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CSU-Global is a proud sponsor of the World Trade Center Denver, and an event sponsor of World Trade Day 2017. In collaboration with the CSU System, select CSU-Global staff, faculty, and students participated in the full day conference, entitled “Containers to the Cloud: Trade as Goods, Services and Knowledge.”
“This conference is a practical application of the ideas I teach in class,” said Dr. Greg Evans, a conference participant and CSU-Global business management lead faculty. According to Dr. Evans, one of the most interesting parts of the conference was a seminar on risk mitigation, noting the speakers’ examples of exporting challenges.
CSU-Global student Sara Trent attended the conference as a guest of the university. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in finance, and holds an undergraduate degree from Colorado State University-Fort Collins.“This is a great opportunity to see project management logistical issues in action,” said Trent, who is completing a specialization in project management.
The program began with a breakfast keynote delivered by Derek Gianino, director of international policy for the US Chamber of Commerce, highlighting the broad support international trade enjoys from the general electorate. In terms of leadership views, he shared an old adage “Where you stand depends on where you sit,” hinting at the change in perspective on international trade that often occurs for elected officials, notably the nation’s president. The second keynote speaker, Dr. Noah Raford, discussed the impressive economic growth of Dubai, and potential lessons to learn for other aspiring cities, including building a culture of innovation through public-private collaboration.