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Speaker: Tomas Hult, Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University

Air Date: November 09, 2018

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat highlights some of the discussion at the World Investment Forum 2018. Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. International production, strategic global investments, and the infrastructure design of global supply chains are all a function of driving satisfaction among a company’s customers (and perhaps some can argue satisfaction among a country’s citizens). 

To practically highlight some of these issues globally, this segment incorporates my take on global trade and production as well as several highlights from the recent World Investment Forum in Geneva, Switzerland that took place October 22-26, 2018. The commentaries include Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of UNCTAD; Alain Berset, President of Switzerland; Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly; Michael Moller, Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva; Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Interparliamentary Union President; and Nandini Sukumar, CEO of the World Federation of Exchanges. Interestingly, the highlights also include a dialogue between Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of UNCTAD and Sophia, the first Humanoid Robot to be invited to the World Investment Forum.

Speaker: Mukhisa Kituyi, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Air Date: November 09, 2018

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat captures the entrepreneurship and sustainable development viewpoints by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi of Kenya became Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD on September 1, 2013. Immediately prior, Kituyi was Chief Executive of the Kenya Institute of Governance, based in Nairobi. He served as Kenya's Minister of Trade and Industry from 2002 to 2007.

Developing entrepreneurship is a key element of strategies that support the attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG9, to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Mukhisa Kituyi provides the opening remarks to this World Investment Forum 2018 session on Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development – a high-level event, organized with the Global Entrepreneurship Network and i4Policy.

Speaker: Bambang Brodjonegoro, National Development Planning of Indonesia

Air Date: November 09, 2018

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat captures the entrepreneurship and sustainable development viewpoints in the Republic of Indonesia by Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning of Indonesia. Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Bambang Brodjonegoro is an Indonesian economist who took office as Minister of National Development Planning of Indonesia after a cabinet reshuffle by President Joko Widodo and replacing Sofyan Djalil. Previously, he was the Finance Minister of Indonesia in the Working Cabinet under Joko Widodo's administration Indonesia is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans, with some 270 million people. The GDP per capita is about $13,200.

Speaker: Jose Ramon Valente, Minister of Economy in Chile

Air Date: November 09, 2018

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat captures the entrepreneurship and sustainable development viewpoints in the Republic of Chile by Jose Ramon Valente, Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism in Chile. Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

During the last two decades, José Ramon Valente has been a permanent and active actor on public policies, macroeconomic issues and financial markets in Chile. He has been board member at several Chilean and foreign companies, and was a columnist for La Tercera newspaper, El Libero online newspaper and radio panelist on Radio Duna. He took office on March 11, 2018 as Minister of Economy of Chile. Chile is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chile has some 17 million people. The GDP per capita is about $26,000. 

Speaker: Amelia Kyambadde , Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives in Uganda

Air Date: November 09, 2018

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat captures the entrepreneurship and sustainable development viewpoints in the Republic of Uganda by Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives in Uganda. Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Uganda is a landlocked country (except for bordering a lake) in East-Central Africa. Uganda is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of Uganda includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the so-called African Great Lakes region, lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied equatorial climate. The country has some 42 million people. The GDP per capita is about $700.

Speaker: Mthuli Ncube, Minister of Finance in Zimbabwe

Air Date: November 09, 2018

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat captures the entrepreneurship and sustainable development viewpoints in the Republic of Zimbabwe by Mthuli Ncube, Minister of Finance in Zimbabwe. Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Mthuli Ncube, is the minister of Finance in the Zimbabwe cabinet appointed by president Emmerson Mnangagwa and past chief economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank. He holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from Cambridge University. Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique, with some 16 million people. The GDP per capita is about $2,300.

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