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Business Case Studies

China after 10 years: Perspectives of Global Advisory Board members 
(Forum Report 2012)
Henry Tsuei, Former President, North Asia, First Data Corporation
Rob Joyce, President/CEO, Norican Group
Eric Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Novelis
George Mansfield, Managing Director, Molson Coors Asia Pacific

China after 10 years: New realities, opportunities, challenges (Forum Report 2012)
Scott Findley, Design Partner 10+ Architects
Stephen Thomas. Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado Denver
Chen Ji, Director, China Initiative, Institute for International Business, University of Colorado Denver

Sub-Saharan Africa: New frontier of international business (Forum Report 2012)
Douglas Woodward, Professor of Economics, University of South Carolina

European Union: Commitment, Controversy, Crisis (Forum Report 2012)
Christian Schneider, Senior Fellow Wharton School Center for Human Resources
  
Molson Coors tapping into Asian markets (Forum Report 2012)
Krishnan (Kandy) Anand, President, Molson Coors International
 
Solix Technologies solving IT problems before they arise (Forum Report 2012)
Krishnan (Kandy) Anand, President, Molson Coors International

Intellectual property protection in a global setting (Forum Report December 2010)
Raj Aggarwal, Sullivan Profes­sor of International Business and Finance, University of Akron
Ian Bird, Senior Vice President, General Counsel/Secretary the Norican Group
Darice Henritze, International Tax Partner, KPMG LLP
Pat Kennedy, CEO, Cellport Systems

Myths and realities of world gold market (Forum Report December 2010)
Chris Thompson, Former Chair, World Gold Council; Retired Chair Gold Fields, Ltd.

Trends in global outsourcing: Why, how, where (Forum Report December 2010)
Larry Jones, CEO/President, StarTek, Inc.
Darice Henritze, International Tax Partner, KPMG LLP

UCD/IIB CIBER forging new pathways to global success (Forum Report December 2010)
Manuel Serapio, Faculty Director, University of Colorado Denver CIBER
Merrily Missy Kautt, IB Instructor, University of Colorado Denver CIBER

Australia: Beating the odds in a global recession (Forum Report winter 2009-2010)
Prem Ramburuth, Associate Dean of Education; Associate Professor of International Business, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Global financial crisis testing viability of EU (Forum Report winter 2009-2010)
Peter J. Widmer, Financial Advisor, Zurich, Switzerland

China and India: New realities in the 21st century (Forum Report winter 2009-2010)
Anil K. Gupta, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organization, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Ian B. Bird, Senior Vice President, WGH Holding Corp.; Scott M. Shafer, Executive Vice President Sales and Business Development, HOV Services

Failure to manage HR risks common denominator in global financial crisis (Forum Report winter 2009-2010)
Wayne Cascio, Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership; Professor of Management, University of Colorado Denver Business School

Real estate and gold industries in the global recession (Forum Report winter 2009-2010)
Bill Soteroff, Senior Vice President International Development, RE/MAX International
Chris Thompson, Retired chairman, Gold Fields, Ltd.

UCD’s architecture and design professions eye international business opportunities (Forum Report winter 2009-2010)
Mark Gelernter, Dean, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver; Taisto H. Mäkelä, Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver; Jeremy Nemeth, Assistant Professor of Planning and Design, University of Colorado Denver

Entrepreneurship a good play for NBA in China (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Eric Drummond, Head, International Human Resources, National Basketball Assoc.

Teaching IB from an entrepreneurship perspective (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Manuel Serapio, Associate Professor International Business and Management, University of Colorado Denver

International entrepreneurship research (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Patricia McDougall, Associate Dean Faculty and Research, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

Mind of the entrepreneur, role of the teacher (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Walter Kuemmerle, Researcher, Lecturer, Consultant

Western Union: Restructured for global growth (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Dennis T. Leonard, Senior Vice President Global Human Resources Operations, Western Union Company

The future of the EU in a globalized world (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Peter J. Widmer, Financial Advisor, Zurich, Switzerland

FCPA-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Michael Schwartz, Principal, KPMG’s forensic practice, Houston
Panelists:
John A. Ruhnka, Professor of International Business, University of Colorado Denver
Suzanne Schoettger, Vice President Business Controls Compliance, Liberty Global, Inc.
Frank Schuchat, Founding Member Schuchat, Herzog & Brenman, LLC
Henry Tsuei (Ret.) Senior Vice President, Western Union Co.

