We are pleased to invite you to a holiday networking fundraiser to support Global Midwest Alliance as we celebrate another year of successful programming and kick off our calendar of events for 2016. All proceeds will fund the educational and mentoring programs that Global Midwest Alliance provides to innovators and entrepreneurs across the Midwest.
PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.
The Private Sector Liaison Network of the World Bank Group is a group of 160 business intermediary organizations in 107 countries around the world working to foster trade and investment between countries with the support of the World Bank Group’s products and services. Private Sector Liaison Offices (PSLOs) facilitate companies’ access to World Bank Group business opportunities, services and knowledge, and act as the voice of the private sector in advising the World Bank Group on how to better engage companies on development issues.
About Our Sponsors
Energy Foundry was established as part of the landmark Illinois Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act to catalyze energy entrepreneurship and commercialization alongside the statewide $3.2 billion smart grid market driver. Energy Foundry is a private impact venture capital fund, designed to have an evergreen model. Initial funding was provided by ComEd and Ameren for an umbrella fund for Energy Foundry and the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF).
Guests will enjoy an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and a special holiday punch based on Charles Dickens' original recipe -- a sophisticated brandy-rum concoction ideal for ringing in the holiday season!
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Attendees at the reception will include civic, business and academic leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from the energy, manufacturing, logistics, food, water and clean technology industry sectors.
The cost to attend the networking reception and fundraiser is $125 per person. Space is limited. Please register on or before December 8, 2014.