$0 – $599

2017 P&G Alumni Network Global Conference - Oct. 9-13

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Cincinnati, OH

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Global Conference, October 9-13, 2017, Cincinnati, OH

(5 Days, 6 Major Events)

What is It?

The P&G Alumni Network holds its Global Conference every 2 years. In 2017, we return to Cincinnati — now a nationally-recognized hub for technology and the arts, where we’ll be offering:

  • Week-long Programming with many opportunities to engage and network.
  • (Re)Connect with 1,500+ Alumni across industries, roles, geographies, and company sizes – from multi-billion-dollar global enterprises to leading-edge startups.
  • Confirmed Speakers: David Taylor (P&G CEO), John Pepper (P&G former CEO), AG Lafley (P&G former CEO) Meg Whitman (HP CEO), Benno Dorer (Clorox CEO), Jim McNerney (Boeing/3M former CEO), Scott Cook (Intuit Founder & Chairman), Melanie Healey (former P&G Group President, Board- Verizon/Target/PPG), Teri List-Stoll (CFO- Gap, Board- Microsoft/Danaher), Sara Mathew (former CEO- D&B, Board - Campbell Soup Co/Avon/Freddie Mac), Pete Blackshaw (Nestlé Digital), Tim Kopp (Hyde Park Ventures), Geoff Lewis (Founders Fund), Ben Lerer (Lerer Hippeau Ventures), Wendy Lea (Cintrifuse), and many more!

Click here for a list of all confirmed speakers. This list will be updated weekly as we expect 150+ speakers participating in the conference.

Attend one, some, or all events (register now - many will sell out!)

Here are the 6 major events:

  1. CEO Roundtable at P&G Towers Building (Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 5:00-7:30 PM)
  2. Innovation Summit at Westin (Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 8:30-7:00 PM)*
  3. Generation NOW at Memorial Hall (Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 12:00-7:00PM)*
  4. Central Conference at Westin (Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Thursday, Oct. 12th, 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM)
  5. Small Business Symposium at Crossroads Oakley (Friday, Oct. 13th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)
  6. Alumni Reunion Party at Rhinegeist Brewery (Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 9:00 PM to midight)

* CEO Roundtable will be simulcast to this event

Plus other events during the week include Connection Dinners, P&G Shareholder Meeting, Brandery Demo Day, & more.

Learn more about each event below.

  • Get a $100 “Early Bird” discount on Central Conference if you register by July 31
  • 100% refund for cancellations before August 31, 50% refund for cancellations before September 30th

Special Discounts at Hotels

    • Limited discount rates October 7-15:

      • Westin (Conference hotel) ($194/night)

      • You must book your hotel rooms separately from event registration. Click above hotel links to book hotel.
    • Hotels are offering discount rates from October 7 to October 15 if you want to arrive early or stay after the conference.


  • Our global conference has compelling content that appeals to alumni across all industries and career stages:Any P&G alum who worked in any function, at any level, for any length of time, no matter how long ago. Our social event on Wednesay, Oct. 11, is free and open to all alumni, even if you decide not to participate in the rest of the conference
  • Corporate leaders
  • Young professionals building their careers
  • Technical/innovation community (R&D, QA, Supply Chain, etc.)
  • Small business owners
  • Retirees seeking “second life” opportunities and reconnecting with former colleagues
  • Those working at or interested in Start-ups
  • Significant others (can register for each conference or option of reduced registration fee for cocktail hours and gala dinner only)
  • Alumni can also sponsor someone to attend Generation NOW, a great event for a family member or mentee who is in the early stages of their career


Click here for a list of all confirmed attendees for the conference. This list will be updated weekly as we expect 1,500 P&G alumni to attend the conference.


KICK-OFF: CEO Roundtable & Cocktail Party

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 5:00 – 7:30pm @ P&G Towers

  • 5:00-6:15 pm: Listen to former P&Ger’s and top CEOs talk about their early experiences at P&G and thoughts on running businesses today. Featuring AG Lafley (P&G former CEO), Meg Whitman (HP CEO), Jim McNerney (Boeing/3M former CEO), and Scott Cook (Intuit Founder & Chairman).

