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Clemson conference to explore the 'new face of global business'

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CLEMSON, SC - March 13, 2013 - Clemson University will host the sixth annual Language and International Trade Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Hendrix Student Center.

With the theme “Doing well by doing good: The new face of global business,” this year’s conference will feature speakers from Disneyland Paris, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Buckeye Technologies and more.

The keynote speaker will be Jean-Noel Thiollier, director of talent and reward for Disneyland Paris, who will speak at 10:15 a.m.

Thiollier is responsible for defining employee recruitment policies. He started his career working for Ernst & Young in London before joining Baxter Healthcare Group, where he helped with several mergers, acquisitions and the accompanying human resource restructuring. He also worked for Vivendi-Universal, Gucci and was senior vice president of human resources for the French national employment agency ANPE.

Craig Lundgren, business development executive for the South Carolina/Western Carolina region of Dixon Hughes Goodman, will speak at 11 a.m. Lundgren prevously was an audit manager with the Greenville office.

John B. Crowe, chairman and chief executive officer of Buckeye Technologies Inc., will speak about the various ways his corporation gives back to communities at 11:30 a.m. 

The conference will include a panel discussion with alumni from Clemson's language and international trade program at 1:15 p.m. and a roundtable session with Clemson students and international business leaders at 2:45 p.m.

The full conference schedule is online.

All the sessions are free and open to the public. Online registration is required for the roundtable discussions.