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Broad China Supply Chain Forum Undergrads bring international business leaders, academics to campus for Nov. 8 forum

Publish Date: Monday, November 10, 2003

A remarkable group of "self-starting" undergrads from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (MSU) have organized the first university-level global business forum with a dedicated focus on China's supply chain, to be held on Saturday, November 8, 2003, beginning at 8am at MSU's Student Union. The forum will bring together world-renowned researchers, business leaders from major corporations, and economic development representatives from the Chinese government to discuss the current state and future of China's supply chain. "We started organizing this forum last spring," explains Zhibo Yu (Lawrence) president and chairman of the board of the student-run Broad International Business Forum and a senior majoring in supply chain management. "The Broad School is ranked at the top of supply chain schools in the country, so it made sense to us to leverage our faculty expertise in this subject. We also wanted to use our own contacts in China and here to bring China's real-world supply chain challenges to campus - the forum enlightens our fellow students on the subject and presents an opportunity for professionals in China and the United States to exchange ideas, face to face." The topics covered in the day-long program include how crucial the supply chain is to China's development, the current state of supply chain development in China, and opportunities in China's supply chain business. Tickets are $20 for students (including luncheon) and $40 for professionals (including luncheon) and can be purchased on line at . The luncheon speaker is Mr. Deyou Tian, General Consul of Economic and Commercial of The Consulate General of the People's Republic of China.