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Three UNC graduate students journeyed to Lithuania to participate in the ISM Social Business Conference

 Kody Mommaerts, Keenan Leary & Joe Layzell

Kody Mommaerts, Keenan Leary & Joe Layzell ranked in the top 10% out of 1741 participants from 101 countries in the initial round of the creative shock competition http://creativeshock.lt/competition/.  Thus, they received an invitation from the ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius to participate in Creative Shock conference http://creativeshock.lt/conference/.  Mommaerts & Leary are MBA students at the Monfort College of Business and Layzell is a Sports Administration Masters student in the School of Sport & Exercise Science. Creative Shock is a global business conference organized every year since 2011. Participants every year are gathered to solve real life business, PR and marketing problems for social enterprises. The trio was able to listen to various speakers discuss their businesses and give advice to young entrepreneurs. β€œIt was very interesting to meet people from all over the world and discuss business and cultural differences,” Leary said. β€œI agree, business is pretty much a universal language, so it did not matter where everyone was from.” Mommaerts added.