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Prepare to take your business abroad with the 2013 VWC Fall Business Conference "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Linking the World Through Trade," the week of November 18-22 on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan. The weeklong event, organized by students in Professor Paul Ewell’s Management/Business/Economics 301 course “Principles of Management,” will feature a variety of events and speakers including Olivier Mussat ’00, Principal Investment Officer for Oil & Gas at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, VWC students who have interned abroad, and local industry leaders and experts. This year’s theme ties directly into the Supply Chain and Logistics tracks within the business major. “Every topic being discussed next week is significant to every student whether they are a political science, philosophy, business, or any other major,” says  VWC senior and conference COO, Scott Westfall. This year’s conference will also include the annual “Shark Tank” competition in which students will work with industry leaders to encourage global trade and cooperation. “We don't want the students to feel like this conference is for ‘business majors,’” says VWC junior and CIO of the conference Shelby Beverly. “This is for all of us to come together as a unit and learn new things. We can all begin Embracing New Opportunities one day at a time." Daily activities are free and open to the VWC community and the public. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Ewell with the Department of Management/Business/Economics at 757.233.8810 or visit the conference website.