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NACD 2018 Global Board Leaders' Summit

What is the Global Board Leaders’ Summit?

On September 29-October 2 nearly 2,000 corporate directors will gather for the 2018 Global Board Leaders' Summit in Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Global Board Leaders’ Summit is the largest and most important director forum in the world, where the greatest minds in governance convene to take on the largest issues facing today’s boardrooms and collectively discover the future of exemplary board leadership.

Whether you are looking to learn more about emerging technologies and how they may impact your business, get a glimpse at what’s on the regulatory agenda for the coming year, or land your next board seat, the Summit has your most pressing corporate-governance concerns covered.

Convening nearly 2,000 corporate executives and board members, the Summit brings together the best and the brightest—cutting-edge thought leaders and industry experts—for four days of dialogue, interactive workshops, and unprecedented networking opportunities.

Why Attend?

We know that directors today face a complex and ever-changing business environment. That is why for Summit, we handpick our speaker lineup to feature the world's leading directors—who also happen to be subject-matter experts in their fields, as well as top CEOs from the Fortune 500. Our programming is carefully curated to focus on hot-topic issues, like cybersecurity and the emerging technologies that will directly impact your company and your work as a director.

Our ability to facilitate networking is one of the primary reasons thousands of our members attend Summit year after year. From Speed Networking to celebratory receptions, Summit provides a multitude of networking opportunities in various formats to help you make connections. These connections lead to new ideas, new opportunities, new leading practices, new partnerships, new companies, new friends, and new board seats.

Summit is the largest director forum in the world—the only one of its kind. With unique programming like Insight Hub and Dancing With the Start-Ups, Summit inspires original thought and the development of new strategies. Not only will directors gain knowledge to safeguard their boards from potential risks, but they will also walk away with groundbreaking ideas that will shape their company’s future.

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