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2016-05-16

Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc.: "YPO Innovation Week" Gathers European Business Leaders Transforming Organizations and Communities Through Innovation

16 May 2016:YPO, the premier network of global business leaders and chief
executives, has extended its reach into Europe this week with key events in
major European cities, as part ofYPO Innovation Week- a series of more than
30 events around the world showcasing disruptive technologies and innovation
strategies.

In Madrid, more than 100 CEOs from across 15 countries in Europe concluded a
two-day event in exploring innovative business strategies to transform
organizations, businesses and communities.

"Particularly in Europe, business leaders with strategic leadership roles
need to be agile and acquire crucial skills to lead and inspire people,
including the new millennial generation, in a particularly volatile business
environment," said Juan Carlos Fouz, CEO of IZO System and event chair of
EuroKonnect, who led the event at Madrid's Google campus. "There is no better
way to experience the essence of YPO and the power of the business community
than by engaging and collaborating with peers. At EuroKonnect this year, we
have introduced an innovative format based on peer-to-peer learning, allowing
members to apply these skills to make an impact to their organizations and
communities."

Kevin Fallon, CEO of Pivotal Innovation, Inc. and YPO Innovation Week chair,
highlighted the significance of the events at this critical time in Europe.
"As European economies continue to slowly grow to 2008 pre-crisis levels,
scaling up innovation will be key to Europe's future recovery," said Fallon.
"Members of YPO in Europe have gathered this week in a series of virtual as
well as physical events in innovation hubs to share their experiences,
impacting thousands of companies and leveraging the knowledge of the YPO
global community."

In London, the theme of the interactive session focused on innovation in
finance and raising capital, with members learning from industry experts on
cutting-edge innovation in finance and private equity while being hosted at
the NASDAQ Stock Market at the Woolgate Exchange. A panel discussion featured
Luke Lang, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Crowdcube, the world's
leading investment crowdfunding platform; Modwenna Rees-Mogg, co-founder of
Crowdrating, CEO of Angel News and executive chairman of The Pluralists Club;
Colin Hodges, head of investor operations at Ratesetter; and YPO member Erik
Fairbairn, CEO of POD.

In another interactive workshop in Amsterdam, members applied global paradigm
shifts led by resources from THNK, the school of creative leadership, in an
effort to accelerate the development of creative leaders to catalyze
innovative solutions to the world's societal challenges.

YPO Innovation Week began in Sydney, Australia, with a special welcome message
from Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's prime minister, followed by events in
innovation hotspots around the world, including Toronto, Tokyo, Madrid,
London and Silicon Valley. In addition to attending in-person events, members
and their companies were able to participate virtually across many platforms,
including live streaming, global conference calls, "idea jams" as well live
two-way video broadcast discussions with YPO member innovators like YPO
member Rich Riley, CEO of Shazam.

The final event of YPO Innovation Week took place in New York, where YPO
members participated in the NASDAQ Closing Bell ceremony.

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ABOUT YPO

YPOis the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world,
representing a global community of leaders committed to the shared mission of
becoming "Better Leaders Through Lifelong Learning and Idea Exchange." YPO
today provides more than 24,000 members in more than 130 countries with
access to extraordinary educational resources, alliances with leading
institutions, and specialized networks designed to support their business,
community and personal leadership. Altogether, YPO member-run companies
employ more than 15 million people around the world and generate USD6
trillion in annual revenues. For more information, visitwww.ypo.org.

Contact:

YPO
Linda Fisk
Office: +1.972.629.7305 (United States)
Mobile: +1.972.207.4298
press@ypo.org

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Source: Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc. via Globenewswire

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