UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Emerging Markets Conference

The Global Business Center’s Emerging Markets Conference, held each spring, is a student-led event co-hosted with UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Emerging Market Student Club designed for North Carolina business students with an interest in emerging markets and innovation.

The conference features keynote speakers, panel discussions and a case workshop on issues of global competitiveness in emerging markets, particularly in Brazil, China, India and the continent of Africa.

It offers North Carolina business students the chance to:  

  • Understand the context and key challenges of doing business in emerging markets.
  • Hear novel approaches that create opportunities for emerging market growth across functional areas and industries.
  • Learn best practices for innovation in emerging markets.
  • Expand their professional networks to companies investing in emerging markets and other students orienting their careers to emerging markets.

Corporate partners gain a prime opportunity to:

  • Promote their brand of innovation and thought leadership.
  • Access motivated student talent.
  • Learn from and build relationships with other organizations taking novel approaches in emerging markets.

Contact the GBC at for information.

This program is supported by a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

2014 Emerging Markets Conference “Innovation to Sustain Growth”