October 25, 2004 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
OCTOBER 25, 2004, Saint Louis, Missouri Top global executives from Emerson, Energizer, Wal-Mart Stores and The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) of Washington, D.C. will convene at a milestone conference November 12 for presentations hosted by the Boeing Institute of International Business in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.

Ward Klein, President of Energizer; Edward Monser, Chief Operating Officer at Emerson; and John Menzer, President and CEO of Wal-Mart International, are among top global executives who will participate in the 2004 International Business Conference organized by the Boeing Institute of International Business.

The Baron Frans van Daele, Ambassador of Belgium; Dr. Ellen Harshman, Dean of the John Cook School of Business; Jeffrey Potts, Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLC; and William H.T. Bush, Chairman of Bush-O'Donnell & Co., also will participate.

More than 350 executives from Anheuser-Busch Cos., The Boeing Company, Bunzl, KPMG, MasterCard International, Monsanto, Sigma-Aldrich, The Solae Company, Novus International, Solutia, Southwest Bank, US Bank, GKN, RBG, Sunnen, Unigroup Worldwide and other leading companies will attend.
The conference is open to anyone who registers and is expected to attract a capacity audience.

Dr. Seung H. Kim, Director, the Boeing Institute of International Business, said, "This conference is both a challenge and opportunity for global business leaders to think seriously about world influences which will impact economic considerations in the United States and internationally. These range from population and cultural influences to economic growth in China and effective management of global resources.'

Conference registration and breakfast open at 7 a.m. at Saint Louis University's Busch Center Ballroom. Presentations begin at 8 a.m. with "The Seven Futures' lecture by Erik Peterson and Jay Farrar of The Center for Strategic & International Studies. CSIS is a private, non-partisan "think tank' which provides insights on global trends and helps develop national and international public policies. Presentations by Ward Klein, Baron van Daele and John Menzer will follow.

Luncheon presentations start at noon with remarks by Dr. Kim, Dr. Harshman and Mr. Bush, followed by a presentation by Ed Monser, Chief Operating Officer of Emerson.

Tickets are $105 each or $975 for a table of eight for non-members of the Boeing Institute of International Business. Tickets for members are $95 each or $725 for a table of eight. Please register on-line at or call 314.977.3898 for a brochure.

Established in 1984, the Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business provides academic and professional programs in international business. In 1999, the institute was named the Boeing Institute of International Business to recognize a grant from the Boeing-McDonnell Foundation. Please see the website

Saint Louis University is one of only 21 schools in the U.S. offering comprehensive international business programs at the undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. levels. The John Cook School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an area of concentration in international business; an Executive Master of International Business; and an International Option MBA. In addition, the school offers a Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing.

For information, contact Karen Schneider, Associate Director of the Boeing Institute of International Business, at 314.977.3630. Speaker bios are available. Media contact: Jeff Dunlap @ Powerline Public Relations, 314.721.5505.

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