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2013 Global Leadership Summit

Each year, young business leaders from around the world gather for the YPO Global Leadership Summit. During the two-day event, more than 2,500 chief executives and industry leaders representing more than 120 countries meet with world-renowned speakers and resources to address key issues in business, politics, technology, medicine, culture, philanthropy, humanities and more.

With Istanbul as the host city, the 2013 Global Leadership Summit will be an unforgettable five-day dialogue between YPO members and leaders from around the world. In this iconic city, where East meets West, they will explore issues that offer new ideas on how to thrive in the present environment and how to cross over to a brilliant future.

Keynote resources will share their unique stories about how they have "crossed over" in their own felds and industries to achieve the remarkable. Participants will explore their own leadership paths through follow-up breakout discussions, networking and further examinations of leadership in the business world, at home, in communities and on a global scale. Charged with the best practices of their peers, Summit attendees will leave inspired to make change happen in the world today and in the future.

For 62 years, YPO has connected successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Today, the organization unites 20,000 business leaders in 120 countries around the mission of Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange™. YPO's Global Leadership Summit furthers this shared mission, bringing talented business leaders together with high-caliber resources, offering exceptional educational opportunities and helping the leaders of today shape the world of tomorrow.


Date: Thursday, 28 February – Friday, 1 March 2013

Location: Istanbul

Venue: Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center

Theme: Crossing Over

Attendees: more than 2,500 chief executives



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Worldwide Stats

  • Members: 20,000
  • Chapters: 400
  • Countries: 120
  • Women: 7%
  • Entrepreneurs: 37%
  • Family Business Operators: 36%
  • Professional (hired) CEOs: 27%

Worldwide Member
Company Stats

  • Annual Revenue Per Company (median): US$46 million
  • Combined Annual Revenue: US$6 trillion
  • # of Employees Per Company (median): 250
  • Combined # of Employees: 15 million

European Stats

  • Europe Members: 1,992
  • Chapters in Europe: 56
  • Women in Europe: 8%
  • Annual Revenue per Member Company (median): US$80 million
  • Employees per Member Company (median): 300