Our 21st Annual Leadership 100 Conference will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, in Manalapan, Florida, February 9-12, 2012. The Conference promises to be a unique event for the Leadership 100 family. Mario Frangoulis, the internationally acclaimed Greek tenor, will offer a concert, arranged by Cathy Papoulias-Sakellaris, our Conference Chair and a member of our Board of Trustees, who was ably assisted by Peter Parthenis, also a member of our Board. A grand dessert gala will follow the concert.
In addition to the popular Bible Study and Lecture by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, we will also feature two outstanding speakers from the business and media worlds, Andrew N. Liveris, President, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, and Nicole Petallides, anchor of the Fox Business Network.
We will also present an important forum on interfaith marriage, titled The Intermarriage Challenge: An Opportunity for Outreach. This forum will be conducted by the Rev. Charles Joanides, who heads the Archdiocesan Office of Interfaith Marriage. Another feature of the Conference is a special presentation on the Parthenon, which will focus on the international campaign to recover the Parthenon Marbles. The Saturday night Grand Banquet will be truly festive and reserved for fellowship.
We will pay special tribute to the many Greek American veterans who have performed heroic service on our behalf and that of all Americans.
We extend a special welcome to our esteemed Metropolitans, Bishops and other clergy who will grace us with their presence and thank the Leadership 100 members who are sponsoring the Concert, as well as all of you who will be attending.
Please make sure to participate in all events, including the General Assembly, where you will be given every opportunity to offer your recommendations for the future of Leadership 100. The success of the Conference depends on your participation.
If your travel plans permit, don’t forget Liturgy at St. Catherine’s Church in West Palm Beach on Sunday morning. Bus service will be provided.
Maria and I look forward to greeting you personally during your stay at our 21th Annual Leadership 100 Conference.
Constantine G. Caras, Chairman