We are all so proud of our employee owners and how engaged they can be. But sometimes, there are things that can only be handled at the top. Our new Chief Executive Series is designed for those in our most important leadership roles and creates a forum where you can build a network of peers to consult well into the future.

High Level Learning With Your Peers

With 11 sessions and round tables for Chief Executives only, you will have the chance to learn from national experts about major hot topics such as trade wars and tariffs, capturing enterprise value through external affairs, and corporate citizenship. 

Our general session Keynote Speakers have also all agreed to conduct a private, hour long sessionas part of this series where you can further discuss their areas of expertise directly and how their expertise can be applied to employee owned companies. 

And don’t forget about the new Executive Lounge and Business center, where you can network throughout the conference and have a safe harbor to get away from the distractions.

Best of all, this new experience is entirely flexible and customizable – come to one and then go to other sessions as you wish...or attend them all and skip the rest of the conference. You’re the boss. No additional fees and no reservations are needed - just your name badge will be all that is necessary to take your seat at the table.

Please Note: The Chief Executive Series is for CEOs and Presidents of ESOP Companies only and is included in the price of registration. If you are interested, please let us know by answering the question during registration. 

Nov. 15, 11:00 - 12:00—Navigating a Turbulent Global Trade Landscape

Sep 19, 2019, 10:29 AM
Facilitator Name : Leslie Griffin
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The U.S. is engaged in a multi-front trade war with no end in sight. The ongoing standoff with China, tensions with Europe, and questions about the renewal of the North American Free Trade Agreement are creating roiling markets and tremendous business uncertainty. What are the drivers of the Trump Administration’s approach to trade, what has been the impact, and where may all of this be heading? Hear from a leading voice in international trade and come away from this session with a new insights and perspectives on one of the most pressing business issues today.
Leslie Griffin is principal of Boston-based Allinea LLC, which provides strategic trade policy and global government relations support to companies and business organizations.

Leslie was previously Senior Vice President for International Public Policy for UPS, Vice President for International Governmental Affairs for New York Life Insurance Company and Managing Director for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She also served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO of New York Life International.

Leslie taught and studied in Nanjing, China and is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. She serves on the boards of WorldBoston and Bunker Hill Community College and was the 2017-2018 president of Women in International Trade, the Washington, DC-based association representing over 700 trade professionals.
Leslie Griffin, CEO Sessions Keynote Speaker at Employee Owned 2019