Leaders From Around The Globe Gather At Living Word Christian Center To Discuss Leadership And Innovation

A three-day conference in March where business and ministry leaders from across the United States and other countries meet to discuss leadership strategies for bringing positive change in their companies.

Forest Park, IL. - Business and ministry leaders from across the United States and other countries will meet during a three-day conference in March to discuss leadership strategies for bringing positive change in their companies, communities and cities based on new ways of thinking about social, economic, and spiritual issues.

More than 1500 people in business, media, entertainment, education, ministry, and government are expected to attend the 2014 Missions & Marketplace Conference hosted by entrepreneur and global ministry leader Dr. Bill Winston. The conference theme is Leading Through Innovation, and the meeting will be held at Living Word Christian Center in Forest Park, Illinois on March 26th-28th.

"In today's challenging times, leaders must think differently, believe differently and act differently in order to lead their organizations, companies, ministries and communities to the next level of effectiveness and success. And innovation is the key," said Dr. Winston.

"Someone wrote that innovation is a new way of doing things that results in a positive change and makes life better. This 2014 conference is designed to challenge and provoke leaders and influencers from all spheres of society to think differently about their organizations so that they can lead their companies, churches, and communities to greater productivity, prosperity and social impact."

Dr. Winston's line-up of conference speakers is impressive. Opening the evening session on Wednesday, March 26 are multi-billionaire oil tycoon and businesswoman Folorunso Alakija, named the richest woman in Nigeria by Forbes Magazine in November 2012, and Dr. Pat Francis, a multi-millionaire businesswoman, humanitarian, and visionary.

Mrs. Alakija is the executive vice chairman of her family's oil exploration and production business, Famfa Oil Ltd, which owns 617,000 acres of an offshore, deep water oil field considered one of Nigeria's most prolific oil blocks. She is also the founder of The Rose of Sharon Foundation, a private, faith-based charitable organization that serves the needs of widows and orphans.

Other speakers include:
Dr. Mark Barclay, widely respected pastor, ministry leader and author whose ministry's influence is worldwide

Lonnie Johnson, nuclear engineer, NASA rocket scientist, and inventor of the top-selling Super Soaker toy

Phil Cooke, internationally known media and branding expert

Michael Thompson, president and CEO of Fair Oaks Farms, LLC, state-of-the-art meat processing facility and nation's largest minority-owned meat supplier which earned over $210 million in revenues in 2008.

Ken Brown, inspirational speaker, author, and entrepreneur

Jarrod Davidoff, evangelist from South Africa who is using innovative ways to reach thousands of young people with the Gospel

Dr. Michele Hoskins, entrepreneur and CEO of Michele Foods

Dr. Dennis Kimbro, well-known author and educator whose research documents how successful and wealthy people think differently, and

Doug Spada, author of Monday Morning Atheist and the soon-to-be-released book, The Switch.

The conference offers daytime workshops on Thursday (3/27) and Friday (3/28) focusing on branding, leadership development, financial management, organizational strategy, social media marketing and much more.

For more information or to register for daytime workshops, visit MM.BILLWINSTON.ORG or call 866.816.4653. Evening sessions are free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30PM.

TWO RELATED EVENTS AT LIVING WORD CHRISTIAN CENTER PRIOR TO THE 2014 MISSION & MARKETPLACE CONFERENCE:

CAREER FAIR Tuesday, March 25, 10AM-1PM

Who should attend?

Anyone seeking employment opportunity or desiring to change jobs.

Recruiters from varying size companies across a variety of industries will be onsite to conduct interviews and take resumes.

Event is FREE but registration is required. Please call 708.697.6200 for information.


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY EXPO Wednesday March 26, 10AM-1PM

Who should attend?

This is a business-to-business expo for any entrepreneur or business owner looking for contracting opportunities with other companies or the government.

Contract vendors will be onsite to discuss procurement opportunities, business franchises, and access to capital with emerging and established entrepreneurs.

Event is FREE but registration is required. Please call 708.697.6234 for information.

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