We opened the new academic year with a series of events, beginning with a visit by Mark Hutchinson, President and CEO of GE China, and a member of the EMI Advisory Board. Mark encouraged students to consider China in their career plans, and forecasted continued strong growth ahead. We then took a group of students from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Johnson to New York City for appointments with Sotheby’s, the UN, New York Wheel, LLC and the NYSE Euronext, to learn how global markets work and how public private partnerships are formed.
In October, we will be hosting Beth Keck from Wal-Mart Corporate Affairs, who will explain how Wal-Mart customizes its market entry strategies, as it continues to expand its global reach.
On October 16, we will be hosting “Innovation in Latin America” in New York City, with a focus on highlight new products, services and ideas which emanate from this critically important region. Opening address will be by Sandra Fuentes-Berain, the new Consul General of Mexico to New York, and the keynote will be by the Global Head of Innovation at BNY/Mellon, Virun Rampersad. Informative panels will address an economic overview, financial services, IT sector and manufacturing innovations with representatives from Goldman Sachs, World Bank, KPMG, EY, IBM, Connect Bogota, MSA International and the Americas Apparel Producers Network. Plus, the InterAmerican Development Bank will discuss their upcoming report on Latin American infrastructure.
On October 21, EMI will be working with the Johnson European Club to host Roberto Perli, Senior Managing Director and analyst on ISI’s Policy Research Team in Washington DC. Roberto will be briefing us on the condition of the euro and economic challenges in Europe.
We will recruit a new class of Emerging Market fellows in November from our current first year class. The program has grown to represent more than 10 percent of Johnson’s second year residential program, and has generated ideas for research, speakers, and study trips. We look forward to welcoming our new fellows and continue to enjoy the success of our current students.