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U.S. Chamber of Commerce leader speaks at MSU-CIBER event

Publish Date: Friday, March 21, 2008

The Broad School's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) recently hosted the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Thomas J. Donohue, at the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan. His topic: "Trade and Transportation: Michigan's Road to Prosperity."

The luncheon keynote by Donohue was preceded by a morning of high-profile sessions on the faces of global trade and transportation, the future of international trade for Michigan, delivering products and going global, and Michigan’s global business future. Speakers included Jim Epolito (President & CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation), David Kepler (Senior Vice President of Dow Chemical), Charlie Krupka (President of TransPac), Janet Burger (President & CEO of International Medical Sales and Exporting), Rich Studley (incoming President of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce), and many others.

Donohue’s presentation at the Global Business Club was the latest in a series events organized through the leadership of MSU-CIBER Director and Broad School Professor Tomas Hult. Previous speakers include Greg Delawie, director of the Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and Tom MacGuire, director of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Grand Rapids.