• KC SmartPort
    November 01 | 7:30AM
    CSCMP | Coca-Cola’s Sales & Operations Planning Journey

    Please join Rob Haddock, Group Director Planning Coca-Cola North America, for insights on challenges, implementation and sustaining S&OP and the benefits when systems achieve alignment.  

    The concept of S&OP is over 50 years old although companies struggle with the basic concept of sharing information timely between Business Units, Finance and the Product Supply System.  Coca-Cola has been following S&OP processes since the 90’s yet is still far from embedding the business practices into the daily management routine culture.

    $40 non-members
    $30 members
    Breakfast will be provided

    Location: Union Station Board Room • 30 W. Pershing • Kansas City, MO 
    Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Contact Morgan Bell at bell@kcsmartport.com to register.

  • KC SmartPort
    November 01 | 7:30AM
    KCMN | Planning for 2017: what’s Next for Manufacturing?

    As the dollar has strengthened, US Exports have dragged. Policy uncertainty from both the US and Europe have frozen some from taking action. The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) indicates declining growth.  There has been an ongoing concern over the lack of skilled workers in the manufacturing sector.  Given this spate of less than optimal economic news, what’s a manufacturer to think when planning for 2017 and beyond?

    Despite the gloomy news, Kansas City is seeing much activity. The Kansas economy showed some strength in manufacturing, outpacing the nation in both durable and non-durable manufacturing. Missouri’s GDP in 2015 grew at a 1.8 percent rate – slightly ahead of the national rate of 1.7 percent. Manufacturing, construction and healthcare were particularly strong in Missouri as each sector outpaced national rates.

    Join us for our annual forecast meeting on November 1 to learn more.  Jon Willis, economist with the Federal Reserve, and KCMN favorite since 2011, will present his overview of the current economic conditions in both the US, and in manufacturing.  Following Jon’s presentation, our panelists will present the view of the Kansas City Manufacturing and Industrial economy from the perspective of those who are out in the marketplace daily.  The event promises to be a thorough look at what’s happening, and what’s next for manufacturing in Kansas City.

    Location: CBIZ • 700 W 47th St., 11th Floor • Kansas City, MO 
    Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Click here to register for the event. If you have any questions about the event please contact Donna Gordon at 816-304-7958 or donna@kcmn.org.
  • KC SmartPort
    November 03 | 12:00PM
    WTC | FACT CHECKING: Anti-trade Rhetoric - U.S. political perception and Brexit reality
    Please join Dentons law firm and the WTC-KC as we host Raj Bhala, international expert of law at the University of Kansas, Andrew Cheung from Dentons-London office, and Amy Jordan Wooden, local political and government affairs guru as we unpack the influence of anti-trade rhetoric and sentiments during this 2016 Presidential election cycle and the Brexit referendum. Lunch will be provided.

    Parking is available in the four-story parking garage west of Union Station.

    Location: Chamber Board Room • 30 West Pershing Road • Kansas City, MO 
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Click here to register for the event. 

    If you have any questions about the event please contact Ivry Karamitros at (816) 374-5457.
  • KC Animal Health
    November 03 | 4:00PM
    KC One Health Day
    Join us November 3 for One Health Day. People from around the world will celebrate a collaborative approach to improving human, animal and environmental health. BioKansas partnered with Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and K-State Olathe to host an event celebrating One Health Day. 

    When: November 3, 2016 | 4:00- 7:00 p.m.

    Kauffman Foundation
    4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110
    November 04 | 11:00AM
    The Best of Both Worlds | A Town Hall on Regional Growth
    KCADC’s Annual Meeting celebration is the most prominent and well-attended business event in the Kansas City metropolitan area – drawing 1,500 of KC’s top corporate and civic influencers.

    It is a competitive advantage for KC to offer our economic development clients and residents a broader menu of lifestyle and business environment choices – urban, suburban, rural and a perfect balance of all three. Join us as Richard Florida and Joel Kotkin each present important and compelling cases, advocating for assets that are critical for all regional economies. 

    More Information

    Location: Kansas City Convention Center | Grand Ballroom
    Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


    Contact Jennifer Lyon for information on Sponsorships.

    Contact Darcy Groce for Registration questions.
    November 09 | 7:30AM
    Board of Directors Meeting
    The KCADC Board meets monthly, except August.

    The meeting is held for KCADC Board of Directors members only. For more information on how to become involved, please contact Tim Cowden at (816) 374-5676.

    Location: Union Station • Level C • Arthur Stilwell Room
    Time: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
  • KC Animal Health
    November 15 | 4:00PM
    Life Sciences Advisory Council

    The Life Sciences Advisory Committee is composed of KCADC investors, company officials from Kansas City area life science companies, representatives from life science stakeholder institutions, and other resources to assist life science company recruitment. 

    When: November 15, 2016 | 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Where: Lathrop & Gage, 2345 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

    *This meeting is held for KCADC member companies. 
  • KC Animal Health
    November 16 | 10:00AM
    Digital Health Showcase
    Please join BioKansas and Polsinelli for an event focused on the vibrant community of medical and healthcare technology in and around Kansas City. 

    When: November 16, 2016 | 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

    900 W. 48th Place, Suite 900
    Kansas City, MO 

There are no events for November 2016

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KCADC Full Council Investor Briefings

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E.D. Alliance

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