CEO Roundtable 2014 Schedule: 


40 total dinner mtgs and other events:  $550 Annual dues, ALL-inclusive.

  • 10 monthly, catered, business-topic dinner mtgs, wtih wine, etc., every SECOND TUESDAY.  (No dinner meetings in July and August.) 
  • +30 or so, additional, FREE "Members' Social-Networking" events*, and/or, FREE 3rd-party business conferences* throughout the year.
  • In 2014, the 3rd-party business conf. waived fees total almost $3,000 per Member, thru Sept.  Our all-inclusive, annual dues are $550.
     

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JAN. 14:  “The Newest 2014 Economic Outlook” – Back by popular demand, SPKR:  William “Bill” Strauss, Award Winning, Sr. Economist, Fed Res Bank of Chicago.  (Dinner Mtg #242, 86 registrations)

             
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*JAN. 22 + 23:  FREE:  McGladrey invites all Members to be among the first to try Microsoft® Windows 8 and the new Office applications - as well as a variety of other Microsoft technologies, including Yammer and Dynamics CRM.  As special bonus, we are giving away a Microsoft Surface™ Pro 2!  Simply attend one workshop session and your name will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Surface Pro 2!


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FEB. 11: “Three Leadership Issues w/ Serious Legal Implications:  ACA, D&O Insurance, Internal Investigations”- Hear experts from new 2014 GOLD Sponsor, Foley & Lardner law firm, MODERATED by:  Myles “Mush” Berman, Office Managing Partner – Chicago:  (Dinner Mtg #243, 68 registrations)

  1. “ACA Update:  New Deadlines, Penalties, Problems & Cures - for Individuals,  Co.s of All Sizes - What You  NEED to Know Now"Spkrs:  Bernard “Bud” Bobber, Partner, and, Belinda S. Morgan, Partner, Foley & Lardner  LLP   
  2. “What Every C-Level Exec Should Know About Their D&O Insurance - What it Really Protects, What it Doesn’t – Cases from the Real World.”  Spkr: Ethan D. Lenz, Partner, Foley & Lardner
  3. “Best Practices for Internal Investigations – Got some suspicions?  How to proceed w/o getting YOURSELF in trouble and come out ahead.”  Spkr: Lisa M. Noller, Partner, Foley & Lardner


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*FEB. 25 + 26:FREE, $400 Conf. fee waived for CEO Roundtable Members,sponsored by:  McGuire Woods and McGladrey:  11th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences PrivateEquity & Finance Conference, at THE RITZ Carlton, Chicago IL  (Details sent to Members)


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*MAR. 1: FREE, Comp’d for CEO Roundtable Membersby Member, Esther Barron, Director, Entrepreneurship Law Center, Northwestern U. School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 60611;esther-barron@law.northwestern.edu.Northwestern U. School of Law's Ninth Annual Entrepreneurship Law Conf. is designed as a forum to explore various legal issues that entrepreneurs face when considering new ventures.  Members of the CEO Roundtable were given a special registration code for FREE registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-9th-annual-entrepreneurship-law-conference-tickets-10394272549  Panel discussions include such topics as entity selection, founder agreements, venture and angel financing, intellectual property, and employment issues. The focus of each of these discussions is to provide practical, relevant info on these and other legal issues.  Joe Dwyer, the 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneur award recipient, is the keynote speaker for the conference. He will be joined by an impressive list of panelists.  375 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST) = "Rave reviews!"


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*MAR. 11:"How to Enable Your Sales Engine to Create Demand in 2014:  Build Your Sales Pipleline" Back by Popular Demand!  2014 GOLD Sponsors, Holden International.  (Dinner Mtg #244, 95 registrations) 

Speaker Bio's:
RYAN KUBACKI
is President of Holden International and a recognized authority in making business development a sustainable competitive advantage.  Prior to joining Holden, Mr. Kubacki was with Microsoft Corporation, where he held sales and marketing leadership roles in both the field and headquarters, including directing sales operations and field marketing for an 18-state region with a $1.4 billion quota.  Mr. Kubacki has an undergrad degree in Government from Harvard College and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.  Mr. Kubacki is a Member of the CEO Roundtable, Holden International is a GOLD Sponsor of the CEO Roundtable.


ANGIE WHEELERis VP at Holden and brings more than 20 years of sales and sales consulting experience to her workshops and client engagements. Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Microsoft, Invesco, and Johnson & Johnson are just a few global companies she has helped increase revenue and market share.  Angie's passion for developing others and teaching led to her shift from selling to the Sales Consulting industry, where over the past 14 years she has personally trained nearly 10,000 salespeople to increase revenues and deepen client relationships.


