On-site preparations are under way for the 2011 USC Global Conference in Hong Kong, a three-day event that brings together academic and business experts from both sides of the Pacific to exchange ideas, renew connections and forge new relationships.
This year’s conference, to be held Oct. 13-15, is titled “Global Challenges and Enhancing Opportunities.” It will feature a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist Thomas L. Friedman. The conference also will examine the transnational and cross-disciplinary effort necessary to address the pressures of a changing world.
In leading the initial Hong Kong team meeting, vice provost for global initiatives Ken McGillivray (fourth from left) said, “There is a palpable sense of excitement around this conference. People are traveling from all over the region with the expectation of the type of high-quality event that has come to be associated with USC.”