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Webinar: Myanmar & Cambodia

Meet the Founder and CEO of Julian Hard Cider, Paul Thomas
The Sustainability Imperative: Business Practices & Future Profits
7th Annual International Business Conference
  • Date: Sat., December 27, 2014 – Sun., December 28, 2014
  • Las Vegas, NV
Strategic Business, Management, and Economic Research International Conference
2014 Fall Global Management Conference
The Basics of Export Compliance Webinar Series Features in the Automated Export System
California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce 2014 Annual Convention
Take Your Small Business Global Webinar
How to Do Business with the Asian Development Bank
Bureau of Industry and Security Export Regulation Course
The Basics of Export Compliance Webinar Series Sanctions Risk, Responsibilities, and Strategies
CUIBE 2014 Spring Conference and Governance Meeting
  • Date: Thu., February 06, 2014 – Sun., February 09, 2014
  • Marriott Mission Valley
Hot Topics for Export Compliance Professionals
WTCSD Latin America Desk Launch Fiesta
  • Date: Wed., August 28, 2013, Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Luce Lofts, San Diego, CA
ACCESS 2013 International Trade Forum
  • Date: Wed., May 01, 2013 – Thu., May 02, 2013
  • San Diego, CA
FDIB Green Business: Australia
International Sales Workshop
  • Date: Thu., February 23, 2012
Resiliency and Resumption Workshop
  • Date: Thu., February 23, 2012
Cross Cultural Business Communication: India
  • Date: Wed., February 15, 2012
8th Annual China Business Outlook
  • Date: Thu., February 02, 2012
Tools for Trade: The New Free Trade Agreements
  • Date: Thu., January 19, 2012
Webinar on Water Purification
  • Date: Tue., January 10, 2012
  • Date: Mon., October 17, 2011 – Wed., October 19, 2011
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • WEFTEC 2011 Connects you to the US Water Industry Conference (WEFTEC) is the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. WEFTEC attracts nearly 1,000 exhibitors of innovative water quality technologies.
Asia Desk Business Series: Philippines
  • Date: Mon., October 10, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • Presentation by former president of the Philippines, Fidel V. Ramos. President Ramos is a founding member of the non-government, non-profit international organization, Boao Forum For Asia (BFA), a prestigious and premier forum for leaders in government, business and academiain Asia and other countries to share visions on the mot pressing issues for this dynamic region and the world at large.
Maximize Your Return on Trade Shows
  • Date: Thu., October 06, 2011
  • Online
  • Learn about how to maximize your returns on trade shows and what to expect when participating in trade shows.
Tools for Trade: New Market Entry Strategies
  • Date: Wed., October 05, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • New Market Entry is a critical strategy to growing out of the recession, however failure to understand the nuances associated with brand awareness, product placement, and sales related to your foreign target can lead to costly mistakes or even failure.
WaterSmart Innovations 2011
  • Date: Wed., October 05, 2011 – Fri., October 07, 2011
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • The WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition is the largest urban-water efficiency conference of its kind in the world. Presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority and numerous forward-thinking organizations, the 4th annual WSI will be held October 5-7, 2011, at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas.
Brazil Today: Economy, Technology, People
  • Date: Fri., September 30, 2011 – Sun., October 02, 2011
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • The weekend course, offered jointly by Pitt and CMU, explores how current thematic factors interact to influence Brazil's position today and into the future. The course will touch upon issues including: education, industrial growth, economic development, business influence, exports, and socio-economic shifts.
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Financing Your Foreign Sales by Citibank
  • Date: Wed., September 28, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • Trade Sales Specialist Anne Blackwood speaks about how to "Improve Your Competitiveness in the Global Marketplace".
Luncheon Program: The Swiss Connection: America's Bridge to Iran
  • Date: Tue., September 27, 2011
  • The Commerce Club, Atlanta, GA
  • For more than 30 years, Switzerland has represented U.S. interests in Iran. These behind-the-scenes efforts have seldom been known to the public until now. Minister Guillaume Scheurer and the panelists will discuss this crucial bridge between the U.S. and Iran; the impact of sanctions on trade, business and banking; and Iran's geopolitical impact on the region. Panelists include Mr. Hrair Balian, director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center, and the Honorable Gordon D. Griffin, former ambassador to Canada.
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China-US 2011 Joint Symposium "Global Sustainability Issues in Energy, Climate, Water and Environment"
  • Date: Mon., September 26, 2011 – Thu., September 29, 2011
  • West Lafayette, IN
  • The workshop will strengthen and promote China-US research partnerships through specific joint research and education initiatives related to alternative energy, environmental protection and management, and mitigation of climate effects.
