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Monsanto International Business Conference

Thursday, 01 December, 2016

A program sponsored by the Boeing Institute of International Business at the John Cook School of Business, the 2016 Monsanto International Business Conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Saint Louis University's Busch Student Center Ballroom. Find more information online


7:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast

  • Registration and Continental Breakfast with networking and exhibitor displays (Busch Student Center Ballroom)

8:30 a.m. Morning Program

  • Rediscovery of America, Yasushi Takahashi, president and CEO, Mitsui Co. USA
  • Leveraging Transformation and Partnership to Grow in North America, Joseph Taylor, chairman and CEO, Panasonic North America
  • “Vision 2020”- Global Growth Strategy of NIDEC Corporation, Masuo Yoshimatsu, president and CEO, NIDEC Americas Holding
  • New Horizons; How Southwest Airlines Develops New International Service Strategies, Adam Decaire, managing director, Southwest Airlines

Lunch Program

  • The Golden Age of Cruising; How Carnival Corporation is Developing New Global Markets and Destinations, Arnold Donald, president and CEO, Carnival Corporation


Ticket prices: $150 per ticket (or $125 per ticket if you purchase a table of eight for $1,000). This fee includes a networking breakfast, a morning program, a networking break, a  seated luncheon during a lunch program, parking, and conference materials. 

For speaker bios and a link to registration, go to