Best Conference Ever--Thanks to All
Published November 22, 2021 by pgalums in
Best Conference Ever–Thanks to All
Sponsors – This conference provides the funds that allow us to operate the Network and the Foundation and that would be impossible without our sponsors.
Greyhairworks, one of our newest sponsors, funded the prize for our Catapult entrepreneurs competition.
Grey Advertising, a long-time sponsor of the Network was particularly helpful with the Foundation this year.
P&G Connect+Develop has been with us for many years and continues to be a partner for the event and for our members.
The Marque is one of our newest Premium sponsors and we welcome them to the family.
Synfiny not only provided a Premium level sponsorship for the conference, they also sponsored an in-person party for local Cincinnati alumni AND is going to match donations to the Foundation for up to $20,000 – so donate!
OliverWyman has been the host of our Large Cap Peer-to-Peer program and was a Premium sponsor for the conference.
Publicis Groupe, supporting us for years, continues to be a Premium sponsor.
EY has been with us for some time now and was a Platinum sponsor for the conference.
And, quite frankly, this conference would not have happened without the company support of Procter & Gamble. It’s that simple.
The Speakers – I won’t list all 57 speakers, but our going-in objective with every conference we have ever done has been to make it the best business conference available anywhere. I hope you will agree that we’ve accomplished that once again. To our speakers, please accept our heartfelt thanks.
The Team – A production this complex has a lot of moving parts and I want to highlight the people who made this happen.
Mills James is the production company that executed this program and from the responses we have received, it was excellent.
From the Company – Doug James, our primary liaison with the production house, looked out for our interests.. Many thanks, Doug.
Patrick Blair, who works with Marc Pritchard, spent untold hours helping us work through the ins and outs of a Cincinnati-based event – he’ll never know how much we appreciate him.
And Marc Pritchard, no matter the barrier, was there to help knock it down. He helped us find some outstanding speakers, opened doors with sponsors, and provided critical financial support – not just for the Network but also for the $50,000 grant for the Foundation, which you will hear more about in JFM.
David Taylor and Jon Moeller continue to see the alumni as an important part of the family, and we truly appreciate that.
And to our own team, Deb Kielty and Sarah Woods made sure we maintained our focus on the Foundation.
And our Greek team, Niki Siropoulou, our incomparable Executive Director who served as the Executive Producer for the event along with her team in Athens – Nadine, Elina, Fenia, Ioanna, and Yannis deserve accolades for making this happen.
And I don’t want to forget all the board and chapter members who made key elements of the event happen.
Jesper Wiegandt – great job on sponsorships
Katrin Seifarth and Laura Tapia – Catapult
Yami Calvo – Leaders under 40
Lou Ann Eckert-Lynch – Women’s Leadership Forum panel
York Huang and Anthony Rose – Breakfast with China
Valerie Shepperd – MC and Chapter Networking Event
Stuart Schaefer and Helena Wong – Chapter Networking Event
We run these conferences every other year and each time I wonder how we can top the one before. This year, with Covid and all the constraints that were faced, I, for one, am extremely proud of what this group has accomplished. I hope you will all agree.
Chairman of P&G Alumni Network