On behalf of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Board of Directors and staff, I’d like to invite you to the 2018 EO Global Leadership Conference (GLC) taking place from 16 to 19 April in Toronto.

GLC is unsurpassed in providing leadership education through insightful peer-to-peer learning, fascinating elective sessions and networking opportunities with the world’s most interesting entrepreneurs. Engaging tracks are designed specifically to take you to the next level of leadership in your EO position. I am confident that your experience will be both productive and enjoyable.

When I attended my first GLC in 2007, I was struck by how much of what I learned transferred to the rest of my life—both personal and professional. The experience made me a better leader and a better person. GLC gave me a rich understanding of EO operations and allowed me to take on my leadership role with comfort and confidence.

Perhaps the most valuable opportunity for me was getting to know other leaders from around the world, making connections I could draw on when I needed help and forging relationships that will last a lifetime. The connections I made at GLC continued to strengthen and evolve long after the classroom experience concluded. The face-to-face time I spent with EO staff who have supported me in my leadership journey also proved invaluable.

EO’s Core Values converge at GLC. It’s where you boldly go to a very cool event to satisfy your thirst for learning, gain trust and respect from new connections—and ultimately, make a mark through EO. Get ready for a worthwhile and enlightening experience!

Bubu Andres, EO Global Chair-Elect 2017/2018