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Friday, October 27, 2017
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Blackwell Inn & Conference Center
2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus OH 43210

Businesses - small, medium and large - continue to face challenges attracting and retaining the unique talent and specialized skills necessary to achieve growth. These obstacles are even more prevalent on a global scale, where specific requirements needed to grow or maintain effective operations and relationships abroad are critical.

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, Columbus 2020 and the Ohio SBDC, CSCC Export Assistance Network invite you to engage with other business leaders and experts to explore key topics ranging from workforce skills, talent planning and more.

Event Program

Workforce Challenges

What are the unique challenges faced by mid-sized businesses throughout the U.S.? How are public and private systems failing to address these changing workforce demographics, and what can companies do to ensure they have the talent to succeed.
Marek Gootman of The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and Tom Stewart, Director of the National Center for the Midde Market will share highlights from a research project into workforce and talent.

Global Talent Planning: Company Perspectives

A panel of human resources and talent planning experts from small, mid-sized, and large companies will share best practices on how they develop and equip their employees with the critical skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
Moderated by Tom Stewart, Director of the National Center for The Middle Market

Resources to Help: Public Sector Programs and Services 

The Columbus region provides a number of valuable resources to assist companies in developing a global workforce prepared to meet current challenges and those on the horizon. Learn more about partnerships available with Fisher, The Ohio State University and federal, state and local programs here locally.
Moderated by Jeff Rice, Executive Director, Office of Career Management, Fisher College of Business

Lunch Keynote: TBD


Registration information

Early Bird thru Sept. 30, 2017
Individual: $30
Table of 6: $150

Oct. 1-12, 2017
Individual: $50
Table of 6: $200

Proceeds from the Global Summit will support students traveling with the Industry Immersion Program.REGISTER