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April Luncheon

Omar Ishrak

Chairman & CEO of Medtronic 

April 18, 2018 

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The Economic Club of Minnesota would like to thank our generous sponsors.

Join us for our April Luncheon

Omar Ishrak
Chairman and CEO, Medtronic 

Who:                Omar Ishrak has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic since June 2011. Medtronic is the world’s leading medical technology company, with $29 billion in annual revenue, and operations reaching more than 160 countries worldwide. Medtronic offers technologies and solutions to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiac and vascular diseases, respiratory, neurological and spinal conditions, diabetes, and more. The Medtronic Mission is to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for millions of people around the world.

When:             Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.
Where:          Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown 
                            Scandinavian Ballroom 
                            35 South 7th Street
                            Minneapolis, MN 55402

Register:     Please RSVP via Eventbrite or contact Michelle Hanson at or 612-432-6790. Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, April 10th.

Community Events

NAFTA Works: Impacts on U.S. Agriculture?

Nearly 50% of Minnesota’s agricultural exports go to Canada and Mexico, valued at over $1.5 billion per year. Amidst NAFTA re-negotiations between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, AgriGrowth is pleased to host a forum to hear from representatives of all three governments discuss the importance of NAFTA to Minnesota’s agriculture sector and the state’s economy.

Scheduled to participate at the AgriGrowth NAFTA Forum include:

  • U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer, Minnesota Sixth Congressional District

  • Consul General Paul Connors, Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis

  • Consul Gerardo Guerrero, Consul of Mexico in Saint Paul


11:30 a.m. Registration

11:45 a.m. Lunch served

12:10 p.m. Welcome/Introductions by Perry Aasness, Executive Director, Minnesota AgriGrowth Council

12:15 p.m. Opening remarks

Congressman Tom Emmer

Consul General Paul Connors

Consul Gerardo Guerrero

12:40 p.m. Q and A with panelists, moderated by Perry Aasness

1:00 p.m. Adjourn

This event is open to all. Registration Fee is $50 USD. Please register to save your space today!

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Conversations with the Fed: An Economic Outlook with Mark Wright

March 28, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free Admission 

Wondering what the economy holds for 2018? Have questions about monetary policy? Join Mark Wright, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, for a discussion on monetary policy, the state of the economy, and prospects for the coming year.

Mark L. J. Wright is senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In this role, he oversees key research efforts at the Minneapolis Fed and advises the Bank’s president on monetary policy and related matters. Prior to coming to Minneapolis, Wright was a senior economist and research advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Wright received a B.A. in economics from the University of Sydney, Australia, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

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