Smith School Hosts Global Conference for
MBA Leaders in Washington, April 15 -17
This week, the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of
Maryland is sponsoring Graduate Business Conference
2010 from April 15 to 17 in Washington, D.C. This year’s event
focuses on the topic: “Post-Crisis: Business Leadership in a New Global
Economy.” The event is in its 28th year and is a gathering of student leaders
from top MBA schools from around the world.
The Smith School won a competitive bid to host the 2010 conference. The
three-day event will focus on structural changes in the financial markets,
regulatory environment and the global economy and how these changes impact
today’s emerging business leaders. Conference speakers will address the emerging
role of government as a partner and a regulator in the economic recovery and the
financial markets. Discussions will also focus on the evolution of corporate
governance, business ethics and fundamental structural changes in the global
“We are honored to be hosting top MBA student leaders from around the world
for this important event,” said G. “Anand” Anandalingam, dean of the Robert H.
Smith School of Business. “This forum is a great opportunity for students to
share ideas and perspectives that will help them and their classmates become the
responsible business leaders who take all stakeholders into account when making
The year’s conference will feature many speakers, including Dennis Wraase,
the former CEO and chairman of the board for Pepco Holdings Inc.; Richard P.
O'Neill, the Chief Economic Advisor at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;
Bernard D. “Jake” Tarr, a Managing Director at Kinetic Ventures; and many more.
The last GBC conference took place in Taiwan and brought together more than
100 students from more than 25 countries and 50 MBA programs.
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