In New York, Spreading The News

Tuesday, 30 April 2013  Features

Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Australian School of Business and Professor Chris Styles, Deputy Dean of the Australian School of Business and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), hosted an alumni event in New York earlier this month where alumni based in the city had the opportunity to learn some of the latest thinking regarding the Asian economy.

The Business Briefing event titled: "Economies in interesting times - Australia, China and the US" provided the format for an in-depth discussion about the unique economic ties between Australia, China and the US. It also provided the opportunity for US-based alumni to hear the latest news from school.

The event was also the platform to officially mark the launch of the AGSM Global Business Network which will see alumni from the ASGM, and UNSW more broadly, gather in different cities across the globe under the one banner. Following the positive feedback regarding the initiative, further Global Business Network events are planned for Singapore (9 May) and London (14 May).

Professor Chris Styles said the Global Business Network was created in response to feedback he received from many alumni since his appointment about the need for active chapters around the world that could bring together alumni as a professional network.

"The Global Business Network truly brings to life the mission of the school to create and disseminate business knowledge for the benefit of students, organisations and society. It not only has a social agenda but is a way for alumni to be exposed to new ideas and insights and a high-level of interaction with colleagues.

"Professor Garret and I were buoyed by the enthusiastic discussion in the room and delighted to meet such an engaged group of alumni. It is wonderful to see such terrific AGSM brand ambassadors having an impact in their fields on the other side of the world."

"It is our aim to grow the number and attendance of these events and encourage all alumni to get involved when a Global Business Network event comes to a city near you."
Alumnus Peter Rowley who attended the event, said: "I had the pleasure of hearing Professor Geoffrey Garrett speak at the alumni event in New York.

"Professor Garrett is an engaging personality. His ability to place today's events within an historical context was most informative and clearly reflected his extensive experience. It was an event that I am delighted I did not miss."

For further information about the Global Business Network contact Jen Alvars on j.alvars@unsw.edu.au

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