[GBF2013.gif]Dear AIB Colleagues, Our 7th Annual Global Business Forum at Baylor University (Waco, Texas) will run during the week after our Spring Break, March 18-22, 2013, and our theme will be Emerging Africa: Poverty Reduction and Wealth Creation. Our speakers will include: v Chantal Accrombessy, Ecobank Benin (largest bank network in Africa) v Moses Acquaah, U. of North Carolina at Greensboro v Cynthia Akuetteh, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs v John M. Andersen, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration v Constant D. Beugré, Delaware State U. v Stephen Hayes, CEO of Corporate Council on Africa v Eileen Kwesiga, Bryant U. v Vijay Mahajan, U. of Texas at Austin & author, "Africa Rising" v John Mukum Mbaku, Weber State U. & Brookings Institution v Isaac M. Mbiti, Southern Methodist U. v Megan Rapp, U.S. Agency for International Development v David Zoogah, Morgan State U. See the Forum website for a full schedule, information about speakers, updates, and, later, for videos: http://www.baylor.edu/globalbusiness All of the events are free and we hope that some of you will join us, but please register here<http://www.baylor.edu/business/globalbusinessforum/index.php?id=94262> if you will attend the keynote dinner on Wednesday, March 20, and/or the luncheon on Thursday, March 21, where seating is limited. All events will be held in the Blume Conference Center on the 5th floor of the Cashion building, located here<http://goo.gl/maps/ubdSK> on the Baylor Waco campus. Please contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> (phone 254-710-6048) or me if you have questions. Best wishes, Steve Gardner Herman Brown Professor of Economics Chairman, Department of Economics Director, McBride Center for International Business Baylor University ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.