MATT MARTINis SVP, an expert in sales effectiveness, Mr. Martin runs Holden’s training and consulting business and has spearheaded numerous strategic consulting engagements and facilitated hundreds of large deal pursuit clinics throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Holden, Mr. Martin was a recognized sales leader at The Coca-Cola Company where he functioned as National Account Executive on Coca-Cola's largest global account, McDonald's Corporation. 


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*MAR. 20:  8:30 am - 10 am, THURSDAY, FREE Breakfast Mtg at The Palmer House,hosted by Steven Hooser, EVP, Three Part Advisors (our 3rd-party, 2-day, comp.'d, Aug. 26+27, Midwest IDEAS Investor Conf. host = $300 conf. fee waived, this year moved to TheHARD ROCK HOTEL,230 N. Michigan Ave., previously held at the Gleacher Center).  This breakfast is with the CEO and CFO of Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE: PHX) Market Cap: 300M, to inspect an opportunity for an open equity investment for interested Members and for an "up close and personal" Q&A discussion with experts in this field.


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*APR. 3:  8:30 am - 10 am, THURSDAY, FREE Breakfast Mtg at The Palmer House, hosted by Steven Hooser and Dan Griffith, EVPs, Three Part Advisors (our 3rd-party, 2-day, comp.'d, Aug. 26+27, Midwest IDEAS Investor Conf. host = $300 conf. fee waived, at theHARD ROCK HOTEL, 230 N. Michigan Ave.).  This breakfast is with the CEO of NanoTech (NTSFF) to hear the fascinating story of the current state of nanotechnology and this co.'s niche protecting currencies with a holograms made of a billion holes in a square inch.  This is an opportunity for an open equity investment for interested Members and for an "up close and personal" Q&A discussion with experts in this field.


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APR. 8: TUES.:"The BGA's Fight to Protect Your Tax Dollars - A Watchdog Update"  How We Shine a Light on Government and Hold Public Officials Accountable.
Andy has "seen it all" first-hand, from the dark corners of Chicago corruption to the wide-open front lines of "the good battle for better government."  Andy will share his fascinating and sometimes shocking inside stories about what could possibly be the biggest hidden expenses affecting your bottom line - and what you and the BGA can do about it.
Come hear Andy Shaw, President & CEO of the Better Government Association,
back by popular demand! (Mtg #245, 60 registrations)


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*APRIL 23: A FREE ($50 fee waived), 3rd-party-mtg.,guests of Wharton Club-Chicago, Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, presenting"A Discussion on Six Major Tech Trends - You Don't Want to be at the Airport When Your Ship Comes In,"Wed., April 23, from 5 pm - 7:30 pm, at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 131 South Dearborn.  Howard Tullman, Labeled by Inc. Magazine as "the most accomplished, best-connected entrepreneur you've never heard of."  Details and registration info sent to Members.


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*APRIL 29 + 30:  FREE ($2,000 fee waived), two-day seminar by our GOLD Sponsor, Holden International, "The New Power Base Selling." For Members and their sales executives:  This is a great opportunity for you and your team to gain insights around sales best-practices, learn new skills and techniques on winning deals, and get familiar with Holden and their proven sales training system.  


Participants will master these topics:
        Politics - identifying influence to determine who to call on
        Unexpected Value - going beyond the stated buying criteria to significantly advance a customer's business
        Strategy - differentiating from the competition and executing a plan to win

And emerge with a completed Winning Sales Plan that will result in:
        Increased Win Rates
        Shortened Sales Cycle
        Larger pipeline

Registration details were sent to Members...
 THANK YOU, Ryan Kubacki, President, Holden International, CEO Roundtable Member & GOLD Sponsor!!

*APRIL 29:  A FREE, ($125 fee waived*) "Making 'Cents' of Technology" 3rd-party, 7:30 am - 10:30 am, breakfast / interactive, roundtable discussion focused on finance and technology leader dynamics for measuring and achieving ROI.


Event link:  
http://www.drinkerbiddle.com/resources/speaking-engagements/2014/Making-Cents-of-Technology  *The Private Promo Code to attend as a comp. guest was sent to CEO Roundtable Members.  We are the comp'd guests of Greg Wood, Founder / COO of the CFO Alliance.  This breakfast meeting at 191 N. Wacker.


