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3rd Annual Real Estate Symposium Connects Industry Leaders, Students, Professionals

The Real Estate Club hosted over 300 attendees at the 3rd Annual Real Estate Symposium on Saturday, February 9th. With a theme entitled “Making Connections,” the conference focused on topics in which real estate helps solve societal problems including energy, environment, transportation, caring for aging populations, capital liquidity, and the global economy. Barry Sternlicht, Chairman…

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Healthcare Conference 2008 Centennial Healthcare Conference:

As a $2 trillion industry and 16% of the US GDP, healthcare has sustained a significant growth over the past decade, and healthcare expenditure is predicted to double in the next 10 years. On the weekend of January 19, over 300 people, a mix of HBS, Harvard, MIT and other business school students, faculty, and…

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2008 Dynamic Women in Business Conference

On Saturday, January 26, 2008, the WSA brought together more than 900 women (and men!) to be a part of the Dynamic Women in Business Conference. As in years past, the conference provided a unique forum for current and future women business leaders to exchange ideas about their professional and personal experiences. More than three…

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Students Trek to Trinidad & Tobago, Featured in National Paper

Harvard Business School’s Caribbean Business Club and The Wharton School’s Caribbean Business Initiative Club conducted their sixth annual Caribbean MBA Conference, titled “Regionalization and Economic Diversification – Expanding our Share of the Global Economy.” The Conference was by all accounts a phenomenal success and was even featured in the national newspaper, The Trinidad Guardian. The…

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HBS Hosts Financial Conference

On Saturday, November 17th, Spangler and Aldrich took on a new life as Wall Street professionals, government officials, academics, and students from the Harvard community and a dozen other major business schools convened for the 2007 Harvard Business School Finance Conference. The conference featured a combination of speeches and Q&A from prominent industry professionals, panel…

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Marketing to Win: Changing the Rules of the Game

Consumers now live in a world where their product choices are endless, their lives are more hectic than ever, and rapidly improving technologies surround them. Thus, marketers must work harder and smarter in order to capture consumers’ attention. This dynamic that exists today was the theme of the 2007 Marketing Conference, entitled “Marketing to Win:…

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RC Partner Wins Cyberposium 13 Logo Design Competition

The Cyberposium 13 marketing team held a design competition for the conference logo. It is an example of user-generated content influencing life on campus Congratulations to Ryan Naragon (Partner NA)! Last week he was selected the winner of the Cyberposium 13: Innovation Without Borders Logo Design Competition. The competition, a first for Cyberposium, was created…

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HBS Spring Sports Symposium: Sports in the Digital Age

The 1990s redefined sports. Increasing media exposure turned athletes like Jordan, Beckham, and Woods and teams like Manchester United and the Yankees (sorry, Boston fans) into worldwide household names. It can be argued that the sports invasion began with, and was brilliantly executed by, one single entity: ESPN, which today dominates the way sports are…

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Open For Business: The 9th Annual Africa Business Conference

African firms have what it takes to give MBAs equal, if not higher, standards of employment as any other multinational company. Simply put, the 9th Annual Africa Business Conference was bold and engaging. Speakers and panelists did not shy away from talking about their business strategies, trials and tribulations. The conference theme “Open For Business:…

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Annual AASU Conference Receives Rave Reviews

Attendees Celebrate Progress in the African-American Business Community and Contemplate the Future. The African-American Students Union (AASU) hosted the 35th Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference from February 23 through February 25 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel. The conference, one of the largest business school conferences hosted by a student club and the flagship event…

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Gearing Up for the 2007 Social Enterprise Conference

“Social entrepreneur” is a much bandied about term that few seem to be able to define. On Sunday, March 4th, the Social Enterprise Conference will bring together 1,000 students and practitioners to explore this increasingly expansive field. One thing that social entrepreneurs have in common, whether working in small nonprofits or large global corporations, in…

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Asia Business Conference 2007

On the weekend of February 10, 2007, over 1,000 students, scholars, professionals and executives continued a more-than-decade-long tradition by congregating on the Harvard Business School campus to attend the 16th Annual Asia Business Conference at Harvard University. This year’s conference, entitled “Transformation and Sustainability,” focused on the rapid transformation Asia is undergoing as a result…

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All Stars: 13th VC-PE Conference

The HBS Venture Capital/Private Equity Club (VCPE) successfully held its 13th annual VCPE conference last Saturday, February 3, 2007. The conference was well attended with a record 750+ attendees who came to listen to over 20 panels and two keynote speakers. Over 200 industry professionals attended the conference and the events were covered by Henny…

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A Celebration of Dynamic Women in Business

Female professionals and MBA students from across the nation gathered for The Dynamic Women in Business Conference, organized by the Women’s Student Association (WSA), held at Harvard Business School on Saturday, January 27. As one of the largest conferences on campus, more than 900 participants packed into Burden Auditorium, including a group of 17 young…

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India Unbound: A Perspective

After the extensive coverage of South-East Asia in the previous edition of The Harbus, I figured I’d push my luck with yet another article on India. Not quite a conference coverage article, not exactly reminiscences about a trek, but probably somewhere in between. (With due apologies to Gurcharan Das, author of “India Unbound”, a book…

