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August 2-6, 2015

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International Market Centers and Eller Enterprises are proud to announce the third annual CEO summit, designed to address and provide insight into the critical issues facing industry leaders today. This influential, executive-level gathering for the gift and home furnishings industry features thought-provoking keynote addresses, informative presentations, and meaningful networking opportunities for participants. The exclusive opportunity provides a forum for industry leaders to connect about critical issues and opportunities facing businesses today, learning from visionaries in both the private and public sectors. Discussions at previous Summits have focused on a broad range of topics including entrepreneurship, IT planning, product development, corporate citizenship, Hispanic market opportunities, innovation and the global economy.

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Ron Insana

Senior Analyst, CNBC and Financial Industry Expert

Ron Insana is a contributor to CNBC and MSNBC, where he discusses the most pressing economic issues of the day.  He has written for Money magazine and USA Today and has hosted 2 nationally syndicated radio programs.  Insana is well known for his high profile interviews, which included Presidents Clinton and Bush, billionaire investors Warren Buffet, George Soros and Julian Robertson, among others.  He has also interviewed captains of industry including Bill Gates, Jack Welch, and the late Steve Jobs.  Insana was named one of the “Top 100 Business News Journalists of the 20th Century” and was nominated for a news and documentary Emmy for his role in NBC’s coverage of 9/11.  Mr. Insana will be discussing the US and World economy at the 2015 CEO Summit in Las Vegas.

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Andreas Weigend

Director of Social Data Lab & Former Chief Scientist, Amazon

Dr. Andreas Weigend is an expert on the future of big data, social-mobile technologies, and consumer behavior. Andreas teaches at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and China’s Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford after studying in Germany and Cambridge, UK. As Amazon’s chief scientist, he helped create the firm’s data strategy and customer-centric culture.  Andreas founded the Social Data Lab, which connects faculty and students with companies looking to find new forms of engagement with their customers.

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Steven Baker

Vice President, The Great Game of Business, Inc.

Known for his high energy and engaging message, Steve Baker has become a top rated and sought after speaker, author and coach on topics of Open Book Management, Strategy and Execution, Leadership and Employee Engagement.  Mr. Baker co-wrote the update of the #1 Best Seller The Great Game of Business 20th Anniversary Edition.

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Tom V. Morris

Chairman, Morris Institute for Human Values

Tom Morris electrifies every audience he presents to!  His talks bring practical forms of world class wisdom, and tangible takeaways, into the mix of any organization.  People leave with new energy and insights to take them to higher levels of performance and creativity in their work.  Organizations report that their executives and associates are using his ideas to great effect months and even years after a presentation.

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Kent Panther

Senior Vice President, Wray Ward Creative Marketing Communications

For more than 25 years, Kent has cultivated expertise in how to measure the results of marketing tactics and expenditures and, more important, how to tie marketing to sales. In his strategic planning and business development work at Wray Ward Creative Marketing Communications, he has focused on bringing the right measurement tools to the home and building categories. Kent works closely with teams responsible for developing marketing communications plans with built-in metrics for tracking progress and demonstrating effectiveness. In addressing industry audiences, he shares ways to improve marketing ROI by identifying targets’ most significant activities, and he identifies the top tools with which to measure results. Attendees will walk away knowing how to apply different tools and techniques.

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Click here to view the white papers from the 2014 Summit.





12:00                      Lunch

1:00                        Conference opens, welcome remarks by Randy Eller and Bob Maricich

1:15                        Keynote Speaker: Ron Insana

2:15                        Break

2:45                        Speaker: Tom  Morris

3:45                        Break

4:15                        Speaker: Steve Baker

5:15                        Closing remarks for the day

5:30                        Cocktail party

6:30                        Dinner 




8:00                        Breakfast

9:00                        Opening remarks for the day

9:15                        Speaker: Kent Panther

10:15                      Break

10:45                      Keynote Speaker: Andreas Weigend

11:45                      Closing remarks

12:00                      Conference ends



The CEO Summit is an executive-level conference designed for owners, principals, and C-level management of gift and home furnishings manufacturers and sales agencies. Registrants must meet these criteria to attend.



$395- Individuals whose company exhibits in an IMC property in both High Point, NC AND Las Vegas, NV

$595- Individuals whose company exhibits in an IMC property in High Point OR Las Vegas, NV

$795- Individuals whose company does NOT currently exhibit at an IMC property


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