Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon is hosting a Global Competitiveness Summit on May 13, along with a panel of some of the state’s most influential angels, architects and builders of future business and industry, in an important discussion on how to improve our state’s business climate. Brent Frei, co-founder of SmartSheet; Eric Dobmeier, chief business officer of Seattle Genetics; and John Kaestle, CEO of Halosource will be among the speakers on a panel about how local companies can remain competitive in the global economy. Xconomy’s national biotechnology editor, Luke Timmerman, will moderate the panel. The event is free. RSVP to Wendy Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 388-3186.