On Feb 25, 2011, The International Business Honor Society hosted its third annual International Business Career Conference(IBCC).

The University of Missouri–St. Louis' Spring 2011 International Business Career Conference was outstanding in every way. The third annual conference attracted students from all over the region to meet and interact with international business corporate executives and other career professionals in the field.

Tim Nowak, Executive Director of the World Trade Center – St. Louis, gave the keynote address and during the conference, students had the opportunity to attend workshops on the following topics: staying safe while abroad (presented by Joseph Papes and Ruben Lopez of the FBI), going abroad with the government (presented by Margret Gottlieb of the U.S. Commercial Service), marketing to the international customer (presented by Scott A. Bell of Siemens), making international law work for you (presented by Rodolfo Rivera of Fidelity National Title) and how to break into international business (presented by Chloe Gray-Le Coz of NSI Marketing Services, Susie Qu of Solutia Inc., Sean Haneberry of Consolidated Graphics and Nicole Pacheo of JCI).

The day concluded with an exciting and interactive executive panel. Torbjorn (Turbo) Sjogren, Vice-president of International Support Systems at Boeing; Susanne Evens, President of AAA Translation; Amie Gianino, Senior Global Director, Beer and Better World at AB-In Bev; and Cory Simek, U.S. Commercial Services USEAC all participated. Steve Burrows and Joe Rottman, co-directors of the International Business Institute at UMSL, moderated the panel.

The conference, themed "Launching Tomorrow's Global Leaders," was planned and executed by a committee of volunteer student leaders led by Betty Vining, assistant teaching professor at UMSL, with the support of the IB Institute and provided a balance of learning and networking opportunities. Participants had the opportunity to interact with organization executives, career professionals and academic leaders. More information on the conference is available on our website: umsl.edu/ibcc/index.html

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