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Global News

Download the March Edition of Octane
Did you receive your copy of the latest Octane? Download the newest edition of EO’s award-winning magazine and prepare to learn and grow from your peers’ experiences. In this issue, we touch on such topics as running a business in the burgeoning cannabis industry, adopting a “flat” infrastructure and the merits of becoming a B-Corp, among others. Should you like to write for a future edition of Octane, or change your delivery preference, please contact us.
Join Another Valuable Network at EO@IMD
EO@IMD will help your family businesses navigate its unique and inherent challenges, creating potential for long-term continuity and sustainable growth. Did you know that after graduating EO@IMD, you will have access to IMD’s alumni network? Registration is open now! Email us with questions.

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YOU’RE INVITED! Grow Your Company Conference (GrowCo) INC Magazine

EO members receive a $595 price point ($300 discount) to the GrowCo ( conference with code EOGC. GrowCo will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from May 8 to 10, 2017 and feature an outstanding lineup of speakers including, Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), and Steve Case (Revolution).

Forum Retreat Database

The Forum team is currently working on compiling and strengthening our list of resources for Forums going on annual retreats. All compiled information will be turned into “EO Forum Retreat City Guides.” We are looking to gather information on cities where EO has chapters. All entries received by April 15th will be eligible for a drawing for one Chapter Forum Summit ($4,500 value) to be delivered in the next fiscal year! Please find the attached flyer for more information or submit your entry!


Win US$5,000 for MyEO Events
MyEO is proud to announce its first regional MyEO competition, a contest to see which EO region is most active in MyEO Groups, on the EO website. Just follow these three easy steps:

  1. Go to the MyEO website.
  2. Find the MyEO Group that resonates with your interests and passions (you can choose from adventure, recreation, industry-specific or professional groups).
  3. Sign up for the MyEO Group of your choice between 10 March and 26 April.
The region with the highest percentage of participating members will be rewarded US$5,000 to put toward their own MyEO Events! The prize will be divided between the two chapters with the highest percentages of sign-ups; first prize is US$3,000, and the second prize is US$2,000. The winning region will be also be announced during the 2017 Global Leadership Conference (GLC) in Frankfurt, Germany.
For further details and conditions, email us
Register Now for MyEO Events at GLC

Situated in the heart of Europe, Frankfurt is the perfect location to explore surrounding European countries. Join a sea of orange Dutchies on King’s Day in Amsterdam, or race the Green Hell throughout Germany! Explore all of these options today! Registration will close at the end of March.
MyEO Premier Groups
MyEO Premier Groups’ annual summits offer the perfect opportunity to connect with other members in remarkable locations. Don’t miss these once-in-a-lifetime trips! Learn more about MyEO Premier Groups by contacting MyEO Director, Nataliya Karnaushenko.
We Invite You to Experience Bhutan 
Take part in a truly unique opportunity to discover Bhutan at the incredible price of US$2,500, which covers the cost of the program, accommodations, meals, transport and your visa. If you sign up by 31 March, the cost is only US$2,300. Held from 1-5 July, you will learn from social change-makers; engage the community through volunteering; savor organic food; immerse yourself in traditional sports and craft; and experience warm Bhutanese hospitality. For more information on the EO Engage Summit in Bhutan, contact Champion, Ken Koh (EO Singapore). 
Discover Your Personal Best at the Women of EO Summit
Join 120 Women of EO Premier Group members and prospective EO members in Athens, Greece, this August! This groundbreaking summit will bring women and men together to explore the most meaningful areas of our lives: business, health, leadership, relationships, family and personal growth.

Hosted in heart of the Athenian Riviera, the Women of EO Summit is designed to unify and empower women entrepreneurs to live their best lives. It will be different from any other EO event you’ve attended, one that members will be talking about for years! For more information on Women of EO, please contact Champion, Winnie Hart (EO Houston), and check out the video of the 2016 Women of EO Summit

Global News

Did you know that EO has a brand new Executive Education program focused specifically on EO members that have family businesses with the prestigious International Institute for Management Development (IMD) ? This intensive 3 day program covers topics such as: Learning from long-lasting and successful privately held businesses, What do high performing leaders actually do to be outstanding in resolving differences quickly and effectively?, Succession and Family Governance, and more!  You can attend solo or bring one member from your family business to attend!  

Fast Facts


Registration Link:

Registration Fee: US$4950/person. Registration fee includes all programming, meals and accommodations from 28 – 30 August 2017.

Number of Participants: 70 EO Members and their family business partners, colleagues or staff. You are encouraged to register and bring one member from your family business to participate in full with you, however, this is not mandatory for attendance.

Location: International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Lausanne, Switzerland


Global News


Grow Your Company Conference (GrowCo) by Inc. Magazine
Are you interested in attending Inc.’s GrowCo? EO members will receive a US$300 discount off the regular conference price by using the code: EOGC. GrowCo will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, from 8-10 May, and will feature an outstanding lineup of speakers, including Kevin O’Leary (“Shark Tank”), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) and Steve Case (Revolution). All EO members attending the conference will be connected by email before the event.


