10:00 - 10:55

Individual Sessions Begin

“Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”
Technology and Innovation are at the basis of all high-growth companies and increasing of every business — from micro to global. But it all starts with the entrepreneurial spirit.
Pima (A Panel)

Introductions
Cyndi Laurin, Ph.D. Asst. Professor Business Management, Benedictine University
Moderator
Steven G. Zylstra, President and CEO, Arizona Technology Council
Panelists
Hamid Shojaee, CEO, Pure Chat, Inc. Founder, Axosoft, LLC
Manny Teran, President and CEO, Aztera
Pat Sullivan, CEO, Ryver
Bob LaLoggia, CEO, Appointment-Plus

“Hospitality and Sports – Its State, Regional and Global Impact”
What is the impact on an area when they become the mecca for great sports events and known for their hospitality? What else does this activity affect?
Apache – A Discussion

Introductions
David Drennon, Ex. Vice President, AZ Tourism and Hospitality

Moderator

Kim Sabow, President and CEO, Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association

Panelists

Tom Sadler, President, CEO, Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority
Bryan Sperber, President of Phoenix International Raceway
Dan Mahoney, Tournament Chairman, Waste Management Phoenix Open
Curt Krizan, Chief Financial Officer, Fiesta Bowl

“Energy Projects — Getting There Quickly”
Pueblo ( A Panel)

Introductions
Brion Crum, Director of Strategic Relationships, Caliber Companies

Moderator
Rick Gibson, Venture Partner, Sustainability Partners

Panelists
Roger Simard, CFO, Alkeme LLC
Robin Reed, President, OCCAM Sustainability Partners
Mike Gent, Public Works Director, City of Surprise
Mark Sedler, Director, Global Utilities & Infrastructure & Sr. PE for Intel Corporation

“Take the Fear out of Exporting”
Exporting was always for the “big companies only”. Today, with technology and the smarts of knowing how, it can be open to your company too.
Navajo (An In-Depth Round Table Discussion)

Introductions
Kees W. Rietsema, Ph.D., Faculty, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Moderator
Kristian Richardson, Director, US Commercial Service

Panelists
Kevin Hull, Sr. Relationship Manager, BMO Harris Bank
Kevin Broeckling, Associate VP, University Services & Student Life, Benedictine Univ.
Mark Sadovnick, Managing Director Stanton Chase International Executive Search


“Our Changing Way of Living – How Do We Design for the Future?”

VerdeXchange Arizona Project
“The Glass House” Amphitheater

Introductions
Honorary Consul General Siebe K. J. van der Zee, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Keynote
Maryanne Weiss, President, Gustare Ltd., CEO VerdeXchange Arizona

Moderator
Alex Laky, President, ARCHSOL – The Architectural Solutions Team

Panelists
John Kuhn, President, John D. Kuhn Ventures LLC, Wellness Place Concepts
Silvia Urrutia, Director Housing & Healthcare Finance, RAZA Development Fund
Brian Swanton, Arizona Market President, Gorman & Company Inc.
Ari Segal, Chief Operating Officer, Coyotes Hockey Club

Quick Info

  • December 8, 2016
  • 10:00 - 10:55
  • Breakout Rooms 1st Floor

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