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March 2019
4TH MIDWEST CORPORATE VENTURING PROGRAM:  CORPORATE DRIVEN INNOVATION
March 19, 2019
Chicago, IL
Join Global Midwest Alliance and program host Polsinelli for the 4th Midwest Corporate Venturing Conference, a half-day program  focused on issues that matter to the corporate venturing community in the Midwest. Leading experts will share their insights into the role of corporate venturing as an enabler of innovation and growth, and share thoughts on what is driving the surge in corporate venturing; how corporate venture is used for strategic innovation; what do corporations expect from their venture arms; and how to achieve a strategic return as well as a financial return. Our fireside chat keynote presentation will cover perspectives from senior management at companies that are setting up new corporate venture arms. The Innovation Panel will present the technologies of six early-stage companies in the lighting, battery, drone interceptor technology systems, food and agriculture industries. These are revenue positive companies that are targeting partnerships and market opportunities for multinational or cross-border innovation to achieve success in the U.S. and international markets. The Corporate Venturing Panel will include insights into opportunities for corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss ways to optimize their partnerships.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING ROUNDTABLE: CORPORATE VENTURING
March 19, 2019
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.


May 2019
INDUSTRY FOCUS: FOOD SECTOR INNOVATION, GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY & GLOBALIZATION
FRESHER, FASTER, TASTIER: HOW PACKAGING INNOVATIONS ARE CHANGING THE FOOD INDUSTRY
May 29, 2019
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 29 2019
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.


September  2019
2019 MIDWEST FOOD MATTERS LEADERSHIP AWARDS HONORING KERRY TASTE & NUTRITION
Chicago, IL
The 5th 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 2019 is Kerry Taste and Nutrition.


November 2019
November 12, 2019
Rosemont, IL
INDUSTRY FOCUS: MANUFACTURING SECTOR INNOVATION, GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY & GLOBALIZATION
Join Global Midwest Alliance for a program featuring a discussion examining the manufacturing industry. Speakers will cover a number of topics that are current and relevant to the evolution of the manufacturing industry. 

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING ROUNDTABLE: MANUFACTURNG SECTOR
November 12, 2019
Rosemont, 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.


December 2019
ANNUAL HOLIDAY NETWORKING RECEPTION
December 2019
Chicago, IL
Holiday networking fundraiser to support Global Midwest Alliance as we celebrate another year of successful programming and kick off our calendar of events for 2020. All proceeds will fund the educational and mentoring programs that Global Midwest Alliance, a not-for-profit educational organization, provides to Midwest.innovators and entrepreneurs.


January 2020
January 7, 2010
Chicago, IL
2020 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCH
Global Midwest Alliance and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will host a discussion focused on the forces that are currently shaping the U.S. expansion as it enters 2020. Keynote speaker William Strauss, a Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since 1982, will discuss the major sectors of the economy and provide the Federal Reserve's forecast along with his perspective on economic activity.