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Past Events

2020 Economic Outlook for West Michigan

December 11, 2019 / Amway Grand Plaza

23rd Regional Economic Forecast Join The Right Place, Inc. and over 300 local business and community leaders for The Right Place's signature event of the year. The 2020 Economic Outlook for West Michigan is one of the most anticipated economic forecast events in our community. Jim Robey, Director, Regional Economic Planning Services of the Upjohn Institute will review regional, state and national...

Free Webinar: Industry 4.0 - Small steps to get started with big data

December 10, 2019 / GotoWebinar

For small and mid-sized Michigan manufacturers embarking on the Industry 4.0 journey, the road begins with Big Data. Join the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West, MiBiz and local experts for a 50-minute webinar on Big Data and its many applications in the smart factory. We’ll define Big Data, talk about the challenges of getting started and discuss how your company’s key...

ReThink West Michigan

November 27, 2019 / Eve at The B.O.B.

Is it time to ReThink a move back to your hometown? If you're coming back to West Michigan for the Thanksgiving holiday, there's one event you can't miss! On November 27th, 2019 several area companies and non-profit organizations are coming together to convince you that it's time to take another look at your hometown. ReThink West Michigan is a casual, professional...

Cybersecurity Resiliency for Defense Contractors

November 22, 2019 / Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

The Department of Defense is placing more emphasis on cybersecurity The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has brought together a group of cybersecurity experts to explain the importance of compliance and how to successfully achieve it. Manufacturers will learn the steps necessary to protect all information, and ensure a future for their business.

A Grand Welcome

November 20, 2019 / DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Gallery Rooms D, E & F

Calling all Grand Rapids newcomers, community connectors and rising leaders! Experience Grand Rapids is hosting its third annual reception for area newcomers, community connectors and rising leaders on November 20, 2019. A Grand Welcome is our way to reach out to new residents from diverse backgrounds and facilitate connections enhance their personal and professional lives helping to create a sense of belonging. ...

Integr8: The Industry 4.0 Conference

November 6, 2019 / TCF Center

Experience the benefits of technology in the workplace at Integr8 Presented by Automation Alley, Integr8 is an annual global industry 4.0 conference where manufacturing professionals and industry leaders can come together to share ideas, get inspired, and learn the business benefits of implementing technologies. Get first-hand knowledge, see live demos of the latest technologies in manufacturing and network with other professionals...

Corp! Magazine West Michigan's Talent Resource Conference

October 8, 2019 / Prince Conference Center

SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR TALENT PIPELINE From finding great employees to bringing them through the front door to keeping and developing them, don’t miss the 2019 Talent Resource Conference. This event features networking, discussions and thought-provoking speakers who share best practices and new strategies for talent. Attended by C-suite executives, talent leaders, recruiters, HR experts, and vocational training representatives from West M...

Commodity Trends 2020 Outlook

September 25, 2019 / Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center

The Commodity Trends 2020 Outlook event will provide you with the critical data on feedstock trends so you can build and manage an effective commodities strategy. Gain insights into influencing factors of critical manufacturing commodities such as Metals and Plastics and discuss possible options to help you manage global supply chains during this time of uncertainty. The event is hosted by...

Lake County Economic Alliance | Economic Update for Community Leaders

September 11, 2019 / The Rockwell Lake Lodge

Join the Lake County Economic Alliance for an update on efforts to build a stronger Lake County for our businesses, visitors, and residents. Learn more about their work around marketing the county's recreational trails, as well as recent and ongoing infrastructure development projects. 4:30-5:00 PM - Networking with complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers 5:00-6:00 PM - Brief update on Lake...

Free Webinar: Industry 4.0 - The future of work in Michigan's manufacturing sector

August 27, 2019 / GoToWebinar

How do you hire, train and motivate employees so they’ll thrive in the Industry 4.0 era? Join us on August 27 to learn what leading Michigan manufacturers are doing to prepare and transform their teams for the future. This free webinar will feature manufacturing executives sharing insights and methods that helped them prepare their people for the age of automation, AI a...

West Michigan Intern Connect 2019 | Hello West Michigan

June 19, 2019 / 20 Monroe Live

West Michigan Intern Connect is a half-day professional development conference designed to help you make the most of your summer internship experience. The conference will be focused on soft (essential) skills interns need: positive communication in the workplace, interpreting dress code, navigating networking events, and #adulting. What to expect: Session 1: A Positive Workplace Starts with You, Dr. Dave Learn the...

Michigan Medical Device Summit

May 22, 2019 / Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Secchia Center

Michigan Medical Device Summit 2019 The medical devices sector in Michigan employs over 11,600 people across some 300 companies, contributes more than $14 billion to the economy, and sustains some of the highest paying jobs in the state. By some estimates, Michigan’s device industry now ranks as 10th largest in the U.S. The Michigan Medical Device Summit will explore the challenges, opportunities, a...