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October 2018
INDUSTRY FOCUS: MANUFACTURING SECTOR INNOVATION, GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY & GLOBALIZATION
THE RESOURCE CHALLENGE: HOW TO SCALE FOR GROWTH
October 24, 2018
Rosemont, IL
Join Global Midwest Alliance for a program featuring a discussion examining the projected growth in the manufacturing industry. Production is estimated to grow 2.8% in 2018, 2.6% percent in 2019 and 2% in 2020. The challenges and opportunities presented through growth will require technology, people, and processes to support scaling up. We will hear from keynote speaker, Rick Mattoon, a Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, about local, regional and national policies and economies having a direct impact on the manufacturing industry's environment and vibrancy. His unique perspective will help manufacturers understand whether the current industrial growth is sustainable, and if so, for how long. This program will also feature multi-panel discussions on topics such as human resources and the skilled labor challenge, MRP/ERP solutions, business and factory automation, finance, supply chain and business intelligence. Hear from and network with industry leaders, C-suite executives, manufacturers, government officials, and the innovators and users of new technologies so that you may gain a better understanding of how scaling up for growth may hold the key to unlocking unseen potential in your manufacturing and processing operations.  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING ROUNDTABLE: MANUFACTURING SECTOR
October 24, 2018
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.


November 2018
2018 MIDWEST FOOD MATTERS LEADERSHIP GALA
November 13, 2018
Chicago, IL
The 4th 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 honorees for 2018 are the Flying Food Group and the Sue Ling Gin Foundation Trust, and The Institute for Food Safety & Health.


December 2018
ANNUAL HOLIDAY NETWORKING RECEPTION
December 5, 2018
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 2019.  All proceeds will fund the educational and mentoring programs that Global Midwest Alliance, a not-for-profit educational organization, provides to Midwest.innovators and entrepreneur. 


​January 2019
2019 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCH
January 8, 2019
Chicago, IL
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 2019. 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. 


March 2019
4TH ANNUAL CORPORATE VENTURING PROGRAM
March 19, 2019
Chicago, IL
Join Global Midwest Alliance and program host Polsinelli for the 4th Annual Corporate Venturing Conference, a half-day program that is focused on issues that matter to the Corporate Venturing Community in the Midwest. Our keynote presentation will cover perspectives from senior management at companies that are setting up new corporate venture arms. A Corporate Venturing Panel will include insights into best practices, and the Innovation Panel will highlight new international technologies in sectors including manufacturing, clean tech, energy, water, food and logistics. This conference is open to Global Midwest Alliance partners and stakeholders BY INVITATION ONLY, including Global speakers and attendees from last year’s corporate venturing program and all Innovation Competition finalists. 


May 2019
INDUSTRY FOCUS: FOOD SECTOR INNOVATION, GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY & GLOBALIZATION
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.