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HBS receives a crash course on Latin America. The IX Latin American Conference held at Harvard Business School Saturday, January 20, was like a survey course in contemporary Latin American issues. The conference convened seven expert panels on a wide variety of business topics, and the three keynote sessions discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead…

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Anatomy of a Conference

By any measure, last Saturday’s Latin American Conference was a resounding success. Over six hundred participants arrived from twenty-five universities, more than fifty companies, and all over the United States and Latin America. And as Co-Chair Jos‚ Antonio Morán (OC) joked about the conference buzz and level of enthusiasm, “This is the first time I…

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Harvard to Host Global Health Networking Forum

The state of global health is an issue that concerns everyone, ranging from the impact of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS in the developing world, to lack of adequate health coverage even in the developed world. On the African continent, the AIDS epidemic continues to spread, affecting over 27 million individuals. Over 40,000 people die everyday…

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Advice for Social Enterprise Field Study Researchers

1) Know where you can add value.Are you best suited for lifting sandbags, grassroots organizing, or high level analysis and strategy? Think about your strengths as a business student and see how they can be applied to the situation. It’s natural to want to do something “hands-on,” however there might be people better able to…

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Business of Sports

The Business of Sports Club held its 2nd Annual Spring Sports Symposium Thursday, April 6. The afternoon conference featured two keynote speakers and two panel sessions. The audience enjoyed the perspectives of highly successful speakers and informative sessions. Although the event featured a wide variety of renowned speakers from professional leagues and teams, as well…

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Candid Perspectives:

The Luxury Goods and Design Business Club (LGDBC) and the Retail and Apparel Club co-hosted the second annual Retail and Luxury Goods Conference at the Spangler Auditorium Sunday, April 2. More than 300 attendees from the Harvard community and beyond turned out for the event. Robert Bensoussan, CEO of Jimmy Choo, opened as the keynote…

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Hollywood Visits the 2006 HBS Entertainment and Media Conference

The 2006 Academy Awards symbolized the thriving independent film sector over the past two decades of American cinema. Four of the five films nominated for Best Picture were made independently: “Crash,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Capote,” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” They represented a body of work distinctive from the dominant, mainstream Hollywood film genre. These…

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AASU Conference: "Legacy", "Endeavor" to Convert Dreams into History

The African-American Student Union (AASU) hosted the 34th Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference February 24 through 26 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel. The weekend-long event is one of the largest business school conferences hosted by a student club, both in the registered number of participants and financial budget. Leveraging the diversely rich AASU alumni…

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Seizing Opportunities in Africa

More than 800 global business leaders, students, and members of the international community gathered on President’s Day weekend to focus on Africa as a business destination and an investment opportunity. The first topic touched on how to develop Africa’s economies to create profitable and sustainable enterprises, capable of tapping the continent’s potential. “A good investment…

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Social Enterprise Conference: Covergence of Private, Public and Nonprofit Sectors

Over 800 students, business leaders, professors, nonprofit practitioners, and social entrepreneurs gathered on campus Sunday, March 5 to participate in the 7th Annual Social Enterprise Conference. Organized by students at HBS and the Kennedy School of Government. The conference’s theme was “Convergence” among private, public, and nonprofit sectors. The day included two keynote speakers, 17…

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Asia Business Conference:

The 14th Annual Harvard Asia Business Conference took place Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12. Titled “Asia, Inc.: Integration and Differentiation,” this year’s conference drew over 900 students, scholars, professionals and executives. As suggested in the title, this year’s conference focused on the integration and differentiation challenges companies and countries face to compete in…

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Barbados Trek: Mixing Business, Fun & Daiquiris in a Tropical Paradise

An HBS business conference in the middle of January in the sunny, beautiful islands of the Caribbean? Barbados Trek participants endured a daily dilemma: swimsuit or business suit? On any Caribbean Business Club trek both are required. Each year, approximately 50 Wharton and HBS students and alumni convene in the Caribbean to explore business, investment…

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Careers in Travel and Hospitality: Highlights from the WSA Conference

On Saturday, January 28, seven business leaders in the travel and hospitality industry traveled to campus by planes, trains, and automobiles to offer career advice to HBS students as part of the WSA Dynamic Women in Business conference. Reflecting a growing interest in the travel industry on the HBS campus, there was great enthusiasm among…

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Career Perspectives: Investment Management

RC: Andrei MuresianuCompany: SAC CapitalWebsite: noneIndustry: Investment ManagementPosition/Function: AnalystLocation: Corporate – Stamford, Ct.Responsibilities: Covered the Restaurant and Computer and Business Service sectors So what do Analysts do?Analysts help pick stocks for investment portfolios. This involves everything from building comprehensive financial models on publicly traded companies, to talking to executives, listening to conference calls, visiting company…

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Net Impact Conference: Using the Power of Business to Improve the World

The annual Net Impact Conference, the largest gathering of graduate business students and young professionals in the world, was held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business from November 10 through 13. The Conference is one of Net Impact’s most important events and constitutes the largest gathering of graduate-business students and young professionals in the…

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