us deliver better leadership skills by providing a model of comparison.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2008
Argyle Executive Forum, a leading executive conference firm, was named one of the "5 Best New Forums" in a recent Burson-Marsteller study that revealed the most influential and coveted speaking venues for senior level executives.
In the survey, Argyle Executive Forum was named as a top best new venue along with conferences produced by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the World Business Forum.
Carol Ballock, managing director of Burson-Marsteller and director of the firm's executive positioning program, closely watches the changing trends in the executive speaking world; and oversaw the second annual study. "Argyle is one of the few forums that give C-Suite executives the opportunity to speak on a topic of their choice in a style of their choice and always to a packed audience," Ballock said.
In the survey, one conference decision maker described Argyle Executive Forum as helping "us deliver better leadership skills by providing a model of comparison." The survey involved 103 interviews with conference decision makers in corporate communications (25%), marketing (18%), human resources (13%), and public relations (7%), according to Burson-Marsteller.
Argyle Executive Forum produces leadership and deal making forums in retail, health care, energy and utilities, telecom, IT and hospitality sectors as well as executive function events for the CEO, CFO, corporate counsel, HR, and CMO communities. Argyle Executive Forum also produces events centered on the private equity, endowment, venture capital, and M&A communities.
Some of the speakers who have been keynote speakers at our events include: Samuel Zell, Chairman & CEO, Equity Group Investments; David Bonderman, Founding Partner, Texas Pacific Group; David Rubenstein, Founding Partner & Managing Director, The Carlyle Group; Fred Malek, Chairman, Thayer Capital Partners; Barry Sternlicht, Chairman & CEO, Starwood Capital Group; and Simon Cooper, President & COO, Ritz-Carlton Hotels; among others.
Upcoming speakers at Argyle Executive Forum events include notables such as Stephen Friedman, Chairman, Stone Point Capital, Ira Neimark, Former CEO, Bergdorf Goodman and Author, Crossing Fifth Avenue to Bergdorf Goodman, Lee Chaden, Chairman, Hanesbrands Inc., Lew Frankfort, Chairman and CEO, Coach Inc. and Douglas M. Steenland, President & Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Airlines Corporation.
Upcoming forums include a CMO Leadership Forum in Chicago, an Investment Forum for Endowments, Foundations and Pension Funds in New York, and a "Fast Growth" Venture Capital Forum in Boston. For more information about Argyle Executive Forum events, see: http://www.execforum.net.
For media inquiries, contact: Missy Quinn, Argyle Executive Forum, at (646) 839 - 0022 or mquinn(at)execforum.net.
About Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum produces professional conferences for the senior operating executives and Board members of private and public firms, investment professionals, as well as for policy makers. The events are by invitation only.