Recession-Proofing Your Business and Career- OPEN Atlanta Launch Event

10/8/2011 10:00 AM

Recession-Proofing Your Business and Career-  OPEN Atlanta Launch Event

Recession-Proofing Your Business and Career-  OPEN Atlanta Launch Event Saturday Oct. 8

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Westin Buckhead  in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA – The Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN) launches its Atlanta chapter with a special event focused on what it takes to succeed in both your business and career in today’s tough economic times. 

Keynote speakers Tariq Farid, Founder, President and CEO of Edible Arrangements International, and Anne-Marie Campbell, Southern Division President at Home Depot, will talk about adapting to change and how   businesses can not just survive, but thrive.
Two panels feature additional ideas and advice from successful business leaders representing diverse industries, including technology, retail, consumer goods, healthcare and the media.

Successful Entrepreneurs on “What it Takes to Succeed
·      How to innovate, navigate growth and manage risk.
·      Panelists include Imran Sayeed, Senior VP, Keane Inc.  (Global technology) and Aziz Hashim, CEO, NRD Holdings & Dandle Inc.  

Senior Corporate Executives on “Growing Your Career”
·      What it takes to stand out and succeed in the changing workplace.
·       Panelists include Ali Khan, Asst. Surgeon General and Director of the CDC’s Public Health Preparedness Program and Penny McIntyre, Group President, Office Products, Newell Rubbermaid.

Admission is free for all OPEN members (yearly membership fee:  $35).  The event is also open to all media.

For more information, visit
The Atlanta chapter of OPEN is one of 7 in the United States. Others include the New York,  Silicon Valley, Washington D.C, Boston, Houston and Chicago chapters.  OPEN’s mission is to educate and promote entrepreneurship and leadership among its members and their connected communities.  

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