Organized by the University of Miami’s Center for International Business Education & Research (UM CIBER) and D’Amore-McKim’s Center for Emerging Markets, this conference brought together senior and junior scholars, doctoral students and practitioners in the fields of international business and strategic management from around the world. It fostered discussion of cutting-edge topics and created opportunities for co-learning by US and emerging market scholars. The conference theme was Capability Building and Catchup by Emerging Market MNEs (EMNEs). Unlike advanced country-MNEs, EMNEs often expand internationally to acquire strategic assets such as technology from developed countries. They transfer these capabilities home and augment existing capabilities before attacking foreign markets, this time as more serious global contenders.