May 7th Event is Part of 20-City Nationwide Program to Provide Business Leaders With Cross-Industry Approaches to Innovation
San Diego, CA – May 2, 2014 – Vistage International will hold its Vistage Executive Summit in Seattle on Wednesday, May 7th, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The summit is part of a 20-city, nationwide event series focused on the theme of Leading Innovation. Designed exclusively for business leaders in Seattle, the event is dedicated to stimulating productivity and growth through innovative thinking and leadership. Attendees will explore how other business leaders from a wide range of industries are leveraging, embracing and adapting to the rapid pace of change, and how to infuse new ideas into their businesses.
The Vistage Executive Summit series features keynote speakers and panelists who are leaders in business, academia, technology, and the arts. Participants will have unparalleled opportunities to develop greater insights into their businesses, network with their peers, access Vistage content, and identify best practices for driving innovation in their organizations.
Attendees will engage in lively, interactive sessions led by Richard Karlgaard, a publisher and innovation columnist for Forbes. Keynote speakers and panelists include Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee; Dave Poston, COO of the Allen Institute for Brain Science; Will Novy and Emily Brew, Brand Innovators, Nike Foundation and Quiksilver Foundry; Cameron Herold, BackPocket COO; Chris Devore, Entrepreneur and Investor, Founders Co-op; and an elite member of the Afterburner military team, who will showcase how the Flawless Execution methodology can elevate group performance and improve business results.
Leon Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer at Vistage International, said, “The Vistage Executive Summit series will be a uniquely Vistage encounter. It will leverage our nearly 60 years of experience facilitating life-changing peer advisory group discussions among business leaders. Vistage works because it channels the collective expertise of CEOs, business owners, and their key executives from more than 800 diverse industries to help our members think through their own business challenges and develop innovative solutions. The Vistage Executive Summit series will take this a step further by providing attendees (Vistage members and non-members alike) with a powerful new venue for discovering fresh perspectives they can implement in their own organizations.”
Vistage’s new event series kicked off in San Diego, where the company is headquartered, and continued in Lancaster, Philadelphia and Austin. Following the Vistage Executive Summit in Seattle, the company will host additional summits in New York City, Houston, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Minneapolis, San Jose, Chicago, Orange County, Los Angeles, Boston, Cleveland, and Washington DC.
About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 65 years, we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their greatest challenges through confidential peer groups and one-to-one executive coaching sessions. Today, more than 45,000 members in 35 countries rely on Vistage to help make better decisions for their companies, families and communities. The results prove it: Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while nonmembers with comparable small and midsize businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%, according to a study of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at vistage.com.
Katie McWeeney | Vistage
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