Topics range from freight to tourism
The Montana Economic Development Summit slated Sept. 16-17 at Montana Tech will offer 40 job-focused panels led by industry leaders.
Montana’s senior U.S. Sen. Max Baucus on Tuesday unveiled the summit agenda, which promises to transform Butte into a center of world business powers — at least for two days.
Convention organizers expect about 3,000 participants. Baucus urges Montanans to register at http://montanajobs-summit.com/register/ because space is limited. Registration is free.
Panels include topics such as Freight Transportation and Economic Growth, Montana Travel and Tourism and The Bakken as an Economic Driver. The complete schedule is available at http://montanajobssummit.com/agenda/
Among the 44 panels and speakers are the following:
Kurt Kuen, Chief Financial Officer, UPS — Freight Transportation and Economic Growth; Sam Byrne, Co-founder, CrossHarbor Capital Partners — Montana Travel and Tourism Discussion; Jessica Rosenworcel, commissioner, Federal Communications Commission — Small Business Data and Communications Infrastructure Panel; Keith Kelly, assistant secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor — Hiring veterans: How to Gain Strong Returns on America’s Investment.
Also, Jennifer Straumins, president, Calumet Specialty Products — The Many Bakken Plays: The Bakken as an Economic Driver; David Goodin, President and CEO, MDU Resources Group, Inc. — The Many Bakken Plays: The Bakken as an Economic Driver; Conrad Anker, mountaineer, rock climber, author —
Boosting Montana’s Economy through the Great Outdoors; Alex Pourbaix, President of Energy and Oil Pipelines, TransCanada - Energy Without Borders: Delivering Energy Beyond Montana.
Also, Elana Broitman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, U.S. Department of Defense — Demystifying the Department of Defense: Contracting Through the Drawdown; Dow R. Wilson, CEO, Varian Medical
Services — From the Lab to the Board Room: Taking Research to the Next Level; Charlie Papazian, President, Brewers Association — Bottoms Up — Exploring Growth in Montana’s Craft Beer Industry; Sam Byrne, Co-founder, CrossHarbor Capital Partners – Montana Travel and Tourism Discussion.
Also, Kurt Kuen, Chief Financial Officer, UPS — Freight Transportation and Economic Growth; Amy Stursbergy, Executive Director, Blackstone Foundation — Cultivating a Startup Ecosystem; Tim Rosenzweig, CEO, Goldwind Americas — Where the Wind Goes: Wind’s Future in Montana.
For information, contact Jennifer Donohue at 202-224-2651 or Kathy Weber at 329-7980.