Boise State University to host International Business Summit
The Boise State University College of Business and Economics will present an international business summit focused on the rise and trends of global business on Feb. 8. The event is free and open to the public.
The summit will feature guests from the Idaho business community and national academic leaders from the field of international business. Highlights include a keynote address from Bill Whitacre, CEO of the J.R. Simplot Co., who will offer insights on his company’s evolution as a global enterprise. A panel discussion follows with Mark Durcan, CEO of Micron Technology; Joe Rottman, Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) secretariat; Joe DeGano, Rekluse Motor Sports; and Vera Zdravkova, distinguished Boise State international business alumnus.
The summit begins at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Skaggs Hall of Learning on the first floor of the Micron Business and Economics Building.
BSU officials said the summit is the cornerstone event of the national CUIBE conference titled, “Trading Up in the Great Exchange: Educating for the Global Economy.”
It will be held Feb. 7-9 at Boise State and feature workshops and events to elicit discussion on best practices in international business education. Participants include more than 20 top-ranked university IB programs, Boise State IB students and prominent Idaho companies.
The role of international business education will be explored, including its value in the globalized business environment, its impact on regional economic growth and its future as an increasingly important field of study.
CUIBE is a national organization of international business programs and schools, most of which are ranked within the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report. Boise State has been a full member of CUIBE for four years.