2013 CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention to Gather Mid-Market Leaders to Address Critical Economic and Business Issues

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Chief Executive Officers of Mid-sized Firms to Engage, Connect at Wharton School’s University of Pennsylvania Campus

The 2013 CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention
The leaders of the mid-market are uniquely qualified to craft pragmatic, achievable solutions that take the long-term view.

CEO Connection, the only membership organization in the world focused exclusively on mid-market CEOs, has announced that it will hold the 2013 CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention on Oct. 21 through Oct. 24, 2013, in Philadelphia, PA.

The program, held in conjunction with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will bring together senior leaders of organizations that generate between $100 million and $3 billion in annual revenues.

The program kicks off with a two-day convention modeled after the World Economic Forum. CEOs will participate in interactive sessions covering a range of issues critical to their businesses as well as the greater society.

“We’re bringing together the leadership of the mid market, along with academia and government, to address some of the most pressing economic and competitive issues affecting us, so we can have a positive impact on the economy and the world,” said Kenneth Beck, a Wharton MBA alumnus and lifelong entrepreneur, who co-founded CEO Connection in 2005 to fill the gap in serving the needs of mid-market CEOs.

According to Beck, "The world needs pragmatic, achievable solutions that take the long-term view. We need sustainable solutions that can balance the needs of the corporate world, the public today and the society of the future. The leaders of the mid-market are uniquely qualified to craft these solutions."

Collectively Mid-Market CEOs lead organizations that account for over five trillion dollars of the US GDP alone and represent over 40 million employees. Yet, their issues and needs are underrepresented in policy and economic discussions.

The Mid-Market Convention will also serve as the stage for the 2013 CEO Connection Mid-Market Awards, recognizing exceptional leaders within the mid-market. The awards will be given at a special dinner held on the evening of the first day of the CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention (October 21, 2013). Nominations for the CEO Connection Mid-Market Awards are currently being accepted from academia, business experts, and the world business community at large.

Following the convention, Wharton Executive Education will sponsor a two-day education program for mid-market CEOs. The program curriculum, taught by four management faculty from the Wharton School, will cover key topics such as global competitive strategy, leading across boundaries, capital allocation and alignment and leading change. The program also will feature a CEO panel discussion comprised of some the world’s most successful leaders and innovators in the mid-market space.

“We’re excited to bring such a critical group of leaders who are the engine of our economy to Wharton for world-class learning and networking tailored to their unique market needs,” said Patti Parker, practice leader, Industry Associations, Wharton Executive Education. “Our goal is to give CEOs in mid-market corporations the opportunity to network, voice issues important to them, and polish their executive management and leadership skills.”

To learn more about CEO Connection and to register the 2013 CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention, visit http://www.MidMarketConvention.com.

ABOUT CEO CONNECTION

CEO Connection is the only membership organization focused exclusively on CEOs of the mid-market. We connect thousands of mid-market CEOs and leaders with each other and to the people, information and resources which will help them succeed. We enable them to build mutually beneficial relationships with their peers and functional experts that they can carry with them throughout their careers. Members are C-level executives with responsibility for all or significant portions of their respective company. They represent a wide variety of business across a broad geographic spectrum. The average size of the companies they run is $1.8 billion in annual revenue and 7,600 employees. Through regular discussions and interactions with our active and vocal member base, we understand the wants, needs and points of view of this market and are uniquely positioned to represent the mid-market perspective. For more information, visit http://www.ceoconnection.com.

ABOUT THE WHARTON SCHOOL

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of 91,000 graduates.

MEDIA CONTACTS

CEO Connection contact:
Jeff Greenhouse
Chief Marketing Officer
CEO Connection
Telephone: +1.215.650.7250
Email: jeff(dot)greenhouse(at)ceoconnection(dot)com

Wharton contact:
Eleena de Lisser
Aresty Institute of Executive Education
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Telephone: +1.215.898.7239
E-mail: execed-pr(at)wharton(dot)upenn(dot)edu

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