Capitalizing on Berkshire Week Excitement
Investment in careful planning, creativity and engaging content during Berkshire Hathaway week will pay big dividends, assisting in everything from international business attraction to entrepreneurship.
In conjunction with numerous partners, the Chamber launched three key events to coincide with and capitalize on the crowds and excitement surrounding the annual “Super Bowl for Investors”: Omaha Startup Week, International Welcome Luncheon and New Kids on the Blockchain.
Omaha Startup Week
Promising something for everyone, Omaha Startup Week embarked on its second year with record crowds. More than 60 events, held over the course of five days (May 1-5), aimed to connect and inspire over topics that included corporate innovation, design and development, inclusivity and modern marketing. The sessions, held in spaces all over town, were led by local entrepreneurs and celebrated our community’s unique entrepreneurial identity. Stay tuned to Omaha.startupweek.co for next year’s events.
International Welcome Luncheon
Our staff connected with a delegation of Chinese executives and other international visitors over the course of the Berkshire weekend, partnering with AmCham China, the Nebraska Chinese Association, and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to offer guests a four-day, business development-focused itinerary, which included the Chamber and AmCham China’s International Welcome Luncheon. The event brought together local leaders and featured panel discussions around hot topics such as cybersecurity, policy, ecommerce and big data.
Read more about our outreach to potential international investors.
New Kids on the Blockchain
Focused on vaulting Greater Omaha to the forefront of leading technologies, we brought leading experts together to explore the business-boosting potential of Blockchain, hyped as one of the more disruptive technologies of our time.
The May 5 event, attended by more than 150, was presented in partnership with the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) and sparked conversations on the economic and social impacts this technology could have on our region.