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Business Opportunity Between San Diego & Poland
  • Date: Tue., September 20, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • Representatives of Metrix Inc and EnergoControl share specifics of the Polish marketplace and the business opportunities between San Diego and Poland.
WEBINAR: Water Technology Export Opportunities in Jordan
  • Date: Wed., September 14, 2011
  • Online
  • Learn about the water technology export opportunities in Jordan and successful ways to do business in Jordan.
Peace Prosperity & Diversity Through Trade: A 9/11 Commemoration
  • Date: Thu., September 08, 2011
  • Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
  • The World Trade Center hosts "Tribute of Remembrance, Honor and Renewal" to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, DC.
Asia Desk Business Series: Thailand
  • Date: Wed., August 31, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • A presentation by Minister Kessiri Siripakorn from the Office of Commercial Affairs and Royal Thai Embassy lectures about doing business in Thailand.
International Economic Summit
  • Date: Tue., May 17, 2011
  • SDSU Montezuma Hall
  • Hosted by SDSU CIBER, this all-day program simulates world trade among nations, with dozens of student teams from San Diego and Baja California. Similar to a Model United Nations, each student team represents a different country. This program is organized by SDSU CIBER in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
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Member Appreciation Mixer
  • Date: Wed., May 11, 2011
  • San Diego, CA
  • Appreciation Mixers are complimentary and exclusive events for World Trade Center San Diego (WTCSD) Members to build relationships with other members, the WTCSD Board of Directors, and the WTCSD Team.
2011 Green Supply Chain Management Symposium
  • Date: Fri., May 06, 2011
  • Sheraton Mission Valley
  • Green is more than a competitive advantage Legislation and regulations are moving towards stricter guidelines every day and it is essential that companies learn what regulations will require change in their industry and what measurement standards will be applied.This symposium provided greater understanding of government and industry initiatives related to carbon footprint accounting and re-porting and how you can be proactive in your business strategies.
21st Century Corporate Governance:Scholarship Meets Practice
  • Date: Fri., April 15, 2011
  • SDSU Aztec Center Auditorium
  • The one-day seminar discussed the latest corporate governance trends and practices in the U.S. and abroad.
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District Export Council Leadership Forum
  • Date: Mon., April 11, 2011
  • Ronald Reagan Center in Washington D.C.
  • The forum included a plenary session to discuss national policy positions, DEC Best Practices such has legislative/congresssional outreach, incorporation, bylaws and fundraising, export university, and DEC Mentoring Program. And also discussed how to implement DEC strategies and what resources are available to DEC leaders. Lastly a networking reception was held for DEC chairs, vice chairs, executive secretaries and members with Department of Commerce officials.
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2011 International Business Mixer
  • Date: Thu., April 07, 2011
  • Landmark Aviation Private Hangar
  • WTCSD members, exhibitors and local business organizations came together for this ultimate networking event WTCSD Annual International Business Mega Mixer. Each had the opportunity to meet and network with San Diego County International business proffesionals while inside the Landmark Aviation Private Hangar.
Tools For Trade: Pacman Compliance
  • Date: Mon., April 04, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • Topics coverd included general prohibitions, record-keeping, customs bonds, special tariff treament programs, invoices & liabilities for duties, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), commerce control list, etc.
CBIZ: Domestic International Sales Corp Optimizing Tax Benefit for Exporters
  • Date: Thu., March 24, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • Guest Speakers Bob Gellman, Tax Services Managing Direction, CBIZ MHM, and Dan Steele, Partner, Profit Point Tax Technolog discussed the DISC as a U.S. Tax Benefit for Exporters-Achieving Operational Efficiences, DISC Benefit Optimization through structuring alternative, DISC Benefit Optimization through transitional analysis and Tax Refund Opportunities.
Exporting to the European Union & Regulatory Requirements
  • Date: Tue., March 08, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • Speaker Susana Getman, Market Access & Compliance Specialist Commercial Service, U.S. Mission to the European Union spoke about "Overview of European Union Rules & Regulations. Trends that drive market opportunities in Europe." And Speaker Carrie Brooks, Interational Trade Specialist for the U.S. Commercial Service touched on "The National Export Initiative and U.S. Export Control Reform."
India Water Tech Trade Mission
  • Date: Mon., February 28, 2011 – Fri., March 04, 2011
  • Mission to Bangalore and Mumbai, India
  • Met with key Government Decision-makers and Business Partners, and visited Aquatech India.
