Presented by The World Affairs Council of St. Louis and Emerson, 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 and Emerson
Thursday, December 5, 2019
The Coronado Ballroom

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2019 Sponsors to Date:

  • ARCO Construction Company
  • Boeing Institute of Saint Louis University
  • The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Washington University
  • Boeing Corporation
  • Carnival Corporation
  • Center for Supply Chain Excellence, Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, Saint Louis University
  • Commerce Bank
  • Emerson
  • Giltner St. Louis
  • John and Susan Wade
  • JPMorgan Chase & Company
  • Missouri District Export Council/U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center
  • OL-USA
  • POWERS Insurance & Risk Management
  • St. Louis Regional Freightway
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • St. Louis Trade Compliance Practitioners Roundtable
  • Transportation Club of St. Louis
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis International Studies and Programs
  • Venture Café
  • Webster University George Walker School of Business

Presenting Partner:
The St. Louis Regional International Partnership


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
Presented to an individual or organization who has provided exemplary service to others, with a focus on international impacts.

World Affairs Council Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to an individual or organization for their long-term service to connect St. Louis to the World.

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.

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
  • St. Louis Global Pioneer Award

    Gateway Globe Awards Event Agenda

    5:30 p.m. VIP Reception begins
    6:30 p.m. SLRIP Trade Show and general cocktail reception begins
    7:30 p.m. Awards program begins
    8:05 p.m. Presentation of the WAC’s “Gateway Globes 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 by completing the form below.  Sponsors receive website recognition, event handouts, and signage, and depending on sponsorship level, event tickets and speaking opportunities.

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