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​January 2017
Post-Brexit UK Investment Opportunities for U.S. Food Companies
January 31, 2017
Chicago, IL 
Food industry professionals are invited to join a panel discussion on investment opportunities, the research and development landscape, and food regulatory issues in the UK. The panel will feature UK-based food industry specialists, the UK Food Standards Agency, and U.S. companies with operations in the UK. The hour-long discussion will segway into a networking reception featuring British food and drink. 


​March 2017
2017 Global Midwest Alliance Innovation Competition presen​ted by Polsinelli 
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES
March 1, 2017


​April 2017
Corporate Venturing Reception
April 3, 2017
Chicago, IL
Open to Global Midwest Alliance partners and stakeholders BY INVITATION ONLY.

Annual Corporate Venturing Program
April 4, 2017
Chicago, IL
Open to Global Midwest Alliance partners and stakeholders BY INVITATION ONLY. Global Midwest Alliance hosts an event where experts will contribute their insights on corporate venturing. Open to the speakers and attendees from last year’s corporate venturing program and all Innovation Competition finalists.

Featuring the Global Midwest Alliance Innovation Competition Finalists Showcase presented by Polsinelli
The Innovation Competition provides a showcase for developers of new technologies that improve resource utilization and provide solution to global challenges while offering competitive returns for investors and customers. The companies featured in this competition are developing products and services which promote the productive and responsible use of natural resources; reduce negative ecological impact; and provide superior performance at lower costs.


​May 2017
2017 Midwest Food Matters Leadership Gala
May 9, 2017
Chicago, IL
The 3rd Annual Midwest Food Matters Leadership Awards gala will bring Midwest food executives together to celebrate and recognize companies and individuals in the Midwest who have made significant contributions to the growth and improvement in the food industry. The honoree for 2017 is Abbott.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: FOOD SECTOR INNOVATION, GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY & GLOBALIZATION
​May 24, 2017
Chicago, IL
Join Global Midwest Alliance and co-sponsor, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, for a program featuring a discussion examining the food industry. Speakers will cover a number of topics that are current and relevant to the evolution of the food industry. 

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING ROUNDTABLE: FOOD SECTOR
May 24, 2017
Chicago, IL
Executive Briefings are events open to Global Midwest Alliance partners and stakeholders BY INVITATION ONLY. The briefings bring together a select roundtable group of 10-12 C-Suite executives who share a common industry focus to network, discuss issues and trends, collaborate on solutions and provide thought leadership which will drive the Alliance’s industry programming.