Vistage Launches 20-City Event Program to Provide Business Leaders With Cross-Industry Approaches to Innovation

The Vistage Executive Summit: Leading Innovation
Will Commence in San Diego on February 25th, and Crisscross the Country in 2014.

San Diego, CA – January 16, 2014 – Vistage International today announced the launch of its new Vistage Executive Summit program. This series of events has been designed for business leaders from all walks of life seeking innovative ideas to drive growth and productivity, and who recognize that participating in a unique venue that brings together successful individuals from a diverse range of industry sectors best enables them to do so.

The Vistage Executive Summit events, being launched in San Diego, CA, will take place across 20 cities nationwide and feature 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.

The first event in the Leading Innovation series will take place on Tuesday, February 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Attendees will engage in lively sessions with thought leaders, including Rich Karlgaard, Forbes Publisher and Columnist; Marshall Goldsmith, NY Times best-selling Author and Executive Coach; A.G. Spanos, CEO of the San Diego Chargers; Dr. Richard Curtin, Economist and Professor at the University of Michigan, Cameron Herold, Entrepreneur and Former COO of 1-800-GOT JUNK?; Erik Wahl, Artist and Author, and more.

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.”

Following the San Diego event, Vistage will host Executive Summits in Lancaster, Philadelphia, Austin, Seattle, 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

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