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SAVE THE DATE FOR BREAKFASTS IN 2018
Tuesday, May 15
Tuesday, July 17
Tuesday, September 11
Tuesday, November 13
An evening of International Possibilities Featuring Birmingham Mayor Woodfin. An Intoxicating Indian Dinner will follow consisting of Goat Biryani, Beef Kebab, Chicken Tandoori, Naan, two types of vegetarian curry, salad, and dessert prepared by our hosts!
SPEAKER & TOPICS
Rick Michaels, Chairman & CEO of CEA Group
Global M&A Environment:
A record amount of available capital continues to drive valuations, causing a frothy market
How the immigration policies are affecting foreign investors and the current political environment implications
All the buzz and highlighted needs for enhanced diligence regarding cyber-security including comments surrounding the world's fastest growing industry
Charlottesville, Virginia is well known for its rich history – in politics, business and higher education. During the Charlottesville Briefing, April 12-15, we will take a deeper dive into the past, present, and future of this dynamic area. From discussions with experts on the region’s history to interactive sessions with UVA faculty and students, you’ll learn more about Virginia’s trending technology and business incubators. Enjoy renowned dining and cultural offerings as well as a private tour of the King Family Vineyards, nestled in the foothills of the glorious Blue Ridge Mountains. Discover the old and new Charlottesville during this exciting SIBF program.
Clay shoot followed by cocktails at Weewoka Creek Farm hosted by Patsy and Stan Graves (AL, '99). Cost includes golf cart and cocktails, attendees should provide their own equipment and ammunition. Additional supplies available for purchase on site.
Network reunions offer the educational opportunities to improve upon the foundation of your CELA membership, but more importantly they offer the environment to meet and become friends with great people and refresh already existing relationships. From these friendships come personal and professional connections. Membership in the CELA network has always been about an opportunity to meet others and actively pursue those connections.
The individual curriculum for both sessions of the SIBF Leadership Academy has been thoughtfully developed to offer a broad spectrum of opportunities to investigate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. World-class business coaches and global business executives with proven expertise serve as session instructors for the plenary sessions. In addition, a select group of experienced international business professionals serve as facilitators; two or three facilitators manage participant Learning Groups and lead the conversations that deepen and extend learning and personal growth. The underlying credo for the Academy is that everyone is a teacher; each participant is expected to share personal knowledge and experiences as they assimilate each session’s lessons.
Session 1: Atlanta, Georgia - May 14-19, 2018
Session 2: Dallas, Texas - August 26-30, 2018
Both sessions are required and participants will remain in contact to work on individual business projects between sessions 1 and 2.
Tampa Bay History Center - Maps, History, & Treasure
Please join fellow SIBF members Janet Nichols (FL, '06), Tom Touchton (FL, '89), and John Touchton (FL, '12) at the Tampa Bay History Museum for a tour of the new Touchton Map Library and a peek at the just-opened Treasure Seeker’s Gallery. Guests will be free to walk through the various museum’s floors and exhibits, from Cracker Country to Cigar City, showcasing centuries of Florida and Tampa Bay area history.
SIBF invites you to explore a fascinating region of the world. The 2018 Fellows’ International Conference will visit the Baltic States, rich in history and culture. Through an exclusive network of on-site contacts in business, politics and the arts, this program will put you in touch with the pulse of these countries today. Join us as we explore the uniquely transforming Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
Post-program Extension: Helsinki
June 17-19, 2018
SIBF’s annual summer program, targeted to young adults age 17 to 24, is held at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. This highly rated program offers students the chance to discover the mathematics of money, the importance of philanthropy and entrepreneurialism, and the significance of financial planning. Led by global finance and business experts, along with Cambridge scholars, the Money & Responsibility program is a life-changing experience for young people as they plot their courses for the future.
The Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance (CELA) is a program of lifetime personal development for outstanding mid-career professionals from the fields of business, education, and civil society. CELA draws its membership from the countries of the southern Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) together with Afghanistan. About 40 new members are selected yearly in a competitive but transparent admissions process in each country. The entry point to CELA is a 11-day intensive Academy in Istanbul that begins the education and mentoring journey.