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Vistage Executive Summit Philadelphia: Leading Innovation Will Offer Business Leaders Insight on Innovation and How It Can Accelerate Growth and Productivity

April 8th Event is Part of 20-City Nationwide Program to Provide Business Leaders With Cross-Industry Approaches to Innovation

SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistage International has announced its Vistage Executive Summit Philadelphia, which is part of a 20-city, nationwide summit series. The event is 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.

Private advisory boards for CEOs, executives and business owners.

The Vistage Executive Summit events 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 event will take place on Tuesday, April 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Hyatt at the Bellevue, located at 200 South Broad Street in Philadelphia. Attendees will engage in lively, interactive sessions led by event host and acclaimed business coach Mark Wiskup. Keynote speakers include: J.J. Ramberg, the host of MSNBC's "Your Business"; Brian Solis, New York Times best-selling author and expert on disruptive technologies; and Patrick Houlahan, an elite member of the Afterburner team, a group of military professionals.

An executive exchange will feature Stephen Spinelli, Jr., the president of Philadelphia University; Fred Catona, Founder of Bulldozer Digital and pioneer of Direct Response Radio; Michael Araten, president and CEO of global toy company K'NEX Brands and Dr. Stephen Tang, president and CEO of the Science Center.

Luke Tilley, Officer and Economic Advisor with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Dr. Richard Curtin, a leading global economist who directs a U.S. monthly report on national consumer confidence will be interviewed separately on the economy and key themes business owners and executives can expect.

Click here for more details about the Vistage Executive Summit in Philadelphia.

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."

In addition to the Vistage Executive Summit Philadelphia, the company will host events in 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.  Vistage Executive Summits have already occurred in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as well as San Diego, where the company is headquartered.

About Vistage International 
Founded in 1957 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. Vistage members participate in monthly, Chair-led private advisory board meetings. More than 17,000 members in 15 countries also have access to one-to-one executive coaching, expert speakers, and our global network of business leaders.

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