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Master's Pub: Agility and Adaptability in Today’s Global Manufacturing Environment

The trade war between the U.S. and China began in early 2018, and has not left the news headlines since while impacting worldwide manufacturing, consumer prices, and financial markets. Ben Baker, Vice President of Global Sourcing for Blu Dot, will offer his perspectives on the trade tensions, the impacts on his company and others, and even how new opportunities may emerge from this international trade crisis as globalization continues to evolve.

Event Details
Friday, October 11, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

4:30 | Social time
5:15 | Speaker
5:40 | Q&A
6:00 | Social time

Opus Hall (MOH) 201


Ben Baker, speaker, on top of a mountain.

About the Speaker

Ben Baker holds a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota and has studied, lived, and worked in China – and still travels there regularly several times each year. His career at Blu Dot, an award-winning Minnesota-based modern furniture design and manufacturing firm, spans nearly 15 years. Mr. Baker established Blu Dot’s Asian operations in 2007 and has directed their global sourcing and supply chain since 2017.