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    Entrepreneurship Panel
    In number, minority-owned firms in the United States have grown three times faster than U.S. businesses overall in recent years, yet minority firms earn less profit and provide fewer jobs than U.S. businesses on average. In this discussion, successful entrepreneurs will share their experiences taking their start-ups to the next level. The session targets entrepreneurs as they strategically position existing businesses, as well as early-stage entrepreneurs developing financing, marketing, and operational strategies with an eye towards future growth.

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    Emerging Markets
    Emerging markets in Africa and Caribbean are likely to receive increasing attention form investors in the coming years, following in the footsteps of countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. This discussion will focus on the opportunities available in Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the risks that must be kept in mind when investing in these regions. The panel will also consider the question of what Caribbean and African governments and businesspeople can learn from the successes of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

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    Real Estate
    In recent years, real estate as an industry and as an asset class has undergone a transformation. Real Estate has suddenly become one of the popular post business school career paths and an integral part of many investment portfolios. Join us for this dynamic panel with industry leading professionals discussing the changing face of the industry and the opportunities that it presents.

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    High School Forum - Part I & Part II
    In this two-part interactive workshop, high school students will work with Wharton Undergraduate students.
    Part I of this workshop will provide information on selecting and applying to colleges, finding financial aid and general information on the college experience. Part II will focus on career opportunities and strategies for success.



November 3Oth -
December 3rd , 2006
Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Conference is produced and administered by the African American MBA Association,
a student-run organization of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.