Cross Cultural Business Communication Workshop: Mexico
  • Date: Wed., February 16, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • Meeting was held to learn more about negotiation styles, phone protocol, written communications and more. Speaker James C. Clarck, Director General Mexico Business Center and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce was in attendance.
Center for Regional Sustainability Panel "Corporate Responsibility: The Future of the World?"
  • Date: Tue., February 15, 2011
  • SDSU Palma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
  • A panel discussion with four leaders from business and government on the Common Experience Program theme "Social justice and Environmental Integrity:A Call to Service" and the role of businesses in creating a sustainable world. Panelists included Jamie Lanier of Interface Corporation, Frank Hydoski of Deloite, Gangadeep Singh of Ebay, and Crystal Crawford with the City of Del Mar.
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Annual Chinese Business Outlook
  • Date: Thu., February 03, 2011
  • Sheraton Mission Valley, San Diego
  • The China Business Outlook is an annual conference hosted by the Asia Desk at WTCSD and its partners. The conference provided a timely update on China's changing business environment in the past year and also gives an outlook for the coming year. The 2011 program features Mr. William Zarit, the head of U.S. Commercial Services in China; Prof. Barry Naughton, one of the top China economists and a panel of corporate executives from San Diego.
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerice 140th Annual Dinner
  • Date: Thu., February 03, 2011
  • Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego
  • The Chamber's Annual Dinner is one of San Diego's most established business traditions. This was truly the networking event and The Annual Dinner featured the induction of the Chamber's 2011 Chairman of the Board, Vince Mudd, San Diego Office Interiors, and the 2011 Board of Directors. The Spirit of San Diego, Courageous Leadership, and Regional Unity Awards will each be bestowed to individuals in the business community who have demonstrated the entrepreneurial and business spirit that is uniquely San Diego.ear with over 1,000 business and elected leaders expected to attend.
Tools for Trade: Incoterms 2011
  • Date: Fri., January 21, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana Annual Gala
Tools for Trade: International Sales Training Workshop
  • Date: Thu., January 20, 2011
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
  • Date: Wed., January 19, 2011
  • World Trade Center San Diego
IBLA 2011:International Leadership Awards
  • Date: Tue., January 11, 2011
  • SDSU Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
FDIB Southeast Asia
FDIB MENA (Middle East & North Africa)
2010 World Trade Center SD Annual Business Meeting & Member Appreciation Breakfast
  • Date: Thu., December 09, 2010
  • The University Club Atop Symphony Towers
2010 International Economic Outlook Forum
  • Date: Wed., December 01, 2010
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, CA
  • Discussion and predictions on GDP rates, exchange rates, inflation and consumer price idex. Also, conversated of what the expectations are for China, Eurozone, Mexico, Japan, Brazil and Canada.
9th Annual Asia Pacific Homeland Security Summit
  • Date: Mon., November 22, 2010 – Tue., November 23, 2010
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Conference was held to focus on Government and Industry Perspectives and develope solutions to public and private sector security threats in the Asia-Pacific area. Attendees were able to participate, interact and stimulate ideas and innovative approches through plenary forum and discussions.
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MIT Enterprise Forum & World Trade Center SD "Growing Global" Forum
  • Date: Wed., November 17, 2010
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
  • This event helped maximize networking opportunites between members to understand technology and using technology to capture opportunities for global trade is key to sucess in today's worldwide marketplace. In doing so, MIT Enterprise Forum and World Trade Center SD joined forces to bring the members the program combining MITEF's technology to WTCSD's global trade platforms.
2010 Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) International Business Case Competition
  • Date: Fri., November 05, 2010 – Sat., November 06, 2010
  • Northeastern University, Boston
  • Sixteen teams of four undergraduate students each are selected from the nation's leading business schools to participate in the International Case Competition.
2010 The OSU CIBER Case Challenge
  • Date: Wed., October 27, 2010 – Sat., October 30, 2010
  • Ohio State University
  • Academic competitions test students' analytical savvy and presentation skills while helping prepare them for the real challenges of the business world.
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2010 International District Export Council Conference
  • Date: Sun., October 24, 2010 – Wed., October 27, 2010
Tools For Trade:Incoterms 2010 at WTCSD
  • Date: Thu., October 21, 2010
4th Annual China Town Hall at WTCSD
  • Date: Mon., October 18, 2010
2010 Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education Steering Committee Meeting
2010 International Business Leadership Awards
  • Date: Thu., October 07, 2010
2010 China Trade Comission
  • Date: Sun., September 05, 2010 – Tue., September 14, 2010
  • Shanghai, China
  • WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego (WTCSD), with the support of the County of San Diego, San Diego Regional EDC and Imperial Valley EDC, lead a trade mission to Xiamen, Shanghai and Suzhou and explored business and investment opportunities with China.
