Corporate Briefings

At the World Affairs Council of St. Louis, we value our relationships with member organizations across a variety of industries and specialties. Our business, education, and non-profit partners contribute unique perspectives, international experience, and remarkable people to connect international affairs to our community. We invite you to join us as a partner by hosting WAC for an informal briefings about your organization and your role in international business.

The format is entirely up to you, but we find the following formula works well:
Arrivals: 7:30 am with coffee and continental breakfasts for guests networking
Briefing: 8:00 am featuring leadership versed in the company’s international business
Q&A: 8:30 am to 8:45 am to allow informal interaction and add value to discussion
Tour: 8:45 am to 9:15 am, often broken into smaller groups to ease logistics
Departures: 9:30 am.

Post-event surveys show the 100 or so who attend each briefing value the networking time.  Host companies value the exposure that these low-cost, low-disruption events provide.  Past partners of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis include: Ikea, Circus Flora, Bunzl North America, the Danforth Plant Science Center and Novus International.

CORPORATE BRIEFING BENEFITS
We ask that the host organizations be corporate members of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis.  All organizational partners receive the following core benefits:

  • Marketing and Recognition: Your organization’s name and logo featured on the WAC-STL website, your organization’s name in WAC-STL program materials, and recognition of your organization at WAC-STL signature
  • Access: The WAC-STL provides engaging, substantive, and timely programs with dignitaries and leading experts from diverse fields of global affairs. You and your organization’s employees and board receive member-rate or cost­ free admission to many WAC-STL programs and are made aware of upcoming opportunities through our weekly newsletter. You are also invited to participate in our Speakers
  • Networking and Social Events: Through WAC-STL social events, program receptions, and forums you can sustain and strengthen your professional and personal connections with other globally minded community members, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

  The WAC-STL hosts corporate breakfasts in partnership with companies in St. Louis with an international focus as a way to connect community members with businesses focused on international growth, cross-cultural communication, and global understanding. Please enjoy the photos from our recent corporate breakfasts!If you have any suggestions for how to improve our corporate breakfasts or know of anyone who would be willing to host a breakfast at their company, fill out the form below..

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