College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

L&IT Annual Conference 2015

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Business Leadership and Society's Well-Being: The Task of Responsibily

February 25, 2015

Spotlight box linked to a brief history of the programThe purpose of the Language and International Trade Conference is:

  • To promote the Clemson Language and International Trade Program and business studies at Clemson University
  • To promote student awareness of international businesses in the region
  • To provide networking opportunities for students, alumni and international firms
  • To provide a forum for members of academia and business to exchange ideas
  • To raise awareness and understanding of globalization
  • To highlight Clemson University's relationship to the business community.


9:30 a.m. Welcome Center opens
Ballroom A&B, Hendrix Student Center
10 - 10:15 a.m. Opening ceremony
10:15 - 11 a.m.

Keynote speech: Mayor Knox H. White
City of Greenville

11:00 a.m. - noon

Morning Program (TBA)

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:25 - 2:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion with Clemson alumni, moderated by Clemson faculty

2:30 - 4 p.m.

Round Table with Clemson students and international business leaders

4 - 4:15 p.m. Closing ceremony
4:30 - 5 p.m. Networking social

Register for the conference here  (Will be available soon)

Note: Attire is business casual for this event.

Keynote Speaker

Knox White

Mayor Knox H. White, City of Greenville

Knox White has served as Mayor of Greenville since December 1995.  As Mayor he has the goal of making the city of Greenville “the most beautiful and livable city in America.”  He has emphasized neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and transformational projects for downtown. 

Key strategic projects include:  removal of the Camperdown Bridge and creation of Falls Park, the restoration of the Poinsett Hotel and Court Street, new retail (Mast General Store), a downtown baseball stadium (Fluor Field), riverfront development and initiation of a bike and walking trail system (Swamp Rabbit Trail) throughout the City, public art initiatives along Main Street, record annexations, and a model infrastructure for Clemson ICAR. 

Neighborhood initiatives include enhanced beautification efforts, traffic calming, sidewalk construction, support for neighborhood associations, reinvestment in neighborhood parks, master plans for commercial corridors, and attractive new housing in the city’s special emphasis neighborhoods. 

Under the mayor’s leadership, the City maintains a “Triple A” (AAA) bond rating and enjoys a reputation for solving problems on an innovative and bipartisan basis. 

A native of Greenville, and a graduate of Christ Church Episcopal School, Greenville High School, Wake Forest University and the University of South Carolina Law School.  Knox White is a partner in the law firm of Haynsworth, Sinkler & Boyd, where he heads the firm’s immigration and customs practices.  He is married to Marsha P. White and they have two children.

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