2010 AIB Conference in Rio de Janeiro
  • Date: Fri., June 25, 2010 – Tue., June 29, 2010
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • "International Networks and the "Born Global" Phenomenon: Evidence from a Transition Economy" was accepted for presentation at the AIB 2010 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, and is now in consideration for being nominated for the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award.
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CIBER Western Regional 2010 Consortium Conference: "Changing Curriculum for a Changing World"
  • Date: Wed., June 02, 2010 – Fri., June 04, 2010
  • James West Alumni Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Western Regional CIBER Conference is a biennial event hosted by the Consortium of Western CIBER Universities. The conference brings together representatives of two- and four-year colleges and universities to provide a forum for networking and sharing pedagogical innovations.
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2010 International Economic Summit
  • Date: Thu., May 27, 2010
  • Montezuma Hall, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • SDSU CIBER will host the 5th Annual International Economic Summit, a unique event to teach fundamental economic concepts within the context of international trade to high school seniors.
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EMBA 2010 International Trip
  • Date: Sun., May 23, 2010 – Sun., May 30, 2010
  • Santiago, Chile
  • An integral component of the EMBA program is to participate in an international study program, which is designed to allow students to gain an understanding of global business cultural practices and acquire direct international experience in foreign countries. As part of the BA 709: Global Financial Environment course, students will be visiting Santiago, Chile in order to provide a historical, political, economic, and social/cultural overview of that region.
Japan Business and Culture Expedition
  • Date: Fri., May 14, 2010 – Sun., May 23, 2010
  • Japan
  • A customized trip made especially for the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana (JSSDT) membership, with a focus on Japan's natural beauty, spiritual depth, and cultural treasures.
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FDIB Africa 2010: Understanding the Business Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Date: Mon., May 10, 2010 – Wed., May 26, 2010
  • Africa
  • The objective is to raise faculty awareness of the economic, political, and cultural environments that exist in sub-Sahara Africa today and, ultimately, to leverage that first-hand awareness into competence and expertise in classrooms and research campuses throughout the United States.
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The San Diego Microfinance Alliance Summit
  • Date: Fri., May 07, 2010
  • Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • The conference will highlight the local and international work of San Diego's micorfinance organizations. Keynote speaker, Lynn McMullen has been engaged in the field of microfinance for over twenty years with federal policy, advocacy, and program evaulation. More recently she has been working to develop programs for AIDS orphans, vulnerable youth and voluntary home based care networks in rural South Africa.
Hispanic-Serving Institution Roundtable
  • Date: Mon., April 19, 2010 – Tue., April 20, 2010
  • Austin, TX
  • UT-Austin CIBER will host a national roundtable meeting of 30-40 representatives of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), CIBERs, corporations and workforce development representatives to explore ways in which CIBERs can best support the development of HSI business program internationalization and Hispanic student participation in international programs. The roundtable seeks to clarify the needs and challenges of HSIs, which are institutions with 25% or greater Hispanic student populations, as they prepare their graduates to compete in a global business environment and support the competitiveness of U.S. business.
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International Business Mega Mixer Trade Show
  • Date: Thu., April 01, 2010
  • Landmark Aviation Private Hangar, San Diego, CA
  • Join WTCSD, San Diego County chambers, business organizations, and exhibitors for the ultimate networking event! Meet, Mix & Mingle with International Business Professionals from in/and around San Diego County – all while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and beverages – inside the impressive setting of a private airplane hangar courtesy of Landmark Aviation.
Doing Business in Latin America
  • Date: Sat., March 27, 2010 – Sat., April 03, 2010
  • Argentina
  • Alternative Spring Break Opportunity led by SDSU faculty, Dr. Massoud Saghafi to Argentina. The objectives of this program are (1) to provide a general conceptual understanding of the international marketing environment in Argentina, and (2) using on-site visits, match the theory and the practice of international business in Argentina.
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2010 CIBER Business Language Conference
  • Date: Wed., March 24, 2010 – Fri., March 26, 2010
  • Hall of Flags, Historic Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • CIBER Business Language Conference provides the opportunity for teachers, scholars, policy makers and business leaders to discuss business language education. Penn Lauder CIBER and the Lauder Institute will host this important event, which ties into the larger national discourse about the ways that language education must keep pace and meet future challenges for applied language programs in light of research, trends, and needs of the changing economic environment.
