ArizonaUpcoming Events

Below you will find a list of all upcoming events by Arizona Commerce Authority and their partners. To have your event included, please submit a request using the Submit an Event form.

Greenbiz Group - Greenbiz 20 Summit

Hosted by: Greenbiz Group

Feb 4-6, 2020

7:45 AM - 7:00 PM

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

The sustainability profession is evolving, with new concerns and concepts emerging faster than ever. Join the powerful GreenBiz 20 community — more than 1,500 sustainability leaders from business, government, academia and NGOs — to explore the latest sustainable business trends and form valuable connections.

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PHX Startup Week

Hosted by: StartupAZ Foundation

Feb 17-22, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Phoenx
Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

 PHX Startup Week is a six-day event, which takes place in three different locations across the Valley, providing education, connection, and support to entrepreneurs. With over 50 sessions, daily happy hours and countless networking opportunities, it’s the place for PHX entrepreneurs to be.

 

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Meeting of the Minds 2020 Annual Summit

Hosted by: Meeting of the Minds

Feb 19-21, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
100 North 1st Street Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Each year, 425+ urban practitioners convene at the Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit to showcase recent successes and to discuss the ongoing challenges facing the future of smart and sustainable cities. What sets this event apart from others is the inimitable list of speakers and attendees — city leaders, innovators, providers, and practitioners from across sectors and silos who meet at this unique event to share best practices, lessons learned, and new solutions for a sustainable urban future. Attending the Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit is a one-stop opportunity for thought leaders seeking cross-disciplinary strategies and partnerships that deliver scalable, transferable, and equitable solutions for cities and regions. We encourage you to join this cross-sectoral group of VIPs from city agencies, transportation authorities, economic development agencies, utilities, corporations, start-ups, foundations, universities, and non-profits.

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Venture Madness

Hosted by: Invest Southwest

Feb 20, 2020

8:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, pits the most promising startups against one another in a live pitch, head-to-head competition. Think you’ve got what it takes? Applying is FREE, easier than ever, and open to early-stage firms demonstrating proven market traction.

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KATA Practitioner Day

Hosted by: Arizona MEP

February 26, 2020

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007 / First Floor Conference Center

Kata Practitioner Day (KPD) gathers those practicing and those interested in Kata in one location, to explore, learn and share ideas about a powerful methodology that can bolster continuous improvement efforts and help an entire organization learn a shared way of thinking and doing by engaging everyone as problem-solvers. 

 

KPD provides a fast, easy forum for learning about Kata, best practices, and sharing first-hand experiences from real work with the Improvement Kata (IK) and Coaching Kata (CK) patterns.

 

Time:  7:00AM-4:00 PM

Cost:  $150.00

Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

 

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Hyperledger Global Forum

Hosted by: The Linux Foundation

Mar 3-6, 2020

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Phoenix Convention Center
100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Hyperledger Global Forum will offer the unique opportunity for more than 1,000 users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from across the globe to meet, align, plan and hack together in-person. Open to members and non-members alike, attendees will have the chance to talk directly with Hyperledger project maintainers and the Technical Steering Committee, collaborate with other organizations on ideas that will directly impact the future of Hyperledger, and promote their work among the enterprise blockchain community. Attend Hyperledger Global Forum to absorb everything you can about blockchain, how it’s being used and how it will impact our day to day lives. Meet potential partners and build relationships in highly interactive workshops.

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Overview of Lean with LEGO's Simulation

Hosted by: Arizona MEP

March 4, 2020

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave., Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

The focus of this 4-hour workshop is to educate/train employees in a short, concentrated manner, a number of the Basics of Lean Principles. This training will help those participating to see how continuous improvement can be applied through the utilization of Lean concepts throughout the company.

 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Lean Definitions (Lead time, Cycle time, Value Added vs Non-value added)
  • The 8 Wastes
  • Selected Tools from the House of Lean (i.e. 5S, Standard Work, Visual Control, POUS, Pull, KanBan).
  • Two rounds of Hands-on simulation (Legos)
  • An example of how to value stream a process and how to begin attacking real problems.