EO@IMD: Navigating Your Family Business – Registration Coming Soon!
If you own a family enterprise, or plan to appoint a relative as a successor, join us from 28-30 August for EO@IMD: Navigating Your Family Business. This three-day, intensive learning program, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, will provide you with world-class education from family business experts and established family firms. According to a 2016 survey by PwC, most issues within family businesses could be resolved or avoided through strategic planning for the future. Learn more and register on 14 March.


Save the Date for the 2017 EO Hyderabad University!
Your next opportunity to attend a University is approaching fast! The 2017 EO Hyderabad University will take place from 25-29 October. Twice a year, members from around the world gather for a four-day conference packed with opportunities to learn, network and explore different cultures. Don’t miss out on your chance to do this same! Subscribe to the interest list to receive updates about this upcoming University, including the registration date and times, speakers and more!
2017 EO Family Retreat & Experience – Register on 14 March
EO is proud to announce that registration for the EO Family Retreat & Experience will open on 14 March. This four-day adventure, designed for you and your loved ones to learn and grow together, will be held from 2-6 August in Orlando, Florida, USA, at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. The program will help you build the framework for a stronger family unit, while your children will become inspired and ready to develop into confident, self-sufficient individuals. All of this, of course, with plenty of fun along the way. Review registration details and fees on the event website, be sure to subscribe to the interest list and join the Facebook group for important updates! Contact the EO Global Events team with any questions.


Join the MyEO Women of EO Group
Eager to learn and grow alongside fellow women entrepreneurs? Join the MyEO Women of EO Group, a dynamic group that gives women entrepreneurs in EO an opportunity to engage at scheduled events, empowers them through powerful connections and ongoing dialogue, and spotlights their strengths through the Women of EO Leadership Summit, to occur from 23-26 August. Save the date— registration opens in March, and will be available for group members first! Learn more.
Listen for Upcoming Virtual Learning Opportunities
Can you imagine your sales growth increasing from US$0 to more than US$2 billion? Listen to Brian Halligan’s story—and others—on the EO Podcast. Through our e-Learning adventures, learn how you can balance brain power and “Wake Up Productive”! Both e-courses are free and self-paced; exclusive for EO members and Accelerator participants. And stay tuned for the launch of a new podcast, “Wonder,” on 14 March. Take advantage of these virtual learning opportunities and more by visiting EO’s Virtual Learning webpage.

Global News

Forum Retreat Database

The Forum team is currently working on compiling and strengthening our list of resources for Forums going on annual retreats. All compiled information will be turned into “EO Forum Retreat City Guides.” We are looking to gather information on cities where EO has chapters. All entries received by April 15th will be eligible for a drawing for one Chapter Forum Summit ($4,500 value) to be delivered in the next fiscal year! Please submit your entry here!

Become a Mentor for the EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Give back to the next generation of entrepreneurs! The EO GSEA season is in full-swing, and we are looking for EO members to participate as mentors for the 50 student entrepreneurs preparing for the Global Finals in Frankfurt, Germany, from 27-29 April. No mentorship experience is needed, as we will provide educational content and guides to both the mentor and mentee. If you’re interested in participating, please complete this survey by 1 March.

Leaders Wanted for a Global University Planning Team

Have you attended Universities or participated in a regional or Global event-planning team? Are you interested in joining a team that creates unforgettable member experiences? We are looking for members who are interested in creating the next University! Learn more.

Listen for Upcoming Virtual Learning Opportunities

Can you imagine inheriting a declining family business in your 20s, only to completely turn it around within 10 years? Listen to Richard Bryan’s story—and others—on the EO Podcast. And stay tuned for the launch of a new podcast, “Wonder,” on 14 March. Take advantage of these virtual learning opportunities and more by visiting EO’s VL webpage.

Registration for EO@IMD: Navigating Your Family Business Opens Soon

What type of companies are the most successful in a recession, diversify most organically and encounter very little debt? Family businesses. If you own a family enterprise, plan to appoint a relative as a successor, or are thinking ahead to your business legacy, invest in your future. Join us in Lausanne, Switzerland, for EO@IMD: Navigating Your Family Business, from28-30 August. Receive world-class education, learn from family business experts, and experience this game-changing program with your colleagues and fellow EO members. Learn more and register on 14 March.

Virtual Learning: Women’s Podcast Channel

On March 14th EO will be offering the Women’s Podcast channel: Wonder! Members and Accelerators are welcome to enjoy 45 minute discussions with successful women entrepreneurs around the world. EO Podcast is designed for all entrepreneurs with a thirst for learning to better their business and themselves. There are also online courses available. To register, please follow this link.


Global News

News to Know:

1)      Global Leadership Conference

The GLC 2017 website is now officially live! The agenda is available for chapter officers, regional council members, spouses, and for GSEA using the dropdown feature. Hotel booking and registration will be available next week, January 11th. Please note the terms and conditions regarding cancellations and event payment for more information.

2)      NERVE 2017- Fort Lauderdale

Members have until January 30th to register at a discounted rate! Please help to spread the word. In addition, new members can use their event voucher for NERVE.

3)    Path of Leadership – Group 2 application deadline is approaching!

