Growing Global Recap

By on September 26, 2017

From St. Louis Economic Development Partnership:  More than 600 people packed the Main Ballroom at Clayton’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Friday for the Growing Global luncheon (#STLGrowingGlobal).  The annual event featured many distinguished guests, including community and business leaders from near and far.  It was hosted by the World Trade Center St. Louis (WTCSL), which is a division of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

The featured discussion — “Profiling the Region’s Competitiveness and Connections” — included Canada’s Consul General in Chicago John Cruickshank, Monsanto Vice President of Global Talent and Inclusion & Diversity Melissa Harper, Organizational for International Investment President & CEO Nancy McLernon and Southwest Airlines Senior International Business Consultant Julian Gelvez.

Other attendees/speakers included St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, WTCSL Executive Director Tim Nowak, WTCSL Board President Cartan Sumner and Arch Grants Executive Director Emily Lohse-Busch.  Debbie Monterrey, a personality from KMOX Radio, emceed the event and moderated the panel on global connectivity.

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