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Global Business Outlook

November 29, 2023 @ 5:30 pm CST

/ $35 – $45

Registration is now closed. For questions or last-minute registration, please contact Katie Kelley at kkelley@globalminnesota.org. This event is being held in-person and is open to everyone. 

New in 2023: Are you and your business ready for 2024? With so many uncertainties and disruptions in the post-pandemic global economy, which trends are pivotal for your success? Which emerging trends and risks demand your attention? Global Minnesota’s new Global Business Outlook event will address these and other questions on November 29. Building on the success of our annual Foreign Policy Update held every January, this event is business-focused: our inaugural event will explore those global business megatrends that can pose risks—or lead to growth opportunities for Minnesota businesses.

Leading the discussion on global megatrends is Dr John Pournoor, CEO of Government Analytica. John’s keynote will focus on his annual 2024 Top 12 Global Megatrends.

The keynote is followed by an elite panel of Global Minnesota Corporate Members. Representatives from leading multinationals will share their insights and recommendations on how companies can pivot from risk to opportunity.

Panel Discussion:

  • Cargill:   Cedric Garrigues, Global Head Corporate Strategy
  • Medtronic:  Brett Knappe,  Vice President, Global Regions Strategy
  • Ecolab: Sam Hsu,  Executive Vice President – Strategic Planning
  • Moderator: Lori McDougal, Global Minnesota Board Member, formerly senior executive at United Health

Ever wonder how 3M has managed to innovate solutions in virtually every sector of our economy? The guided tour of 3M’s spectacular Innovation Center is now at capacity to see the incredible range of 3M breakthroughs in material science and product innovation. Small group tours will be scheduled in batches from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. prior to the main event.

After the event, enjoy exceptional networking with Global Minnesota corporate members and members of Minnesota’s international business community. Cost of registration includes light appetizers and a beverage.

Raise your company’s global profile and unlock premier marketing opportunities by sponsoring this event!

Thanks to promotional supporters Minnesota Africans United, the Minnesota Consular Corps, Minnesota International Business Council, the Minnesota Trade Office, the United Nations Association of Minnesota, and the U.S. Commercial Service.

If you require an accommodation, please contact our Events Manager Katie Kelley at kkelley@globalminnesota.org two weeks ahead of the event.

Listen to our latest podcast episode to learn more about this event!


November 29, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$35 – $45


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3M Innovation Center
2350 Minnehaha Ave E
Saint Paul, MN 55119 United States
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