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Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977) is the definitive source that CEOs turn to for insight and ideas that help increase their effectiveness and grow their business. Chief Executive Group also produces e-newsletters and online content at chiefexecutive.net and manages Chief Executive Network and other executive peer groups, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. Chief Executive facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers, and is known throughout the U.S. and elsewhere for its annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business. Visit www.chiefexecutive.net for more information.

Events

 Leadership Conference ||  CEO2CEO Summit || Cyber Risk Forum || Strategic Logistics Summit || Smart Manufacturing Summit || Disruptive Tech Summit || Talent Summit


LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

November 8-9, 2018 | Phoenix, AZ Join more than 250 CEOs and key executives at the premier senior leadership conference in the United States to enhance your leadership skills and network with other senior leaders across industries. This year's event features Patrick Lencioni, Best-Selling Author and Leadership Expert, as well as Jack Daly, Sydney Finkelstein, Mary Kelly and Colonel Lee Van Arsdale (USA, Retired, USMA 1974). REGISTER NOW

CEO2CEO SUMMIT

December 6, 2018 | New York, NY In times of powerful change and disruption, why do some CEOs thrive while others stumble? Why do some leaders find opportunity in chaos while others succumb to it? At the CEO2CEO Summit 2018, you'll meet some of the most successful chief executives of our era who have mastered turbulent times to foster innovation and speed growth. These high-performance executives will help hone your plans for growth and inspire new ways of thinking about the challenges you face today. This intensive single-day event is tailored to busy chief executives looking to meet and share knowledge with peers from across industries and across the nation. Intimate and interactive, you’ll come away with new insights and new relationships that will help you avoid mistakes and find new opportunity in the midst of change. REGISTER NOW

CYBER RISK FORUM

March 4, 2019 | San Francisco, CA In Partnership With the RSA Conference The 4th annual Cyber Risk Forum will explore emerging trends, prevalent threats and strategic opportunities surrounding cyber security. Developed exclusively for CEOs and board members, the program will help participants successfully understand, devise and implement enterprise-wide cybersecurity strategies. Boards are increasingly becoming aware that information protection is a legal, bottom-line and reputational risk that can not just be relegated to the IT department. Additionally, smart companies know that IT security can be an enabler to create a competitive advantage and innovate in new markets. REGISTER NOW

STRATEGIC LOGISTICS SUMMIT

March 19-20, 2019 | Memphis, TN

Logistics and supply chains are undergoing the most profound changes and technological advancements in over 100 years. It is incumbent upon CEOs to understand the impact of these new technologies and prepare your business to remain relevant and competitive in the next 20 years and beyond. The Strategic Logistics Summit, hosted by Chief Executive Groupand featuring a keynote with Frederick W. Smith, Chairman & CEO, FedEx Corporation, is a one-of-a-kind event  bringing together CEOs from across industries to explore how successful organizations are thinking strategically about the new terrain of global commerce. We'll separate the hype from reality and arm you with new strategies to future-proof your business.

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SMART MANUFACTURING SUMMIT

May 14-15, 2019 | Dallas, TX
The age of smart manufacturing requires new ways of leading. The 2019 Smart Manufacturing Summit, co-hosted by Chief Executive and Peterbilt, will challenge you to think differently about the future of the industry, embrace new technologies, and create growth and profitability in the years ahead. Don't miss the chance to network and collaborate with 250 C-level manufacturing leaders from around the country.
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DISRUPTIVE TECH SUMMIT 

June 10-11, 2019 | Cambridge, MA
The business leaders first to identify technology threats and harness opportunity become winners. The losers let disruption happen to them. The inaugural Disruptive Tech Summit, hosted by Corporate Board Member and Chief Executive magazines, will take CEOs and Board Members beyond the buzzwords and theoretical promises to understand the practical business applications and strategies to embrace disruption. Don't miss the chance to hear from renowned innovation expert Clayton Christensen to construct a framework that positions your organization for success.

M&A In The Era Of Business 4.0

More than 70 percent of CEOs are considering some kind of merger, acquisition or divestiture activity in the next three years, according to results of a recent study. Here’s how to master M&A in the digital age.

Corporate Veterans Initiative

We’ve asked nearly 300 U.S. CEOs to share their experiences with recruiting veterans in hope to bring you a list of best practices. Read what other business leaders had to say about attracting and enlisting this diverse talent pool.