Century old company a big fish in small pond (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Robert E. Joyce, President/CEO, Wheelabrator Group

Global Enterprise Institute/mid-market companies (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Michael Bearup, Partner in Charge, KPMG Boulder

Tax planning, lower costs draw companies offshore (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Darice Henritze, International Tax Partner, KPMG Denver

Measuring and managing foreign currency exposures (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Laurence Hayward, Senior Foreign Exchange Advisor, Silicon Valley Bank

HOV Services: Results, not labor arbitrage, key to offshoring success (Forum Report winter 2008-2009)
Scott M. Shafer, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development, HOV Services

Greater sensitivity to other cultures needed (Forum Report summer 2008)
Thomas Shane, Chairman, Shane Co., Direct Diamond Importers

This is not your father’s advertising agency (Forum Report summer 2008)
Al Moffatt, President/CEO Worldwide Partners, Inc.

Using business savvy to combat poverty (Forum Report summer 2008)
Zenia Tata, Executive Director of International Development Enterprises

Business models for addressing world poverty (Forum Report summer 2008)
Gerardo Ungson, Professor of International Business, San Francisco State University

The global dispersion of work: Where, what, who? (Forum Report summer 2008)
Wayne Cascio, US Bank Term Professor of Management, The Business School at the University of Colorado Denver

United Arab Emirates: Free education, unique opportunities (Forum Report summer 2008)
Georgia E. Lesh-Laurie, Chancellor Emerita, University of Colorado Denver; Associate Provost/Chief Academic Officer United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain

Teaching international business entrepreneurship (Forum Report fall 2007)
Manuel Serapio, Interim Director, Institute for International Business, University of Colorado Denver

Wheelabrator: Global company in niche industry (Forum Report fall 2007)
Robert E. Joyce Jr., President/CEO, WGH Holding Corp.

The RE/MAX formula for spreading the wealth (Forum Report fall 2007)
William E. Soteroff, Senior Vice President International Development, Re/Max

Larabar: Making a name in a crowded sector (Forum Report fall 2007)
Lara Merriken, Founder/CEO, Humm Foods

ProLogis: Vital link in global supply chain (Forum Report fall 2007)
Arthur Hodges, Vice President, Corporate Communications, ProLogis

TiE fanning the flames of entrepreneurship (Forum Report spring-summer 2006)
Steve Halstedt, Cofounder/Managing Director, Centennial Ventures

Thriving in India: Company snapshots (Forum Report spring-summer 2006)
Earl L. Wright, President/Chief Executive Officer, AMG National Trust Bank
Gail Schoettler, former US Ambassador, Colo. Lt. Gov. and Treasurer
Steve Halstedt, Cofounder/Managing Director, Centennial Ventures

Real estate as a global asset class (Forum Report winter 2005-2006)
David Stanford, Founder, RealFoundations, Inc.

Global beer brewing industry and the Coors Molson merger (Forum Report spring-summer 2005)
Peter Swinburn, President/CEO Coors Brewing Europe, Asia and New Markets

The global vs. domestic wine industry (Forum Report spring-summer 2005)
Tom Shelton, President/CEO, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Bohemian glassworks: An old industry in modern times (Forum Report spring-summer 2004)
Gail Schoettler, U.S. Ambassador to World Radiocommunication Conference; former Colorado Lt. Governor; former Colorado State Treasurer

ENRON and its ripple effects (Forum Report 4/2002)
Donald W. Phillips, President/CEO, WestAM (US)
Mark D. Safty, Partner in law firm Holland & Hart LLP

Gold Fields: AIDS impact in South Africa (Forum Report 12/2003)
Chris Thompson, Director/Chairman of the Board Gold Fields; Chair of the World Gold Council

Newmont Mining: The social license to operate (Forum Report 10/2001)
Lawrence T. Kurlander, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Internet strategies and emerging markets (Forum Report 2/2001)
Richard H. Bard, Cofounder/Manager, IdeaSpring LLC.

The internet economy: Creating billion dollar companies (Forum Report 3/2000)
Steven C. Halstedt, General Partner, Centennial Ventures

Global consistency: Goal of Andersen Consulting (Forum Report 8/1999)
Jesse B. Tutor, Managing Partner, Andersen Consulting Global Services Organization

VelCom goes calling and thrives in Latin America (Forum Report 8/1999)
Fred A. Vierra, Chairman of the Board, Denver-based VeloCom, Inc.

Shane Company: A category killer in the diamond business (Forum Report 7/1998)
Thomas M. Shane, Chairman/CEO, Shane Co., Direct Diamond Importers

Global Leaders: Selecting the best from the rest (Forum Report 2/1998)
Murray Dalziel, Managing Director, the Hay Group, North America

MCI and the liberalization of the telecom industry (Forum Report 2/1998)
Seth D. Blumenfeld, President, MCI International

Forstmann Leff International, Inc. (Forum Report 10/1997)
Donald W. Phillips, President/CEO

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