Why YPO?

Run a Great Company

YPO has been helping young business leaders run great companies for more than 60 years. No matter your geographic location, industry sector, management model or scope of business, YPO is the world’s premier organization for young chief executives seeking best practices, big ideas, bold vision and a world-class network of trusted peers.

Worldwide Member Company Stats

Median revenue: US$46 million
Median number of employees: 250
Combined revenue: US$6 trillion
Combined number of employees: more than 15 million

Find the Network You Need

Networking is nothing new, but networking in YPO is different. What sets YPO apart is the commitment of members to each other. That’s why discussion boards “light up” when a member posts a question. That’s why natural disasters anywhere in the world mobilize members all over the world. That’s why members from China to Chile build partnerships and lifelong friendships. For members seeking connections, there is nothing more powerful than YPO’s Business Networks.

YPO Business Networks
Apparel Network Food and Beverage Network
Automotive Network Franchise Network
Beer, Wine and Spirits Network Healthcare Industry Network
Construction Industry Network Hospitality Network
Deal Network Internet and Technology Network
Digital Marketing and Media Network Manufacturing Excellence Network
Doing Business Globally Network Packaging Network
Doing Business in China Network Plastics Network
Doing Business in India Network Public Companies Network
Electrical and Electronics Industry Network Real Estate Industry Network
Entertainment Industry Network Retail Network
Family Business Network Steel and Metals Network
Financial Services Network Women’s International Network

Leverage Your Network Through Technology

The combined experience of 21,000 chief executives committed to sharing knowledge is an extraordinary asset. YPO’s web and mobile technologies connect members to a reservoir of expertise through an interactive web platform, mobile apps, videos on demand, a confidential member-to-member exchange, and a YPO-exclusive social networking platform, as well as YPO communities on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Stay On Top of the Economic Forecast

No other organization in the world has an economic forecasting tool as powerful as YPO Global Pulse, a CEO sentiment index that surveys members every quarter. By collecting YPO company performance metrics and analyzing regional and global trends, the survey provides members with a unique strategic tool. In the four years since the survey began, top-tier media outlets from CNBC to The Economist have looked to YPO Global Pulse to predict the economic outlook.

Be a Global Leader

From São Paulo to Shanghai and Istanbul to Auckland, YPO spans the globe, connecting members in an international peer network unlike any other. Whether a chief executive leads an entrepreneurial startup, a multi-generational family business, a global conglomerate or a major nonprofit organization, YPO provides the advantage of a global perspective regardless of where members reside or do business.

A Global Gathering of the Minds

Global EDGE is YPO’s largest annual event, bringing more than 3,000 members together with world leaders for a dialogue on challenges and opportunities in the 21st century.

A World of Events

Leadership opportunities take YPO members anywhere in the world, from an industry roundtable in Moscow to a climbing expedition in Tanzania. Exploring ideas with presidents, prime ministers and princes, peace makers, game changers and entrepreneurs on the frontier of the future – it’s all part of daily life in YPO.

A Voice Heard Around the World

YPO’s media partnership with CNBC gives members a unique opportunity to share their expertise with a global audience and build a following as thought leaders. Through televised interviews and guest commentary on CNBC.com, members share their insights on today’s hottest business topics.

Learn From the Best

In YPO, learning is lifelong, the world is a limitless classroom, and peer exchange is the ultimate leadership lab. The YPO Harvard Presidents’ Program has attracted a global enrollment of chief executives since its founding 61 years ago. YPO Deal Talks, Global Conference Calls and industry roundtables offer insights and access that members won’t find anywhere else. And when it comes to teachers and mentors, the best in the world are members of YPO.

Members also find mentors in YPO’s graduate organization, WPO, where business leaders with extraordinary success stories are ready and willing to share their expertise with the next generation of chief executives.

YPO’s education alliances connect members with the latest thinking and research. Special subscriptions also provide a dynamic library of thought leadership.

Education Alliances
Harvard Business Review
London Business Review
Knowledge@Wharton
McKinsey Quarterly
getAbstract

Discover the Power of Trust Among Peers

YPO stands apart from other chief executive organizations for many reasons, but one of the greatest is Forum.

YPO Forum is the safe haven and sounding board that every chief executive needs – but too few actually have. From the outside, Forum is a simple concept: small groups of members who meet to share challenges and concerns in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust. From the inside, however, Forum is the genome of the organization:  the shared DNA that takes the YPO network beyond powerful to profound.

No other membership asset is more highly valued than the open, honest exchange made possible by this powerful tool for connection and communication. Members choose from a range of Forums, which are also available to members’ spouses, partners and young adult children.

Forum Opportunities in YPO
Chapter-based Forums
Regional and International Forums
Network Forums
Spouse/Partner Forums
Couples Forums
Young Adult Forums

Go Beyond Business

The benefits of YPO do not end with business success. YPO supports and strengthens every aspect of life: business, personal, family and community. This “whole person” approach distinguishes YPO from other executive leadership organizations.

Take Time for Yourself

Personal Development Seminars sharpen leadership acumen by testing mind-body fitness on physical challenge courses, providing life-balance coaching, or initiating the vital practice of succession planning. YPO’s Personal Networks deepen members’ passions and advance their pursuits, whether they love to golf, ski, raise horses or collect art.

Personal Networks
Art Network Musicians Network
Aviation Network Personal Investing Network
Black YPO Network Photography Network
Business Professional Spouse/Partner Network Singles Network
Christian Fellowship Network Skiing Network
Cigar Network Tennis Network
Equine Network Transitions Network
Fine Dining Network Tri Sports Network
Gay and Lesbian Network Water Sports Network
Golf Network Wine Network
Hunting and Fishing Network
Ice Hockey Network

Strengthen Your Family

The demands placed on young business leaders often come with long hours, extensive travel and last-minute schedule changes – a lifestyle that can take time away from the personal relationships that matter most. With an understanding that strengthening families is integral to building better leaders, YPO offers programs that bring families together.

From couples retreats to seminars for spouses and partners to youth leadership development, a wide range of opportunities bring the benefits of YPO to the entire family. For young business leaders seeking balance in their lives – and for a lifetime – YPO’s family focus is a tremendous advantage.

Programs for Family Members
Executive Education for CEO-Level Spouses and Partners YNG Forums
Spouse/Partner Forums Local Networking for Young Adults (@University Groups and City Groups)
Couples Forums and Retreats Youth Leadership and Service Events
Parent-Child Adventures Cultural Immersion Programs for Teens (Youth Chapter Exchange)
Family Experiences
Global Internship Program
YPONextGen (YNG) for Young Adult Children of Members

Make a Difference

For chief executives with an interest in social action and philanthropy, YPO offers Social Engagement Networks focused on economic development, sustainability, public diplomacy, peace action and more. YPO also sponsors the annual SEN Awards, recognizing members whose companies are changing the way the world does business.

Social Engagement Networks
Economic Development Network Helping Disadvantaged Kids Network
Education Outreach Network Humanitarian Health Network
Family Philanthropy Network Peace Action Network
Global Diplomacy and Public Policy Network Sustainable Business Network