New Strategies for Emerging Markets is Focus of Conference at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Business and academic experts will examine innovation and growth in emerging markets.

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The emerging markets conference “Innovation to Sustain Growth” will be held at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School on Feb. 21.

Organized by and for business students, the conference will convene business and academic experts to examine changing conditions in emerging markets and their expected trajectory, and share strategies that multinational corporations can use to operate and compete effectively.

Jeff Tucker, managing director of Century Bridge Capital, will give the keynote address. Century Bridge is a private equity investment firm with offices in Beijing and Dallas that invests in the Chinese real estate sector by forming joint ventures with Chinese companies to provide equity capital for developing middle class, residential properties in China's Tier II cities. Tucker is a 2000 graduate of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Program.

Conference sessions will focus on:

  •     Building advanced supply chains to add long-term value
  •     Attracting, developing and retaining local talent
  •     Evaluating and executing on opportunity in uncertain environments
  •     Pricing strategies for new markets and consumers

The conference is open to graduate and undergraduate business students at North Carolina universities as well as any UNC graduate student who expects to work in related areas.

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About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business (BSBA), full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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