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Partnering with The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

A special partnership between The Children’s Museum and the IU Kelley School of Business will showcase the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit (in its only U.S. appearance for 2014) along with a high-level roundtable with Kelley faculty experts and top Indiana executives. The discussion will offer unique insights on how Hoosier companies are building relationships – not walls – and doing business in China and around the world.

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Receive 20% off your admission to The Children's Museum anytime between now and November 2, 2014. Each member of your group can use the discount, but you MUST have a coupon for each person. If you are a current Kelley student or faculty/staff member, you may also use your JagTag to receive the same discount.

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Great Walls to Global Markets
Presented by the Kelley School of Business

China’s Terra Cotta Warriors guarded the tomb of emperor Qin Shi Huang, who forged the Chinese empire and ordered construction of its Great Wall. But China’s modern economic power hasn’t come from building walls, but removing barriers to trade and foreign investment.

China is Indiana’s fastest-growing and third-largest export market, behind only Canada and Mexico, and foreign exports as a whole account for more than 10% of Indiana’s economy. More than 100,000 Hoosier manufacturing workers owe their jobs to foreign investment, and more than 500 international companies have a presence in the Indianapolis region.

Successful companies are seizing global growth opportunities, and business careers are demanding more international savvy. This event offers a rare glimpse of China’s past, and a strategic look at Indiana’s future in the world economy.

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Event Details

Wednesday, October 8
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Indianapolis Children's Museum
3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

  • Reception starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Fireworks of Glass exhibit
  • Panel starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Lilly Theater

Event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the exhibit, including the Terra Cotta Warriors, during the reception and after the panel. Free parking is available in the museum garage.

Meet the panelists

Marjorie Lyles (moderator)
IU Kelley School of Business
Professor of International Strategic Management
Chancellor’s Professor
OneAmerica Chair in Business Administration

Nathan Stoner (panelist)
Cummins Inc.
Global Director, Corporate Business Development

Kimberly Suhre (panelist)
Turner Construction Company
Assistant Engineer
Current Kelley MBA Student

Bruce Brineman (panelist)
Caterpillar Inc.
General Manager of Operations

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