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College of Business Students Host Third“ Doing Business” International Exhibition


JONESBORO – Groups consisting of domestic and international business students from Arkansas State University will have the opportunity to present what they learn in the classroom and how it becomes relevant internationally during a unique exhibition, Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Centennial Hall at the Carl R. Reng Student Union, 101 N. Caraway. The exhibition, titled “Doing Business,” is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The event, hosted by the College of Business and Camfil, a world leader in the development and production of air filters and clean air solutions, is free and open to the public. This is the third time for the exhibition where students display and showcase, through poster presentations, regions and countries of the world while specifically emphasizing, “Doing Business.”
The keynote speaker is Rick Kreczmer (Krets – mur), aftermarket sales director and head of the corporate training program at Camfil. Kreczmer has worked for the company for the last nine years while living in Manchester, England, developing business throughout Europe from 2008-13. 
Currently, his emphasis is replacement parts sales in North America, global responsibilities for filter product management, and development and implementation of sales training programs.  He now resides in Jonesboro, but interfaces with European and Asia colleagues on a daily basis.  
In addition to culture and other important facts about a country or a region, the main focus by the students is the competitive advantage, now and in the future, of the country or the region. Some of the countries in the exhibition include China, India, Brazil, Russia, Nigeria, South Africa, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, South Korea, France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Ghana, Japan, Nepal, the Dominican Republic and Spain. 
“All who attend this exhibition will be able to experience and learn more about other countries and culture that are different from their own,” said Dr. Sarath Nonis, professor of marketing. “They will be able to meet, talk with and ask questions from students from other parts of the world.”  
Students from Nepal (10.30 a.m.), Japan (11 a.m.), South Korea (11:15 a.m.), Saudi Arabia (11:30 a.m.), China (11:45 a.m.), Bangladesh 12 p.m.), India (12:30 p.m.) and Ghana (12:45 p.m.) will have three-to-five-minute performances of native songs and dances. Nonis went on to say there will be a trivia game and entertainment during the event.
“At a single location, an attendee will have the unique opportunity to observe, compare, learn and gain knowledge by having conversations with student groups about other countries,” continued Nonis. “It is our hope a person who visits will come to the realization that what makes us different also makes us unique.  If we put those differences aside when we work together for a common cause, we all benefit and the results make the world a better place.  This exhibition is a place where a person’s global mind set can be developed and expanded.  A global mindset is essential in the interconnected world we now share.” 

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