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MAY 13: TUES: “LinkedIn… LIVE, plus:  Three Things You Need to Know About The Biggest Internet Expansion in Years”  Come see and hear CEO Roundtable Member / Expert, George Couris, President of Pepper Group, a widely recognized leader and award-winning, marketing consulting firm.  "Linkedin… LIVE, plus..." will be a highly interactive, LIVE-on-screen, fun, educational event.  George will demonstrate how to use Linkedin more effectively with actual, real-life Member issues being addressed.*  The event is designed to help every Member get more value from this important business tool.  In addition, George will also demonstrate the recent improvements to our very own CEO Roundtable-Chicago website that make it more useful and more user friendly, and he’ll demonstrate how we can all benefit from the newPrivate CEO Roundtable-Chicago Linkedin Group, and, thenewCEO Roundtable-Chicago company page, that he has created for all of us!
As a bonus,George will share information on the hundreds of new top level Internet domains (in addition to .com, .org and others) that will be opened starting this year.  It’s an epic changethat has introduced new risk as well as new early mover opportunities.  He’ll explain what you need to know and share three actions to take.  (Mtg #246, 61 registrants)
  

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*MAY 22:  FREE, CWS vs. NYY baseball game, 7:10 pm, THURS.,US Cellular Field, Tix sent to Members in March.  See two future HOF'ers, Paul Konerko vs. Derek Jeter.


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*MAY 28:  FREE, $20 non-member of Chicago Council on Global Affaris fee waived,  "Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson:  Reflections on the Financial Crises and Thoughts on the Economy Going Forward” Wed., 5 – 7:15 p.m., Auditorium Theatre;  Henry Paulson interviews Timothy Geithner about America’s financial crisis and will discuss the factors shaping our economic future.  Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago 60605; 312-922-2110312-922-2110; PRIVATE REGISTRATION DETAILS were sent to Members of the CEO Roundtable-Chicago. (32 CEO Member Registrants, 3,600 total registrants). 


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*MAY 31:  FREE, IMAX Theatre Tix = tix good thru May 31;Tix sent to Members in March.  See the show of your choice!


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JUNE 10: "The BOSI Factor:  How your Entrepreneurial DNA works - for and against you - in business...and life"  with Speaker, Joe Abraham, CEO/Founder of BOSI.
There's an entrepreneur inside everyone - including you. The question is - which of the 4 entrepreneurial DNAs - Builder, Opportunist, Specialist and Innovator - are driving you today. Just as importantly, which DNAs are driving your people and customers? The answer to those 2 questions will unlock a wealth of insight you can use to drive game-changing results.
The BOSI methodology is used all over the world today - from early stage companies to some of the largest corporations on earth. In this engaging and interactive session, BOSI founder Joe Abraham will share insights into how Entrepreneurial DNA impacts everything from human capital selection to strategy and business development. For a sneak peek of just a small part of Joe's session, watch his TED Talk on this topic.
ALL members can take a FREE Entrepreneurial DNA assessment, the combined results of which will be collated (anonymous), presented, and explained at the June 10th, CEO Roundtable dinner mtg by Joe Abraham. (Mtg # 247, 55 regstrnts)


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*JUNE 19, Thurs,NOBEL LAUREATE, Economic Sciences, MYRON SCHOLES, UChicago PhD, former UChicago Finance Prof., 3rd-party event:  The Chicago Council on Global Affairs & CME.  CEO Roundtable Members are invited to REGISTER AT THE LINK BELOW, at the lower rate, “Council Members’ rate” of $10 by using the private code sent to you.
http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Event/FY14_Events/06_June/Nobel_Laureate_Scholes__Benchmarks__Tracking-Error__and_Investment_Decisions.aspx
NOBEL LAUREATE, Economic Sciences, MYRON SCHOLES, UChicago PhD, former UChicago Finance Prof.,and co-originator of the Black-Scholes options pricing model, and the Frank E. Buck Prof. of Finance Emeritus, Stanford Grad. Sch. of Business.  “The Effects of Benchmarks and Tracking-Error Constraints on Investment Decisions.” 
The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St, Chicago.
5:30 p.m.= Registration and cash bar reception
6:00 p.m.= Presentation and discussion
7:15 p.m.= Adjournment
Council Members $10; Nonmembers $20;NO DINNER included.  Cash bar.

