Boatworks, and Managing Director, Marine & Stevedoring Operations, Cooper Marine & Timberlands Corp.|
|1:50 - 2:00 p.m.||BREAK|
|2:00 - 3:00 p.m.||Lowder Keynote Presentation in Alston 30
Building a Career in International Business
|Alan Grissom, Head of Business North America and Global Head of Insurance, S&P Dow Jones Indices|
|9:30 - 10:30 a.m.||Information Session
Study and Internships Abroad
|Carolina Robinson, Director of Study Abroad UA Capstone International|
|10:30 - 11:00 a.m.||BREAK|
|11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Presentation
Cross-Country Variations in Brand Marketing: US versus China
|Kennedy Horton, Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, UT, Chattanooga, and former General Manager, GNC China|
|12:00 - 12:15 p.m.||BREAK|
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m.||Interactive Workshop
|Dr. Stanford Westjohn, Associate Professor of International Business, Culverhouse College of Business, The University of Alabama
Diana Gomez, International Business Faculty, Culverhouse College of Business, The University of Alabama