  • Limited in-auditorium seating for first 300 registrants; simulcast streaming locations available for all others

  • 6:15pm - Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres following CEO Roundtable

  • Open only to registrants of: Central Conference, Innovation Summit, Generation NOW

CENTRAL CONFERENCE: “Catapulting Into The World Ahead of Us”

Wednesday and Thursday, October 11-12 @ Westin Hotel

  • Hear from 40+ diverse speakers and panelists sharing their career experiences.

  • Topics include: The Shape of What is To Come, Innovation/Leadership/Creativity, Future Trends, Conscious Capitalists, Global Business Leadership, Future of Digital and Data, Future of Retail, Elevating Your Brand, CEO panel of former P&G’ers, Giving Back, Leadership/Culture/Inclusion, Building Effective Teams, Networking, Motivational Leadership

  • Cost: $599 ($499 early-bird registration by July 31st), and includes:

    • Women’s Forum breakfast event scheduled for Oct. 11 (you must register for this event as capacity is limited)

    • Breakfast, lunch, and cocktails on both Oct. 11 and 12

    • Gala Dinner on Thur., Oct. 12 from 6:30-10:00 PM with keynote speaker, David Taylor, P&G CEO plus Alumni Awards presentation

    • CEO Roundtable & Cocktail Party on October 10

    • 40 Under 40 Cocktail Party on Wed., October 11 to recognize accomplishments of young alumni
    • Your “Plus One” guest may attend social events only for $225. This covers the cocktail parties on October 10-12 and the Gala Dinner on October 12.


Innovation Summit (NEW!)

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8:30am – 7:00pm @ Westin

  • Learn best practices from Innovation leaders across a range of industries, featuring topics of interest to both Technical and Commercial communities. Opportunities to network and reconnect with P&G Innovation/Technical Alumni from across the company and around the world.

  • Join fellow alumni from Product Development, Research & Development, Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Supply, Brand Building and more
  • Speakers, expert panels and interactive sessions featuring renowned experts and authors will share the latest innovation trends, success models, and tools in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world

  • Topics include: Disruptive Technology Trends & Implications, Innovation Success Drivers in Established Corporations and Startups, Emerging Innovation Models, How to Leverage Industry 4.0, and more!

  • Speakers: Bob Johansen (Institute for the Future) | Rob Atkinson (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) | Helen Fisher (Chief Science Officer, Neuro Color) | Maria Pinelli (Ernst & Young) | David Kidder (S/U Playbook)

  • Panel/Breakouts: Nabil Sakkab, Karl Ronn, John Leikhim, ShekharMitra, Chris Thoen, Betsy Stivers, Gary Simpson, Daniel Epstein, Dan Myers and more

  • Event is being designed by innovation thought leaders including Nabil Sakkab, Karl Ronn, Jeff Weedman, John Leikhim, Shekar Mitra, Event co-chaired by Wayne Fisher and Charmaine Sullivan.

  • Cost: $149. Includes registration for the CEO Roundtable & Cocktail Party.

    • CEO Roundtable will be simulcast live on-site immediately following this event.

    • Cocktail party to follow immediatly after Roundtable at the Westin for seeing old friends and networking.

Generation NOW Young Professional Summit (NEW!)

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12:30 – 7:00 PM @ Memorial Hall, downtown Cincinnati

  • Targeted to young professionals in the prime of their careers and to those interested in learning about the ever-changing industry trends from successful alumni peers. However, any alumni may register to attend this event, no matter their age

  • Alumni may also sponsor a non-alumni family member or mentee to attend this event. This is a great opportunity for a P&G alum to sponsor a young professional to attend this event. Sponsored non P&G alumn can also register and attend the Central Confernce on Oct. 11-12. Click here to learn more.
  • All-star panel of keynote speakers and panelists including: Julie Eddleman (Google), Ben Lerer (Lerer Hippeau Ventures), Wendy Lea (Cintrifuse), Pete Blackshaw (Nestlé), Gautum Gupta (NatureBox), Geoff Lewis (Founders Fund), Tim Kopp (Hyde Park Ventures), Bob Gilbreath (Ahalogy), Ashwin Nathan (Frito Lay), Kyle Schlegel (Wilson Sporting Goods), James Moorehead (Metromile)

  • Topics include: Lessons from a Serial Inventor & Investor, The World of Startups, Making a Career Out of Your Passion, Being a Disrupter of Major Industries, Making a Difference at a Big Company.