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21st Anniversary of Venture Challenge
  • Date: Thu., March 18, 2010 – Sat., March 20, 2010
  • La Jolla Marriott, La Jolla, CA
  • This innovative international graduate business plan competition gives graduate students from around the world an opportunity to seek investment in their business ideas. The event draws student teams from top global universities and provides them with a forum to present to potential investors and to earn more than $25,000 in awards.
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Guest speaker, Richard Martin presents "Are Steel Cargo Containers the Answer for Haiti's Housing Solutions?"
  • Date: Tue., March 09, 2010
  • The Grand Ballroom at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, San Diego, CA
  • Guest speaker, Richard Martin, a retired professor of construction and industrial design at Georgia Institute of Technology, will present an environmentally friendly solution to rebuild homes in Haiti by using "retired" cargo shipping containers—many which are unclaimed and piling up in ports around the world. Professor Martin believes this cost-effective and sustain-able approach to building homes can help alleviate the housing crisis in Haiti today.
Green Supply Chain Forum
  • Date: Thu., March 04, 2010 – Fri., March 05, 2010
  • FL
  • Companies on the path to a greener supply chain are limited by the absence of metrics that can be used to quantify their progress. The Third Annual Green Supply Chain Forum hosted by Florida International University will invite experts in industry and government to help you determine ways to quantify your efforts.
Doing Business in Japan: WTCSD Asia Desk Business Series
  • Date: Thu., February 25, 2010
  • World Trade Center, San Diego, CA
  • SDSU CIBER sponsored faculty grant to attend Asia Desk Business Series presents: Doing Business in Japan. This informational series will discuss particular opportunities and challenges that companies face when expanding business into this intricate and aggressive market. Presenting speaker Jane Booth from High Street Partners, INC, a firm that helps companies do business overseas by providing one stop for accounting, compliance and HR in over seventy countries.
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NVIVO Training Workshop
  • Date: Mon., February 22, 2010
  • Denver, CO
  • SDSU CIBER faculty supported program. This hands-on workshop is a basic introduction to NVivo 8. At the end of the day, you should have enough knowledge to get up and running with your own project.
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2010 Airport Aviation Youth Art Competition
  • Date: Sat., February 20, 2010
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego, CA
  • SDSU CIBER support of the 2010 Airport Aviation Youth Art Competition. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate students' interest in aviation, encourage them to consider aviation careers and increase public awareness of the benefits of aviation and aerospace along with global trade and commerce.
Foreign Language Educators Workshop
  • Date: Thu., February 18, 2010 – Sat., February 20, 2010
  • Memphis, TN
  • This Workshop offers participants valuable insights into the relationship between foreign language and international business, discusses how to develop a business language curriculum, and explores the resources available to the foreign language educator interested in this new and exciting field. Above all, this workshop will serve as a unique forum for the exchange of ideas among participants.
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SDSU International Sports MBA Case Competition
  • Date: Thu., February 18, 2010 – Fri., February 19, 2010
  • Petco Park, San Diego, CA
  • The annual SDSU International Sports MBA Case Competition is the defining event for each cohort of the Sports MBA program. It serves as an annual networking event for sports-minded MBAs from elite schools, and allows our students to showcase their sports industry knowledge and benchmark their skills alongside some of the most talented graduate business students in the world.
International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association
  • Date: Thu., January 28, 2010 – Sat., January 30, 2010
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • SDSU CIBER sponsorship of the 6th Annual Doctoral/New Faculty Consortium of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.
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SCOR Users Seminar and Supply Chain Council Members Meeting
  • Date: Tue., January 19, 2010
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • This program demonstrates SCOR's flexibility as a global standard and how SCOR and other frameworks are being used to deliver savings and improve performance throughout supply chains. SCC staff and board of directors will discuss the progress in 2009 and the strategic direction for 2010 and beyond.
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43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
  • Date: Tue., January 05, 2010 – Fri., January 08, 2010
  • Kauai, HI
  • The 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) was held at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Space, January 5-8, 2010. This year's proceedings consist of over 495 papers in ten major tracks. Continuing as an exciting feature of the conference this year were several Symposia, Workshops, and Tutorials that created active discussions during the conference, with many interesting presentations from academic and corporate researchers.
