Forbes and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announce Inaugural “Reinventing America Summit: Leading The Next Industrial

  Forbes and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announce Inaugural “Reinventing
  America Summit: Leading The Next Industrial Revolution,” March 26-28,
  Chicago, IL

  Host City Chicago to Welcome 300 Top Industrial Executives, Entrepreneurs,
Academics and Elected Officials, including Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford
 Motor Company; Harold G. Hamm, Chairman and CEO, Continental Resources; Sam
Zell, Chairman and Founder, Equity Group Investments; David Cote, Chairman and
 CEO of Honeywell; Indiana Governor Mike Pence and North Dakota Governor Jack
                            Dalrymple among others

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- January 15, 2014

More than 300 prominent industrial executives, entrepreneurs, academics and
elected officials are expected to participate in Forbes’ inaugural
“Reinventing America Summit,” which will be held at the J.W. Marriott in the
summit host city of Chicago, March 26-28, 2014. This invitation-only event
will bring together leaders of the next industrial revolution for a
non-partisan discussion about the role of heartland innovation in the U.S.
economy’s recovery.

Participants include the Mayor of the City of Chicago Rahm Emanuel; Forbes
Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes; Bill Ford, Executive
Chairman, Ford Motor Company; Harold G. Hamm, Chairman and CEO, Continental
Resources; Sam Zell, Chairman and Founder, Equity Group Investments; David
Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell; Indiana Governor Mike Pence and North
Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple among many others. Presenting sponsors include
Northwestern Mutual and Samsung. Supporting sponsors are Horatio Alger
Association and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Entrepreneurial
Partner is TechNexus.

“The goal of this summit is to incubate the successes of the nation’s
industrial core, and there’s no better place to celebrate creativity and
ingenuity than in Chicago, the city of industry,” said Steve Forbes. “Too
often industries in the heartland are overlooked, and yet many of them from
Wal-Mart and Ford to Honeywell are leveraging technology and driving
innovative manufacturing techniques in unique ways. Our hope is to show how
many of these companies are truly helping reinvent America.”

“We’re thrilled that Forbes has chosen Chicago to host its Reinventing America
Summit. Chicago has always been synonymous with American economy and economic
innovation, and so it is fitting that the city will play host for this crucial
discussion,” said the Mayor of the City of Chicago Rahm Emanuel.

For a look at the Reinventing America Summit 2014 agenda, please visit:
http://www.forbes.com/conferences/2014/ReinventingAmerica-2014.html

“Oil and gas fields from North Dakota to Oklahoma to South Texas are producing
more than energy, they’re creating a renewed sense of optimism and a legacy of
prosperity for generations of Americans to come,” said Harold G. Hamm,
Chairman and CEO, Continental Resources. “Forbes’ Reinventing America Summit
gives us the opportunity to talk more about how our efforts in America's
heartland are creating millions of jobs and billions in tax revenue and
increased national security.”

For the past eighteen months, Forbes magazine has introduced readers to
stories of innovation and civic transformation as part of its ongoing
“Reinventing America” series. Forbes’ Reinventing America Summit is designed
to bring to life these stories by convening leaders who are spearheading the
country’s next Industrial Revolution.

About Forbes Media:

Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, is an
authoritative source of news and information on business, investing,
technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. Forbes.com,
a leading business website, currently reaches 27 million monthly unique
visitors, according to comscore worldwide. Forbes magazine, Forbes Asia and
Forbes Europe attract a global audience of more than 5 million readers. The
Forbes magazine iPad app merges the power of print storytelling with social
sharing and the web. The Company also publishes ForbesLife magazine, as well
as 31 licensed local editions around the world.

About Northwestern Mutual:

Northwestern Mutual is among the "World's Most Admired" life insurance
companies in 2013 according to FORTUNE^® magazine and has helped clients
achieve financial security for more than 156 years. As a mutual company with
$1.4 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual has
no shareholders. The company focuses solely and directly on its clients and
seeks to deliver consistent and dependable value to them over time.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.:

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA),
is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and
technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA
delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance
products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S. and America’s
fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning
products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Horatio Alger Association:

Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans,
Inc., honors the achievements of outstanding individuals who have succeeded in
spite of adversity and encourages youth to pursue their dreams through higher
education. The Association grants lifetime membership to outstanding
individuals who demonstrate perseverance, a strong work ethic, and the
determination to succeed. Horatio Alger Members serve as mentors for young men
and women as they pursue higher education and the American Dream.

In support of this mission, the Association established the Horatio Alger
Scholarship Program in 1984 to support at-risk youth. Today, it is one of the
largest privately funded, need-based scholarship programs in North America,
wholly supported by private donations from Association Members and friends. In
just thirty years, the Horatio Alger Association has provided more than $100
million to deserving students across the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.

About the Indiana Economic Development Corporation:

Established in 2005, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is a
public/private partnership committed solely to attracting and supporting new
business investment, creating new jobs for Hoosiers, and furthering our legacy
as one of the top states in the nation to compete for and win America’s
business.

Our primary mission is to pursue every opportunity that represents a promise
for Hoosier jobs, and to aggressively compete locally and at a state level to
win those opportunities. We will match the interests of new clients and the
local community while assisting to create long-term business solutions that
work for all parties concerned. And we will continue to seek new opportunities
to grow our local communities at home as we improve the economy for the state
of Indiana.

About TechNexus:

TechNexus, a venture collaborative, co-founds disruptive technology ventures
on the frontiers of innovation by aligning corporations with entrepreneurs,
assembling the right combination of staff, engineers, and resources, and then
guiding those businesses to markets and customers that generate revenue faster
and more successfully. Its national, open network of incubators, talent, and
ideas is anchored in a new 50,000 sq. ft. workspace in Chicago’s historic
Civic Opera House. For more information, please visit www.technexus.com.

Contact:

MEDIA:
Forbes Media
Mia Carbonell, 212.620.2288
mcarbonell@forbes.com
or
City of Chicago
Shannon Breymaier, 312.744.9045
Shannon.Breymaier@cityofchicago.org
 
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