Bridging the Atlantic: Leveraging Workforce and Intellectual Capital for International Business Success

When: November 30, 2010, 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: LeCraw Auditorium - Lobby Level, Georgia Institute of Technology (800 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta GA 30308).

This workshop will address the human resources and workforce training challenges of companies in a world where talent can be found across the street or across the world.

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Networking breakfast.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - “Matching Corporate Strategy and HR Training Needs.”
Moderator: Steve Spires, President of BPI Group - Southeast Region.
Panelists: Rodger Brown, Executive Director for Marketing and Strategic Media at Georgia Quick Start Jérôme Caby, Dean of ICN Graduate School of Business in Nancy, France; and Jorge Guerra, Executive Director - Business Operations at EFACEC North America.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - “University Talent and Global Competitiveness.”
Moderator: Greg King, Strategic Partners Officer at Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute.
Panelists: Marc Goodman, University Innovations Program Director at Alcatel Lucent; Dr. Felipe Dolz, Executive Director - Global Regulatory Affairs at Merial; and Mr. Parmeet Glover, COO Travel/Group VP - Strategic Marketing at Michelin.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - “Tapping into Worldwide Talent via Intern. Internships.”
Moderator: Dr. Steve McLaughlin, VP for International Initiatives at Georgia Tech.
Panelists: Frank McKay, Recruiting and University Relations Manager at Schlumberger; Debbie Donohue, Director of Work Abroad Program at Georgia Tech; and Lionel Zajde, French Young Worker Program known as V.I.E.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - “Creating International Management Depth through International Partnerships.”
Moderator: Dr. John McIntyre, Director of the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research.
Panelists: Dr. Amy Bass Henry, Director Office of International Education at Georgia Tech; Florence Ramillon, Head of International Relations Office at ICN Graduate School of Business; and Dr. Holli Semetko, Vice Provost for International Affairs at Emory University.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Panel discussion.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Networking Lunch.

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