Charlotte Regional Collaborative for a Global Economy and the Global Vision Leaders Group hosted the sixth annual Global Competitiveness Summit on March 15

last modified Mar 16, 2017 10:28 AM

More than 200 regional and national policy makers and business leaders gathered at the CPCC Harris Conference Center on March 15 to participate in CPCC’s sixth annual Global Competitiveness Summit to discuss talent and innovation in the Charlotte region.

During the event, local leaders discussed and determined how to most effectively grow global assets within the Charlotte region. Key scheduled speakers and panelists included:

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

During the event, Dr. Tony Zeiss, executive director of the Museum of the Bible, named Brent Cagle, aviation director at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the inaugural Global Excellence Award recipient. Stuart Hair, economic affairs manager for Charlotte Douglas International Airport, accepted the award on Brent’s behalf. 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.

View the day’s agenda.