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2010 China: An Emerged Economic Powerhouse in the Global Economy
  • Date: Sun., January 03, 2010 – Fri., January 15, 2010
  • China
  • The program compares the dynamic growth of China's two leading economic regions – the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta – and explores China's transformation from a planned economy to a globally competitive market oriented economy. Faculty will meet with entrepreneurs, business executives, and government officials who make this growth happen and visit cultural sites, universities, and companies to develop a framework for the past and present.
An Emerged Economic Powerhouse in the Global Economy
  • Date: Sun., January 03, 2010 – Fri., January 15, 2010
  • China
  • SDSU sponsored faculty development program that compares the dynamic growth of China's two leading economic regions - the Yangtse and Pearl River Delta - and explores China's transformation from a planned economy to a globally competitive market oriented economy.
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Faculty Development in International Business: Vietnam 2010
  • Date: Sat., January 02, 2010 – Thu., January 14, 2010
  • Vietnam
  • The University of Wisconsin and University of Hawai'i are pleased to host the 2010 Vietnam Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB). The program will focus on the unique aspects of doing business in Vietnam, comparing and contrasting the business environments of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Hanoi. Each city will begin with background briefings from U.S. commercial attaches, followed by site visits to a range of organizations. These visits may include organizations in the manufacturing, professional services, retail, food-processing, education, healthcare, and micro-finance sectors. Ho Chi Minh City will emphasize the rapidly growing SMEs and MNE outsourcing, while Hanoi will emphasize the transition of state-owned enterprises.
2009 WTC Annual Business Meeting: Mad About Trade
  • Date: Thu., December 10, 2009
  • The University Club atop Symphony Towers, San Diego, CA
  • Given the severe impact of the economic crisis on "Main Street" America, it's understandable that free trade and globalization are viewed as major culprits in business downturns and job losses. However, as author Daniel Griswold exuberantly shows in his new book, Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization, globalization and free trade are to be deeply appreciated, not blamed, for what they provide to Main Street.
2009 National Forum on Trade Policy Conference
  • Date: Wed., November 04, 2009 – Fri., November 06, 2009
  • Intercontinental Hotel on the Plaza, Kansas City, MO
  • SDSU CIBER co-sponsors the 2009 National Forum on Trade Policy Conference with University of Kansas. Nearly a decade into the 21st Century, perhaps the most perplexing question for business is "Does North America Work?" The concept of a seamless continent with seamless trade and transportation appears once again to be markedly divided along national boundaries. The causes for this fracturing are complicated, the potential answers even more complicated.
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2009 Academy of International Business Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA)
2008 National Forum on Trade Policy
  • Date: Fri., October 03, 2008
  • Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
  • The National Forum on Trade Policy serves to facilitate discussion about current and pending free trade policies among business leaders, federal and state policy makers, and leading and higher-education experts. This year's Forum will focus on Understanding U.S. Trade Policy: Past, Present and Future, a timely theme with profound significance for our regional and national economy. Invited speakers include: Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, USTR; Dr. Robert Pastor, American University; and, David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times.
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Academy of International Business Annual Meeting
  • Date: Mon., June 30, 2008 – Thu., July 03, 2008
  • Milan, Italy
  • The Academy of International Business (AIB) holds annual meetings each summer in various pre-determined locations around the world. Each conference features a combination of plenaries, panels, and papers. All papers presented at AIB conferences go through a double-blind review process. The abstracts of the presented papers are published as conference proceedings. The host school for AIB 2008 is Universitá Bocconi.
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3rd Annual Port Excursion: "A Region in Motion"
  • Date: Thu., June 12, 2008
  • Port of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Hosted by San Diego World Trade Center
Faculty Development in International Business Globalization Seminars
  • Date: Thu., June 05, 2008
  • Memphis, TN
  • The Globalization Seminars are designed to help business faculty bring international context into the classroom and to expand teaching and research skills. Each Seminar is built around a comprehensive "coursepack" to support and demonstrate the globalization of business. These course materials will be available to seminar participants: course outlines, case studies, Powerpoint slides, reference materials and experiential exercises.
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Succeeding in Emerging and Developing Markets: Understanding How Institutions Impact Firms and Managers
  • Date: Tue., June 03, 2008 – Sat., June 07, 2008
  • The George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • This workshop is designed to equip international business educators with an in-depth understanding of how institutions shape the strategies that firms employ and the actions that managers take in developing and emerging countries.
