$60 - Members
$65 - Non Members
Refunds are not provided after registration closes on March 8, 2023 at 4:00pm Chicago time.
Join us for a dynamic panel discussion exploring opportunities to improve our region's global competitiveness through partnerships and collaboration.
- Michael Fassnacht, President & CEO, World Business Chicago
- Kate Timmerman, CEO, Chicago Quantum Exchange
- Christian Beaudoin, Managing Director, Research & Strategy, JLL (moderator)
At the beginning of 2023, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and six Chicago metropolitan counties joined to announce the first-ever regional and multi-jurisdictional partnership for economic development: The Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership. By working together, the goal is to elevate Chicago’s global competitiveness while ensuring robust, equitable economic growth by leveraging the region’s collective assets: talent, infrastructure, industry, and innovation.
Quantum technology is one such example of innovation driving regional growth. Illinois receives 40% of all federal dollars for this technology and boasts four of the nation’s top ten quantum centers. Chicago has the country’s largest quantum network and an ecosystem to support the industry’s growth. By using fundamentally different technology than conventional computers, quantum provides computing power a trillion times more powerful than supercomputers – and will upend entire industries such as finance, healthcare, and cybersecurity.