Northeastern to host International Business Conference

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Northeastern Illinois University will host the International Business Conference on March 2-3.

This year’s conference will focus on Asia Pacific countries. Organized and run by students from Northeastern’s College of Business and Management, the conference is free and open to the public.

“This is a unique event where students can learn about doing business in a diverse and global landscape and where they can also network with others while enjoying refreshments,” IBC Marketing Manager Alicia Mendoza said. “We encourage everyone to come check it out.”

The event’s thematic keynote speaker will be Mike Sacharski, managing director of Pacific Enterprise Capital. Two Northeastern professors also will deliver presentations.

Here is the planned schedule of events for the conference:

Monday, March 2

9-9:50 a.m., Is the Asia Pacific Becoming the Indo Pacific? The Emerging China-India-U.S. Trade Triangle: Will Trade Mitigate Area Conflict and Tension? -Mike Sacharski,
 Managing Director,
 Pacific Enterprise Capital

10-10:50 a.m., ACCO in Asia: Why and Why Not -Neal Fenwick, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ACCO Brands Corporation

11-11:50 a.m., From Start-up to a Real Company: A Case of Student Entrepreneurship at Kookmin University in Korea -Jay Kim, Sophomore, KIS International Business; Dr. Seung Ryul Jeong, Vice President of International Affairs and Public Relations, Kookmin University

Noon-12:50 p.m., Intellectual Property Based Collaborations, Partnerships and Deals Between Pan Asia and the Midwest -Gary Keller, Chief Executive Officer, Xomix Ltd.

1-1:50 p.m., Forum Selection in International Transportation Contracts: Choosing Jurisdiction Before Legal Disputes Arise -Richard L. Kilpatrick Jr., Assistant Professor of Business Law, Northeastern Illinois University

2-2:45 p.m., Open House Q&A with Keynote Speaker -Mike Sacharski,
 Managing Director, 
Pacific Enterprise Capital

5:40-6:55 p.m., Shifting Global Demographics: The Implications for North America & Asia, and How American Companies Can Profit -Doris Nagel, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Sky Consulting Services

7:05-8:20 p.m., Managing the Growth of Global China: Implications for U.S. Business and American Policy-Makers -Mike Sacharski, Managing Director, Pacific Enterprise Capital International

Tuesday, March 3

9:25-10:40 a.m., East Meets West and the Impact on Architecture -Juan Gabriel Moreno, JGMA, Architect for El Centro

10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m., The Jams and Jellies Paradigm: The Convergence of America’s National Security Interests and American Overseas Trade -Mike Sacharski, Managing Director, Pacific Enterprise Capital International

12:15-1:30 p.m., Macroeconomic and Financial Integration in Asia: A Sneak Peek at the Indian Experience -Hardik Marfatia, Assistant Professor of Economics, Northeastern Illinois University

1:40-2:55 p.m., Australia: A Hidden Gem in Asia-Pacific? -Mona Pearl, Founder and COO, BeyondAStrategy

4:15-5:30 p.m., Going Global: 5 Secrets of Success for a U.S. Foreign-Owned Subsidiary -Koh Fujimoto, Principal, Corbett. Duncan & Hybly

5:40-6:55 p.m., Leveragable Experience: Getting the Most From Living or Working Abroad -Bill Stranberg, Principal, Stranberg Resource Group

7:05-8:20 p.m., Where Have We Been? What Did We Find? Now What? -Mike Sacharski, Managing Director, Pacific Enterprise Capital International