Limited to 12 Participants!

Time:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon)

Cost:  $100.00 (Pastries and Coffee provided)

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ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D Standard & Internal Process Auditing Combined Overview Seminar

March 10, 2020

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., First Floor Conference Center

Come join us for this full-day workshop on the AS9100D / ISO 9001:2015 Standard and how to conduct process audits in a simple format to get the most out of your internal audit program.

 

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: $300.00/person

 

 

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The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS): Are You Running Your Business or Is It Running You?

Hosted by: Arizona MEP

Mar 17, 2020

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave, Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

It's 2020... Ask yourself this... Are you running your business? Or, is your business running you? Many of the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders work longer hours and get less return on their investments of time and money.

 

Maybe you grapple with some of these challenges:
- Lack of control over time, markets or your company.
- People who don't listen, understand or follow through.
- Profit that's inconsistent and/or there's not enough.
- Growth is happening, but you can't break through to the next level

- Quick fixes that come-and-go, bringing little change with continued frustrations

 

If you are a business owner or a senior-level executive and want to see your business consistently run better and grow faster, join us for this presentation by Tom Wesner as he delivers a powerful introduction to The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and the Six Key Components™ of a successful business. You will walk away with a set of simple, practical tools that you and your leadership team will use immediately!

 

Time:  8:30 am - 10:00 am (Registration from 8:00 - 8:30)

Cost:  $39.00 (Pastries and Coffee provided)

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QuickBooks for Manufacturers: Tips & Tricks to Streamline Operations

March 24, 2020

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007 / First Floor Conference Center

Whether you are an experienced QuickBooks user or new to using the program, this workshop will give you the opportunity to learn some new ideas and tips and tricks of the trade.

Join us and learn about some features you can implement to help streamline operations, saving time, money and resources.

 

 

Time: 9:00AM - 11:30AM

Cost:  $49 (Coffee, pastries & fruit provided)

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4 - Day OSHA 30 Workshop - General Industry 29 CFR 1910

Apr 16-24, 2020

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave / 1st Floor Conference Center

4 DAY EVENT! APRIL 16 & 17 AND APRIL 23 & 24!!! SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS

 

If you are fully dedicated to safety in your company, attending this OSHA 30 General Industry 29 CFR 1910 training is the next step in reaching your goals. 

 

Some topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to OSHA
    OSHA Inspections
  • HazCom
  • Machine Guarding

For a full list of covered topics and to register, download the flyer below!

 

Cost:  $595.00 per person

Includes Continental Breakfast each day / Lunch on Your Own

 

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Revenue Is Vanity, Profit Is Sanity, Cash Flow Is King

May 6, 2020

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave., Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

Do you ever wonder why you need cash, although your Income Statement shows a profit? Which of your products and customers actually contribute to your Gross Profit? How do you improve your cash flow without asking your banker for a loan?

Attend this workshop and you will get a better understanding of cash flow and how critical it is for your business’ success. We'll cover the three areas of cash flow and discuss operating cash flow

 

 

Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cost:  $49.00 (Coffee, Pastries and Fruit Provided)

 

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The Strategic Role of the Simple Job Description!

May 20, 2020

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., First Floor Conference Center7

 

Is your organization poised for growth in the near term?

Is your organization structured correctly, so your growth plans are reflected in your organization chart?

Are your job descriptions detailed and robust enough to outline the tasks, competencies, skills and interactions that are necessary to ensure your jobs align to your business strategy?

Do you consistently review your job descriptions to ensure that they are current and relevant?

