Leaders from Blenz Coffee, Nokia, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and SUCCESS headline 17th Annual International Business Conference (IBC), hosted by UBC Sauder School of Business students


On Friday November 16th, 2007 the International Business Conference will take place between 8am and 2pm at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. The keynote speaker, George Moen, President of Blenz Coffee, will examine what Canadian companies need to do to succeed and maintain a competitive advantage in the global market.

Alongside George Moen, key speakers include:

  • Yuen Pau Woo - President & Co-CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Topic: How the "Human Gateway" plays an important role in international business today, and how Canadian Diaspora affects the way we do business.
  • Tom Nyberg - Director of Product Marketing, Nokia Multimedia
    Topic: How Nokia takes advantage of the global knowledge workers, and how Nokia is managing the internationalized skilled workers to achieve business results.
  • Tung Chan - CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
    Topic: How the immigrant population in BC will play a part in relieving the skilled labour shortage in BC, and how SUCCESS is helping to make that happen.

The 17th Annual International Business Conference features exceptional speakers on this year’s theme, “The Human Factor: Changing the Face of Global Business”. The conference will also host a roundtable discussion where the audience will have the opportunity to ask their questions directly to the speakers.

The International Business Conference is organized by the Commerce Undergraduate Society of the Sauder School of Business at UBC, and proudly sponsored by Ernst & Young, KPMG LLP and Canaccord Adams.

For more information about the International Business Conference, including detailed itinerary and registration information, visit (Media are kindly advised to RSVP before the November 17th event.)