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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

2015 Outlook Leadership: Influencers & Catalysts
Conference features diverse schedule of experts on c-store industry trends

Source: CSP Daily News

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- The speakers of the 2015 Outlook Leadership conference represent a unique mix of world-renowned influencers and convenience-store industry leaders offering incredible leadership lessons to use in your business and personal life.

Winsight, formerly CSP Business Media—a leading facilitator of major convenience retailing and foodservice industry networking events—will present these speakers and more at the 21st annual Outlook Leadership conference at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, in Scottsdale, Ariz., from Nov. 14-16, 2015.

The people who attend Outlook Leadership are the right mix of more than 500 retailer and supplier trailblazers from the convenience-store and petroleum-retailing industry. This unparalleled conference offers the right face-to-face environment that stimulates conversation and creative thought toward increasing sales and profits.

Attendees will experience a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear from a 2016 presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson. Based on his 2012 book, Dr. Carson explores the critical historical characteristics of America that led to its rise to the pinnacle of nations almost overnight--the values and principles that produced outstanding characteristics like honesty, compassion, hard work, innovation and decency. Dr. Carson describes how to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation and our world.

Another featured speaker will be one of the most highly decorated Navy SEAL combat veterans, Robert O’Neill. He has served America as a SEAL, team leader and senior chief petty officer at Naval Special Development Group in some of the most challenging and clandestine military roles of our time. O’Neill will share his views on the ingredients to a successful mission: the right people, preparedness, decision-making under pressure and, above all, a commitment to never quit.

To learn more about all of 2015 Outlook Leadership’s speakers visit http://www.outlookleadership.com/speakers/.

Outlook Leadership 2015 also offer a full series of leadership lessons from the most recognized retailers in the convenience-store industry. The opening general session, “The Making of a Catalyst,” will discuss the value of having a mentor and the importance of being one. Steve Sheetz, chairman of Sheetz Inc. will talk about mentors who have influenced him over the years and honor the life-changing contributions of a truly special industry mentor, Chester Cadieux. Joining Steve will be Chet Cadieux cha