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“How to Effectively Provide Health Insur. Benefits w/o Going ACA Crazy”  HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FALL = previously scheduled for June 10.
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*2nd ANNUAL BBQ-COOKOUT,HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FALL from JUNE 21, (SAT.) 6:30 pm:  FREE, MEMBERS + ONE SIGNIFICANT OTHER, BYOB, = first 50 who commit to attend,at the N. suburb, Riverwoods home of Member, Bruce Schlesinger, EVP, JMB Insurance.  Details, etc., emailed to Members. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  GREAT event in 2013, RAVE REVIEWS!
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*JULY, AUG.:  NO FORMAL MONTHLY DINNER MTGSBUT, AS ALWAYS, LOTS OFFREESOCIAL-NETWORKING EVENTS – Outings to corp. suites at Wrigley Field and/or Miller Park (Milwaukee), Lake Michigan boat cruises, golf outings ("Dutch Treat"), Millennium Park concerts, small group lunches, BBQ / Cookout, etc., etc… 

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*JULY 19, SAT., 7:30 pm, Our annual Millennium Park Concert / Picnic:  Grant Park Orchestra, Hugh Wolff, guest conductor; Stephen Hough, piano:  Dvorak and Beethoven!  Meet on the east side of “The Bean” at 6:30 pm, and walk in / claim LAWN seating together!
 BYO, altho there’s food & beverage there for purchase.  JUST SHOW UP, NO REGISTRATION.  Can’t find us, call or text Sandy:  312-399-1901.


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*AUG. 11:  MON., 5:30 - 8 PM, FREE, 3rd-Party Conf. of interest to Members:  
Transformational Leadership Workshop;Invited to attend by our Member, Navaid Abidi;Hosted by:  Dr. Bob Wright,Considered by many to be one of the leading thinkers in human development, Dr. Bob Wright (www.drbobwright.com) is an internationally recognized visionary, educator, program developer, author, speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, executive coach, and professor of transformational leadership.
Where:  Gleacher Center, Room 308, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611
Networking:  5:30-6:00 pm; Workshop:  6:00-8:00 pm  

Registration:  LINK sent to Members. Registrants will be provided an assignment to do prior to the workshop. 
Transformational leadership is a relatively new and evolving model of leadership in which leaders empower and develop themselves, their followers, and their organization to achieve extraordinary outcomes while generating high levels of satisfaction and commitment.


The traditional model of leadership in organizations has been transactional leadership, which seeks to achieve an outcome through an exchange of value (exchanging work for money, for example).  This more common, current management paradigm—effective in many ways—is insufficient to respond to current global challenges. Transformational leadership seeks to go further, satisfying deeper hungers and responding to higher missions and purposes within the individual—often changing the status quo in the process.
Transformational leadership involves a never ending process of growth and development, in which people are continually challenged and expected to take the next step towards realization of their potential. This produces a vibrant and fulfilling culture that empowers individuals to take deep responsibility for themselves, their results, and their careers.
Bob Wright BIO:
 www.drbobwright.com
QUESTIONS?  PLEASE CONTACT CEO Roundtable Member:  Navaid Abidi, CEO, Razor Hedge Investment Management, LLC - Secure Your Financial Future,
Navaid@RazorHedge.com; www.RazorHedge.com, and, President, OPEN Chicago, Promoting Leadership and Entrepreneurship, www.Open-Chicago.org


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*AUG. 16:  SAT.,FREE, 6 PM =MEET at East side of “The Bean” to enter the lawn together for the 7:30 – 9:15 PM symphony performance, The Millennium Park Symphony Festival’s 80th Anniversary celebration concludes with the world premiere of the symphonic showcase written for the Grant Park Orchestra by William Bolcom.  

Maurice Ravel’s sumptuous ballet score for Daphnis and Chloé and John Adams’ orchestral fanfare complete this grand finale!  BYO picnic, altho there’s food & bev. for purchase.  NO RSVPs.  Great for the whole family!  If you can’t find our group, call or text Sandy:  312-399-1901.  http://grantparkmusicfestival.com/2014-season/daphnis-and-chlo


