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Seminar Archive

Past Seminar Panelists
2014: Managing Risk in an Interconnected World
From religious and ethnic strife to government policies that impact currency exchange, the cost of failed risk management falls on businesses, financial institutions, and, ultimately, investors and consumers. Our panel discussed risk management and how it impacts these groups in the era of globalization.
2013: Truth of the Trade
Devry Boughner discussed history and current free trade issues at the 2013 Hendrickson Forum Seminar.
2012: From Free to Fee
Our expert panel discussed how organizations and individuals can search, assess, and distribute information.
2012: InnovationLive
Barry Dayton, knowledge management strategist at 3M, discussed innovation and collaboration in corporate culture.
2011: Microfinance in the Urban Core
Our distinguished panelists discussed how microfinance – access to banking, credit and related services – helps move individuals from poverty. Widely publicized as a tool for developing nations, these services also have a profound impact on residents in the urban core of the Twin Cities.
2010: Demographics and Development: Migration's Impact on Minnesota Businesses
Our distinguished panelists described how world migration's demographic and economic upheavals are impacting Minnesota, specifically businesses and their changes in owners, employees, customers and the culture of their markets. With 19 Fortune 500 companies headquartered here, Minnesota both leads and is vulnerable to market changes due to migration.
2009: Culture, Ethics and Transparency in International Trade
Minnesota companies working around the world experience a variety of cultural differences in local practices, some of which might be considered unethical. Business, government, and legal experts on the panel discussion explored how U.S. businesses navigate issues of ethics and transparency in developed and emerging markets, with an emphasis on the Pacific Rim, and shared how they comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when compliance might offer suppliers in other countries an unfair advantage.