Where Leading Growth Firms Meet The Best Ideas

"Curating all the new ideas and authors, as you do, is huge for us."               - Steve McKean, CEO, Acceller


A key source of business contact, deal flow, and knowledge, the Leadership Summit, presented by FORTUNE, offers participants peer-level, engaging discussions on topics of leadership and executive development. Join leaders from FORTUNE's "Fastest Growing Companies" along with hundreds of CEOs and the executive team members of leading mid-market firms [$5 million to $500 million] for two intense days of interactive learning, networking, and idea-generation.

The 2013 Leadership Summit, presented by FORTUNE, hosts the top thought leaders, best-selling authors, and practitioners in leadership, strategy, management, HR, and execution.

"Our research has consistently shown that a company's investment in learning-for executives, managers and front-line employee-is the most powerful predictor of their ability to outperform their competitors."


2014 conference materials

Adam Grant:

Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Margaret Heffernan: :

Reducing Willful Blindness

Ari Meisel:

Make Everything in Life Easier

John Mullins:

Breaking Through to a Better Business Model

Joe Pulizzi:

Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story

Robin Sharma:

How to Build Leaders at Every Level

Bill Treasurer:

Open-door Leader








Highlights of The 2013 Leadership Summit

"Drive" Author Dan Pink Interview with Verne Harnish FORTUNE Leadership Summit 2013
The Only Way to Win Author Jim Loehr Interview with Verne Harnish - FORTUNE Leadership Summit
Turn The Ship Around! Author David Marquet Interview with Verne Harnish
Likeable Business Author Dave Kerpen Interview with Verne Harnish
Great Game of Business Author Jack Stack Interview with Verne Harnish - FORTUNE Leadership Summit
Good Company Author Laurie Bassi Interview with Verne Harnish - Fortune Leadership Summit

“Congratulations on the success of the summit. It was mind blowing. Most fulfilling and enlightening.”

Uyi Obasuyi, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, Abuja, Nigeria

Dr. Steven Hotze“I want to let you know how much the members of my team and I benefited from your recent Gazelles Leadership Summit in Atlanta, May 15-16, 2012. Your selection of speakers was outstanding, as always! They were educational, motivational and practical with their remarks.”

Dr. Steven Hotze, CEO, Hotze Enterprises

Henry McGovern“You deliver more value per $ than anyone else in the business!”

Henry McGovern, CEO of AmRest with 18,000 employees

Jan Emler“Emler attributes much of our position as a top swim school in the nation to the Growth Summits put on by Gazelles.”

Jan Emler, Emler Swim School

Redmon Law“You continue to bring the very best thought leaders. I am not aware of any conference that could hold a candle to these Summits year in year out.”

Redmon Law/Inner Circle, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Phil Miner"We will never miss a Growth Summit again! The lost opportunity costs are simply too great."

- Phil Miner, Chairman, Miner Holding Co.