Networking

Connecting you to the right person at the right time, every time.

Our success in business, in our personal lives, and in our philanthropic endeavors all depends heavily on the connections we establish and the access we gain with others we meet along the way. No other resource can connect you to as many influential people committed to your success as YPO.

How can YPO members help move your business forward?
“I am seeking US$20M in mezzanine financing for some aggressive acquisitions.”
“My main focus is retail, but packaging is also an important aspect of my business.”
“We will be conducting our first IPO this year.”
“Our company has just launched a comprehensive lean manufacturing initiative.”
“I am researching sites for a 500-unit multifamily development in Puerto Rico.”

Opportunities for formal and informal exchange in YPO are infinite, and extend from business to personal to social enterprise interests. Whether you are considering outsourcing your company’s manufacturing to another country, training to compete in your first triathlon, or eager to start a microfinance project in a developing country, YPO connects members around shared interests and passions.

Why is the YPO network different? Because YPO members are committed to helping each other. It’s as simple, and as powerful, as that.

Learn more about some of the networking opportunities in YPO:

Business Networks

Business Networks connect members in the same industry or members interested in learning more about a particular business sector or geographic market.

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

Personal Networks

Personal Networks connect members with others who share similar interests and passions, from collecting art to collecting wine, from ice hockey to sailing.

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

Social Engagement Network

Our success in business, in our personal lives, and in our philanthropic endeavors all depends heavily on the connections we establish and the access we gain with others we meet along the way. No other resource can connect you to as many influential people committed to your success as YPO.

The Social Engagement Network supports the mission, “doing well while doing good” by connecting members committed to giving back.

  • Economic Development Network
  • Education Outreach Network
  • Family Philanthropy Network
  • Global Diplomacy and Public Policy Network
  • Helping Disadvantaged Kids Network
  • Humanitarian Health Network
  • Peace Action Network
  • Sustainable Business Network
Scott Livingston
East Hartford, Connecticut
Member since 2003
“The feedback we get from members is that they are changing the way they do business, they are changing the way they interact with their family members, and their relationships have improved with their professional managers. All the best practices that allow a family business to go from one generation to the next and remain viable and successful are shared amongst members of the network.”
Bruce Hicks
Hong Kong, China
Member since 2003
“YPO has so many networks and depending on what your passion is you’ll find something that will attract you. Whether it’s a personal passion, a business passion or a social enterprise passion, you’re going to find something that really tickles your fancy and something you want to get involved in.”