Upcoming Events

Get engaged with the middle market.

One of the best ways to learn more about the middle market is to take advantage of events tailored specifically to middle market companies, researchers, and business students. Learn more about the many unique opportunities available to you, including Fisher College of Business executive education programs and the National Center for the Middle Market’s premier event, the National Middle Market Summit.

Upcoming Events

  • Milken Institute Global Conference

    Los Angeles, CA

    Each spring, the Milken Institute brings many of the world’s most powerful people to Los Angeles on a mission to address the biggest challenges of our time. Armed with provocative opinions and fresh insights, they do much more than just debate the issues. They help move policy toward realistic solutions.
  • ACG Intergrowth 2014

    Las Vegas, NV

    ACG's flagship event brings together more than 2,000 M&A professionals from around the world. Comprised of professionals representing all facets of the deal, this event will expand your network and open the door to connections you need to discover your next deal. Keynote speakers at this years event include the Co-Founder of Twitter, Biz Stone, and five-time NFL MVP, Peyton Manning. The National Center for the Middle Market will also be presenting our latest Middle Market Indicator findings (Q1 2014). Register today and join us at this can't miss event!

  • 2014 National Middle Market Summit

    Columbus, OH

    This national summit at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH will brought together more than 1000 CEOs, academics, policymakers and industry experts to discuss the unique set of challenges that middle market executives face – and, more importantly, provide solutions to help them create growth in a challenging economy.

Past Events

  • 2014 Access GE Executive Education Program

    Columbus, OH

    Designed for teams of three to five cross-functional executives, senior managers, or business leaders, our executive education program helps your company’s leaders tackle a real business challenge or opportunity currently faced by your company. The program’s project-based learning combines world-class academic instructors, GE experts, and real world expert practitioners who will share frameworks, best practices, and insights that your leadership team can adapt and apply within your business.
  • Family Business Seminar

    Albany, NY

    Presented by the University of Albany's School of Business, The Family Business Seminar covers fundamental considerations in leading and governing an effective and profitable family-owned or other closely-held enterprise. Participants will learn through and panels of faculty, experts and professionals on how to leverage the strengths of family business management and successfully implement practices that drive high performance and healthy family relationships. Brenda Tsai, Commercial Leader for the NCMM will be presenting. Click here to Register

  • GAAP Accounting and the Impact on Mid-Market Businesses Webinar

    Webinar 2-3PM EST

    This unique webinar gathers together generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) experts across GE, Deloitte and The Ohio State University to provide a customized mid-market overview of the most recent and significant changes in GAAP. The featured experts will highlight how these GAAP changes can impact your mid-market company, particularly in the areas of leasing and insurance. Register Now.

  • ACG Middle Market Public Policy Summit

    Washington, DC

    The National Center for the Middle Market will be presenting at ACG's Public Policy Summit in Washington, DC on February 5, 2014. Join Dr. Anil Makhija, Academic Director of the Center as he discusses the challenges middle market businesses are facing and what policy makers can do to drive growth in this sector. Register now to attend.
  • Fisher Spring Internship & Career Fair

    Columbus, OH

    The National Center for the Middle Market understands the challenges middle market companies face when it comes to recruiting top talent which is why we have partnered with Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business Career Management Office to provide a discounted employer registration fee for companies with annual revenues between $10M - $1B.  The National Center for the Middle Market will be paying 50% of the registration fee for middle market companies*. For more information please contact Christa Rubbelke at rubbelke.1@fisher.osu.edu or 614-292-7770.

  • Q4 '13 Middle Market Indicator Webinar

    Webinar 2:00 - 3:00 EST

    Join Dr. Anil Makhija, Academic Director for the National Center for the Middle Market as he discusses the Center's Q4 2013 Middle Market Indicator survey results on January 30, 2014 from 2-3PM. Register Now.
  • 2014 Middle Market Student Summit

    Columbus, OH

    Join the National Center for the Middle Market on January 29, 2014 for our second annual Student Summit. Hear from recent grads who are now working at middle market companies as well as Giovanni Feroce, CEO of Alex & Ani.
  • Northeast Private Equity Conference

    New York, NY

    Dr. Anil Makhija, Academic Director of the National Center for the Middle Market will be presenting the Q4 '13 Middle Market Indicator results. In addition, he will specifically focus on the lower middle market (annual revenues $10M-$50M).
  • Q4 '13 Middle Market Indicator Release

    The National Center for the Middle Market will be releasing our Q4 2013 Middle Market Indicator survey results on January 22, 2014. Look for the full report on our website to compare your company's performance!

