The event 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.

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SAVE THE DATE - October 25, 2018

A Chinese Conglomorate Helps to Pave a New Road for Carlson Hotels 

John M. Kidd Photo

John M. Kidd is the chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Carlson Hotels. He is responsible for Carlson Hotels in the Americas and Asia Pacific, with the company's executive leadership team reporting to him.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes a portfolio of more than 1,440 hotels in operation and under development and a footprint spanning over 115 countries and territories. The portfolio includes a set of powerful global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, and Club Carlson, the group's global hotel rewards program.





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)
  • Global Matters: Achieving Growth in Challenging Markets with Sean N. Walker, President of Latin America, General Mills (Spring 2016)
  • Microsoft’s Global Transformation: Empowering Every Person and Organization to Achieve More with Chuck Edward, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Microsoft (Fall 2016)
  • Leading Public and Private Sector Innovation to Respond to Crises with Shaima Al-Zarooni, Former CEO of Dubai's International Humanitarian City (Fall 2016)
  • How the Best Brands find Success Globally with Doreen Wang, Global Head of BrandZ for Kantar Millward Brown (Spring 2017)

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