Vistage Executive Summit in San Francisco Will Offer Bay Area Business Leaders Insights on How Innovation Can Accelerate Growth and Productivity May 15th Event is Part of a 20-City Nationwide Program to Provide Business Leaders With Cross-Industry Approaches to Innovation

SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistage International will hold its Vistage Executive Summit in San Francisco on Thursday, May 15th, at the Terra Gallery. The summit is part of a 20-city, nationwide event series focused on the theme of Leading Innovation. Designed exclusively for business leaders in the Bay Area, the event is dedicated to stimulating productivity and growth through innovative thinking and leadership. Attendees will explore how other business leaders from a wide range of industries are leveraging, embracing and adapting to the rapid pace of change, and how to infuse new ideas into their businesses.

The Vistage Executive Summit series features keynote speakers and panelists who are leaders in business, academia, technology, and the arts.  Participants will have unparalleled opportunities to develop greater insights into their businesses, network with their peers, access Vistage content, and identify best practices for driving innovation in their organizations.

Attendees will engage in lively, interactive sessions led by Richard Karlgaard, a publisher and innovation columnist for Forbes. Keynote speakers and panelists include Sekou Andrews, Poet and Performance Artist; Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy at Airbnb; Dave Logan, Co-founder and Senior Partner of CultureSync; Cameron Herold, Founder, BackPocket COO; and Erik Wahl, Graffiti Artist, Author & Entrepreneur.

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Leon Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer at Vistage International, said, "The Vistage Executive Summit series will be a uniquely Vistage encounter.  It will leverage our nearly 60 years of experience facilitating life-changing peer advisory group discussions among business leaders.  Vistage works because it channels the collective expertise of CEOs, business owners, and their key executives from more than 800 diverse industries to help our members think through their own business challenges and develop innovative solutions.  The Vistage Executive Summit series will take this a step further by providing attendees (Vistage members and non-members alike) with a powerful new venue for discovering fresh perspectives they can implement in their own organizations."

Vistage's new event series kicked off in San Diego, where the company is headquartered, and continued in Lancaster, Philadelphia and Seattle. Following the Vistage Executive Summit in San Francisco, the company will host additional summits in New York City, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Minneapolis, San Jose, Chicago, Orange County, Los Angeles, Boston, Cleveland, and Washington DC. 

About Vistage International 
Founded in 1957 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. Vistage members participate in monthly, Chair-led private advisory board meetings. More than 17,000 members in 15 countries also have access to one-to-one executive coaching, expert speakers, and our global network of business leaders.

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