final internship report

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FINAL INTERNSHIP REPORT Internship in Sustainable Development Period: June through August 2011 Personnummer: 19840413-5389 September 9 2011 Author: Clara Ruiz INTRODUCTION The following report describes the activities carried out during a 12week, full-time internship at the INTER-AMERICAN CEMENT FEDERATION FICEM-APCAC. The document contains information about the organization and the responsibilities performed throughout the period between June and August 2011. More than a plain account of tasks, the objective of this text is to reflect upon the experiences collected during the internship from the perspective of a MSc student in Sustainable Development. The first part of the report offers an…show more content…
3. XXVIII TECHNICAL CONGRESS As explained before, the Technical Congress is held on a yearly basis. It is a fixed date in the agenda of many production and technology managers from member cement companies in the Iberian-American region and technology suppliers from all over the world. The event has two major purposes: first, the exchange of best practices in production, quarry restoration, environmental stewardship, organizational health and safety and other technical topics and sharing of state-of-the-art related technology. Second, to provide a marketplace for technology buyers and suppliers, creating attractive business and networking opportunities. As briefly stated above, my main responsibility was to take care of the trade exhibition that takes place within the framework of the Technical Congress. The show room is one, if not the main, source of financing the event. Throughout the three months spent at the Federation I made contacts, sold the exhibition spaces and sponsorship packages, coordinated the promotion material for the exhibitors, followed-up merchandise deliveries, participant’s registrations, programs for spouses, payments, the social agenda, the academic program (including paper call) and the congress’ website. Naturally, I
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