The Kirkwood – Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce will host our 7th Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast by partnering with nearby Chambers of Commerce Affton-Lemay, Creve Coeur-Olivette, Fenton, Southwest Area, and Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Area. This event has become an important forum providing timely economic forecasting, allowing your firm and other professionals to understand what the future holds.
Our program this year, “The Science of Growth: The Economic Value of AgTech”, will highlight the position St. Louis serves in the expanding field of agriculture technology. With St. Louis as home to some of the largest multi-national agriculture companies, Missouri as one of the leading producers of agricultural products, and the Region home to nationally recognized university programs in agriculture and agriculture research, St. Louis has become a magnet for AgTech wealth, resources, and investment. Our event will provide an overview of this emerging economic sector. The sector has the potential to completely reshape global agriculture, dramatically increasing the productivity of the agriculture system while reducing the environmental and social costs of current ag production practices. Given that in the next forty years we must produce more food than during the entire course of human history, AgTech innovations and investments will be essential.
- Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Raganon, Executive Director, Innovation Partnerships, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
- Expert Panelist: Ben Johnson, Vice President of Programs, BioSTL
- Expert Panelist: Angelo Kourkafas, CFA, Investment Strategies, Edward Jones
- Emcee: Carol Daniel, KMOX radio host
Attendees include business, civic, legislative, and municipal leaders representing critical industries and related economic sectors in the Region.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:30 am - Registration and Breakfast
7:50 am - Welcome Message/Program Begins
The Bedford Group - A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services
J&J Construction and Remodeling
The Miller Group
SSM St. Clare Hospital
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
Two Men and A Truck
Friends of Business Sponsor:
Chapel Hill Mortuary - Oak Hill Cemetery
Martha's Hands Home Care Services
Park Forest Apartments & Townhomes
Seniors Home Care
Together Credit Union
Objectives of the Event:
- Collaborate and leverage collective influence for Chamber members.
- Represent the value the St. Louis Mid-County Area delivers to the Region’s economic prosperity.
- Provide a high-level networking opportunity for participants.
Individual Tickets ~ $35 pp.
After October 31, price goes up to $50
For more information, please contact:
Peg Weathers, President/CEO, Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce, 314-821-4161 Chamber Office, or email@example.com