Minneapolis - St. Paul 2019


MSP from a Media Perspective

  • Presented by Dirk DeYoung, Editor, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal; John Rash, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Community Benefits of Major League Soccer: Minnesota United

  • Presented by Dr. William “Bill” McGuire, Owner, Minnesota United; Dave Greeley, President, Two Oak Ventures; Andy Loughnane, President, Austin FC

Promoting Regional Prosperity: The Twin Cities Economy

  • Presented by Peter Frosch, Greater MSP Regional Economic Development; Channon Lemon, Vice President of Economic Development at the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce; Marc Belton, Founder & Principal, Wisefellows Consulting

Transit in the Twin Cities: Metro Transit Overview and Perspectives

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Wes Kooistra, Metro Transit General Manager; Charles Carlson, Director of Bus Rapid Transit; Joan Hollick, Lead on LRT Project Office; Brian Funk, Deputy COO; Will Roach, Director, Business Development, Baker Tilly

Innovations in Mobility: Autonomous Bus Pilot Lessons Learned

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Travis Boone, AECOM Executive Vice President, Central Region Executive; Daryl Taavola, AECOM VP, ITS & Traffic Engineering, Transportation and Project Manager for MnDOT Autonomous Shuttle Test; Mark Ryan, AECOM Vice President; Richard Wolsfeld, AECOM Executive Vice President, North America Transportation; Jay Hietpas, MnDOT, Connected and Automated Vehicle Director; Susan Mulvihill, MnDOT, Deputy Commissioner/Chief Engineer

Moving from Bench to Bedside: A Conversation with Innovators

  • Presented by Frank Jaskulke, Vice President, Intelligence, The Medical Alley Association; Mary MacCarthy, Venture Center Program Manager, UMN; Dr. Lars Oddsson, Co-Founder & CTO, RxFunction; Dr. Andrew Grande, Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Dept of Neurosurgery, UMN

Preparing Today’s Talent for Tomorrow’s Challenges

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Marie Larson, Industry Relations Manager, City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development; Panel: Nina Robertson, City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development, Step Up Director; Hanane Kachman, Workforce Development Consultant, Fairview Health Services; Jashan Eison, President and Owner, H&B Elevators, Minneapolis; Penny Momon, Director, Campus Recruitment and Relations, US Bank

Leading the Twin Cities: Conversation with the Mayors

  • Presented by Moderator: Elizabeth Christian; The Honorable Jacob Frey, Mayor, City of Minneapolis; The Honorable Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin; The Honorable Melvin Carter, Mayor, City of St. Paul

Ensuring Affordability for All: Planning and Development

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Lisa Bender, Minneapolis Council President

Providing Shelter and Services: Addressing Homelessness

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Steve Cramer; President & CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council; Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde, City Coordinator, City of Minneapolis

Connecting the Twin Cities to Global Opportunity: Air Services

  • Presentation
  • Presented by Roy Furhman, MAC Chief Operating Officer; Jana Webster, MSP Airport Foundation Executive Director; Brian Peters, MAC Assistant Director, Air Service Business Development; Phil Burke, MAC Assistant Director, Customer Experience
  • Sponsor: The South Terminal at ABIA (LoneStar Airport Holding, LLC)

Twin Cities Takeaways

  • Presented by Spencer Cronk, Austin City Manager; Writ Baese, Round Rock, Mayor Pro-tem; Scott Sellers, Kyle City Manager

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