Middle Market Forum

GCP Middle-Market Forum | November 2, 2021

November 2, 2021 | 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us for the 2021 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum, a half-day event focused on growth strategies that will take your business to the next level. This fast-paced “TED talk style” event will feature topics of most interest and value to middle-market companies. Come for inspiration, insights, camaraderie, and conversations with business leaders and innovators just like you. 

Location:
Gordon Green
5400 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH  44102

Cost:
$99 for Members, $129 for Non-Members


KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Chieh Huang


Chieh Huang is co-founder and CEO of Boxed.com, a company that’s disrupting the wholesale shopping club experience. Started in Chieh Huang’s garage five years ago, Boxed now has hundreds of employees in facilities all over the United States. Since the garage, the company has sold hundreds of millions of dollars of products and has raised over a quarter billion dollars in funding to date. Forbes named Boxed one of the next “billion-dollar startups.” 

Huang’s personal honors include being named to “Bloomberg 50,” Bloomberg Businessweek‘s 50 people to watch in 2018, to National Retail Federation’s list of “People Shaping Retail’s Future,” as one of Crain‘s “40 Under 40” and Goldman Sachs’s list of “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.” In addition, Entrepreneur magazine included Chieh on their list of “The 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs.”


Agenda

7:30-8 a.m.           Registration and Breakfast

8-8:20 a.m.           Middle-Market Indicator Report | Doug Farren, Managing Director, National Center for the Middle Market at Ohio State

 8:20-9:20 a.m.     Keynote Presentation | Chieh Huang, co-founder and CEO of Boxed.com

9:20-9:50 a.m.      Topic #1:  Supply Chain Strategies to Stay Competitive | Bob Scaccia, President, CEO and Founder of USA Firmware

9:50-10:20 a.m.    Topic #2:  Digital Transformation | Severine De Wagheneire, Office Managing Director of Accenture Cleveland

10:20-10:50 a.m.   Networking Break with Presenters from Topics #1 and #2

10:50-11:20 a.m.   Topic #3:  Embracing a Skills-Based Approach to Hiring and Developing Talent | Steve McHale, Chief Executive Officer, Unify Labs; Tracey Petkovic, CIO, Westfield Group; and Craig Platt, Managing Director, IT Sector Partnership at Greater Cleveland Partnership

11:20-11:50 a.m.  Topic #4:  Mergers and Acquisitions to Accelerate Significant Growth | Chris Adams, President and CEO of Park Place Technologies

11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch with Presenters from Topics #3 and #4


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS MIDDLE-MARKET SPONSORS!

Middle Market Forum sponsors