OCTOBER 29-30, 2013 | COLUMBUS, OH
2013 national middle market summit
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The third annual National Middle Market Summit: Leading from the Middle, co-hosted by GE Capital, the National Center for the Middle Market and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business will consist of 1000 CEOs, academics, policymakers and industry experts discussing key business opportunities, challenges, and solutions that will help middle market companies grow.
The Summit this year will focus on game changers and breakthrough organizations.
We'll kick off on Tuesday evening with a fireside chat hosted by GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, interviewing President George W. Bush.
On Wednesday, we have a great line up of leaders from business, sports, government and academia whose different way of thinking led to fundamental, positive changes in their markets. Hear from these great leaders and many more:
• Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank on how he changed the game in the sporting goods market and experienced phenomenal breakthrough growth.
• Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane, the subject of Moneyball, on how he changed the game of baseball by using big data and analysis.
• Washington Post Chairman and CEO Don Graham on selling a family business and growing a diversified portfolio of companies.
• Professor and Author Jonah Berger on how certain ideas gain traction, catch on and change trends.
The National Center for the Middle Market will also unveil new breakthrough research exploring triggering events and game-changing strategies that propel exceptional growth.
Join the conversation on Twitter using our hashtag #MidMarketSummit, on Instagram @LeadingFromTheMiddle or learn more about the U.S.'s middle market at the National Center for the Middle Market.
JULY 2, 2013 | London, United Kingdom
UK Leading from the Middle 2013Open details »
Join us at 'Leading from the Middle 2013', the summit dedicated to championing UK Mid-Market growth. Building on the success of the inaugural summit in 2012, our ground-breaking Mid-Market research will be unveiled at this year's event. The summit will take place at The Honourable Artillery Company on Tuesday July 2nd in London.
The Mid-Market in the UK accounts for 33% of GDP and more than 1 job in every 3 in the UK. As a sector, it is extraordinarily resilient and added 26,000 jobs during the financial crisis, whereas large companies reduced their workforce by 692,000 jobs. As the UK economy continues to search for growth, it is essential that government and business look to the Mid-Market for leadership.
You will have the option to network with over 200 Mid-Market CEOs and senior leaders. You will hear from high profile speakers on the growth drivers and challenges faced by the UK Mid-Market. Finally, you'll have the opportunity to gain inspiration from one of the most successful British Olympians of all time.
Learn more about the UK's mid-market and details of this event at www.leadingfromthemiddle.co.uk.
GROWTH AND INNOVATION
MAY 9, 2013 | CHICAGO, IL
Roadshow for GrowthOpen details »
Join GE Capital and Slate Magazine for a discussion on job creation in the middle market. Speakers include:
• Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
• Austan Goolsbee, Economist, University of Chicago
• Steve Case, CEO, Startup America
Get details on the Roadshow for Growth hub.
MARCH 13 AND 15, 2013 | MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA AND AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Building Better Business SummitsOpen details »
The Building Better Businesses Summits will be held on Wednesday March 13 in Melbourne, Australia, and Friday March 15 in Auckland, New Zealand. These events provide the opportunity for Mid-Market businesses and key GE Capital stakeholders to gain insight into the challenges and opportunities for this important sector of the economy, as well as practical information on how to prepare for tomorrow.
The summits will also mark the release of the Australian and New Zealand 2013 Mid-Market reports which measure just how accurate CFOs were in their outlook for business, and where they see themselves in six months' time.
Over 280 suppliers, strategic partners, media and government representatives across Australia and New Zealand will hear from GE leaders, including:
• Steve Sargent, President & CEO GE Capital, A&NZ
• Matt Susser Chief Financial Officer, GE Capital, Asia Pacific
• Xavier Durand, President & CEO, GE Capital, Asia Pacific
• Mike Pilot, Chief Commercial Officer GE Capital
To find out more about the Mid-Market in Australia, visit www.gecapital.com.au.
To find out more about the Mid-Market in New Zealand, visit midmarket.co.nz.
FEBRUARY 15, 2013| TOKYO, JAPAN
Japan CEO SummitOpen details »
GE Capital's Access GE CEO Summit gathered over 100 Mid-Market leaders in Tokyo, sharing exclusive insights into the Japanese economy. GE Capital is a critical source of Capital to the Japanese middle market, financing over 20,000 mid-market companies in Japan.
The Summit included prominent speakers including former government minister and prominent economist Professor Heizo Takenaka, well-known business leader Miki Watanabe, founder of Watami, and Norio Sasaki, head coach of the Japanese women's soccer team. The Summit served to highlight the importance of mid-sized business to the Japanese economy and to help cement the Access GE program in Japan.
Through Access GE, customers can tap into GE's unique insights, tools and best practices to address needs that go beyond financing. The program was launched in Japan in 2012. In 2012 GE Capital Japan engaged 1,600 priority accounts, hosting more than 120 one-on-one sessions and held over 75 multi-customer events to help serve customers better.
OCTOBER 23-24, 2012 | COLUMBUS, OH
National Middle Market Summit
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This second annual summit at The Ohio State University will bring together more than 700 CEOs, academics, policymakers and industry experts to discuss the unique set of challenges that middle market executives face - and, more importantly, provide solutions to help them create growth in a challenging economy.
The program begins Tuesday evening with an exclusive session featuring Jeff Immelt and Warren Buffett. On Wednesday, the summit will feature leaders from business, sports, politics and entertainment sharing insights and perspectives. From healthcare to the economy and from the election to leadership, you'll gather ideas that will create value. The National Center for the Middle Market will also unveil new research focused on growth, healthcare and globalization for middle market companies.
Join the conversation on twitter at #MidMarketSummit, or learn more about the U.S.'s mighty middle market at the National Center for the Middle Market.