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*AUG. 21, FIRST ANNUAL GOLF OUTING:  THURS., NOON arrival, 1 pm Tee Off + after golf food & bev. at the (newly remodeled / grand-reopened on July 12!) Wilmette Golf Club.  We have 14 golfers, so far; if we get 16 players (4 foursomes), Bob Cerone has arranged for a PGA Golf Pro to join us and play 4 holes with each group. This will be great fun and a learning experience for all.  EMAIL Bob by FRI., AUG. 15, to participate = GOLF for Members and your "C-Suite" executive GUESTS, who'd like a fun, social-networking experiencewith fellow CEO Roundtable Members at The Wilmette Golf Club, 3900 Fairway Drive, Wilmette, IL 60091 = just West of Rt. 94 / EDENS, North side of LAKE St.; 847-256-9777; A.S.A.P. EMAIL:  robertcerone@gmail.com, or,CELL:  847-514-8067. (This is a “Dutch Treat” event OPEN TO Members and your “C-Suite” executive Guests, Clients, etc.)  http://www.wilmettepark.org/golf  


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*AUG. 23:  SATURDAY, 6:10 pm GAME, MEMBERS' OUTING TO FOLEY & LARDNER*LAW FIRM'S CORPORATE SUITE AT MILLER PARK IN MILWAUKEE TO SEE THE BREWERS PLAY THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES.  *2014 GOLD SPONSOR = THANK YOU, DAVID SENO, PARTNER AT FOLEY & LARDNER, MEMBER, AND GOLD SPONSOR!  Registration and details sent to Members!!  DSeno@Foley.com  or,   414-297-5555(direct phone).  You can get there on your own, or if there's enough interest, we'll arrange an "Executive Van" to take all participants there and back from 2 or 3 pick up locations,where you can park your car, hop in, relax, have fun, network, socialize, and "leave the driving to us."  The only fee will be the Executive Van, max. $75 per passenger.  Everything else is FREE:  the suite / tix, food, beverage, desserts, gifts.  We are also arranging special guests / dignitaries to visit us in the corporate suite!


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*AUG. 26 & 27:  FREE “Midwest IDEAS Investors’ Conference” ($300 Conf. fee waived for CEO Roundtable Members) at The HARD ROCK HOTEL,230 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago 60601, 312-345-1000312-345-1000, (previous yrs at Gleacher Ctr), sponsored by Three Part Advistors, LLC, and Steven Hooser, EVP, Investor Rels, Corp. Devlpmnt, Ind. Research, W: 214-872-2710, C: 214-923-3937; SHooser@threepa.com, lead sponsor, producer of IDEAS Investor Conf.s.214-872-2710214-923-3937 http://www.IDEASConferences.com  http://www.threepa.com  


LUNCH PROGRAMS:
8/26: “Why does the United States still believe we are in a recession”WITH SPEAKER:  HARVEY ROSENBLUM, Ph.D., Former Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Professor of Financial Economics - Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
8/27: “High frequency trading and the potential for a new level playing field”SPEAKER:  JOHN MCPARTLAND, Senior Policy Advisor, Financial Markets, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
BIOs for the two days of KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKERS:  

http://www.threepartadvisors.com/#%212014-mwic-speakers/c23ev 
This is one of our most popular, educational and networking events of the year!  40+ co.s' CEOs and CFOs reveal, in depth, how they go to market, price their products / services, make their margins, analyze their market space and the general economy, and answer your toughest questions LIVE, up close and personal.  There are also notable, keynote luncheon speakers and special areas set up for product demonstrations.  REGISTRATION info to get in FREE has been sent to all Members...


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*SEPT. 5:  FRIDAY, 12:45 – 6:45 PM, FREE, 3rd-Party Conf. "Bankruptcy:  Taming An Expansive (and Sometimes Unruly) Area of Law." Rick Mason, Long-time Member of, and advisor to, the CEO Roundtable, Chairman of the American College of Bankruptcy Educational Program Subcommittee, McGuire Woods Partner, and 2013 Gold Sponsor of the CEO Roundtable, has for the fifth year, generously invites ALL Members of the CEO Roundtable to attend his annual seminar.  Cocktail Reception, from 5:45 - 6:45 pm, all at IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago.  REGISTRATION INFO SENT TO MEMBERS. Seating is limited so early reservation is suggested.  For more info, please contact Rick Mason, McGuireWoods LLP, Chairman, 312.750.3527 orrmason@mcguirewoods.com  


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*SEPT. 8:  "Meet the Frackers"  Monday, at The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605; 11:45 am, LUNCH, with Gregory Zuckerman, Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal, speaking.  This is a 3rd-Party conf. partnered with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  Members $50; Non-Members $60. SPECIAL DISCOUNTED CEO MEMBER RATE CODE SENT TO OUR MEMBERS.  


