CHICAGO, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global investments advisor Shawn D. Baldwin, Chairman of AIA Group, joined more than 300 innovators, business leaders, growth-focused policy makers and academics at the 2015 Forbes Reinventing America Summit March 11-12.
The topic for the second annual Summit, "Leading the Next Industrial Revolution," brought together some of the brightest minds in business, finance, manufacturing, transportation and education with proven leadership and innovation to revitalize the industrial economy in Middle America.
The Summit kicked off Wednesday with a welcome by Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. Speakers included Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Chicago's role as an economic engine for the Midwest; Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who discussed Illinois' role in a network for growth; and Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, on the opportunities for innovation outside of Silicon Valley.
Baldwin's AIA Group specializes in the foreign exchange, derivatives and commodities markets. Baldwin, who is based in Chicago, is known for his extensive research, advisory and investment-banking prowess spanning industry and continents for nearly three decades. He also is a regular contributor to Forbes magazine as well as a frequent guest on CNBC, discussing infrastructure needs and growth.
"Investment in innovation and new technologies is what's needed to bring next generation opportunities to the Midwest," said Baldwin, who also has mergers and acquisitions expertise primarily in aviation and manufacturing. "Industry has driven the country in the past and will do so again. The Midwest has history, structure and people capable of creating the robust capacity needed."
Baldwin has provided trading, advisory, research and investment banking services to pension funds, foundations, endowments and corporations. Learn more about AIA at www.aiafunds.com.
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