posts tagged with Summit

Celebrating the 1964 Civil Rights Act

civilrights.jpg ...Even though I was very young when the 1964 Civil Rights Act became law, much of what I heard and saw resonated with me and reminded me of all that we owe those who came before us. Although some would disagree, much has changed even though the work is not finished. We should all appreciate their struggles and sacrifices in an uncertain time and embrace a future that is not yet perfect, but certainly promising...

Smarter, Modern Global Policies That Cut Trade Barriers Are the Answer – Reporting Back From the APEC CEO Summit

apec-sq.jpg I had the pleasure of participating in the 2013 CEO Summit for the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Bali, Indonesia earlier this month. This gathering took place alongside APEC’s annual meeting of leaders from 21 of the world’s most dynamic economies. They made important progress to advance the future of global trade – the underpinning of innovation, entrepreneurship, jobs and sustainable growth.

While the last five years have been difficult in the wake of the global financial crisis, more people are back to work and small and medium-sized businesses are beginning to grow again. Still, businesses today, and especially smaller businesses, continue to confront a complex spaghetti bowl of overlapping rules and competing regulation that hinders innovation and development, including expensive tariffs and confusing and lengthy customs approval processes to get their products into consumers’ hands.

Trade, FedEx & the APEC CEO Summit

...For FedEx, one of the key issues is how we help Asia grow faster by simplifying e-commerce trade. In this regard, how we better empower small and medium-sized businesses is crucial.

While Asia Pacific is the fastest growing e-commerce market in the world, it’s thought that SMEs still only generate around 30% of all exports.

Much of the hesitation comes from the daunting nature of export regulations, and rising complexity of customs. Now, more than ever, small business needs a level playing field that enables them to tap into the billions of people entering Asia’s new global middle class...

B20 / G20 Momentum

B20 logo.png I’ve just wrapped up attending the B20 (Business20) Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico where business leaders met to discuss the global economy and recommend a path forward to sustained growth. We met just ahead of the annual gathering of the G20 Leaders’ Summit here, where finding solutions to strengthen the economic picture were atop the agenda, and we committed to working with the industrialized and developing nations to achieve that goal.

Back to School - the Wake Forest MBA Marketing Summit

m_summit_web_half.jpg Oh - the life of a student! I'm at the age where I can look back with nostalgia on my days as a student. I had a great, memorable experience while a student at Notre Dame (undergrad) and Georgia Tech (grad school) - even the all nighters!

This weekend I have the opportunity to represent FedEx at the 22nd Annual Wake Forest MBA Marketing Summit. It is an MBA and undergraduate marketing case competition where top schools compete and are challenged by a 36 hour time constraint (speaking of all nighters) to develop solutions