 

As organizations position themselves for growth, it is not uncommon to focus on product and process, and then just assume that the people component will take care of itself.  Here’s a reality check.  As organizations move forward, often their people are trapped in survival mode clinging to the ‘status quo’.  Since people are behind products and processes, your organization may be experiencing negative ‘organizational drag’, limiting growth potential, sub-optimizing productivity and capacity, and compromising the ability to take advantage of competitive market opportunities. 

Join us for this informative workshop and learn how to address these issues at your company.

 

Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM

Cost:  $49 (Coffee, pastries & fruit provided)

 

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ASU O’Connor College of Law - Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science (GETS): Law, Policy and Ethics Conference

Hosted by: Arizona State University

May 27-28, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
111 East Taylor Street, Phoenix, AZ 85234​
Phoenix, Arizona 85234

The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, gene editing, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, digital health, human enhancement technologies, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, data analytics, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies, technology & privacy, cybersecurity, geoengineering, neuroscience, military technologies, artificial intelligence, algorithms, autonomous cars, and robotics. The conference is premised on the belief that there is much to be learned and shared from and across the governance experience and proposals for these various emerging technologies.

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ISO 9001:2015 Standard & Internal Process Auditing Combined Overview Seminar June 2020

June 11, 2020

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 N. 7th Ave., First Floor Conference Center

Come join us for this full-day workshop on the ISO 9001:2015 / AS9100D Standard and how to conduct process audits in a simple format to get the most out of your internal audit program.

 

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: $300.00/person

 

 

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How to Leverage Arizona Based Resources to Find Qualified Employees - Gilbert

June 17, 2020

Arizona@Work, 735 N. Gilbert Rd, Ste 134, Room 4, Gilbert, AZ

Statistics say there are over 500,000 manufacturing jobs going unfilled right now in our country.  Is your business booming but now you are wondering how to find the people to do the work?  You are not alone.  Our workshop will help you to think of outside the box and show you resources to help you fill your openings. 

 

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Cost:  $49 (Coffee, pastries & fruit provided)

 

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Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA): Protecting Customers, Company and Brand

Hosted by: Arizona MEP

September 9, 2020

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85007 / First Floor Conference Center

Lowering the risk of a product recall not only makes good business sense, but all manufacturers involved in the production of food, including both human and animal food, must now comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA regulation focuses on a preventive approach to food safety. It deals with the requirements of current good manufacturing practices, hazard analysis, and risk-based preventive controls.

Join us for this workshop and we'll help you identify areas of your business that meet the new FDA FSMA requirements and which ones may need enhancement.

 

 

Time:  8:30 AM-11:30 AM (registration from 8:00 - 8:30)

Cost:  $49.00.00 

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Human Capital and the Continuous Improvement Process

September 23, 2020

Arizona Commerce Authority 100 North 7th Ave., First Floor Conference Center

 

Would you build a house without a sturdy foundation? When we speak with growth companies about how they value robust organizational structures, the first response is typically, “We don’t want to introduce anything into our organization that makes us look like big, old-fashioned companies.”

By simply dismissing anything that appears to be ‘big company focused’, are you eliminating fundamental best practices that work for all organizations.

Come to our workshop to find out more about the six organizational structures. Download the flyer below to read more on these structures.

 

Time:  8:30 am - 11:30 am

Cost:  $49.00/person

 

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Cross-Generational Management: Engaging the Millennial Workforce

October 7, 2020

356 - 358

Arizona Commerce Authority, 100 N 7th Ave., Phoenix AZ / First Floor Conference Center

Being a manager is never easy; understanding the dynamics and motivations of different generations makes it that much harder!  By 2025, the U.S. will have 4-5 generations in the workforce, all expecting the work environment and engagement they signed up for.

 

In this session, we’ll learn about the differences between generations, and how those differences impact employee engagement, productivity, and retention. 

 

Join us as we explore the ways to integrate your company’s senior employees with the younger generation to enhance overall performance.

 

Time:  8:00 am - 10:30 am (8:00 - 8:30 is registration)

Cost:  $49.00 per person (coffee, fruit and pastries provided)

 

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