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Faculty Development in International Entrepreneurship
  • Date: Mon., June 02, 2008 – Thu., June 05, 2008
  • Denver, CO
  • Learn important concepts and frameworks in international entrepreneurship with a focus on the intersection between the two disciplines of international business and entrepreneurship. Obtain resources to incorporate into your classroom and network with colleagues who share similar interests in international entrepreneurship. This program is for faculty members who wish to develop a course in international entrepreneurship, or to teach their IB course with an entrepreneurial perspective, or who are planning to conduct research in international entrepreneurship.
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Peace and Prosperity through Trade and Commerce
  • Date: Fri., May 30, 2008
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • This summit will bring together key industry and business leaders to discuss the possibilities, practices and opportunities that trade and commerce have in addressing global peace and prosperity. At the end of this practical and intellectually rich day, participants will have the capacity to: Expand models of corporate citizenship. Learn about leadership for developing organizations effective in creating sustainable wealth & peace. Exercise innovation driven triple bottom line (economic, environmental, social) business action.
3rd Annual International Economic Summit
  • Date: Tue., May 20, 2008
  • SDSU, Montezuma Hall, San Diego, CA
  • Hosted by SDSU CIBER, this all-day program simulates world trade among nations, with dozens of student teams from San Diego and Baja California. Similar to a Model United Nations, each student team represents a different country. This program is organized by SDSU CIBER in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Financial support is provided through generous support of Sempra Energy.
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European Economies in Transition Faculty Development in International Business
  • Date: Sat., May 17, 2008 – Wed., May 28, 2008
  • Croatia, Bulgaria, Poland
  • Participants will develop an understanding of regional business and economic integration issues among these markets. This program will also examine the relationship between these markets, world markets, and other regional markets, such as the European Union.
4th Annual Global Logistics Symposium
  • Date: Fri., May 02, 2008
  • San Diego, CA
  • The movement of goods is invaluable to businesses, consumers and the economy. However, these economic benefits are not without costs. 94% of supply chain professionals rate green issues as a business priority – but how many of them know what actions to take to green their supply chains? Can YOUR Supply Chain become more environmentally conscious and therefore more efficient and more cost-effective?
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Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education Annual Spring Meeting
  • Date: Thu., April 24, 2008 – Sat., April 26, 2008
  • Bryant University, Providence, RI
  • CUIBE is a consortium of nationally ranked international business programs. This annual meeting helps to disseminate information to promote and enhance IB programs across the country.
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Developing Short Term Study Abroad Programs for Business Students
  • Date: Wed., April 23, 2008 – Fri., April 25, 2008
  • Austin, TX
  • Hosted by the University of Texas – Austin CIBER, The purpose of this workshop is to bring together faculty and staff who have confronted challenges at a variety of schools, to share their experiences and disseminate STSA ideas and best practices. Whether you are an experienced STSA practitioner or just contemplating the challenges of implementing a short-term program, you will find the agenda compelling.
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Annual CIBER Director's Meeting
  • Date: Thu., April 10, 2008 – Sat., April 12, 2008
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Annual CIBER Directors meeting, hosted by University of Florida CIBER
CIBER Business Language Conference: "Preparing Global Business Leaders"
  • Date: Wed., April 09, 2008 – Fri., April 11, 2008
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • CIBERs throughout the nation invite you to join us in St. Petersburg for an exchange of ideas and perspectives on how to most effectively train global leaders of the future. We will explore how students and educators can be equipped with the linguistic, multi-cultural and managerial tools necessary for leadership in the 21st century. Conference attendees will participate in sessions devoted to business language instruction and ways to develop successful interdisciplinary collaboration. Hosted by the University of Florida CIBER.
Venture Challenge 2008
  • Date: Thu., March 27, 2008 – Sat., March 29, 2008
  • Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
  • Venture Challenge, presented by SDSU's Entrepreneurial Management Center, offers twenty student teams from around the world the chance to present their business plans to San Diego business community leaders and compete for over $25,000 in prizes.
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Trade Mission to China and Vietnam
  • Date: Tue., March 11, 2008 – Fri., April 04, 2008
  • Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam
  • San Diego World Trade Center will lead a group of individuals, companies, and organizations from San Diego to Vietnam, March 23-30, 2008 with a focus on developing trade and commerce, exports, imports, investments, strategic alliances and partnerships in one of the world's fastest growing markets.
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CIBER Western Regional CIBER Faculty Development Conference
Language and Culture for International Business: Workshops for Foreign Language Educators in Spanish, French, German, and Japanese
  • Date: Thu., February 21, 2008
  • University of Memphis CIBER
  • The workshops will serve as a unique forum for the exchange of ideas among the participants. The workshop offers numerous insights into the relationship between foreign language, culture and international business; discussions on how to develop and teach a business language curriculum; exploration of the resources available in this new and fast-changing field; introductions to the business language examinations; and ways to structure a business language program for varying needs.
