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2019 Vistage Member Business Tour | 3M Innovation Center

Hosted in St Paul Monday, June 24, 2019 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CST

Event Overview

Member Business Tour: 3M Innovation Center | For Vistage members only

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Learn from a fellow member’s success.

3M is on a mission to improve the daily lives of people around the world. With operations in 70 countries, sales in 200, and more than 60,000 products — you are likely never more than 10 feet from a 3M innovation.

So how did a small-scale mining venture in Northern Minnesota grow into a global powerhouse? On Monday, June 24, go behind the scenes to see firsthand the innovation and perseverance so ingrained in company culture, it has endured more than 100 years — propelling 3M from humble beginnings to Fortune 500.

With Vistage member and 3M’s Technical Director of Corporate Research Process Laboratory, Dr. Philip G. Clark as your guide, learn how the spirit of innovation and collaboration continues to drive 3M researchers and scientists today.

Space is limited. This event — for members only — is an outside-the-box learning and networking opportunity not to be missed.

Why Attend

With Vistage Member and 3M’s Technical Director of Corporate Research Process Laboratory, Dr. Philip G. Clark as your guide:

  • Gain insights from 3M to bring back to your team.
  • Connect with Vistage peers beyond your group.
  • Find inspiration from 3M’s ability to leverage innovation and technology to push past a current challenge.

See firsthand the force behind 3M innovations that have made history, including:

  • Neil Armstrong first walked the moon in boots with soles made of synthetic material from 3M.
  • Post-It Notes — one the top five best-selling office supply products around the world — were invented by 3M scientists by accident.
  • Michael Johnson won a gold medal in the 2000 Olympics 400m sprint wearing shoes made from 24-carat gold Scotchlite brand reflective fabric developed by 3M.

Learn more about the 5 reinvention rules that saved 3M from backruptcy.


3M Innovation Center

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
Networking over a light breakfast

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
3M Presentation

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
3M Innovation Center Tour Hosted by: Philip G. Clark, Ph.D. | 3M’s Technical Director of Corporate Research Process Laboratory

10:00 a.m.
Wrap up


3M Innovation Center
2350 Minnehaha Ave E
St Paul, MN