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Lessons Learned from Creating and Growing International Business Units

International Roundtable

December 17, 2009: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The conventional wisdom asserts that the growth strategies of the for-profit and nonprofit sectors have little in common and provide few lessons that are applicable to each other. Roger Marks rejects this contention, arguing that there are common themes and applicable lessons from creating and growing an international business unit in the consumer packaged goods area for a for-profit firm and in consulting services for a nonprofit organization.

Where

Gleacher Center
608
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

The conventional wisdom asserts that the growth strategies of the for-profit and nonprofit sectors have little in common and provide few lessons that are applicable to each other. Roger Marks rejects this contention, arguing that there are common themes and applicable lessons from creating and growing an international business unit in the consumer packaged goods area for a for-profit firm and in consulting services for a nonprofit organization. Are Mr. Marks’ experiences anecdotal and isolated case studies or are there universal themes and lessons that are widely applicable and relevant? Mr. Marks is President of the International Safety Council, a division of the National Safety Council (NSC), a non-profit organization serving the health and safety needs of companies and the community at large. Mr. Marks is responsible for the international affairs of the NSC which includes overseeing the business and legal affairs in 70+ countries. His background as an international attorney earlier in his career has equipped him to address the business and legal issues that are often intertwined in international relationships. Prior to Mr. Marks joining the NSC, he created and served as President of the International Division of H2O Plus, a manufacturer and retailer of personal care products. Mr. Marks grew the division from scratch over 7 years resulting in a substantial majority of the revenue and net income to the company. The International Roundtable is pleased to host Roger Marks, who has a long and distinguished career in both international business and law, and who has been recognized by two U.S. Secretaries of Commerce for his outstanding achievements in exports.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 12/17/2009

Program

6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Drinks at The Midway Club, Fifth Floor

Speaker Profiles

Roger Marks (Speaker)
President, International Safety Council
http://www.nsc.org

Questions

Karl Buschmann 

847.310.0412

Other Information

300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage) $6.00 after 3:00pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period Garage: Self Park Facility Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only. To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. The new system for the AMC Theater- River East Self Park Garage is automated. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee. Detailed Directions: Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater. a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street. b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.

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