The Week Ahead: A-B InBev merger hearing, Fed’s Bullard speaks, NCAA soccer in KC

Here’s a look at some of the stories Missouri Business Alert is tracking this week:


St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard will speak on monetary policy at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

Tarek Robbiati, Sprint’s chief financial officer, will speak at the 43rd annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York City. Robbiati’s talk will take place at 8:15 a.m. Central. Audio will be available via webcast.

The University of Missouri’s University Concert Series presents the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, a family event to celebrate the season with ballerinas, life-size dolls and silk puppets.


The Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee will hold a hearing on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s plan to acquire its largest rival, SABMiller, for $108 billion. Witnesses are expected to include Carlos Brito, the chief executive of A-B InBev, the Belgian parent company of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch.

The St. Louis Business journal is organizing a program called From Campus to Corporate: Leading Through Cultural Change. The event will feature Kira Hudson Banks, assistant professor of psychology at Saint Louis University. She will talk about how leaders deal with matters of race and culture in a systemic manner.

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in St. Louis is organizing the Professional Connector Program Mixer and Career Fair. The event is an opportunity for experienced businesspeople to share insights with professionals who are foreign-born or new to St. Louis.

The Ozark Chamber of Commerce is organizing a ribbon cutting ceremony for Christian County Enterprises, a Nixa nonprofit group that works to employ underprivileged people.


genKC is partnering with CoreNet Global to host a panel on millennials in Kansas City. Business and civic leaders will come together to discuss members of the millennial generation “living, working and creating positive change” in Kansas City.

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources is organizing a corn meeting that will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miner Convention Center in Miner. Chad Lee from the University of Kentucky will be a guest speaker.


The U.S. Department of Labor is scheduled to release the initial jobless claims for the week of Dec. 5. Bloomberg forecasters see initial claims holding relatively steady at 270,000.


The United Nations conference on climate change concludes in Paris. The event, which began Nov. 30 and has featured heads of state and business leaders from across the globe, is aimed at generating agreements to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.

The NCAA soccer College Cup kicks off in Kansas City, Kan. The men’s soccer final four, which features semifinals on Friday and the championship game on Sunday, is one of 14 NCAA championships scheduled for the Kansas City area between 2014 and 2018.

The South Kansas City Chamber is hosting a breakfast featuring a special guest, Kansas City Mayor Sly James.


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