Register now for the 6th Annual Global Competitiveness Summit VI

last modified Mar 01, 2017 10:02 AM

Charlotte Regional Collaborative for a Global Economy and the Global Vision Leaders Group to host sixth annual Global Competitiveness Summit VI March 15, registration now open

Area decision makers to discuss building the Charlotte region as a global hub of commerce

WHAT: Regional and national policy makers and business leaders will gather to participate in CPCC’s sixth annual Global Competitiveness Summit on March 15 to discuss talent and innovation in the Charlotte region.

Join us at this year’s event as local leaders continue to discuss and determine how to most effectively grow global assets within the Charlotte region.

Key scheduled speakers and panelists include:

  • Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, President, Central Piedmont Community College
  • Dr. Ilham Kadri, President, Diversey Care, a Division of Sealed Air
  • Michael Praeger, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, AvidXchange, Inc.
  • David Stafford, Executive Vice President, Personnel and Chief Human Resources Officer, Michelin North America, Inc.

For a full list of speakers, panelists and agenda, visit

During the event, Brent Cagle, aviation director for Charlotte Douglas International Airport, will receive the inaugural Global Excellence Award. The Steering Committee for the Global Vision Leaders Group unanimously agreed to present Brent with the award, which recognizes the crucial role the airport plays in making the greater Charlotte region a global hub of commerce. As aviation director, Brent provides the leadership to expand and improve the airport’s facilities and the airfield to accommodate the 44 million passengers who travel annually through Charlotte Douglas International to 165 domestic and international destinations. Charlotte Douglas International has become the fifth busiest airport in the U.S. and the ninth highest in passengers.

The event’s contributing sponsors are J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and CPCC. For a complete list of event sponsors, visit

WHEN: Wednesday, March 15

7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 a.m.

Event program begins promptly at 8 a.m.

WHERE: Harris Conference Center, CPCC Harris Campus, 3216 Harris Conference Dr., Charlotte, NC

COST: $50 per person

CONTACT: To register, visit