Click here for a complete list of speakers, topics, and agenda

  • Cost: $149. Includes registration for the CEO Roundtable & Cocktail Party.

    • CEO Roundtable will be simulcast live on-site immediately following this event

    • Networking Cocktail Party

Small Business Symposium & Life After P&G Showcase (NEW!)

Friday, October 13, 8:30 am - 4:30pm (Crossroads, Oakley Campus)

  • Event targeted to alumni who are small business owners and/or considering starting a small business

  • Agenda
    • 7:30-8:30 am Checkin/Registration/Networking
    • 8:30-8:45 am Welcome Scott Weiss CEO Unpolished/Ocean Accelerator
    • 8:45-9:30 am Keynote Bonin Bough - "How Small Businesses Need to Think Like Big Businesses"
    • 9:30-12:30 pm Breakout Sessions (5 breakouts every 45 minutes)
    • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch - Food Trucks & Boxed Lunches
    • 1:00-3:00 pm Life After P&G Expo (open to general public where P&G small businesses can promote their business to the greater Cincinnati public)
    • 3:00-4:30 pm Networking Happy Hour at Madtree Brewery
    • Cost: $149

    Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives in his field, the producer and host of The Cleveland Hustles, and the author of TXT Me (646) 759-1837. Throughout his illustrious career as one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bonin has spearheaded some of the industry’s largest global marketing campaigns across digital, mobile, television, print, and experiential, including the premier of the first ever 3D printed food product, the customizable, real-time 3D printed Oreo at SXSW.

    Breakout Topics

    1. What's the Plan? Learn How to Develop a Solid Business Plan for Success. – The business plan is the #1 step in starting a business. Small businesses have a pretty low success rate. Business owners don't plan to fail, but many fail to plan effectively. Learn some of the best business plan models and get a good (free) template.
    2. Focus on the Numbers That Count - And Only Those Numbers – Building a System for Defining, Collecting, and Sharing Impact and Results. This session provides strategies for identifying those Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) that matter in your business and tips to weed out those that only get in the way. Learn how to identify what information to matters, the frequency and with whom in order to message the impact and health of your business.
    3. Free Small Business Resources (In your back yard) – Discover the free small business resource partners in Cincinnati…and their services are free
    4. What's In It For Me? – Learn how to inspire employees to continuously improve their performance. Learn how to energize your workforce by creating a strong culture of shared purpose and core values.
    5. Finding Customers – Learn how to identify your target consumer, identify their key needs and reach them with a limited budget. This session will show you how by putting the customer first, you can grow your business.
    6. How are Your Sales Skills as a Business Owner? Every small business owner is the key sales person. Learn the key skills you need to master for success.
    7. Marketing, Sales, and the CRM – The difference between Marketing and Sales and the Absolute need to live in your CRM
    8. Networking 101 – Your Most Powerful Marketing Tool – Building a network has three parts: Clients, Prospects, and Referral Partners. Learn how to excel in all 3! Tips on how to prepare for a networking event, learn how to be strategic during the event, and how to manage the details of following up and tracking results.
    9. The “Must Have” Biz Support Team – The support team that every business needs, a Banker, a CPA, an Attorney, and a coach/mentor and how to find them.
    10. Navigating the Confusing World of Social Media Marketing … and How to Judge What Works for Your Business. – Social Media is a part of a business marketing plan. Learn how to choose between Facebook ads, Google ads, Search Engine Optimization, etc.; how to sell via online stores such as Amazon, Google Marketplace, or other online stores. Learn how to use the online tools to measure results and returns.
    11. Digital Marketing – Over 50% of consumers are exposed to digital marketing that drives their purchase decisions. Social media, search marketing, online advertising, email marketing, and many other tools can be used by a small business. Get a crash course on digital marketing to help you understand this new changing landscape.
    12. Effective Local Marketing – the world of marketing small businesses has changed rapidly over the past 5-10 years. Understand 10 local marketing ideas to grow your business.
    13. Market Research 101 – Is there a market for your business idea? Learn about good (free) tools to find out the answer
    14. LinkedIn 101 – LinkedIn is the Facebook for Business. How to use it to build your network and your business
    15. 10 Things I Wished Someone Had Told Me Before I Started My Own Business – Learn from a former 20 year veteran executive in the corporate world and how he transitioned into small business. Understand issues and topics they a.) don't teach you in business school or b.) in corporate America. This session will give you some practical tips on what to do (and not do) as you prepare to create your own start-up business.
    16. Entrepreneurship 101 - Doing More With Less – This session reveals the four traits that helped entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Sam Walton, Ray Kroc and others go from garages and dime stores to household names. Find out why when it comes to money, too much is often worse than not enough - and how to use that to your advantage.
    17. So You Want to Start a Non-Profit: 10 Things to Get You Started – Maybe you have successfully started - even expanded - your business (or not) and you feel you want to contribute your experience, passion and talent to make this a better world. This session will introduce you to 10 things about non-profits, how they are the same yet different from a business, how a hybrid (B-Corp, social entrepreneurship) works.
    18. Lessons in Social Entrepreneurship – Running, working or volunteering at a non-profit has both similarities and differences from a for-profit business. Hear from 3 people involved in Social Entrepreneurship and the lessons they’ve learned.
    19. Becoming a Preferred Supplier – The Often Overlooked Path to Growing a Successful B2B business. –Many small B2B businesses, especially minority, women and veteran owned businesses, can achieve remarkable growth in preferred supplier relationships with bigger businesses. Learn the secrets here!
    20. Growing the Value of Your Business … It Takes More Than Profit. – Leveraging the equity value in your business is key for growth and for exiting with success. Find out the drivers of business beyond just the profitability.
  • Cost: $149