  • Buying Innovation is an Option

    Webinar 2:00 - 3:00 EST

    Join Plante Moran and the National Center for the Middle Market in a discussion on December 12th on best innovation practices for your organization based off of results from Plante Moran's 2013 Innovation Survey. Speakers include Michael Camp, founder of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Institute at The Ohio State University, Pedro Guillen, a contributor to the World Industrial Reporter, and managing partner of Kinetick Partners, a boutique innovation consulting firm, and Brian Langham, a Plante Moran partner and pro bono advisor to early stage digital and tech start-ups in incubator projects like Catapult Chicago. The webinar will be moderated by Matt Roush, editor of The WWJ Technology Report from CBSDetroit.com.
  • The State of Healthcare in the U.S. Middle Market

    Washington, DC 8:00 AM

    Join us for a panel discussion and the release of a brand new report from the National Center for the Middle Market about the innovative health care delivery solutions U.S. businesses are implementing to reduce business costs and improve outcomes for their employees.
  • 2013 National Middle Market Summit

    Columbus, OH

    This national summit at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH will brought together more than 1000 CEOs, academics, policymakers and industry experts to discuss the unique set of challenges that middle market executives face – and, more importantly, provide solutions to help them create growth in a challenging economy.
  • Talking Strategy: Where does R&D Belong in your organization?

    Webinar 2:00 - 3:00 EST

    Join Plante Moran and the National Center for the Middle Market in a discussion on October 10th on where research and development belongs in your organization. Speakers will be Ken Boyer, an operations management expert at the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University, and Jeff Mengel, a leader on Plante Moran's manufacturing team and analyst on the firm's innovation team. The webinar will be moderated by Chris Jones, leader of Plante Moran's service industry team and analyst on the firm's innovation team.
  • GCP Middle Market Innovation Forum

    Cleveland, OH

    The GCP Innovation Forum on Tuesday, October 8, is for middle-market C-suite executives and high-level managers searching for new skills to incite opportunity, advance new strategies, lead new initiatives and build an "innovative organization." Join us for a dynamic and interactive two-hour session that will empower you with strategies and tools to develop and lead an innovative organization, as well as arm you with the data points to benchmark your business against industry innovation leaders. 

    Speakers include Gretchen Goffe, executive director of the Innovation Initiative at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Dan Hursh, Plante Moran's Cleveland office managing partner, and Chris Jones, who leads Plante Moran's national service industry practice.

  • Webinar: Choosing the Right Partner for Global Expansion

    Webinar: 2PM EST

    Middle-sized and small businesses are turning to strategic alliances and joint ventures to help them enter international markets, according to research by the National Center for the Middle Market and the Economist Intelligence Unit. The problem is that these business ventures often fail, but why?

    Global business experts and experienced matchmakers from Plante Moran and The Ohio State University will discuss what leaders of small- and mid-sized businesses should consider to ensure the success of their global partnerships. Choosing a firm that is similar in size can be comforting, but does it really contribute the economies of scale, market power and organizational image that can make a venture successful?

    • What are the challenges companies face when going abroad?
    • How can they overcome those challenges?
    • What are the characteristics of a good partner for global expansion?

     

    To register for this free webinar go to: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/811814767

  • Middle Market Americas Conference 2013

    Chicago, IL

    CPI's second annual Middle Market Americas Conference will delve into this segment, its payment needs and the endless opportunities. This one day conference will be held in Chicago on September 18, 2013, and will bring together organizations who offer solutions and services for this large segment as well as some of the middle market companies themselves.

    This conference is unique in that it is the only event dedicated solely to the commercial cards and payments area with a focus on the middle market.

  • Fisher Fall Fair 2013

    Columbus, OH

    Fisher Courtyard, 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Open to all graduate students, the Fisher Fall Fair brings together all of the various departments and student organizations in the College of Business at Ohio State. Come meet the Center and learn about the different opportunities for students to get involved!

  • Roadshow for Growth

    Detroit, MI

    GE Capital and Slate's "Roadshow for Growth" will be visiting Detroit on June 17th. This national tour provides a unique platform designed to give middle market businesses ($10 million to $1 billion in revenue) a major stage to voice their issues and promote growth within this critical segment of the U.S. economy.
  • Roadshow for Growth

    Pittsburgh, PA

    GE Capital and Slate's "Roadshow for Growth" will be visiting Pittsburgh on June 12th. This national tour provides a unique platform designed to give middle market businesses ($10 million to $1 billion in revenue) a major stage to voice their issues and promote growth within this critical segment of the U.S. economy.
  • Roadshow for Growth

