The North Carolina (NC) CEO Forum is for executives and management teams who want to gain a competitive edge in the market. This invitation-only event welcomes business, government and non-profit leaders who are dedicated to helping North Carolina grow jobs and build its presence on the national and international scene.
The NC CEO Forum is an educational event. We welcome individuals in management, executive teams, and sponsors. Registration to the forum includes breakfast, networking breaks, lunch, and a cocktail reception. Each year, we have a “give back” component to the program as a part of the commitment of our founders to giving back to the community. Learn more about our Featured Non-Profits.
If you are interested in participating in the 2014 NC CEO Forum, featuring keynote speakers Alan Mulally and Chris Viehbacher, please Request an Invitation. For information on how to become a sponsor, please view our Sponsor Benefits or fill out the contact form on our Become a Sponsor page.
The mission of the NC CEO Forum is to make North Carolina a better place to live and work by creating a community of business leaders who learn with and from each other.
The NC CEO Forum is committed to giving back to the community by donating profits to non-profit partners. This year, we’re continuing our commitment to giving back with a raffle and live auction in support of our featured nonprofit, Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina. We also want to give attention and thanks to our Friends of the Forum nonprofits: CED, NC Arts in Action, NC Center for Nonprofits, NC GreenPower, and Triangle Entrepreneurship Week powered by Forward Triangle, and the Triangle Chapter of the British American Business Council.
Make-A-Wish® of Eastern North Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. A wish is a powerful gift that brings often is the beginning of the healing process for wish kids and their families. The impact of a wish experience is profound.
Make-A-Wish provides a unique and rewarding way for donors and volunteers to make a life-changing impact on sick children, their families, and communities. Founded in 1986, the chapter serves all medically eligible children who reside in the 49 counties east of the Orange / Alamance county line.
The chapter operates solely through generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations. With the help of more than 200 volunteers, including our Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has granted more than 2,800 wishes since its inception.
FRIENDS OF THE FORUM NONPROFITS
NC GreenPower strives to improve the quality of the environment by connecting consumers with renewable energy sources, including green energy and carbon offset providers.
The 2013 NC CEO Forum—North Carolina’s premier leadership conference—featured keynote addresses from retired U.S. Army four-star general and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and John Chambers, CEO of Cisco. The featured keynotes were joined by national and regional C-level executives who shared insights on how to incorporate leadership-based innovation by providing examples, including what worked and what didn’t and the hows and whys of each. The Forum continued its charitable commitment, which included a raffle and live auction in support of its featured nonprofits, NC Arts in Action and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina. Friends of the Forum included CED, NC Center for Nonprofits, NC GreenPower, and Triangle Entrepreneurship Week.
Title sponsors included Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Oracle, and Quintiles.
The Forum was held Thurs., Aug. 22, 2013 at the North Ridge Country Club in north Raleigh, N.C. For the fifth consecutive year, co-founders Rick Deckelbaum and Brian Kinahan co-hosted along with Billie Redmond and Diane Adams.
In addition to keynote presentations and panel discussions, the all-day program included breakfast, lunch, multiple breaks, and a closing wine and beer networking reception.
All proceed and profits from the afternoon raffle and auction benefitted the Make-A-Wish® of Eastern North Carolina and NC Arts in Action. Title Sponsors included Allscripts, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Extreme Networks, M*MODAL, and PNC Financial Services Group. The Forum was held on Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012 at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. Rick Deckelbaum and Brian Kinahan again co-hosted the event.
The 2011 NC CEO Forum featured acclaimed business author Jim Collins as the keynote speaker. A host of North Carolina’s CEOs and distinguished executives supplemented Collins with presentations and discussions centralized around the theme of Building Great Companies That Last. Attendees were able to gain insight into challenges and opportunities posed by environmental initiatives, social mandates, and near-term economic constraints through unique story-telling and examples.
In 2011, the Forum placed more emphasis on its charitable efforts. Featured nonprofits included NC Arts in Action and Make-A-Wish® of Eastern North Carolina. Friends of the Forum nonprofits included CED, N.C. Center for Nonprofits, NC GreenPower.
Title sponsors included Allscripts, Bayer CropScience, and RBC Bank. The day-long Forum was held Wed., Aug. 10 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.
The invitation-only event was co-hosted by the North Carolina Chamber, Summit Performance Systems, and RDA Recruiters in association with Bayer CropScience. The Forum was held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on May 18, 2010.
Business leaders offered insights and perspectives on topics relating to tactical and strategic implications, how the economy affected public and non-profit sectors, and the effect of the global economic crisis on North Carolina.