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BIIB Events

Professional events include the International Business Awards Ceremony, the Bayer International Business Conference, and the Boeing Distinguished Guest Lecture in International Business. Additional events that support the Boeing Institute's mission are held throughout the year and listed below. We are proud to support these events that bring attention to the current trends and topics in the global business world. 


Upper row L-R: Hadi Alhorr, PhD (Director, Boeing Institute of International Business), Francois Fraudeau (President and CEO, Novus), Steve Frein (VP of HR, AB-InBev), John Lyday (Senior VP of Human Resources, Bunzl Distribution), Jorge Arosemena (President, City of Knowledge Panama), Bob Chapman (President and CEO, Barry-Wehmiller), Edward Jones Dean Mark Higgins, PhD, Lisa Safarian (Executive VP and Head of Commercial Operations North America, Bayer), Kevin Carr (Managing Director, Marsh). Lower row L-R: Irma Hukeljic (Novus Global Business Scholar), Alexandria Gossman (AB-InBev Global Business Scholar), Cristen Voges (BIIB Advisory Board International Business Scholar), Aldo Noseda Olivari (Neil Seitz International Business Scholar), Maia Delkamiller (Seung Kim International Business Scholar), and Rafael Louie Hinlo (Bayer Global Business Scholar). Not pictured: Pat Larmon (President and CEO, Bunzl Distribution).

International Business Awards

Each year, we recognize outstanding student scholars studying international business and global business leaders advancing the field of international business. 

Read more about the 2018 Ceremony

IBC 2017

L-R: Damien Levie (Head of Trade and Agriculture: EU Delegation), Hadi Alhorr, PhD (Director, Boeing Institute of International Business), Marie-Liesse Marc (VP of Acquisitions and Asset Management, Vantage Airport Group), Bernard Sweicki (Director, Automotive Communities Partnership Center), and Ampy Kollman-Moore (Ampy Kollman-Moore LLC). 

Bayer International Business Conference

In December of each year, we sponsor an international business conference that features critical, timely topics and well-known speakers. The event attracts more than 300 attendees each year from global companies, government, civic organizations, academia and the public-at-large.

Read more about the 2017 Conference

Hungarian Ambassador with Gift

Mark Higgins, PhD (Edward Jones Dean, Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business) and Hadi Alhorr, PhD (Director, Boeing Institute of International Business) present His Excellency László Szabó with a decorative art piece featuring the colors of the Hungarian flag. 

Boeing Distinguished Guest Lecture

Our Distinguished Guest Lecture program is offered every spring semester. It provides a forum to bring a high-level speaker to campus to share insights on a current topic of interest. The 2019 Distinguished Guest Lecture featured Dr. László Szabó, Hungarian Ambassador to the United States. 

Read more about the 2019 Distinguished Guest Lecture

Eine Flute Ensemble

Members of the Korean Eine Flute Ensemble perform for guests at the Boeing Institute of International Business Atlas week event on April 2, 2019. 

 Atlas Week 2019: Korean Eine Flute Ensemble

The Atlas Program launched in Spring of 2001 as a way to recognize the international dimension of Saint Louis University's academic programs and to celebrate SLU's role in international education and service. The primary goal of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of the global issues that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion, but to inspire and inform action. The Boeing Institute is pleased and honored to participate each year.

The Boeing Institute was honored to host the Korean Eine Flute Ensemble in Spring 2019 for a performance highlighting the beauty of Korean music.                                                       

Asian Business Summit

In Spring 2019, the Boeing Institute was honored to co-sponsor the inaugural Asian Business Summit, which included a panel discussion with the speakers as well as breakout sessions by country to specifically address trade and investment opportunities. The following consulates represented their country at the program: Xiaoming Zou (Commercial Consulate of China), Laxmi Prasad Gupta (Commercial Consul of India), Naoki Ito (Consulate-General of Japan) and Javed Ahmed Umrani (Consul General of Pakistan).

Korea Forum Group

L-R: Seung Kim, PhD (Head of Trade and Agriculture: EU Delegation), Pierce Powers (President, World Affairs Council of St. Louis), Jihyun Lee (First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs South Korea), Timothy Johnson (Foreign Service Officer, United States Department of State), and Mark Tokola (Vice President, Korea Economic Institute of America).

The Future of Korea Forum

This open forum event took place Spring 2019 and featured speakers from the Korea Economic Institute, the Korean Embassy, and the U.S. Department of State.  The topic of the evening focused on the economic forecast in Korea and how this relates its business relationship with the United States. The speakers included Jihyun Lee (First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea), Timothy Johnson (Foreign Service Officer, United States Department of State), and Mark Tokola (Vice President, Korea Economic Institute of America).