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Updated October 6, 2015

8:30 am                Registration Opens
9:30 am                Welcome & Opening Comments
                                Governor Jack Dalrymple
9:50 am                Keynote
 Joel Kotkin – Author & Authority on Global, Economic & Social Trends

10:30 am              Vision for Growth – Attracting & Retaining North Dakota’s Workforce
                                Moderator – Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley

                                - Steve Burian, CEO & Chief Financial Officer - AE2S
                                - Bev Adams, General Counsel – Sanford Health
                                - David Batcheller, President & COO - Appareo
                                - Sherry Olson, Human Resources - Evolution1

North Dakota’s economic growth is creating job opportunities across the state. Hear from leading companies that are expanding their services, and the techniques they are using to retain and attract employees. Learn about what companies and communities are doing to showcase our quality of life and welcome workforce that is relocating to the state.

11:45 am              Luncheon 
1:00 pm                Financing the Future – Accessing Capital to Grow North Dakota
                                Moderator – Katie Hasbargen, Global Program Lead - Microsoft

                       - Brooks Burgum, Partner – Longwater Opportunities; CEO - Arthur Companies
                                - Peter Stenehjem, Chief Retail Banking Officer – First International Bank & Trust
                                - Mike Vannette, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – Brandt Holdings
                                - Mike Tokarz, Chairman - MVC Capital (New York)


Economic growth and diversification brings with it investment opportunities, but what are the right ventures, how do you get involved and what are the risks? Learn more about putting a financial stake in North Dakota’s future from investment professionals. Explore the investment opportunity landscape, learn about capital resources and gain insight on the financial side of North Dakota’s growth.

2:15 pm                Networking Break
2:45 pm                Innovate the State – Entrepreneurs: Past, Present & Future
                                Moderator – Governor Jack Dalrymple

Tammy Miller, CEO - Border States Electric
                               - Terri Zimmerman, CEO - Packet Digital
                               - Jake Joraanstad, CEO - Myriad Mobile
                               - Howard Dahl, CEO - Amity Technologies

North Dakota is a state known for its innovative leaders and companies. Hear from entrepreneurs – Past, Present & Future – who are continuing to innovate in the state and continue to diversify our economy. Learn how big ideas truly know no geography if the timing is right for economic success.

 4:00 pm                Governor’s Closing Remarks

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