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Boeing Institute for International Business Events

As a national thought leader, the Chaifetz School's Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University brings together business leaders, government officials, academics and students throughout the year to discuss the most important issues in international business today. These annual events include the International Business Awards Ceremony, the Bayer International Business Conference and the Boeing Distinguished Guest Lecture in International Business. The Boeing Institute at SLU also regularly supports other special events that bring attention to current trends and topics in global business. 

International Business Awards

Each year, the Boeing Institute recognizes outstanding student scholars studying international business and global business leaders advancing the field of international business. 

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2023 Award Winners

Upper Row L-R: Hadi Alhorr, Ph.D. (Boeing Institute of International Business Director), Gary Vonderhaar (MasterCard), Gene Cunningham (Boeing Institute Advisory Board Chair), Ellen Harshman, Ph.D. (Chaifetz School of Business Dean Emeritus), David Peckinpaugh (Maritz President & CEO), Christine Duffy (Carnival Cruise Line, President), David Dowell, Ph.D. (Novus International), John Lyday (Bunzl), Ampy Kollman-Moore (Boeing Institute Advisory Board Vice Chair), Paul Beamish (Western University), Monica Caldera (AB-InBev) Lower Row L-R: Damira Kulzhanbekova (Jerry Sax International Business Scholar), Nandini Patel (BIIB Advisory Board International Scholar), Haydee Rio (MasterCard International Business Scholar), Subah Shovik (Seung Kim International Business Scholar), Brook Lange (Novus Global Business Scholar), Daniel Streckfuss (Bunzl EMIB Scholar), Darren Cheng (Bayer Global Business Scholar), Seth Roggenkamp (Anheuser-Busch InBev Global Business Scholar) 

Bayer International Business Conference

In December of each year, the Boeing Institute presents 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.

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IBC 2023

L-R:  Hadi Alhorr, Ph.D. (Director, Boeing Institute of International Business), Arnold Donald (Retired Vice-Chairman and CEO of Carnival Corporation & PLC), and Gene Cunningham (Faculty - International Business Strategy). 

Boeing Distinguished Guest Lecture

The Boeing Distinguished Guest Lecture occurs each spring semester and brings a prominent speaker to the Chaifetz School to share insights on current international business with the SLU and greater St. Louis communities. The 2019 Distinguished Guest Lecture featured László Szabó, Ph.D., Hungarian ambassador to the United States. 

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Hungarian Ambassador with Gift

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