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CEO Summit Series: Candid Conversations on Key Business Topics

The CEO Summit Series present a panel of CEO's or key leaders with experience in the topic area selected for each program. These programs tap the unique quality of Beacon members: senior level executives and entrepreneurs from all industries and functional areas and have rapidly become the most popular programs on our calendar, attracting over 100 participants at each event.

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CEO Summit June 6, 2017


Out of the Shark Tank:  Navigating Turbulent Waters

Getting Innovation, Disruption and Transformation Right

Lessons from Successful CEO's


Register Today

June 6, 2017

Sky Philadelphia

Three Logan Square

1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor

Philadelphia, PA

7:30am - 10:30am

Note:  discounted parking of $12 at the Windsor Suites

EARLY BIRD PRICING - GOOD THRU - 5/28/17 - Beacon Members - $70, guests - $85



"Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door"

 -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That used to be enough for financial success and longevity.  The same cannot be said today, where the marketplace requires more than just "better."

The Industrial Revolution was built upon mass production, being able to manufacture more at a lower price and shorter production cycle.  Market entry required a large investment in equipment and material, so competition was limited.  Continued success depended on being faster and cheaper.

Today, technology has created a new world for growth and financial viability.  A large investment is not always required for market entry.  Competition can come from long-standing industry experts to high school students sitting on laptops and home computers.  Individuals who do need funding reach out to angels, venture capitalists, and let's not forget the Internet's "Go Fund Me" campaigns.

Join in the discussion of how to cope in the world of innovation, disruption, and transformation, which is today's market reality.  Whether you are a "solo-preneur," a small business wanting to grow, or a medium to larger organization with grand visions, it's critical to understand what is needed to be successful in today's marketplace.  Discover how you can approach innovation and transformation and rise to the top of the food chain after you leave the shark tank.  




Tine Hansen-Turton, President/CEO, Woods Services; Co-Founder, Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal

Tine Hansen-Turton is Co-founder of the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, the first regional online publication in the nation dedicated to social innovators and innovations.  She is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government and the School of Nursing.


 Harold Hambrose, Partner LiquidHub and                                                  former Founder/CEO Electronic Ink

Bringing design's human focus to the definition and execution of business for more than 25 years.  As a pioneer in user-centered system development, his unique approach to the design and build of digital products, and an unwavering concern for the user of computer-driven products and services, has attracted industry leaders and landmark projects to Electronic Ink.


Bernie Rudnick, Angel Investor, Board Member, Advisor, and Business Strategist

Bernie Rudnick is the Managing Partner of CapGenic Advisors, LLC, and a member of several angel groups.  Mr. Rudnick's entrepreneurial career includes a number of startups, three of which grew to over $60 million in revenue before exiting.  He is a founder of one of the nation's leading entrepreneurial programs (MADV) at the Fox School of Business, Temple University.


 Patricia Wellenbach, President/CEO, Please Touch Museum

Tricia Wellenbach has a long history in the nonprofit sector.  Before joining the Please Touch Museum, she was CEO of the Green Tree School & Services, which provides education and therapeutic support to children with autism and other disorders.  She also has been a management consultant, and her clients have included the Philadelphia Orchestra, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and other institutions.


Candid and unscripted, the CEO Summit has become Beacon's marque programming event. Held twice per year, the event attracts over 100 senior business executives from within the Beacon membership as well as across the Philadelphia business community. Whether you are a small business owner, entrepreneur or business consultant, you will find value in the lessons of these chief executives and want to hear how they unlocked the secrets of scaling for success.

Following the facilitated panel discussion, our moderator will lead an interactive Q&A session with the panel and attendees.

Our CEO Summit program series offers attendees the opportunity to join a conversation with a panel of successful CEOs and business leaders who candidly share how they make critical decisions and navigate challenges.


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