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International Economic Summit – Teacher Training
  • Date: Tue., January 15, 2008 – Wed., January 16, 2008
  • SDSU Campus, Extended Studies Center Building, San Diego, CA
  • The International Economic Summit program is a world trade simulation for high school students, which teaches fundamental economic concepts within the context of international trade. The curriculum offered to high school economics teachers is a thirteen-lesson program designed around core standardized economics content with a focus on the complexities of trade and globalization. Its experience-based approach allows teachers and students to actively participate in the program by simulating trade activities and exercises. This year's program will culminate in the "Summit" hosted by SDSU CIBER in May 2008.
CIBER National Forum on Trade Policy
  • Date: Thu., December 13, 2007 – Mon., December 17, 2007
  • Stamford Marriott, Stamford, CT
  • SDSU CIBER will again co-sponsor The National Forum on Trade Policy (NFTP), an annual conference that brings together business leaders, federal and state policy makers, higher-education practitioners and leading experts. The forum is designed to help decision-makers and researchers understand the shifting economy and evaluate policy responses. The title of the 2007 NFTP conference is "FREE TRADE: US Comparative Advantage in the Global Market" and is hosted by the University of Connecticut CIBER. The conference will be held at the Stamford Marriott in Stamford, CT.
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5th Annual AIB Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business
  • Date: Wed., November 28, 2007 – Sat., December 01, 2007
  • Miami, FL
  • SDSU CIBER will co-sponsor the Fifth Annual Academy of International Business Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business. This year's conference is hosted by the CIBER at Florida International University. The conference is organized by the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) and is co-sponsored by Centers of International Business Education and Research from across the country. The 2007 conference theme is: \"Conflict, Security and Political Risk: International Business in a Challenging Environment.\" The invited conference participants represent a broad cross-section of international scholarship; they range from advanced doctoral students to senior faculty and also include leading thinkers from the world of practice. At least half of the participants each year will be new to the conference, ensuring the exploration of fresh ideas. The JIBS editorial team attends the conference with the aim to maximize appreciation of emerging research themes.
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Economist Intelligence Unit Presentation
  • Date: Tue., October 23, 2007
  • SDSU campus - location TBA, San Diego, CA
  • SDSU CIBER is pleased to host Mr. Leo Abruzzese, EIU's Editorial Director, North America and Director, Financial Services. He will make a presentation regarding the Global Financial Outlook.
Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education Steering Committee Meeting
  • Date: Thu., September 27, 2007 – Sat., September 29, 2007
  • The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA
  • SDSU CIBER will host the annual steering committee meeting for the Consortium for Undergraduate Business Education (CUIBE). The organization consists of the top nationally recognized international business programs from across the United States. Members collaboratively strive to promote, enhance, and innovate the way international business is taught to college undergraduates.
McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Date: Thu., September 27, 2007 – Sat., September 29, 2007
  • UCLA – Anderson School, Los Angeles, CA
  • SDSU CIBER is proud to co-sponsor the Tenth Anniversary McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference. This special conference will be hosted by UCLA CIBER and is designed to bring together leading-edge views of academic scholars and insightful practitioners from the fields of international business and small business/entrepreneurship, among others, in order to examine the influential force(s), consequent changes and the dominant pattern(s) of emerging developments which will shape international entrepreneurship over the next decade.
Economist Intelligence Unit Information Session
  • Date: Tue., September 25, 2007, Time: 12 PM – 2 PM
  • SDSU Library, Room #4450, San Diego, CA
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit's Mr. Joshua Hill will be at SDSU to review their ViewsWire, Country Data, Market Indicators, Country Reports and other services for SDSU Faculty.
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International Economic Summit
  • Date: Tue., May 22, 2007
  • SDSU Montezuma Hall, San Diego, CA
  • The International Economic Summit (IES) program is a world trade simulation for high school students, which teaches fundamental economic concepts within the context of international trade. Utilizing the experience-based learning model, the IES program challenges high school students to think critically about the benefits and costs of trade and to explore the multifaceted process of globalization. Through a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and with support from Sempra Energy, approximately 400 students from San Diego County and Baja California, Mexico will compete in a world trade simulation of 69 countries to implement their global economic plans. Mr. George S. Liparidis, president and CEO of Sempra Pipelines and Storage, and SDSU College of Business Administration alumnus, will address attendees at Noon.
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