Five Ways To Be A Camera-Ready CEO

In some regard, the camera will always be on a CEO. Donatella Giacometti, Chief Communications Strategist for CEO MEDIA COACH Inc., offers a few tips for CEOs who may not be as familiar with the camera.

The First Annual ‘Patriots In Business Award’ Winning Companies Announced

Presented by Chief Executive magazine and Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, the Patriots in Business Award recognizes outstanding businesses that lead the nation in supporting active duty military members, veterans and their families.

Innovation with Impact

At a time when entire industries are being upended by disruptive technologies, the need for companies of all sizes to continually innovate and evolve is more pressing than ever.

Strategic Alignment and Synergy Management: Ensuring MA&D Success in the Age...

In the age of Amazon, companies need to be intelligent, agile, automated and on the cloud. But building this kind of operation isn’t easy, and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures are becoming a strategic tool of choice for companies to buy their way into the model.

Hewson: We Need Leaders To Meet Today’s Daunting Challenges

On July 30, 2018, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson spoke at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room, accepting the honor as the 2018 CEO of the Year. Here is an execrpt from her speech.

Past Events

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SMART MANUFACTURING SUMMIT

smart manufacturing summit June 6-7, 2018 | Columbus, Ohio Chief Executive was pleased to co-host the 2018 Smart Manufacturing Summit with Honda. More than 200 manufacturing executives convened in Ohio to gain real-world solutions on the challenges and opportunities facing the manufacturing industry. An inspiring 2 days included keynotes, panels and peer-to-peer roundtables along with guided tours of Honda’s and Anomatics’ state-of-the-art facilities. Companies represented at the 2018 Summit included: Cintas Corporation, Delta Systems, Inc., Entrust Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., The Greenbriar Companies, One Energy, Sioux Corporation, Uber Technologies and Webster Industries, Inc. 2018 Topics Included:
  • Embracing new digital technologies from IoT to AI
  • Attracting and developing extraordinary leaders for their company
  • Creating growth and profitability in a tumultuous time
2018 Speakers Included:
  • Rich Baker, Chief Technology Officer, Protolabs
  • Norman Bodek, Author & Founder of Productivity Press, PCS Press
  • Mary Beth Connolly, Business Partner for Industry, VP, Marketing, Schneider Electric
  • Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President and General Manager, GE Additive
  • Gary Heiman, President & CEO, Standard Textile
  • Farooq Kathwari, CEO, Ethan Allen
  • Thomas Kinisky, President and CEO, Saint-Gobain Corporation
  • Tom Shoupe, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Honda of America Mfg.
For more details, view the 2018 event page.

BOARDROOM SUMMIT

April 23-25, 2018 | New York, NY The Boardroom Summit, featuring the original Board Committee Peer Exchange, is exclusive to public company board members and executives. Through a mix of energizing keynotes and panels, interactive breakouts, and roll-up-your-sleeves committee workshops, participants gained actionable best practices and guidance to make an immediate impact in their boardrooms. Companies represented at the 2018 Summit included: Abercrombie & Fitch, Carnival Corporation, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Evercore Inc., Del Monte Fresh Produce Co., iStar Financial, Meritage Homes, Popular, Inc., State Street Global Advisors, Tiffany & Co. and Yum! Brands, Inc. 2018 Topics Included:
  • Board's Eye View of Strategy and Risk
  • How Leading Companies Pay for Performance
  • The Role of Board Evaluations in Building High-Performing Boards
  • The Investors' Perspective - Fundamental Expectations for Today's Boards
  • The Board's Role in Talent and Culture as Strategic Drivers
  • Why Investors Care About ESG ... And How Boards Should Respond
  • Fireside Chat: Shareholder Activism in 2018
2018 Speakers Included:
  • Ram Charan, Author of Boards That Lead and Boards That Deliver
  • Peter May, President & Fouding Partner, Trian Partners
  • Investor representatives from Blackrock, Calstrs, State Street and Vanguard
  • Board members from Akamai Technologies, Apogee Enterprises, Bausch & Lomb, Campbell Soup, Cisco Systems, Fresh Del Monte Produce Company, Gorman-Rupp Company, Hershey Company, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Tractor Supply Co., Vulcan Materials Company, Wendy’s Company and Xerox.
For more details, view the 2018 event page. Register for the 2019 event today!

