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NEW Leadership Summit 2010
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The NEW Normal: Break through for change
September 27-29 | Charlotte

More than 800 executives and emerging leaders from the consumer products and retail industry attended the NEW Leadership Summit 2010, Sept. 27-29 in Charlotte. The theme of the event was "The NEW Normal," and this theme was addressed by two nationally known keynote speakers, three concurrent SuperSessions, a Generations at Work roundtable discussion and a five-minute Network video on the subject. Other highlights included opening dinner remarks by Larry Merlo, president and COO of CVS Caremark, a regional awards ceremony during the Summit luncheon, and a closing video shot on site. More

Summit videos

The NEW Normal: CPG/Retail Industry Today
Voices of the Network Summit

Summit program

Summit attendee list

Photos from Summit Photo Studio

SuperSession presentations

The Big Picture: Essential Lessons for Achieving Change
Presented by Kevin Coupe,

Business Unusual: Navigating the Workforce Transformation
Presented by Bill Fournet, The Persimmon Group

Summit agenda

Monday, September 27

"The View” on Networking with Four NEW Presidents
Helayne Angelus, Kalypso
Kimberly Betts, Deloitte
Michele Hanson, ExecuInsight
Alison Kenney Paul, Deloitte

NEW Regional Officers Meeting

NEW Members Meeting 2010

Welcome reception and buffet dinner
Opening remarks: Larry Merlo, president and COO of CVS Caremark
Hershey dessert party
Silent Auction

Tuesday, September 28

Networking breakfast

General session
Welcome remarks
Opening keynote: Futurist Edie Weiner on Seizing the Future’s Surprising Opportunities


Business Unusual: Navigating the Workforce Transformation
Bill Fournet, president and CEO, The Persimmon Group

The New Networking: Face to Face / Facebook to Facebook
DeLores Pressley, consultant and coach

The Big Picture: Essential Lessons For Achieving Change
Kevin Coupe, journalist and author

Summit luncheon
NEW Regional Awards

Generations Roundtable
Moderator: Fawn Germer, author and journalist

General session
Closing keynote: Lt. Col. Consuelo Kickbusch, U.S. Army (ret.) on What It Means to Be a Leader Now
Farewell remarks

Mixer for Deep Dive and Retail Safari®

Wednesday, September 29

Deep Dive Career Workshop
Retail Safari® store tours

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