From heavy-hitting keynote speakers to ambassadors from some of the world’s most dynamic economies to breakout sessions with industry leaders, there is something for everyone at this year’s Economic Development Summit.

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Monday, September 16th, 2013
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
Senator Baucus - Welcome (8:00 - 8:40, HPER)
8:40 AM
Ambassador Panel: Ambassador Cui Tiankai (China), Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae (Japan), Ambassador Harold Forsyth (Peru), Ambassador Gary Doer (Canada), Ambassador Peter Ammon (Germany) (8:40 - 9:30, HPER)
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
Break (10:00 - 10:30, HPER)
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Lunch (12:00 - 1:00)
12:15 PM
Montana Travel and Tourism Discussion with Sam Byrne and Richard Anderson (12:15 - 12:45, Library Auditorium)
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
Montana Success Stories (1:00 - 2:15, Library Auditorium)
2:15 PM
Break 2 (2:15 - 2:30 )
2:30 PM
2:30 PM
Venture Capital in Big Sky Country (2:30 - 3:45, Library Auditorium)
3:45 PM
Break (3:45 - 4:00)
4:00 PM
5:15 PM
Break (5:15 - 5:30)
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Reception (6:00 - 8:00)
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
8:00 AM
Welcome Back (8:00 - 8:10)
8:10 AM
8:40 AM
9:10 AM
9:40 AM
10:10 AM
Break (10:10 - 10:30)
10:30 AM
10:50 AM
Main Street Montana Initiative: Governor Steve Bullock (10:50 - 11:00, HPER)
11:00 AM
Montana Solutions for Montana Jobs Panel; Bob Rowe, President and CEO, Northwestern Energy; Del Laverdure, Senior Advisor and Counselor to Crow Nation; Lola Raska, Executive Vice President, Montana Grain Growers Association; Larry Simkins, President and CEO, Washington Corporation; Al Ekblad, Executive Secretary, Montana AFL-CIO; Jane Karas, President, Flathead Valley Community College; Bill Johnstone, Chairman and CEO, D.A. Davidson Companies (11:00 - 11:30, HPER)
11:30 AM
12:05 PM
Closing Remarks: Denise Juneau, Superintendent of Public Instruction (12:05 - 12:15, HPER)
12:15 PM
Break (12:15 - 12:30)
12:30 PM
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
Break (2:00 - 2:15)
2:15 PM
3:30 PM
Break (3:30 - 4:00)
4:00 PM