CYBER RISK FORUM

April 16, 2018 | San Francisco, CA In partnership with RSA ® Conference, this one-day program aimed to improve the dialogue between management and the board on cyber issues through panels of cybersecurity experts and thought leaders, as well as in-depth peer-driven discussions to share experiences and practical insights direct from the trenches.companies represented at the forum included: DISH Network, Hertz, Imperva, SailPoint, Semtech and Walmart. The 2018 event sold out, so be sure to register early. 2018 Topics Included:
  • Understanding the government’s take on cyber security
  • Emerging third party risks
  • Building a cyber-savvy culture to minimize internal risks
  • Leveraging the CISO-board relationship
2018 Speakers Included:
  • Keynote: The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Defense
  • Keynote: Adam S. Hickey, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Asset Protection
  • Dawn Cappelli, VP, Global Security & Chief Information Security Officer, Rockwell Automation
  • Jim Routh, Chief Security Officer, Aetna
  • John Scimone, SVP & Chief Security Officer, Dell
For more details, view the 2018 event page. Register for the 2019 event today!

CEO2CEO SUMMIT

December 7, 2017 | New York, NY The 2017 CEO2CEO Summit provided an intensive setting for busy chief executives to meet and share knowledge with other leaders who have mastered turbulent times to speed growth and foster innovation. Attendees learned to hone their plans for growth and heard inspiring ways to tackle the greatest growth challenges they face leading their organizations. 2017 Topics Included:
  • Inside the Tech Revolution
  • The Perils of the Digital Divide
  • Managing Truly Explosive Growth: Secrets of a 100x-er
  • Disruption As Opportunity
2017 Speakers Included:
  • Stanley Bergman, Chairman and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.
  • Rodolpho Cardenuto, President, Global Channels & General Business, SAP
  • Adena Friedman, CEO, Nasdaq
  • Michael Osanloo, CEO, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc.
For more details, view the 2017 event page. Register for the 2018 event today!

CEO LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

November 2-3, 2017 | Denver, CO The CEO Leadership Conference featured keynote Jim Collins, best-selling author and advisor to CEOs on strategy, sustainability and growth. Over 200 mid-market CEOs and key executives enjoyed engaging roundtables, informative breakout sessions and the opportunity to network with senior leaders across industries. Companies represented at the 2018 conference included: Acme Industries, Inc., Beck Automation, Berry Companies, Inc., Chevron North America, Delta Systems, Inc., Milwaukee Electronics, O.C. Communications, Pureflow, Inc., Sunbelt Rentals Inc. and Weber, Inc. The 2017 event sold out, so be sure to register early. 2017 Topics Included:
  • Keynote Jim Collins: What makes the best companies truly stand out from their peers?
  • Leadership lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
  • Amazing experiences start with remaining relevant
  • The Economy - 2018, 2019 and beyond
  • Accelerating performance through strategic leadership
2017 Speakers Included:
  • Brian Beaulieu, CEO, ITR Economics
  • Lee Ellis, Founder and Owner, Leadership Freedom LLC 
  • Roch Parayre, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Consulting
  • Ross Shafer, CEO, Ross Shafer Consultants
For more details, view the 2017 event page. Register for the 2018 event today!

CEO TALENT SUMMIT

October 25-27, 2017 | Orlando, FL Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO Talent Summit started with a keynote from The Disney Institute’s Jeff James, one of the world’s top leadership training centers. The 2017 Summit was an intimate, interactive retreat that allowed attendees to develop new contacts and relationships from across the spectrum of American business, and take home real strategies for creating a culture that engages employees, making them more innovative and productive. 2017 Topics Included:
  • Keynote: Magic of the Kingdom: How Disney Does it
  • 10 Key Recruiting Trends
  • Problem/Solution: Getting Employees in the Door
  • Skills: The Holy Grail
  • Creating a Culture of Engagement
  • The Workplace of the Future
2017 Speakers Included:
  • Jeff James, Vice President and General Manager, Disney Institute
  • Gary Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding
  • Jill Larsen, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Cisco
  • Omar Soliman, CEO, College Hunks Hauling Junk
  • Sandro Bassili, Chief Human Resources Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Brigette McInnis-Day, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, SAP
For more details, view the 2017 event page. Register for the 2018 event today!      
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