Global Business Conference at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO ~ Friday, Nov. 20, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ~ Sponsored by the Boeing Institute of International Business

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The 2015 conference features experts from the United Nations and Washington, D.C. discussing global trends in population and trade, executives from MasterCard and Appistry discussing payment and big data technologies, and a keynote discussion of sustainable global solutions by the president and CEO of Monsanto. For pricing and additional information, visit our web

Over 300 guests participate in the conference, which includes a networking breakfast, morning program with break, and a luncheon speaker.

The 2015 Monsanto International Business Conference will be held on Friday, November 20, at Saint Louis University's Busch Student Center. A continental breakfast runs from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. to provide an hour for networking with exhibitor table sponsors and other guests. The morning program runs 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. with four global experts discussing key topics:

  • "The Demographic Dividend: Capitalizing on Global Population Trends" by Dr. Rachel Snow, Chief, Population and Development Branch of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in New York.
  • "Global 'Big Data' Challenges and Solutions in Personalized Medicine" by Kevin Haar, President and CEO at Appistry in St. Louis.
  • "Home Improvement: the Case for U.S. Commercial Engagement in the Asia-Pacific" by Dr. Scott Miller, Senior Adviser and William M. Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.
  • "The Future of Payments" by Mark Kwapiszeski, Group Executive Emerging Payments Technology at MasterCard Operations & Technology, St. Louis.

The luncheon program follows and will welcome Brett Begemann, President and Chief Operating Officer at Monsanto, to discuss "Sustainable Global Solutions: Where Innovation and Collaboration Intersect."

Audience Q&A will be invited after each presentation. Tickets are $150 each or a table of 8 for $1,000. Complimentary parking, continental breakfast, and lunch are included in that price. For reservations or more information:

About the Boeing Institute of International Business
The Boeing Institute of International Business in Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business has been providing academic and professional global business programs for over 20 years. The international business academic programs offered by the Boeing Institute of International Business have again been highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report:

  • Ranked 7th in the nation for undergraduate studies in international business by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2016.
  • Ranked 15th in the nation for graduate studies in international business by U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2016.

About the John Cook School of Business

Founded in 1910 with Father Joseph Davis’ vision to create a flourishing school of finance and commerce, the John Cook School of Business is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River. Rooted in a rich history of values-based business education, for the past century Saint Louis University’s business school has continuously sought to define business education.

Accredited by AACSB International the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is home to top-20 programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Cook School one of the top-100 business schools in the country. To learn more, visit:

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