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MIEX Alumni Day 2019

Friday, April 5th, 2019 in Bologna (Italy)

MIEX we go again!

The MIEX Alumni Day, better known simply as MAD, is dedicated to the MIEX Global Community: alumni, students, partners, professors and business professionals. The event serves as a forum for MIEXers from all editions, all over the world to network, reconnect, as colleagues and professionals, as well as friends, while discovering and learning about new business practices and pertinent issues that are changing the world of business.

MIEX Alumni Day Edition 4

MIEX Alumni Day 2019 

A Changing International Trade Environment. Implications from growing nationalism, political agendas and new trade barriers “.

Andrea Mantovani, Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Bologna discussed various new challenges in the global scenario, particularly Brexit and the current US administration. He explored how these critical moments in history pose additional threats challenging negotiations between the UK and the EU, and the trade war between US and China and how are European firms responding to these new challenges.


Francesco Ciabuschi, Professor of International Business at Uppsala University’s Department of Business Studies, discussed the effects that local political support has on Chinese firms’ internationalization and the management of their subsidiaries. He explored in depth the aspects concerning what changing global trade might bring to the future of Chinese MNCs.


Olof Lindahl, Assistant Professor at at Uppsala University’s Department of Business Studies, discussed how the liberalization of global trade overtime gave rise to multinational firms as well as shaped their international strategies and structures, focusing on how the current changes to global trade might trigger new strategies and structures in multinational firms with far-reaching consequences for international business and trade.


Jacopo Guidotti, Associate Consultant at Veeva Systems and Edition 15 MIEXer, discussed how cloud computing and international trade innovation enabled by cloud services powers the global economy and its ever growing role in the future. He also spoke about restrictive policies that could potentially slow down the evolution of cloud computing, and how world leading countries are positioning themselves in the race for the cloud.


We would like to thank all our speakers for their engaging talks, and thank you to our participants and especially to our MIEX alumni who came out in numbers to support this worthwhile event! A big MIEX thank you to Gloria Ugolini, Andrea D’Agostino, Arnaud Picard and Filippo Zadraal who participated in MAD and provided current students their valuable and honest insight into their MIEXperience.


​The event was a great success and the perfect way to end the day was our post-conference aperitivo at Scuderia FF Urban Coolab, Piazza Verdi, 2, in Bologna’s historical city centre.


See you all again next time!