Economic Forum 2016 Highlights


Highlights from 2016

■Sell out crowd of over 650 guests who represented an array of local business, finance and non-profit organizations
■Keynote presentation by Vivek Wadhwa, Futurist and Research Leader at Singularity University, Professor: Duke University Pratt School of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Engineering, Stanford Law School.
■Panel discussion with Milwaukee business leaders: Tina Chang, CEO of SysLogic, Inc., Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette University Law School, and David Lubar, co-chair of the Economic Forum and CEO at Lubar & Co. 

News Coverage from Economic Forum 2016

■ NewsRadio 620 WTMJ: Interview with Vivek Wadhwa
■ Milwaukee Business Journal: Silicon Valley futurist says Milwaukee can be an innovation hub: Slideshow
■ OnMilwaukee: 8 questions for Vivek Wadhwa

Our 2016 Sponsors

Platinum: BMO Harris Bank; PNC Bank; Milwaukee Business Journal. Gold: Milwaukee Brewers & Milwaukee Brewers Foundation; MLB Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) and Sue Selig. Silver: Arenberg Holdings; Associated Bank; Dohmen; Foley & Lardner; Katherine Gehl; Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services; Godfrey Kahn; Robert Habush; Irgens; Lubar & Co.; Mandel Group; Marcus Hotels & Resorts; Phoenix Investors; Quarles & Brady; The Rock Creek Group; vonBriesen & Roper. Bronze: Atid Properties; Aurora Health Care; Bader Philanthropies; Bank Mutual; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Clarion Partners; Cleary Gull Advisors; Suzy B. Ettinger; Greater Milwaukee Foundation; G Strategies; Goldstein Law Group; Greenlight; Gruber Law Offices; Husch Blackwell; Israel Bonds Development Corporation for Israel; Ixonia Bank; Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center; Johnson Controls; J.P. Morgan; Kenco Label & Tag Co.; Marquette Associates; Marquette University; Michael Best; Milwaukee Jewish Federation Leadership Development Fund; Milwaukee Bucks; Old National Bank; Park Bank; Hannah Rosenthal; Sendik’s; US Bank; University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Lubar School of Business; WE Energies Foundation. Additional Support: William Blair; C.S. McKee; Crescent Capital; SysLogic.

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