Van Andel Global Trade Center

Employees are driven by purpose, GVSU speakers says 

The business world is on the cusp of a "purpose revolution," said Kim Dabbs, the keynote speaker at the West Michigan World Trade Week Business Conference held at the L. William Seidman Center.

May 16, 2019


World Trade Week conference focuses on design thinking

Global business expansion, design thinking and protecting global brand are a few of the topics being offered at a Van Andel Global Trade Center business conference during West Michigan World Trade Week.

Apr 29, 2019


VAGTC auto symposium covers tariffs, technology

Business owners and executives from across West Michigan learned about the effects of tariffs on the auto industry, the global automotive outlook, and how to attract talent during the 20th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium.

Mar 8, 2019


GVSU Auto Suppliers Symposium to focus on tariffs, talent, technology 

The effects of tariffs on the auto industry and how suppliers can prepare for the latest technology are among the topics that will be discussed at the 20th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium, hosted by Grand Valley State University's Van Andel Global Trade Center.

Feb 26, 2019


International student shares Chinese culture with local business leaders

Ruixuan Ran, a senior from China who is majoring in accounting and international business, hosted a tea table for area business leaders who are learning best practices for doing business abroad.

Jun 27, 2018


Faculty and staff sketches

News items include new director of Campus Dining, Van Andel Global Trade Center workshop on doing business in China.

Jun 13, 2018


GVSU world trade conference focuses on global success

In conjunction with West Michigan World Trade Week this week, Grand Valley State University's Van Andel Global Trade Center will host a business conference May 9.

May 7, 2018


Auto experts predict fewer drivers in the future

Imagine not wanting or needing to actually drive anywhere ý instead an autonomous vehicle can be scheduled to take you wherever you want to go. The use of autonomous vehicles was one topic discussed at the 19th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium, hosted by Grand Valley's Van Andel Global Trade Center. The event took place March 8 at the Pew Grand Rapids Campus with the theme, "Smart Moves: Tech, Tools, Talent."

Mar 12, 2018


Culture and Coffee: Navigating Germany

The Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley will host "Culture and Coffee: Navigating Germany" from 8-10 a.m., February 23 at the L. William Seidman Center. Germany has the third largest export economy in the world with its automotive industry alone generating $151 billion in exports in 2016, consisting of 21.8 percent of total car exports worldwide.

Feb 19, 2018


World Trade Week speaker: Embrace technology

Michael O'Connor, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions in Chicago, a global risk management business, said technology will continue to have a profound impact on companies managing global teams.

May 11, 2017