Speakers & Workshops
Successful business people and experts on international economies share their insights and experiences with students, faculty, staff, GBC business partners and the community through a variety of GBC speaker events and workshops.
Global Speaker Series
Speaker topics range from international innovations and the rising power of China to entrepreneurship across borders.
Past speakers have included the CEO of the Fortune 500 AGCO Corp., NPR’s Shanghai correspondent, the vice president and chief information officer for VF and the co-founder and CEO of EvoApp.
Attendees have the opportunity to speak to presenters during receptions following their addresses.
Fall “All Careers Are Global” Workshop
The GBC hosts an annual fall back-to-school event for business students, called “All Careers Are Global: Prepare Yourself.”
The workshop uses an interactive case study to examine issues of global competitiveness. Students also get an overview of what GBC offers them, meet GBC faculty and staff, and network during the event reception.
Spring Emerging Markets Conference
UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students host this annual event, focused on doing business in emerging markets, with a special focus on Brazil, China and India and the continent of Africa.
Lunch & Learn
In this invitation-only event, the Global Business Center hosts academics, professionals and savvy students to speak about current issues and trends in global business. Lunch is provided in an intimate setting that encourages discussion among invited students and the speaker.
Check out the GBC Events Calendar for information on upcoming global speakers and the annual fall student event.
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These programs are supported by a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.