Alumni Reunion Party

Wednesday, October 11, 9:00pm - 12:00am @ Rhinegheist Brewery

  • Network and reconnect in a fun setting
  • FREE to all conference attendees and any local other P&G alumni (even if they do not attend any other conference events)
  • Registration mandatory given limited capacity

P&G Finance Alumni Dinner

Monday October 9, 6:00 PM-9:00pm @Montgomery Inn Boathouse

  • P&G’s Finance Alumni will be having a functional reunion dinner on Monday evening, October 9th at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse - open to alumni including both conference attendees and non-attendees.
  • Great opportunity to reconnect with friends in this iconic Cincinnati restaurant setting.
  • $50 for 3-course meal and non-alcoholic drinks in a private room and the balcony overlooking the river and city.
  • First round of cocktails graciously sponsored by Corporate Collaborations.
  • Buy your ticket now online. Space is limited to 100. Waitlist after that.
  • You must be a P&G alumni from Finance or Accounting to attend.
  • For more details, contact Cathy Scruggs (CatherineLScruggs@gmail.com) or Phyllis Wagner (Wagner@corporatecollaborations.com)
  • Cost: $50 per person. You can buy an additional ticket for spouse/guest.
  • 6 pm Networking & Social Hour
    7 pm Dinner - Ribs & Chicken Buffet with Sides & Dessert

P&G Annual Shareholder Meeting Simulcast

Tuesday October 10, 9:00-10:00am @Westin

  • Free and open to any P&G alumni. The meeting will be simulcast to the Westin hotel. You must pre-register for this event


Brandery Demo Day

Tuesday, October 10, 8:30 - 10:30am @ Memorial Hall, downtown Cincinnati

  • See startups from the latest Brandery accelerator class share their business ideas as they seek investors, mentors, connections, and talent to grow their business

  • This a Free event that has reached capacity. Join the waitlist if you are interested if the allocated number of tickets increases and/or someone cancels.

P&G Alumni Connection Dinners

Tuesday, October 10, and Wednesday October 11, 7:00 - 10:00pm

  • Connect with old and new Alumni friends in Cincinnati’s new, dynamic downtown restaurant district

  • Alumni Network will facilitate alumni connections and block restaurant reservations

  • Alumni are responsible for the cost of their own meals

  • More details to come after you register to attend one of the above events

CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% Refund for any cancellations before August 31, 2017

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