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June 14, 2017

Fred Smith Discusses How Global Trade Benefits the United States

Like businesses large and small, FedEx operates in an increasingly interconnected economy that relies on global trade. Speaking recently with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in Nashville at the 36/86 Entrepreneurship and Technology conference, Mr. Smith shared his thoughts on how we all benefit from trade and must work to overcome barriers to global success.

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February 1, 2017

Visit One of the Most Modern FedEx Express Hubs in the World

Check out a behind the scenes look at the FedEx Express Hub in Cologne, Germany.

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December 7, 2016

The Beast Takes Beauty from Online to In-Store

Step inside The Beast for an insider’s look at the beauty they create.

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May 18, 2015

We Must Keep Our Skies Open for Business

FedEx cares very deeply about Open Skies and seeks every opportunity to let others know how these agreements benefit our customers, our industry, U.S. shippers and the economy as a whole.

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June 23, 2014

3 Innovation Trends Reshaping Global Business: FedEx Conference Explores Innovation

Imagine a robotic vacuum cleaner that responds to your voice. Or “smart bandages” that use electrodes to help heal wounds and monitor healing. Or even entire smart cities that “know” to dim streetlights by sensing when sidewalks are empty.

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March 6, 2014

China, India, Mexico and more: A global e-commerce discussion with Raj Subramaniam

In our ongoing Access series exploring the links between connectivity and innovation, we spoke with Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, marketing and communications, FedEx Services.[Read more about Access]ACCESS: What is the relationship between increased global connectivity and innovation?

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December 12, 2013

Get ready for the (next) Asian trade revolution

When I moved to Asia in 1994, the most common shipment was electronics.Think big and expensive. The first, mass-produced PCs were spreading like wildfire, and innovations like the “personal communicator” – dubbed “bricks” due to their size and weight – were starting to take off.

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October 11, 2013

Smarter, Modern Global Policies That Cut Trade Barriers Are the Answer – Reporting Back From the APEC CEO Summit

I had the pleasure of participating in the 2013 CEO Summit for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Bali, Indonesia earlier this month. This gathering took place alongside APEC’s annual meeting of leaders from 21 of the world’s most dynamic economies. They made important progress to advance the future of global trade – the underpinning of innovation, entrepreneurship, jobs and sustainable growth.

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