World Affairs Council of St. Louis Gateway Globe Awards

Presented by The World Affairs Council of St. Louis, and in partnership with the St. Louis Regional International Partnership, the Gateway Globe Awards are an annual awards program designed to honor those who are connecting the St. Louis region to the world. The Gateway Globe Awards honor people and organizations who inspire us through their efforts to promote global networks, embrace cultural differences, create welcoming policies and foster global business opportunities.

Gateway Globe Awards Presented by the World Affairs Council of St. Louis
Thursday, November  1, 2018
The Coronado Ballroom
3701 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Inaugural Sponsors  (as of Sept. 17, more to come):

  • ARCO Construction Company
  • Boeing Institute of Saint Louis University
  • Carnival Corporation
  • Commerce Bank
  • Das Family Foundation
  • Emerson
  • John Wade
  • JPMorgan Chase & Company
  • Missouri District Export Council/U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistant Center
  • Novus International
  • PNC Bank
  • POWERS Insurance & Risk Management
  • St. Louis Regional Freightway
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • St. Louis Trade Compliance Practitioners Roundtable
  • Transportation Club of St. Louis
  • Venture Café
  • Webster University

Presenting Partner:
The St. Louis Regional International Partnership

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Amenities include:  Food Stations featuring internationally themed selections,
Access to 20 exhibits, open bar and complimentary valet parking
Register to win a 7-day VIP Cruise for two on Carnival – only 100 chances will be offered!

About the Awards:
The Gateway Globe Awards will be presented annually in each of the following broad categories, with multiple awardees in specific subcategories, as determined annually by the nominations received and the discretion of the judging panel:

Global Commitment Awards – award recipients in this category have demonstrated their outstanding commitment to promoting global networks and connecting St. Louis to the world. Recipients of the Gateway Globe Awards in this category will include corporations, governmental entities, individuals or civic organizations.

Gateway Globes Humanitarian of the Year Award
Dr. Sadiq Mohyuddin and the Mohyuddin Family
-Founders of  an endowment in 2015 at Saint Anthony’s Alton to promote and enhance pulmonary medicine, and a lab there carries the family name
-Founders of a primary medical care clinic in Lahore, Pakistan
-Founders of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis Mohyuddin Family Speaker Series

Culture Awards – honoring individuals and organizations, this category will showcase those whose efforts are building alliances and bridges to connect St. Louis to the world. Both nonprofit and for-profit entities will also be considered for the Gateway Globe Awards within this category.  Awards in this category will include: arts, education, heritage and tradition, and communication, among others. Presented by Carnival Corporation.

Policy Awards – at the core of today’s global economy are the policies and agreements which facilitate fairness and equity, as well as make the St. Louis region a welcoming and inviting environment for those around the world. The Gateway Globe Awards in the policy category will acknowledge organizations and individuals who have helped to establish policies to promote the St. Louis region in this manner.  Awards in this category will include: people-to-people, logistics and transportation, and diplomacy, among others.

Business Awards – building on the strong history of commerce in the St. Louis region, this category will recognize trailblazers who are allowing St. Louis to compete in today’s global economy through their vision and commitment. This category will honor individuals and organizations who are leaders in industry, nongovernmental organizations, and service providers who help to facilitate international business.  Awards in this category will include: innovation, sustainability, nutrition and health, among others.

The St. Louis Regional International Partnership Awards

St. Louis Global Ambassador Award
Ik-Whan G. Kwon, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Supply Chain Management
Director Emeritus and Founder of the Supply Chain Excellence
Saint Louis University

St. Louis Global Pioneer Award
Jennifer Labit, Owner of Cotton Babies, Inc.
Creator of bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum

Know an individual or organization doing exceptional work?
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Gateway Globe Awards Event Agenda
5:30 p.m. SLRIP Trade Show and general cocktail reception begins
6:30 p.m. VIP Reception begins
7:30 p.m. Awards program begins
8:05 p.m. Presentation of the WAC’s “International Humanitarian of the Year”
8:15 p.m. Closing remarks by event emcee and/or WAC representative
8:20 p.m. Dessert and coffee to be served – continued mingling
9:00 p.m. Event concludes

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.
Please contact the World Affairs Council of St. Louis to learn more at or by completing the form below.  Sponsors receive website recognition, event handouts and signage, and depending on sponsorship level, event tickets and speaking opportunities.

Thank you to our sponsors: