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Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Workshop on Land and Marine Silk Road Countries: Past, Present, and Future

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, March 29, 2014,

Regents Hall, 111 E. Pearson St.,

Chicago, Illinois, 60611, USA

Sponsored by 

Center for International Business

Quinlan School of Business

Loyola University Chicago




The morning features research on Mega-Suez Project in Egypt, sustainable tourism, FDI, trade, risk and micro-credit in various Silk Road countries. The afternoon highlights business and policy; included are sessions/panels on present and future of Iran, supply-chain management on the Silk Road, and legal, resource, transportation, and sustainability opportunities, challenges and applications along the Marine Silk Road. The program includes breakfast, lunch, and a reception.

BREAKFAST: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Introduction: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome Address, Dean Kathleen Getz

Opening Remarks (A Brief History of the Silk Road), Mine Cinar, Katherine Geusz, and Joe Johnson

Session I: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

"Mega-Suez Project in Egypt: Implications for Trade in Africa, Europe and Asia", Gehan Saleh, Department of Maritime Transport, Arab Academy of Sciences, Alexandria, Egypt

"Driving Sustainable Tourism in the Silk Road", Nazrin Larya and Anne Reilly, QSB, LUC

"Deep Integration along the Silk Road: Intra-regional Nature of FDI", In Hyeock Lee, QSB, LUC

COFFEE BREAK: 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Session II: 11:00  AM – 12:15 PM    

"International New Ventures, Gender and Export Performance", In Hyeock Lee, QSB, LUC, Yongsun Paik, Loyola Marymount University, and Ugur Uygur, QSB, LUC

"Micro-enterprises in India: Organization, network dynamics and resilience" , Jasmine Tata, QSB, LUC

"Risk and Trade on the Silk Road", Mine Cinar, Katherine Geusz and Joseph R. Johnson, QSB, LUC

LUNCH BREAK: 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Session III, Marine Silk Road Panel: 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Chair, Don Rahtz, J.S. Mack Professor of Business, Mason School of Business, The College of William & Mary

"21st Century Security Challenges for Shipping Lines on the Marine Silk Road", Mark Newcomb, Vice President, ZIM American Integrated Shipping Services Co. Inc.

"21st Century Treasures below the Marine Silk Road: Energy and Rare Earth Minerals", Doug Cook, President, Shield Resources Corporation

Discussant, Clifford J. Shultz II, Professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of Marketing, QSB, LUC

COFFEE BREAK: 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Session IV: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

"Risk Intelligent Supply Chains on the New Silk Road", Cagri Haksoz, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

Session V: 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM       

"Iran: Past, Present, and Future", Abol Jalilvand, QSB, LUC, and Hojat Saydi, Kharazmi Investment Group, Tehran, Iran

RECEPTION: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Conference Fee

The conference fee is $50, and includes breakfast, lunch, and a reception.

Contact Us

Please contact Joseph Johnson at jjohnson23@luc.edu. Phone inquiries should be directed to 312-915-6066. 

Thank you for registering. Registration for this event is now closed.


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