FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Meredith H. Siemens 502.625.0040
Louisville, Ky. (7-28-2011) – In a constant quest for knowledge and growth, Greater Louisville Inc. is excited to announce the details of the upcoming 2011 Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition (GLIDE). This years experience will take place September 25 – 27, 2011 in Toronto; Canada’s economic capitol and the fifth most populous city in North America.
According to Forbes, Toronto is the tenth-most economically powerful city in the world and one of the fastest growing among the G7 nations. It is a leader in innovation and consistently rated as one of the world’s most livable cities, making it a prime venue for GLIDE participants to engage in forward thinking, breakthrough ideas and business collaboration.
The international trip is only the second in GLIDE history, allowing a unique opportunity to examine advances the city has made in education, economic development, tourism, tax policy, talent attraction, civic amenities, community branding and entrepreneurship on a global scale.
Around 150 community leaders, elected officials, entrepreneurs, education representatives and business professionals from across Greater Louisville will participate and learn about new ideas and community opportunities to expose to Greater Louisville.
Those unable to make the trip can stay connected to GLI and GLIDE news by connecting on Twitter (www.twitter.com/GLIChamber #GLIDE), Facebook (www.Facebook.com/GLIChamber) and LinkedIn. Chamber staff and members will be sharing experiences and insights throughout the trip.
Special thanks to 2011 Presenting Sponsor LG&E and GLIDE Chair, Jonathan S. Blue, Chairman & Managing Director, Blue Equity, LLC. Full event information and registration is available for this year’s historic trip online at: www.greaterlouisville.com/GLIDE.
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About Greater Louisville, Inc.
Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to transforming our region into the idea capital of the world, a place where imaginations and individuals thrive. GLI leads business, community and economic development in Greater Louisville as we work to increase human capital, drive job creation and entrepreneurship, maximize global opportunities and strengthen business leadership. GLI is proud to represent more than 2,300 businesses – in fact, one in every three Louisville workers is currently employed by a GLI member. For more information, visit www.GreaterLouisville.com. read more...