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SEPT.: 9:  TUES.:  6th Annual Northern Trust Dinner:  This is always one of our very special and best attended monthly dinners!  “Alternative Investments in the Real World” We'll share with you the latest research on the two main categories of alternative investments:  hedge funds and private equity.  Alternative investments can offer meaningful diversification and return enhancing benefits to the broader portfolio, but optimal implementation has escaped most investors.  We'll share the latest research on these asset classes and how Northern employs them to improve portfolio outcomes. Successful investing in alternative assets requires a portfolio perspective, a deep understanding of underlying return drivers and high selectivity.
Expert / Speaker:  Peter Mladina is the Director of Portfolio Research for the Wealth Management division of Northern Trust.  Pete works out of Northern's Los Angeles office:  2049 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA  90067; W: 310-282-3820310-282-3820; Email:  PJM7@ntrs.com
Member / Mtg Mgr / Host:  John B. Leo, Chief Investment Officer, Northern Trust, Central Region, Wealth Management, 50 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago IL 60603; W: 312-444-3924312-444-3924,jbl@ntrs.comPls visit:http://northerntrust.comTHANK YOU, JOHN!
 

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*SEPT. 13:  12 Members, FREE, 2-hour, Lake Michigan, sunset sailboat cruise (BYO), Sat. eve., 7-9 pm.  Departure from Monroe Harbor, 111 N. Lake Shore Dr X 490 E. (Lower) Randolph:  http://oachicago.com/  More details and registration later in the year.


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*SEPT. 18:  THURS.,FREE w/ code to waive $125 fee,BREAKFAST MTG:  “Talent, Leadership & Culture - How to Develop / Execute a 'Winning' Strategy”a 3rd-party event with The CFO Alliance; Time:  7:30 - 10:30 am; Loca:  191 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 3700 - Offices of Drinker Biddle & Reath, Chicago, IL 60606; Registration instructions were sent to Members of the CEO Roundtable.  Experts from Workplace Dynamics will frame our interactive discussion from their extensive experience with over 5,000 companies in order to dive into each of these highly influential areas. In the spirit of collaborative learning we will be featuring executives from Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, a recent winner of "Best Places to Work" as our case study on achieving a 'winning' culture.  Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from your peers, network, offer your own hits and misses, and walk away with new strategies and insights which you can start applying immediately to optimize your impact within the organization.


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*SEPT. 24, WED., 6:00 - 9:00 pm:  OPEN Chicago is proud to honor Rafiq Mohammadi as the keynot speaker for our Annual Technology Leadership event.  Mohammadi will be speaking about his entrepreneurial journey that started from launching a start-up, through a series of exits of each company and wound up as CTO of HP Autonomy. 
Our last technology event brought together 140 high profile professionals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and many others.  Members were sent registration instructions. 


WHERE:  "1871" at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago
WHEN:  6 - 9 pm, Wed., Sept. 24, 2014
COST:  $0 (Includes dinner)
SPKR:  Rafiq Mohammadi


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*SEPT. 27, SAT., 5:30 pm:  BBQ2, FREE, MEMBERS + ONE SIGNIFICANT OTHER, 2nd ANNUAL BBQ-COOKOUT, BYOB = first 50 who commit to attend,at the N. suburb, Riverwoods home of Member, Bruce Schlesinger, EVP, JMB Insurance.  Details, etc., emailed to Members. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  GREAT event in 2013!!


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OCT. 14:  Tues., Monthly Dinner at McGladrey, One South Wacker Dr., 6th flr.:  "Information Security Trends:  Attacks & Defenses"
With the increasing number of cyber security attacks affecting large and small organizations, it seems that security breaches have almost become expected and routine.  We will discuss recent security incidents, threats, and how these attacks are carried out; some sophisticated, some not.  While there may not be a universal remedy to defend our businesses against every exposure, this session will examine a few of the technologies, strategies and processes we are advising clients to consider to help mitigate risk.
EXPERT / SPEAKER:  Adam Keagle, McGladrey's Consulting Manager, Security & Privacy Services Adam is member of the McGladrey security and privacy consulting practice that helps clients identify, prioritize and manage IT risk.  With over 15 years of experience, Adam has led, managed and executed in a variety of domains, including operations, security testing, regulatory compliance and risk management.  His technical and business-focused approach to solving problems has been applied in numerous industries including utilities, oil, higher education, manufacturing, financial services, health care, federal government and national defense. 


