• Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:30am

    The South American Trade Forum (SATF) is an annual event that convenes diplomats, government officials, business leaders, and members of the community interested in promoting bilateral trade between Minnesota and South American countries.

    This is a unique opportunity for investors to bridge the geographical gap between continents. With 390 million inhabitants and a fast growing economy, South America has become a very attractive market for investors. The vast variety of natural resources and human capital provides fertile ground for strategic partnerships.

    Hosted by the Consulate General of Ecuador in Minnesota and the Minnesota Trade Office.

    Detailed agenda.

  • Monday, November 3, 2014 - 8:30am

    User innovations have transformed many industries, from banking to software development. The dynamics of user innovation are particularly strong in healthcare. User innovators are often those patients that have a direct need to treat a chronic disease without known treatment, and have the benefit of obtaining immediate feedback on their experimentation. In some cases patients have saved their own lives and the lives of many others. Online platforms and social networks now provide a useful avenue for user innovators to share their experience and help others. This forum brings together patient-innovators, social network pioneers and strategic decision makers from the healthcare industry to discuss the implications of patient innovation on the industry.

  • Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:00pm

    How often have you struggled to get to the core of an issue or to clearly organize your thinking on a question? If you are like most executives, it's happened more often than you'd like. Our critical thinking program will demonstrate tools that are proven to be effective in organizing both problem-solving efforts and business communications.


  • Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:00pm

    Successful leaders and communicators must not only make the right decisions—they must also influence others to support and execute those decisions. Discover the tools to immediately build a power base, leverage your existing skills, and strategically move others in the right direction.


  • Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:30pm

    Maintaining strong relationships with executive search firms is critical to gaining opportunities to many top jobs. This panel discussion from a diverse group of leading executive search professionals will give you the ins and outs of how to leverage search firms to help you maximize your career potential. Panelist include:

    Deborah Kaufman is the Founder & CEO of K² Search, and specializes in Executive Placement in Fortune 100 for Finance, Marketing, and HR.
    Graham Michener is a Managing Director with RSR Partners and head of the firm’s Financial Services Practice.
    Lisa D. Zonino is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Human Resources Practice and is active in the firm’s Financial Services Practice and Risk Management segment.
    Monday, November 3, 2014
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Panel Discussion at 6 p.m.)
    Thomson Reuters
    3 Times Square, New York

    Evening is hosted by Peter Warwick, Chief People Officer, Thomson Reuters and member of the Carlson School Board of Overseers.

    If you have additional questions, please contact Gabbi Fasnacht at or 612-625-1556.