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2024 International Business Career Conference

This year’s conference theme: "Your Ticket to Global Success; Innovating for Longevity"  

Conference Timeline:

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Keynote Introduction

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.


10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Executive Panel

Five panelists will discuss their path to success in this segment: “Learn from the Best: How to Become Successful IB Professionals"

11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Introduction to Workshop and Speakers

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Workshops – Session I

12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.


12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Workshops – Session II

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch


Keynote Speaker: 

Steve Hamilton
Chairman & CEO
CSI Leasing, Inc. 



Technology Workshop: “Tech Connect: Navigating Tomorrow’s Business Landscape” 
This workshop is tailored for forward-thinking professionals interested in expanding their 
knowledge in AI technology, E-Commerce, and Information Systems. Guest Speakers will share 
ways to: 

  • Elevate E-Commerce Strategies
  • Optimize Information Systems for Global Impact
  • Integrate Artificial Intelligence into business


Expatriates Workshop: “Expanding Your Global Footprint in Emerging Market.”  
In this workshop you will be able to hear first-hand experience from our guest speakers about their experience on living aboard and working in a foreign country.  A few of the topics our guest speaker will address are:   

  • Managing culture shock; adapting to a new daily life.
  • Identifying obstacles and integrating into a new environment.
  • Provide tips for success for those interested in working and living in other countries. 


Workshop:  “Sustainability – Adapting to a Changing Environment” 
Sustainability is currently a hot topic of business in this changing environment. Explore how sustainability affects international business. Hear from guest speakers about their experiences with sustainability and how to navigate the ropes.  

Alumni Panel: "Unlocking Opportunities; Unleash Your Global Potential”  
UMSL alumni give helpful hints how to get your foot in the door. Young professionals talk about what strategies worked for them, their work experiences, and how they got to where they are today. They will also share their thoughts on new and changing workforce dynamics in the wake of the pandemic and an ever-evolving virtual era.