Professor S. Tamer Cavusgil serves as Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair of International Business at Georgia State University, Atlanta. It is a great honor and privilege to welcome S. Tamer Cavusgil as a keynote speaker at the 23rd McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference. Over the past four decades, S. Tamer Cavusgil has been a hugely influential scholar in developing the fields of international business and international entrepreneurship. In particular, he was the initiator of the Born Global Research which has become extremely influential. Professor S. Tamer Cavusgil has been the leading figure in the creation of scholarly infrastructure with a lasting impact. In addition to his much cited and influential academic work and many other contributions, he is the founding editor of the Journal of International Marketing and co-founder of the Consortium for International Marketing Research (CIMaR) which has spurred numerous cross-border research projects that have been published in highly recognized journals.