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SLU International Business Now

SLU International Business Now is a podcast produced by the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz School of Business exploring key issues in international business today with critical thought leaders from around the world. 

Join a new guest host each month from the Boeing Institute's Advisory Board of business executives as they discuss topics ranging from post-Brexit Europe to COVID market recovery, geo-economic strategies, the green deal and much more with leading global experts in international business.

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Episode 3: Navigating Covid Business Challenges: Maritz Global Events

featuring David Packinpaugh


During the Covid pandemic, it is important to examine how industries are evolving and changing to ensure a bright future despite current challenges. Join host Gene Cunningham as he sits down with David Peckinpaugh to discuss the economic impact of the pandemic in the global events industry, and how Maritz is weathering the storm. 

A 30+ year champion of the events industry, David Peckinpaugh is President of Maritz Global Events and ensures the consistent design and delivery of exceptional experiences to clients and their guests. David joins host Gene Cunningham, current faculty member in the Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University and retired Aerospace Executive with a 41-year career in International Business, Strategy, and Operations.

Guest David Peckinpaugh's LinkedIn 
Host Gene Cunningham's LinkedIn

Special thanks to Novus International for sponsoring this episode.  


Episode 2: Navigating Covid Business Challenges: Novus International

featuring Dr. Dave Dowell


The Covid pandemic has created a myriad of challenges to navigate in business environments. Join guest host Dr. Patricio Duran as he sits down with Dr. Dave Dowell to discuss how Novus International has addressed customer and employee health concerns while tackling the pandemic's ripple effect on sales, manufacturing, and supply chains. Life scientist and strategist Dr. Dave Dowell is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations at Novus International, and within these roles has global responsibility for manufacturing, logistics, procurement, and regulatory affairs.

Dr. Patricio Duran, Assistant Professor of International Business in the Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University with research specialties in global strategy and international business environment.

Dr. Dave Dowell's LinkedIn
Dr. Patricio Duran's LinkedIn

Special thanks to Enterprise Holdings, Inc. for sponsoring this episode.


Episode 1: EU Business Now

featuring Dr. Gabriele Suder


Current business opportunities and challenges in the EU marketplace pose interesting and diverse topics for discussion! In this episode, guest host and BIIB Advisory Board member Gene Cunningham sits down with Dr. Gabriele Suder to break down key elements at play: Brexit, the Green Deal, Asian market integration in Europe and the role of senior executives in the EU marketplace.

Suder is an international business management and strategy expert who currently serves as a Professor of International Business at RMIT University in Melbourne and member of the EU Centre of Excellence, in addition to an award-winning business and scholarly publication author. 

Cunningham currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Executive Master of International Business program at Saint Louis University and is a retired aerospace executive with a 41-year career in international business, strategy and operations. 

Prof. Gabriele Suder's LinkedIn
Host Gene Cunningham's LinkedIn

Special thanks to Bayer for sponsoring this episode.