A live webcast of some of the country’s most influential business leaders offering their perspective and vision on key issues facing our economy will be available to journalists and the general public on Sept. 8-9 through the following link: www.kauffman.org/sabew
The webcast link will be available for 30 days following the event.
The series of presentations are part of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers fall workshop, focused on “Agriculture, Technology and Innovation,” and hosted and sponsored in part by the Kauffman Foundation at its conference center in Kansas City. SABEW’s mission is to encourage comprehensive reporting of economic events without fear or favoritism and to upgrade skills and knowledge through continuous educational efforts.
Among the many noted speakers at the conference, those participating in the webcast are:
— Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext who, together with Carl Schramm, CEO, Kauffman Foundation, will address entrepreneurship, innovation and theÂ economy;
— T. Boone Pickens, chairman of BP Capital Management, who will discuss his alternative energy plan and forthcoming book, “The First Billion is theÂ Hardest”;
— Ed Schafer, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who will speak about the biofuel debate;
— Paul Kedrosky, senior fellow, Kauffman Foundation, who will share his perspective of how technology entrepreneurs can succeed in times of stress;
— Bo Fishback, vice president of entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation, and Karen Kerrigan, vice president and CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, who will profile American entrepreneurs and what makes them tick;
— Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto, who will speak to the challenges in the food and agricultural industry in a time of rising food prices and rampant seed piracy;
— Joe Hinrichs, vice president of global manufacturing, Ford Motor Co., who will discuss the importance of manufacturing and its relationship to technology development in the U.S.; and
— Sandy Barauh, acting administrator of the Small Business Administration, who will address the SBA’s role in boosting small business in an unfriendly economy.
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