Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Past Event: 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 featured research on Mega-Suez Project in Egypt, sustainable tourism, FDI, trade, risk and micro-credit in various Silk Road countries. The afternoon highlighted business and policy; included were sessions/panels on the present and future of Iran, supply-chain management on the Silk Road, and legal, resource, transportation, and sustainability opportunities and challenges along the Marine Silk Road.




Program Schedule

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, Quinlan School of Business, LUC

"Deep Integration along the Silk Road: Intra-regional Nature of FDI", In Hyeock Lee, Quinlan School of Business, 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, Quinlan School of Business, LUC, Yongsun Paik, Loyola Marymount University, and Ugur Uygur, Quinlan School of Business, LUC

"Micro-enterprises in India: Organization, network dynamics and resilience" , Jasmine Tata, Quinlan School of Business, LUC

"Risk and Trade on the Silk Road", Mine Cinar, Katherine Geusz and Joseph R. Johnson, Quinlan School of Business, 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, Quinlan School of Business, 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, Quinlan School of Business, 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.