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Conference for German and Spanish International Business and Engineering: Investment in Mexico

Conference Information

In its 13th year, this conference continues a tradition in the German Program at Clemson University to promote the role and reach of German investment in our region. While German companies in the upstate of South Carolina are well known and respected as employers and corporate citizens, many are unaware of their reach beyond the U.S. and Germany. This conference will focus on German companies in our region investing and operating in Mexico.

Organized by the German Program and co-sponsored by multiple departments, including the Department of Languages in the College of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Management in the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, this is an excellent networking opportunity for our students and will include a mini job fair. It is organized for students of German, Spanish, engineering, business, communications and packaging science programs. We encourage all students to bring copies of their resume. Dress is business casual or better.

This event is free and open to members of the Clemson University community.

Date and Time: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Hendrix Student Center at Clemson University, Ballrooms A and B

Conference Agenda

9 a.m.: Opening remarks

9:10-9:30 a.m.: Address by Consul General of Mexico; possible welcome from the Dean

9:30-10:15 a.m.: Keynote address by BMW: Motivations and benefits of doing business in Mexico

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion: Representatives of German companies currently in Mexico

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch and networking

1-2:20 p.m.: Roundtable about German investment in the region and Mexico

2:20-3 p.m.: Mini job fair with German companies for internship and introductory-level jobs in their companies

Sponsorships and Contact

If you would like to sponsor this year's conference or future conferences, please follow the instructions on our sponsorship form (PDF).

Please contact Lee Ferrell or call 864-656-2626 with questions or for more information about this event.

Confirmed participants include:

Baier & Michels USA
Robert Bosch LLC
Context Design Group
DAA Draexlmaier Automotive
Goethe Zentrum Atlanta
Haering Precision USA
IK Hofmann USA
Lear Corporation
Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh, North Carolina
SEW Eurodrive, Inc.
SWJ Technology
Kautex Textron
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