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*OCT. 16 + 17:  "U.S. - Canada Energy Summit:  Reenergizing the Policy Dialogue"- US-Canada Energy Summit - Thursday, October 16, 4:30 - 7 pm, and, Friday, October 17, 8 am - 5 pm, at The Sofitel CHICAGO WATER TOWERHotel, 20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611.  This is a 3rd-Party conf. partnered with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  $50 Members; $75 Non-Members; Jean Charest, former Premier of Québec, Canada; Partner, McCarthy Tétrault; David Jacobson, former US Ambassador to Canada; Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group.  SPECIAL DISCOUNTED CEO MEMBER RATE CODE SENT TO OUR MEMBERS.  


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*OCT. 23:  "Chicago's Future as an Energy Hub" - Chicago's Future as an Energy Hub - Thursday, October 23, 2014, at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604; 5:30 pm.  This is a 3rd-Party conf. partnered with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  Members $10; Nonmembers $20;  Jeff Malehorn, President and Chief Exec. Officer, World Business Chicago; Robert Skaggs, President and Chief Executive Officer, NiSource Inc.; Doug Sparkman, President, East of Rockies Fuels Value Chain, BP plc; moderated by Vance Scott, Lead Partner, Americas Energy Practice, A.T. Kearney. SPECIAL DISCOUNTED CEO MEMBER RATE CODE SENT TO OUR MEMBERS.  


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*NOV. 5, 6, Wed. dinner, Thurs. thru lunch:  FREE,2014GOLDSPONSOR, FOLEY & LARDNER’S 2014“National Directors Institute (NDI).  Westin – River North, 320 N. Dearborn.  Over 200 Directors & Officers from over 100 public and private co.’s attend.  Agenda covers numerous governance issues and 13 breakout sessions on the most important issues in the boardroom and the C-Suite.  CEO Roundtable Members REGISTER by email to David Seno and Sandy Weissent,DSeno@Foley.com, SandyWeissent@post.harvard.edu  with name, title, co. name (same info for your “C-Suite” guests), and David will register you – complimentary.    The complete agenda was sent to all Members of the CEO Roundtable.


QUESTIONS:  David J. Seno, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202-5306; P 414.297.5555414.297.5555; Chicago Office:  321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654; P 312.832.4500312.832.4500.

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NOV. 11, at McGLADREY, One South Wacker Dr., 6th flr., Chicago
“ELECTION ANALYSIS and THE FUTURE OF ILLINOIS”  Dinner Mtg #250; 66 registrations


5:30 p.m. =Dinner / Networking
6:30 p.m. =Presentation / Discussion
8:00 p.m. =Adjournment / Networking


Governor Pat Quinn's Lt. Governor, Paul Vallas(Nov. 4, election ticket running mate) will talk with us at our monthly, Tues., Nov. 11, dinner mtg at McGladrey.  Governor Pat Quinn will be a last-min. schedule possibility.*  Much like David Axelrod did with us, Paul will tell us the "inside story" of his and Gov. Quinn's campaign strategies and tactics and the detailed results from exactly one week earlier.  We had 142 people at the David Axelrod dinner mtg,and we’re anticipating another large crowd, again this time.  Paul (and possibly Pat*) will discuss several issues critical to our business, education, our economy, and their personal plans going forward. 

Speaker / Bio:  
Paul Vallas, Lt. Governor candidate with Governor Pat Quinn 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Vallas


During his tenure as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools from 1995 to 2001, he led an effort to reform the school system, and his work was cited by President Bill Clinton for raising test scores, balancing the budget, and instituting several new programs included mandatory summer school, after school programs, and expanding alternative, charter, and magnet schools.


Moderator:
Bob Jordan, PhD, Member and longtime Anchor/Reporter for WGN-TV, and, recently appointed Journalist in Residence at the University of Chicago, Hyde Park Campus, and Bob is the owner / operator / CEO of two companies:  Jordan & Jordan Communications, Inc., and, Video Family Biographies.http://www.videofamilybiographies.com/#!
PARK for Lessat The POETRY GARAGE, 201 W. Madison SELF PARK:
www.thepoetrygarage.com/ceoroundtable   THANKS to CEO Member / Lot Owner, John Hammerschlag, CEO, Hammerschlag Parking, a national parking operation:  http://hammerschlagparking.com/  $10 after 3 pm; $20 all day at Madison x Wells, SW corner. 


