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History of the Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forums

Since its founding in 1993, Georgia Tech CIBER has one- to-two day   annual special conference for operational business decision makers designed to provide an update and a forecasting outlook on salient  technological, economic, business, and strategic developments focused on a country, region or family of technologies.    This well-established outreach event is designed to promote U.S. international competitiveness by identifying market opportunities, defining best strategies of market penetration and expansion, overcoming regulatory and cultural obstacles.  Attendance at this annual outreach event has oscillated between 80 and 170 attendees.  The event is usually followed by a reception for participants at end of forum and awards are made to distinguished exports or innovators.  The event benefits from the support of economic development agencies and corporate sponsors.

Global Business Forums from 1993 to 2021

The First Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum,  “NAFTA: Its Evolution and Effects—Market Opportunities of U.S. Firms,” November 21, 1994.

The Second Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum,  “ The Chinese Economic Area: Emergence of the Market of the Twenty-first Century,” October 30, 1995.

The Third Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “The Southern Cone of Latin America: Big Emerging Market Opportunities & Mercosur/Mercosul,” February 20, 1997.

The Fourth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Completing in the Japanese Technology Market in the Twenty-First Century,” October 29, 1998.

The Fifth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “China at the Turn of the Century: Opportunities for U.S. Firms,” April 23, 1999.

The Sixth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Mercosur and the Emerging Markets of the Southern Latin American Cone,” March 14, 2000.

The Seventh Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Competing in the Japanese Technology Market in the Twenty First Century,”  March 14, 2001.

The Eighth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “China as a WTO Member:  Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Firms,”  April 10, 2002.

The Ninth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “India’s Emerging Markets:  Opportunities and Strategies for U.S. Firms,” April 9, 2003.

The Tenth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Brazil and Its Markets:  Opportunities for U.S. Firm in the FTAA Era,” April 21, 2004.

The Eleventh Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Doing Business in Korean:  Gateway to Northeast Asia,” April 27, 2005.

The Twelfth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “The Central American Free Trade Agreement:  Implications for Regional Integration in the Americas and Business Opportunities for U.S.-Based Firms,” April 5, 2006. 

The Thirteenth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Opportunities for U.S.-based Firms in China: Sustainable Business Growth Through Innovation—China’s Creative Imperative,” April 13, 2007.

The Fourteenth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Post-Olympic China-Business Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-Based Firms,” April 23, 2008.

The Fifteenth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Brazil and its Markets:  Opportunities and Strategies for U.S.-based Firms in a Restructuring World,” April 8, 2009.

The Sixteenth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Navigating Global Markets in Times of Uncertainty:  Best Practices for Success,” April 14, 2010.

The Seventeenth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Understanding the Markets of the Indian Subcontinent: I,” June 21, 2011.

The Eighteenth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum,  “Technology Markets of India for U.S.-Based Firms: II,”   June 21, 2011. 

The Nineteenth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Life Sciences, Innovation and R&D, IT and New Media in South Asia,”  September 11-12, 2013. (With Awards for Best Innovators).

The Twentieth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Export Markets of India:  III,” in conjunction with the Fifth Annual USA India Business Summit, September 17-18, 20214.  (With Awards for Leading Entrepreneurs).

The Twenty First Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Global Disruptions and Megatrends in Innovation and R&D: India, Israel, Japan,” in conjunction with the Sixth Annual USA India Business Summit, October 19-20, 2015. 

The Twenty Second Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “New Technology Clusters:  Global Hotbeds for Local Opportunities,” in conjunction with the Seventh Annual USA India Business Summit, October 13-14, 2016.  (Gala with Awards ceremony).

The Twenty Third Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Global Advanced Industries:  Creating Local Opportunities, Part I,” September 20, 2017.

The Twenty Fourth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Engage, Leverage and Accelerate:  Business-to-Business Global Connections and Innovations,” August 28-29, 2018.

The Twenty Fifth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Global Advanced Industries:  Creating Local Opportunities, Part II, “ August 27-28, 2019. 

The Twenty Sixth Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, “Global Advanced Industries:  Accelerating Local Opportunities, A Virtual Summit,” October 26-27, 2020.