Building on the success of the annual Foreign Policy Update held every January, this event explored those global business megatrends that can pose risks—or lead to growth opportunities for Minnesota businesses.

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

The keynote was followed by an elite panel of Global Minnesota Corporate Members. Representatives from leading multinationals shared 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

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.

Watch the recording below!


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