Global Matters

Global Matters is a speaker and video series designed to enrich Minnesota professionals’ global business acumen.

Global Matters Speaker Series

The semi-annual speaker series features speakers at the forefront of global business who share their expertise in emerging issues in international business and management. The events also serve as a platform for business, government, media and academic professionals engaged in global business to create and develop a valuable network.

Spring 2016

Global Matters: Achieving Growth in Challenging Markets
April 27, 2016
3:30-5:30 p.m.

sean walkerFeaturing remarks from Sean N. Walker, President of Latin America, General Mills

As firms consider going global, they must devise strategies to reconcile the challenges and opportunities inherent to emerging markets. Over the last five years, General Mills' Latin American operations have achieved growth, both organically as well as with strategic acquisitions.

Sean N. Walker has served as President for Latin America at General Mills for the last 8 years. Drawing from his experience leading the firm's endeavors in Mexico, Central America, and South America, Mr. Walker will share his tips for achieving growth in emerging markets.

For more details and registration visit the event website.

Past Events

  • Global Mindset: What Is It and Why Does It Matter in Business Today? with Dr. Mansour Javidan (Fall 2013)
  • Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Business with Shari Ballard, Chief Human Resources Office for Best Buy, Inc. (Spring 2014)
  • Redefining Global Strategy with Dr. Pankaj Ghemawat (Fall 2014)
  • Successfully Navigating Opportunities and Challenges in Global Business with Glenn Leitch, President of the Jennie-O Turkey Store (Spring 2015)
  • A Conversation on Cuban Travel, Trade and Investment Prospects for Minnesota Business with Congressman Tom Emmer and a panel of Minnesota business leaders (Fall 2015)

These events are made possible by the generous support of our partners and sponsors.

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Global Matters Video Series

The series publishes new content regularly. Click on the videos below to access the full collection. Don't forget to subcribe to this series on Youtube to recieve notice of new content additions.

Mansour Javidan: What are the three dimensions of the global mindset?

Mansour Javidan: What is the global mindset and why is it important?