Applications for Regional Council Directors and Experts are now open at the Path of Leadership website. Presidents are being asked to submit three names for referral to help boost number of applications and leadership diversity. Presidents can do so using this link. Applications are due by January 15th.

4)    EO Insignia and EO Quantum Leap

Registration is now open for the EO Insignia and EO Quantum Leap Europe Campus from March 29th-30th. All IQL members worldwide and their spouses are invited to attend. The cost is $600 per person. To find out more details and to register you and learn more here. Any questions can be directed to Caryn Saitz at



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MYEO – Are you looking to get more out of EO?

An easy and fun way to maximize your EO membership, MyEO has quickly become a favorite EO benefit by many. MyEO takes EO to the next level, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences, specialized business or interest groups, Forums that match your business or life experiences, and more. Best of all, if there isn’t an event, group or Forum you want to engage, you can start
your own and invite the EO community to join. Click myeo_one-pager-pdf to read more.

Path of Leadership (Due date: Jan 15th)

Are you interested in taking your leadership to the next level? Path of Leadership Applications are open. Apply at:

The regional council structure is changing effective next year. Find out more at:

Any Questions? Contact us at:

Moderators on Social Media:  

Encourage your Moderators join our EO Moderators Facebook group to connect with their peers around the world to share tools, experiences and best practices!

Moderator Summits: Coming to a town near you!

Registration links:

European Moderator Summit: 25-26 January Lisbon, Portugal

European Moderator Training: 25 January Lisbon, Portugal

US Central Moderator Summit: 23-24 February San Antonio, Texas

US Central Moderator Training: 23 February San Antonio, Texas

MEPA Moderator Summit: 26-27 February Cape Town, South Africa

MEPA Moderator Training: 26 February Cape Town, South Africa

US West Moderator Leadership Summit: 9-10 March Las Vegas, Nevada

US West Moderator Training: 9 March Las Vegas, Nevada

APAC Moderator Summit: March Tokyo, Japan

South Asia Moderator Summit: Goa, India

Global Learning Events:

Save the Dates:

Global News

The Global Membership Committee would like to recognize EO New Jersey on winning the October JOJA Award for most number of new members AND highest growth % in the US East . In particular, we would like to recognize the efforts of your Membership Chairs Scott Peloquin and Ronald Shovlin  towards expanding EO’s size and influence by recruiting a class of ‘quality’ new members

Global News

Interested in attending one of the top five rated business schools in the world and getting a better grip on your finances? Then see below! Questions?

EO@Wharton: Elevation Your Finance + Operations program

Registration is coming up in a few weeks, so please read the details below carefully, as the program sold out in 24 hours last year!


Number of Participants: 60 EO members

Registration Link:
Registration Date: 15 November 2016. Review the regional registration timeline below or here:
Registration Fee: US$4,800 per year (includes accommodations, most meals and all learning materials).
Dates9-12 May 2017

Program Goals:

Location: Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Region Local Time/Date in Region Registration Opens
Asia Pacific (APAC) 15 November, 2 a.m. GMT
(i.e. Auckland – 3 p.m. NZDT – GMT +13)
South Asia (SA) 15 November, 7 a.m. GMT
(i.e. New Dehli – 12:30 p.m. IST – GMT +5:30)
Europe 15 November, 7 a.m. GMT
(i.e. London – 7 a.m. GMT)
MEPA 15 November, 7 a.m. GMT
(i.e. Karachi – 12 p.m. PKT – GMT +5)
US East 15 November, 6 p.m. GMT
(i.e. New York – 1 p.m. EDT – GMT -5)
US Central 15 November, 6 p.m. GMT
(i.e. Chicago 12 p.m. CDT –GMT -6)
Latin America, Caribbean (LAC) 15 November, 6 p.m. GMT
(i.e. Mexico City – 12 p.m. CDT – GMT -6)
Canada 15 November, 6 p.m. GMT
(i.e. Montreal – 1 p.m. EDT– GMT -5)
US West 15 November, 6 p.m. GMT
(i.e. Los Angeles 10 a.m. PDT – GMT -8)


Global News – MyEO

Personalize Your EO Experience through MyEO
Eager to maximize your membership? Follow in the footsteps of your global peers by engaging MyEO, a program designed to unite members and foster growth through shared interests. 

  • Join MyEO Forums based on geography or industry
  • Expand your network through specialized MyEO Groups
  • Host MyEO Events aligned with your passions
Whatever the outlet, MyEO is your vehicle to personalize your EO experience! Learn more by watching this video, joining our Facebook group or contacting us.
MyEO: Making Dreams Come True
Have you read the latest edition of Octane, EO’s award-winning magazine? In this issue, EO South Florida’s Raul Pineiro shares how MyEO helped him fulfill his dream of returning to his homeland of Cuba. Read the article to discover how Raul used MyEO to achieve his lifelong goal.
Introducing MyEO Premier Groups
The MyEO Committee has identified five Premier Groups, created to increase EO’s support of our diverse membership. Each MyEO Group is listed below, along with the name of their respective champion. Contact these champions to learn more! 

*Coming soon to the MyEO website