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Governor to speak at IBS trade summit in April

Published: March 25, 2011
Section: News

Governor Deval Patrick will come to campus April 5 to deliver the keynote address for Global Trade Summit 2011, entitled “Expanding Exports and Building International Partnerships,” according to a BrandeisNOW press release.

The event is sponsored by the Brandeis International Business School, and will be open to the public in Usdan. The summit comes after the business school’s dean, Bruce Magid, accompanied the governor on an “Innovation Economy Partnership Mission” to the United Kingdom and Israel where Patrick, Magid and leading business executives and top state officials met with counterparts and abroad with the goal of increasing investment, creating jobs and expanding partnerships between Massachusetts and the foreign nations’ investment.

Jim Taiclet, Chairman and CEO of American Tower, a leading operator of wireless and broadcast communication sites, will join Patrick as the business keynote speaker.

Session speakers will include state officials, represenatatives from the private sector and academic professionals.

According to BrandeisNOW, full information about the summit can be obtained by visiting the website.

The trade mission resulted in an agreement to foster research and development collaboration between Massachusetts and Israeli companies as well as a collaboration and cooperation agreement between the stem cell banks at University of Massachusetts and in the United Kingdom. The Brandeis Global Trade Summit will highlight specific opportunities for companies seeking expansion in Asia, Germany, the U.K. and South America. It will also closely examine opportunities for the state’s life sciences, clean energy and information technology sectors, as well as more established industries, to succeed in global markets and foster job creation in Massachusetts.