Welcome to MANOVA.


This first-ever three-day Summit convened global thought leaders from business, technology, consumer marketing, academia and government from around the globe, nation and state in the heart of Minnesota’s vibrant Medical Alley in 2018. The robust speaker lineup included presentations from Arianna Huffington, Founder of Huffington Post and Founder/CEO of Thrive Global, The HonorableDr. Bill Frist, Former US Senate Majority Leader,Sam Kass, Former Senior White House Policy Advisor on Nutrition under President Obama, Andy Slavitt, Former Acting Administrator for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under President Obama, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Former Presidential Advisors & Political Icons, and more.

Additionally the conference explored four emerging health themes. Themes included:

      1. The Consumerization of Health and Wellness, featuring David and Jonah Stillman, authors of Gen Z @ Work, Eric Ryan, Co-Founder and CEO of OLLY PBC, and more.
      2. Global Best Practices in Health Care, featuring Dr. Naresh Kanumilli of the National Institute of Health, Manchester, Chris Cassidy, the Vice President of Global Healthcare Logistics Strategy for UPS, and more.
      3. Disruption and Convergence in the Health Landscape, featuring Dr. Lucienne Ide, Founder & Chair of Rimidi, Jodi HublerManaging Director of Lemhi Ventures, and more.
      4. Game-Changing New Business Models in the Health and Medical Sectors, featuring Victoria Holt, President & CEO of Protolabs, Lee Jones, Founder, President & CEO of Rebiotix, Tammy Lee, President & CEO of Recombinetics, and more.

    2023 Partners is the producing partner of MANOVA, founded by Mark Addicks, the former Chief Marketing Officer of General Mills, Kathy Tunheim Chief Executive Officer of Minneapolis-based Communications firm Tunheim, and Arick Wierson, an entrepreneur and former senior media advisor to former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Mr. Addicks serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. 2023 Partners was originally formed as part of Minnesota’s bid to host the 2023 World’s Fair and has since pivoted to organizing and programming MANOVA.