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GBF 2007: International Trade and Investment

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GBF 2007






Between Tuesday, February 27, and Friday, March 2, 2007, Baylor's McBride Center for International Business will hosted a Global Business Forum where a distinguished group of speakers and panelists discussed a variety of vital issues related to international trade and investment. The Forum is the centerpiece of a new Global Business Week, providing an annual update on global business issues for Baylor students and the regional business community.

The Waco Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas and San Antonio (Camino Real) District Export Councils of the U.S. Department of Commerce are active participants in the Forum. Two of our sessions were organized by the Global Graduate Business Council, a Baylor graduate student organization, which is also assisting with conference logistics. Our speakers came from several countries, including practitioners and experts from large and small manufacturing companies, technology and service firms, and public agencies. 

February 27, 2007
Time/Location Event
Cashion 307

Business as Mission, Part 1

  • Glenn White, Business Without Borders
Cashion 107

Business as Mission, Part 2

  • David Gowdey, The Barrington Group
Blume Conference Room

Business as Mission Luncheon

  • Glenn White and David Gowdey
February 28, 2007
Time/Location Event
Blume Conference Room

Global Graduate Business Council Speaker

  • Richard Hawkins, former president, Hill's International
March 1, 2007
Time/Location Event
Blume Conference Room

International Business Operations in Transitional Economies

  • Chair - Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Jeannie Osborne (Principal, QP4, LLC)
  • Peter Wu (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology)
Blume Conference Room

International Activities of Central Texas Firms

  • Chair - Alan Cook (Baylor University)
  • Don Dwyer, Jr. (Dwyer Group)
  • Mark Reynolds (Reynolds Distributing)
  • Charles Wiley (Time Manufacturing)
Blume Conference Room

International Operations of High-Technology Companies

  • Chair - Joseph McKinney (Baylor University)
  • James Davis (FreeFlight Systems)
  • Doug Fulmer (Clear Technologies)
Banquet Room


  • Chair - Terry Maness (Baylor University)
  • Leslie Schweitzer (US Chamber of Commerce)
Blume Conference Room

Challenges of the U.S. Regulatory Environment

  • Chair - Susie Etheredge (Baylor University)
  • Jim Anderson (ETCetera International, Inc.)
  • Joseph Garvey (U.S. Market Development Group)
  • Daniel Mark Ogden (Attorney & Counselor at Law)
Blume Conference Room

Global Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Chair - Les Palich (Baylor University)
  • Screening and discussion of film, "A Decent Factory: Nokia in China"
March 2, 2007
Time/Location Event
Cashion 303

Global Graduate Business Council Speaker (via videoconference)

  • David Paredes (Scotia Bank, Santiago, Chile)
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