The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce announced that Confluence will welcome Mitch Free as keynote presenter Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. Free is a serial entrepreneur best known for founding MFG.com, an online global manufacturing marketplace named by the New York Times as one of 10 companies to change the world. Free joins the growing list of innovators who will present at Confluence, Rome’s innovation and technology conference. Free speaks widely on leadership, innovation, digital manufacturing and global trade.
He is a contributor for Forbes.com and a member of CNBC’s CEO Small Business Council. Holder of multiple patents (5,167,720 and 5,162,659), his track record of innovation and leadership propelled him to senior management positions where he led aircraft acquisition and has commissioned projects worldwide.
A dynamic and sought-after presenter, Mr. Free has spoken at Northwestern University, Harvard Business School, Wharton, Fudan University in China, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and appears regularly on CNBC and Fox News. His favorite topics include: Entrepreneurship, Global Business Trends and Opportunities, Trends and Technology Changing Manufacturing, Internet Marketplaces and Business Models and Aviation.