August 19, 2021
8:00am – 5:00pm
Harris Conference Center, Charlotte NC
After careful consultation with our organization team
regarding the health and safety of everyone, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Global Carolina Connection 2020 conference, scheduled for August 13, 2020, at the Harris Conference center in Charlotte, NC. Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation.
We are excited to confirm that the Global Carolina Connection 2021 conference will take place at the same location in Charlotte, NC, August 19, 2021.
Global Carolina Connections is the premier conference on foreign direct investment and international manufacturing in the Carolinas.
Now in its 9th year, the conference has brought together 1000s of leaders from foreign-owned and affiliated companies to discuss topics of immediate relevance and importance. Past topics include top management talent for global businesses; global automotive manufacturing in the Carolinas – current impacts and future trends; workforce development for international companies; and updates on North and South Carolina’s FDI recruitment and international trade strategies.
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We pair powerful data analytics and technology with highly skilled research experts to connect our clients with high-growth companies primed for expansion. Since 2002, we’ve worked with over 350 economic development organizations worldwide, facilitating over $15 billion in capital investment and thousands of new jobs.
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2019 Featured Speakers
Hildy J. Teegen, Ph.D.
Education Foundation Chaired Professor in International Business and Executive Director of the Folks Center for International Business Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Peter J. Brews, Ph.D.
Dean, Darla Moore School of Business University of South Carolina
President and Founder, ROI Research on Investment | Gazelle.ai
The Honorable Stephen Benjamin
Mayor, City of Columbia
2020 DIAMOND SPONSORS