N.C. CEO Forum
Again this year, MMI is handling publicity and PR for the N.C. CEO Forum, an invitation-only business event to be held Tuesday, May 18 at Marriott City Center in Raleigh. The event’s keynote address will be given by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., a storefront venture the duo built into a $300 million ice cream empire by harnessing the power of social responsibility and creative management. Cohen and Greenfield will provide insight into the role of leadership as it applies to the N.C. CEO Forum’s theme, “The Triple Bottom Line: 21st Century Leadership in People, Planet and Profit.”
Attendees will also hear a keynote by Chuck Swoboda, the CEO and chairman of Durham-based Cree, Inc. Cree is setting the stage to obsolete the incandescent light bulb through the use of energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly LED lighting technology. In 2009, Cree was awarded $39 million in tax credits as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support its investment to build energy-efficient LED lighting.
The 2010 N.C. CEO Forum event will be hosted by Summit Performance Systems, the N.C. Chamber and RDA Recruiters . Although attendance at the N.C. CEO Forum will be by invitation only, you may request an invitation. Sponsors are able to extend invitations to their guests first, and remaining spots will be filled only after the sponsors’ invitation list has been confirmed.
To request an invitation to the 2010 North Carolina CEO Forum, complete the form on the NC CEO Forum Web site at: http://www.ncceoforum.com/2010InvitationRequest/tabid/810/Default.aspx
The 2009 N.C. CEO Forum was the premier invitation-only event for North Carolina business leaders to explore what can and is being done by the North Carolina industry sector, along with the public and nonprofit sectors, to navigate the state successfully through the current global economic crisis. The event, held May 15 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., provided attendees a platform to gain insight into the impact that the current economic crisis is having on specific industry sectors such as state government, technology, education, pharma, energy and others, as well as solutions each of these sectors can present for the state’s economic recovery. The 2009 Forum was led by a keynote address by Steve Forbes, Chairman and CEO of Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine.