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Why KC?

October 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am


What’s ahead for KC? Join us October 19th to hear from Chris Gutierrez, President of Kansas City Smartport, who will give us a “behind the deals” look at why Kansas City has become a hot spot for big freight development and what we can expect next. Chris will share his insights on why our KC region is enjoying an unprecedented wave of innovation, growth and opportunity; the impact this growth is having on KC; and how we, as AEC business developers and marketers, can help leverage our region for continued success.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

11:00 am – 11:30 am – Networking
11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00pm – Presentation

Presenter: Chris Gutierrez
Chris Gutierrez is the President of Kansas City SmartPort, Inc., a non-profit economic development organization that promotes and enhances the Kansas City region’s status as a leading North American logistics hub. SmartPort is an affiliated group of the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC).

Chris has been active in logistics and international business for more than twenty-five years.  He has worked in the public and private sector in international business and logistics.

Chris’ community involvement includes his positions as a board member of the following organizations: Board of Advisors of the University of Kansas Supply Chain Management Program, CSCMP, Mid-America District Export Council, Kansas State MBA Program, World Trade Center – Kansas City and Feed Northland Kids. He is also alumni of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Com­­­merce Centurions. 


October 19, 2017
11:00 am


Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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