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Second annual International Forum for German and Spanish in the Professions

October 7, 2017

Keynote speaker Hector Ibarra. (Photo courtesy of Lee Ferrell.)

Keynote speaker Hector Ibarra. (Photo courtesy of Clemson University.)

The German and Spanish Professional Societies and the Department of Languages held the second annual International Forum for German and Spanish in the Professions on September 27, 2017. This event, the seventh to focus on German investment in our region, was held in the Hendrix Student Center. In attendance were students from Clemson University and the University of South Carolina-Upstate.

Students at the forum. (Photo courtesy of Lee Ferrell.)

Students at the forum. (Photo courtesy of Clemson University.)

The theme of this year’s conference was “German Companies in the Americas Hiring and Maintaining a Qualified Workforce: Old and New Challenges.” Speakers discussed cultural and legal issues faced by companies that seek to operate both in the States and in Latin America. The keynote address, “Challenges of Establishing Businesses North and South of the Border,” was given by Mr. Hector Ibarra, Associated Professional with Parker Poe Attorneys and Counsellors at Law in Charlotte, NC.

In addition, thirteen companies hosted roundtable discussions with attending students to address questions about their companies as well as preparing for the job market.



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