Spark Growth Leaders' Exchange

Recognizing the Pioneers, Business Builders and Entrepreneurs that have shaped the Bradenton-Sarasota Area

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 2 PM – 8 PM

Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton FL


Meet Leaders

Access to extraordinary leaders and innovators - find powerful vision, experience, and ideas.

Share Methods

Leveraging experience and vision - bring clarity, purpose and enhanced skills to the challenges you face.

Change the World

This is intellectual and practical fuel that will inspire, challenge and change you and your world.

In this information-rich world, context is critical and insight is invaluable as leaders work to manage an increasing velocity of change in the decisions they make today, knowing these will shape tomorrow’s future.

In our increasingly global and entrepreneurial world, across sectors we are more connected than ever. Around the world societies empowered by technology are leap frogging ahead and becoming areas of investment in contrast to assistance.

Cities are discovering how public/private partnerships accelerate innovation and growth and how impact investing is changing the landscape of investment. Smart is crucial and time is at a premium as powerful new ideas include building Smart Cities and defining how Smart Growth is unique to the place.

Innovation Districts are creating an environment and atmosphere of collaboration that empowers their citizens to live, work and play as they choose.

For all of us  – the bottom line: more jobs, higher return on investment, creating better places to live and work.

Our Mission:

To cultivate a network of thought leaders with a global context across community, education, non-profit, civic and private sectors – to share and learn best practices for navigating the challenges of an ever-learning, constantly-changing and always-connected 3.0 world.

Innovation keeps existing companies alive and is the source for launching new ones. Whether product, service, or business model – it is innovation that provides a relevant edge on value proposition in a rapidly changing global marketplace. We can debate the nuances of invention and innovation, however in the world we live in, if you don’t navigate change you will cease to be relevant. Whether you are a business, an organization or a community, the marketplace rewards those that provide value and those that don’t disappear.

With great change, comes great opportunities and event greater challenges. With the lines more blurred than ever between public, private and independent sectors and a global interdependence – as leaders we will be stretched in how we communicate, collaborate, and implement.

Today’s Decisions. Tomorrow’s Future.


2017 Leaders Conference Video Recap

Picture of Interactive Technology Display – Courtesy of Microsoft UTC Store