Chief Executive Network Hosts 4th Annual Innovation Conference

October 05, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Chief Executive Network (CEN) will hold its annual Innovation Leadership Conference at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans on November 1 & 2, 2007. Considered the nation’s top annual innovation conference dedicated to chief and senior executives, CEN’s two day conference is open to members and nonmembers and is designed for all industry sectors.

Presenters at CEN’s 4th Annual Innovation Conference include Larry Keeley, President of Doblin, Inc.; Patia McGrath, Director of Corporate Marketing at General Electric; Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future and Joint CEO of Global Futures & Foresight; Dr. Glenn Forbes, CEO of Mayo Clinic Rochester; Graham Milner, Executive Vice President of Global Development and Chief Branding Officer of WD-40 Company; and Stephanie Barry, Director of Global Innovation of WD-40 Company.

“The future for small and midsized firms has never been more exciting or scary. The rapid pace of development of economies as diverse as China, Angola, Dubai and Panama is opening up opportunities across the planet. The challenge is to ensure that our businesses are truly ‘open for innovation’ and designed to respond rapidly to new ideas and opportunities. This conference provides a tremendous opportunity to learn about how to respond in innovative ways to new opportunities at home and abroad,” said Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future and Joint CEO of Global Futures & Foresight.

“Each year the United States loses more of its hundred plus year old lead on innovation to the rest of the world. Even low cost counties like China have significantly narrowed the lead and appear to be ready to overtake the United States. Given America’s natural bent toward innovation, it doesn’t have to be this way. CEN holds the premier CEO and Senior Executive Innovation Conference in the country targeted directly at this issue. Specifically, we are looking at making small and midsize companies’ results much more innovation focused. We do this by bringing together the country’s top experts and by roundtable best practice sessions,” said Bob Grabill, President and CEO of Chief Executive Network.

Media interested in attending this conference should contact Kevin Smith at 785-832-0303

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Chief Executive Network is the premier North American industry sector organization for chief and senior business executives. The network supports its membership with current information on best practices, recent trends, and technological advances. Through meetings and peer connection programs, members have the opportunity to gain key business contacts, receive critical guidance on key decisions, and significantly shortcut their learning curve.

Contact: Kevin Smith, Program Manager, Chief Executive Network, 785-832-0303,