Meet and Eat

The Meet and Eat program is a three-hour breakfast, lunch or happy hour meeting with a small group of executives at a senior level. Originally referred to as a CPO Meet & Eat, the program has been expanded and in certain locations will be an Executive Meet & Eat to include local delegates with decision-making authority at a director level or above.

The event kicks off with a welcome and introduction, followed by a senior executive keynote presentation. The session then offers a “day in the life” open dialogue discussions by two additional executives. By sharing their daily happenings, issues and activities, these two ad-hoc discussions trigger conversations amongst the other executives in the room. The event concludes with an open discussion session that is facilitated by the sponsor and SIG. This portion of the day focuses on current events locally, nationally and globally, and allows these senior executives to seek input from the group on their own top-of-mind issues. By keeping this meeting very high level, attendees are better able to share and network with each other.

SAMPLE AGENDA FOR MEET AND EAT:

8:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
8:15 AM CPO Keynote Presentations
9:00 AM “A Day in the Life as a CPO” (Two CPOs tell their stories)
9:30 AM

Roundtable Discussion

  • What discussion items are top of mind?
  • What current projects are you working on?
  • What local, regional and global issues are your organizations facing today?
  • What best practices and key changes in the industry will be useful moving forward?
10:45 AM Closing Comments
11:00 AM Adjourn