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June 24: Business in Emerging Markets -- Brazil, Russia, India, China

An Executive Symposium sponsored by the IU Kelley School of Business and the Center for International Business, Education, and Research

When: Friday June 24, 7:30 AM -- 1:30 PM

Where: IUPUI's University Place Conference Cener Auditorium in downtown Indianapolis.

Have you read Tom Friedman's new book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century? Hoosiers will get a thrill and a chill, and not only because Friedman has a section called "India or Indiana?" A thrill because of the dizzying opportunities of globalization opening by the hour. A chill because it's hard to see how we can compete with some many ambitious individuals and companies around the world.

Maybe the best way to understand how to cope with the booming and soon-to-boom emerging markets will be at this symposium, put on by the IU Keley School of Business and CIBER. What a great list of speakers they have lined up:

Steven M. ChapmanVice President, International and President, International Distributor Business Unit (IDBU) for Cummins Inc. Chapman is the vice president, international, and president of the International Distributor Business Unit at Cummins Inc. a leading player in the emerging markets. Following his graduate degree from the Yale School of Management, Chapman has spent several years in Asia and travels extensively, establishing Cummins’ businesses in all of the BRIC markets.

Richard A. Smith: President, Eli Lilly Asian Operations Limited for Hong Kong, China. Smith is the president of Eli Lilly Asian Operations, based in Hong Kong. He was instrumental in opening Lilly affiliates in 21 countries in Central and Eastern Europe including Russia, and continues to oversee Lilly’s operations in India and China. A pharmacy graduate from South Dakota, Smith serves as the Industry Co-Chairman of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Life Sciences Innovation Forum.

Horacio A. Forjaz: Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications for Embraer of San Paulo, Brazil. Forjaz is executive vice president of corporate communications at Embraer, an international leader in small aircraft manufacturing. An electronic engineering graduate from Brazil’s Instituto Tecnol√≥gico da Aeron√°utica (ITA), Forjaz has worked with Embraer for more than 30 years and has steered the company’s planning and marketing activities across the globe.

Davinder S. Brar: Chairman of Davix Management Services in New Delhi, India. Brar is the chairman of Davix Management Services, a consulting company specializing in biosciences. He is also a director of the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is the central bank of India, and sits on the boards of several businesses and schools in India. As president and CEO of Ranbaxy Laboratories, a position he held until July 2004, Brar was instrumental in steering the Indian pharmaceutical company’s globalization

Changqi Wu, the associate dean, department head, and professor of strategic management at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. Professor Wu received his Ph.D. in applied economic sciences (1990) from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and sits on the boards of several publicly listed companies in China.

Steven McVeigh Former CEO of Sakhalin Energy Investment Corporation of Moscow, Russia. McVeigh is a business consultant and until recently, the CEO of Sakhalin Energy Investment Corporation (SEIC), a position he held until December 2004. McVeigh pioneered some of Shell’s projects in Russia. A civil engineering graduate from the University of Missouri, McVeigh has worked for 32 years with Shell, in several domestic and international assignments.

Registration fee for the BRIC Symposium is $125 per person, or $500 for a group of five individuals from the same company. The rate for faculty and students is $60 per person. For more information and on-line registration, go to http://kelley.iupui.edu/bric/default.cfm

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