2018 CenterState CEO Annual Meeting

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Innovation & Talent Expert to Speak at CEO’s Annual Meeting, April 19

Now more than ever, there is a need to have foresight and a strategic mindset in order to stay competitive in today’s economy. With that in mind, CenterState CEO will explore the theme “Pivot” at its 2018 Annual Meeting, Thursday, April 19, at the SRC Arena. The meeting is presented by CPS Recruitment, Inc. and Nascentia Health.

David Lee, vice president of innovation and the Strategic Enterprise Fund at UPS, will deliver the meeting’s keynote address. In his role at UPS, Lee works to accelerate and enable innovation across the company’s global network of services and operations by connecting bright people with interesting problems. Lee is also credited with one of the top-rated 2017 Ted Talks, titled, “Why Jobs of the Future Won’t Feel Like Work.” In this presentation, Lee speaks about the need to rethink how we approach work and the importance of designing jobs to unlock our hidden talents and passions and keep us relevant in the age of robotics.

Lee’s perspective is timely and relevant given what CEO’s members recently shared in the Economic Forecast report that finding and cultivating talent is the second leading pressure impacting regional businesses. In addition to his perspective on talent, Lee’s message also resonates as the region looks to stay agile in its efforts to address economic challenges with economic solutions.

The event is the largest gathering of business and community leaders in the region.  It also celebrated the prestigious Business of the Year Awards, recognizing outstanding CNY businesses and organizations in five categories.

$70/person for CenterState CEO members; $700/table of ten

$85/person for non-members; $850/table of 10

Event Time

Apr 19th 2018
12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM


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Onondaga Community College


SRC Arena
Syracuse, NY 13215



Event Type

Annual Event

Presenting Sponsors

CPS Recruitment
Nascentia Health

Corporate Sponsors

C & S Companies
Crouse Health
Stickley Audi & Co
Preferred Mutual

Media Sponsors

Business Journal News Network
Advance Media New York
Visual Technologies