Baucus Unveils Power-Packed Agenda Designed to Transform Butte into Capital of Global Business World During September Jobs Summit

Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus today unveiled a power-packed agenda for his upcoming Economic Development Summit, which will transform Butte, Montana, into the capital of the global business world September 16th and 17th. Baucus announced more than 40 job-creation panels on everything from “Freight Transportation and Economic Growth,” to “Montana Travel and Tourism,” to  “the Bakken as an economic driver”- each led by big names in their industry including, UPS Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuen, to CrossHarbor Capital Partners Co-founder Sam Byrne, to Calumet President Jennifer Straumins.

The agenda also includes 11 impressive keynote speakers from Google’s Eric Schmidt, to Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, to SpaceX and Tesla’s Elon Musk.

“Folks in Washington talk a lot of talk about creating jobs, we’re bringing the biggest names in business together with main-street entrepreneurs who walk the walk every day with dynamic panels designed specifically to meet the needs of Montana’s econony,” Baucus said.  “For two days we’ll transform Butte, Montana, into the capital of the international business world. I urge all Montanans to register today and stake their claim to a seat at the table during our biggest and best Summit yet.”

Among the 44 panels and speakers Baucus announced today are:

  • Kurt Kuen, Chief Financial Officer, UPS – Freight Transportation and Economic Growth
  • Sam Byrne, Co-founder, CrossHarbor Capital Partners – Montana Travel and Tourism Discussion
  • Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission – Small Business Data & Communications Infrastructure Panel
  • Keith Kelly, Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor – Hiring veterans: How to Gain Strong Returns on America’s Investment
  • Jennifer Straumins, President, Calumet Specialty Products – The Many Bakken Plays: The Bakken as an Economic Driver
  • David Goodin, President and CEO, MDU Resources  Group, Inc. – The Many Bakken Plays: The Bakken as an Economic Driver
  • Conrad Anker, Mountaineer, Rock Climber, Author – Boosting Montana’s Economy through the Great Outdoors
  • Alex Pourbaix, President of Energy and Oil Pipelines, TransCanada – Energy Without Borders: Delivering Energy beyond Montana
  • Elana Broitman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, U.S. Department of Defense – Demystifying the Department of Defense: Contracting Through the Drawdown
  • Dow R. Wilson, CEO, Varian Medical Services – From the Lab to the Board Room: Taking Research to the Next Level
  • Charlie Papazian, President, Brewers Association – Bottoms Up – Exploring Growth in Montana’s Craft Beer Industry
  • Sam Byrne, Co-founder, CrossHarbor Capital Partners – Montana Travel and Tourism Discussion
  • Kurt Kuen, Chief Financial Officer, UPS – Freight Transportation and Economic Growth
  • Amy Stursbergy, Executive Director, Blackstone Foundation – Cultivating a Startup Ecosystem
  • Tim Rosenzweig, CEO, Goldwind Americas – Where the Wind Goes: Wind’s Future in Montana

“Montana Jobs Summit” App

Baucus is also encouraging Montanans to get all the latest news and alerts by signing up for the new “Montana Jobs Summit” app. It includes interactive maps of the Montana Tech Campus, agenda updates, and new networking tools to allow Montana businesses to make lasting connections before, during and after the summit. The free app is hosted by Bizzabo and is available for both iOS and Android users.

Registrants can use the app to:

  • Plan who to meet:  Join the community, find out who’s attending and pinpoint potential connections.
  • Socialize:  Communicate directly with fellow attendees and add them to your social networks.
  • Stay up to date:  Browse the agenda, see sponsors, follow event Tweets and more.

Get started herehttp://www.bizzabo.com/download/ Once downloaded, search for: MTJobs and click ‘JOIN.’