    New York, NY

    GE Capital and Slate's "Roadshow for Growth" will be visiting New York City on June 11th. This national tour provides a unique platform designed to give middle market businesses ($10 million to $1 billion in revenue) a major stage to voice their issues and promote growth within this critical segment of the U.S. economy.
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership Middle Market Forum

    Cleveland, OH

    Join the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the National Middle Market Center for the second annual Middle Market Forum as they discuss key issues facing middle market companies. The National Center for the Middle Market will be highlighting their 2013 Q1 middle market indicator results.
  • The Global Commercial Cards & Payments Summit 2013

    New York City, NY

    The world of commercial payments continues to grow and change and the pace is expected to accelerate. There is still significant opportunity for growth in card-based and other electronic payments. But where will this growth come from and how can it be achieved? Join us at the fifth annual Global Commercial Cards & Payments Summit 2013, March 20 - 21, in New York City to discuss these questions and many more. The summit will be held at the New York Hilton and promises to be even bigger and better than previous ones.  

    The Global Commercial Cards & Payments Summit 2013 will feature for the first time a keynote speaker from outside the industry. Ian Bremmer, a political scientist and well known speaker, will kick off the proceedings by looking at what is going on around the globe and how it might affect the financial world in which we live.

  • National Center for the Middle Market Career Fair

    Columbus, OH

    The National Center for the Middle Market understands the challenges middle market companies face when it comes to recruiting top talent, especially when they are forced to compete with larger firms, which is why we designed a career fair specifically for those firms. Join us at The Ohio State's Fisher College of Business campus for our second annual middle market career fair on March 19th, 2013.

    COMPANY REGISTRATION:

    http://www.cob.ohio-state.edu/offices/career-management/events/register-for-mmcf/

  • Middle Market Student Summit

    Columbus, OH

    Fisher College of Business graduate and undergraduate students. Join us this February as we discuss what the middle market is, how it's relevant in today's economy, and what career opportunities are available. Students will hear from a middle market CEO as well as recent OSU graduates who are now working in middle market companies.

    UNDERGRADUATE REGISTRATION:

    http://www.middlemarketcenter.org/undergraduate_registration_student_summit

    GRADUATE REGISTRATION:

    http://fisherrsvp.student-hub.com/Events/Event/Summary.aspx?EventID=1219050

  • National Center for the Middle Market Executive Education Program

    Columbus, OH

    Designed for teams of three to five cross-functional executives, senior managers, or business leaders, our executive education program helps your company's leaders tackle a real business challenge or opportunity currently faced by your company. The program' project-based learning combines world-class academic instructors, GE experts, and real world expert practitioners who will share frameworks, best practices, and insights that your leadership team can adapt and apply within your business.
  • The North American Middle Market Conference 2012

    Chicago, IL

    The middle market is the under-appreciated engine of the US economy. Commercial payments solutions are often developed for large corporates, while small companies are serviced from bank branches. This disparity presents a massive opportunity in the middle-market segment. Join your peers to discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges presented by this very significant portion of the U.S. economy. The National Center for the Middle Market will be presenting data and insights from it's research of the Middle Market economy.

  • 2012 National Middle Market Summit

    Columbus, OH

    This national summit at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH brought together more than 1000 CEOs, academics, policymakers and industry experts to discuss the unique set of challenges that middle market executives face – and, more importantly, provide solutions to help them create growth in a challenging economy.

    The program began Tuesday evening with an exclusive session featuring Jeff Immelt and Warren Buffett. On Wednesday, the summit featured leaders from business, sports, politics and entertainment who shared their insights and perspectives. From healthcare to the economy and from the election to leadership, attendees gathered ideas that would create value. New research focused on growth, healthcare and globalization for middle market companies was also revealed.

  • Midsize Enterprise Summit West 2012

    San Antonio, TX

    The Midsize Enterprise Summit 2012 provided IT executives with access to new research designed to help companies drive technology innovation while maintaining control over IT spending. Participants learned how to restructure IT reinvestment strategies, solve daily challenges, validate future plans, and maximize business capacity and competitive advantage in a continuously changing technological world.

  • Tech Columbus Roundtable

    Columbus, OH

    The National Center for Middle Market presented foundational research on the definition, demographics, and impact of the middle market. The audience included senior leaders from a variety of industries, each with a unique interest in areas of technology and innovation.
  • 2011 National Middle Market Summit

    Columbus, OH

    More than 600 middle market leaders, policymakers, academics, and industry experts brought their expertise and insights to the 2011 National Middle Market Summit, making the event a resounding success. The attendees were privy to exciting middle market news and announcements revealed for the first time at the summit.