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*NOV. 18: Tues., FREE for CEO Members,“6th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference,” sponsored by McGuire Woods.  Join us for an interactive, multitrack conference addressing key legal and business matters in the medical device sector focusing on innovation, investment and regulatory issues.  Topics:  Election update, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FDA update: recent developments and new initiatives, HCP relationships, open payments and current enforcement issues, Early stage investing, Cross-border M&A transactions and overseas contracting issues, Mobile medical applications, health information exchange and data security, IP litigation, royalty agreements and other IP issues, Antitrust compliance and other hot compliance topics in the medical device industry, Strategies for post-approval financing and partnerships.
REGSTRTN DETAILS / CODES sent directly to Members of the CEO Roundtable-Chicago.
DATE:  Tuesday, November 18, 2014
TIME:    8:30 a.m. Continental Brkfst / Regstrtn
PROG: 9:15a – 4:30p
RCPTN: 4:30 - 6p
LOCA: RENAISSANCE BLACKSTONE CHICAGO Hotel, 636 S. Mich. Ave Chicago
WHO:  Should Attend In-house legal counsel and regulatory and medical affairs staff, compliance officers and compliance personnel, CEOs, COOs, CFOs and investors in medical device manufacturers and distributors.
INFO:Karna Pruiett, 312.849.8137312.849.8137,kpruiett@mcguirewoods.com

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*DEC. 2:  Tues., The Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Dr.:5:30 - 7:15 pm 
"Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, Geeks and the Digital Revolution"
Super Speaker:  Walter Isaacson, President & CEO, The Aspen Institute.
 This is a complimentary,partnered event with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 
REGISTER: email Nick Brand your name and "CEO Roundtable Member" to: NBrand@TheChicagoCouncil.org  REGISTER by:  5 pm, Mon., Dec. 1.
DETAILS:What makes a mind inventive? And why do some inventive minds — like the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates of the world— succeed so magnificently where others fail? We have all heard the popular success story about the genius in a garage who through hard work and a bit of eccentricity is able to transform his ideas from obscurity into world-changing innovations. According to Walter Isaacson, however, innovation may not be a loner’s endeavor. What lessons can we learn from the uber-successful few inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks that may help the next generation of innovators turn their visionary ideas into disruptive reality?


Walter Isaacson is the president and chief executive officer of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other international broadcasts of the United States. He has been the chairman and chief executive officer of CNN, the editor of TIME magazine, as well as the chair emeritus of Teach for America. He is the author of Steve Jobs, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, and Kissinger: A Biography, and coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He is a graduate of Harvard College and of Pembroke College of Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
@WalterIsaacson @AspenInstitute 
Isaacson’s new book, The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, will be available for purchase and signing after the program.
The Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

5:30 p.m.- Registration and cash bar reception                                
6:00 p.m.- Presentation and discussion
7:15 p.m. - Adjournment and book signing           


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DEC. 9:  "How We Studied Our Customers and Built the World's Most Popular Museum"withDavid Thurm,Chief Operating Officer, The Art Institute of Chicago; CEO Roundtable-Chicago regular, monthly, second-Tues., dinner mtg #251:  5:30 – 8 pm, at McGladrey, One South Wacker Dr., 6th flr.

David will share with us how he and his staff studied their patrons, cleverly collected info, analyzed it, and very effectively changed their customer service and patron interactions to become the world’s most popular museum! 
Speaker / Bio:  David Thurm, Chief Operating Officer, The Art Institute of Chicago: 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603; 312-443-3620;dthurm@artic.edu

David Thurm joined the Art Institute of Chicago as Chief Operating Officer on March 1, 2010.  In this role he is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Art Institute including Marketing, Financial, Exhibitions, Registration, IT and Digital, Human Resources, Visitor Services, the shops and catering, Physical Plant, Security and Design & Construction.
David wemt to The Art Institute from the New York Times, where he held a wide range of senior positions throughout his 27-year career including Senior Vice President for Operations, Chief Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer of New York Times Digital, and Vice President Production.  Throughout his career, David has also been responsible for real estate and construction from highly automated production facilities to The Times’s new 52-story hdqrtrs building designed by Renzo Piano.  
David has a BA from Harvard College and a JD from the New York University School of Law.  He is active in a number of organizations that foster architectural design and sustainability including service on the Boards of the American Institute of Architects and the Architectural League of New York, and he has been elected to honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects. 

PARK for Lessat The POETRY GARAGE, 201 W. Madison SELF PARKwww.thepoetrygarage.com/ceoroundtableTHANKS toCEO Member / Lot Owner,John Hammerschlag,CEO, Hammerschlag Parking, a national parking operation: http://hammerschlagparking.com/ = $10 after 3 pm; $20 all day at Madison x Wells, SW corner.​

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