On October 8, Minneapolis will inaugurate an exciting annual event that will showcase Medical Alley and Minnesota’s vibrant medical technology, health, and wellness sectors on the global stage.
Entitled MANOVA (Medical Alley + New), the four-day summit will bring together global thought leaders, senior executives, and entrepreneurs from retail, technology, science and medicine, healthcare, food and nutrition, government, and media to discuss the future of health, share breakthroughs, and forge new business relationships. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is a lead sponsor and a testament to the conference’s focus on exploring the increasing consumerization of healthcare and medical delivery through technology.
Confirmed keynotes include best-selling author and co-founder of Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington; Sam Kass, former Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition for President Obama; National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner; leading healthcare thought leader Andy Slavitt, who led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under President Obama and is now head of Town Hall Ventures; and Aneesh Chopra, current President of Care Journey and former Chief Technology Officer of the United States.
The conference will be held in cooperation with 2023 Partners, who led Minnesota’s bid for the 2023 World’s Fair. The full slate of speakers will be announced later this summer.