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2021 Bayer International Business Conference

Responding to Global Crises: How Multinational Companies Recover Successfully

featuring Keynote Speaker Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line

A portion of the conference keynote with Christine Duffy included a conversation with Gene Cunningham, current faculty member in the Executive Master of International Business program at SLU's Chaifetz School of Business and retired Aerospace Executive with a 41-year career in international business, strategy and operations. The conversation was featured in an episode of SLU International Business Now: Conversations That Matter, the podcast of the Boeing Institute of International Business.

Responding to Global Crisis with Christine Duffy: Carnival Cruise Line

About the Conference 

Hosted by SLU's Boeing Institute of International Business, the Bayer International Business Conference attracts over 200 attendees each year from global companies, government, civic organizations, academia and the public-at-large.

December 7, 2021

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Keynote
Christine Duffy
President, Carnival Cruise Line

2:00-4:00 p.m.  

Afternoon Session

  • Rick Ramos, EVP and CFO, Maritz Holdings Inc.
  • A.C. Marchionne, President of Sales & Marketing, Greiner Bio-One
  • Larry Wigger, Assistant Professor, UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management
4:30-6:00 p.m.  Closing  Networking Reception


The conference will take place in the Wool Ballrooms of the Busch Student Center located at 20 N. Grand Blvd. on the campus of Saint Louis University. Complimentary, covered parking is available in the University's Laclede Garage located at 3632 Laclede Avenue.

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COVID-19 Protocols

Saint Louis University policy currently requires masks be worn by all students, faculty, staff and visitors when indoors on campus. The 2021 Bayer International Conference will follow this policy.

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