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Save the Date: Business Beyond Borders Summit May 18

COH OBO Business Beyond Borders (003)On Thursday, May 18, the City of Houston Business Opportunity Office and Mayor Sylvester Turner or his representative will host an International Business Summit at the Marilyn Davies College of Business (MDCOB). 

MBA International Business students at MDCOB are invited to join the summit, which will bring the world of international business to your doorstep and expand your opportunities for networking on a global scale, according to Dr. Carlos Gooden, Executive Director, Graduate Business Programs at MDCOB. 

The summit convenes international business leaders and dignitaries in an effort to enhance the awareness of international trade and commerce opportunities for the Houston small-business community. This year, Business Beyond Borders consists of panelists and keynotes who will share information about how entrepreneurs can make valuable contacts to successfully export their products/services, as well how to use technology and news media/social media to do business in Caribbean countries. 

“We’re anticipating an engaged audience of 150 small business owners as well as a mix of other international and local government officials and chambers of commerce at the event,” said Gooden. “Through a combination of panels and B2B workshops, participants will learn how to make valuable contacts to successfully export products/services, as well as how to use technology and media/social media to do business in Caribbean countries.” 

All sessions will take place on the first floor of MDCOB, and the event will be livestreamed.

RSVP online and mark your calendar—more details and a full agenda will be coming soon!

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.