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We are pleased to invite you to The Opportunity Summit: Unlocking Potential Together on Thursday, October 25 – Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The weekend summit brings together 300 supporters, philanthropists, business leaders and entrepreneurs to partner with Opportunity International and help create change in the lives of our clients.
Thursday Evening, October 25
|4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Breakouts: Getting Started|
|Turning Words Into Action in 2 Minutes or Less with Teri Goudie, International Media Expert
Intro to Opportunity International with Dennis Ripley, Senior Vice President, International Business Development
Unlocking Your Philanthropic Potential with Chuck Day, Director of Planned Giving
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Welcome Reception & Dinner|
Friday, October 26
|7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.||Breakfast Buffet & Networking|
|8:00 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.||Sharing Our Legacy & Future|
|Don Whittaker, Son of Founder Al Whittaker
Vicki Escarra, CEO, Opportunity International
|8:35 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.||Fighting Hunger|
|Tony Hall, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger
John Magnay, Senior Agricultural Advisor, Africa
Mara Sovey, President, John Deere Foundation
|9:35 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.||Break||9:50 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.||Strengthening Communities|
Experiencing Empowerment Through Trust Groups
Comfort Appiah, School Proprietor, Ghana
|11:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.||Break|
|11:30 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.||Unlocking Women’s Potential|
Bonnie St. John & Darcy Deane, Authors, How Great Women Lead
Carly Fiorina, Founder, The One Woman Initiative
|12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:45 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.||Cultivating Leaders|
Leadership Development & International Visitor Panel with Harry Turner, CEO, Global Microfinance Operations (moderator); Lydia Njoroge, CEO, Kenya;
Brown Dzatopetsa, Transformation Manager, Malawi; Claudia Marcela Rodriguez, Human Resources Director, Colombia
Kadita “A.T.” Tshibaka, Member, Board of Directors
|2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Break|
|3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Investing in Opportunity|
Bob Lupton, Author, Toxic Charity
Philanthropy Panel with David Simms, Board Chair, Global Microfinance Operations (moderator); Governors Gail Bradley, Warren Beach, David Allman
Mark Linsz, Treasurer, Board of Directors
|4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
Investing in Farmers with Simona Haiduc, Vice President, Program Management (moderator); John Magnay; Mara Sovey; Tony Hall
Investing in Education with Jon Yasuda, Senior Vice President, Resource Development (moderator); Nathan Byrd, Head of Education Finance; Lydia Njoroge; Comfort Appiah
Investing in Leadership with Robin Ussery, Director of Global Human Resources (moderator); Harry Turner; Brown Dzatopetsa; Claudia Marcela Rodriguez
Investing in Technology with Dennis Ripley; Robert Westcott, Chief Information Officer, Global Microfinance Operations
|6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||Reception|
|7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||Dinner: Creating Our Future Together|
Saturday, October 27
|8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Prayer Breakfast|
We are delighted to announce several of our key speakers at this year’s Summit. We look forward to being inspired by these innovators in the fight to end global poverty. We’ll learn how empowered women change their children’s lives and their communities, and we’ll meet international staff who are helping our clients transform their own lives.
Montelucia Resort & Spa
4949 E. Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at the award-winning Montelucia Resort & Spa offering a distinctly unique Scottsdale resort experience. Rooms can be reserved by contacting the hotel’s reservations center at 1-888-627-3010, when prompted select “1″ for group reservations and indicate you are calling for “Opportunity International”.
Room upgrades are available for pool views at an additional $30 per night or Suite upgrades for an additional $60 per night. If you would like to take advantage of these options, please contact Kyle Fisher at 1-480-627-3106.
With arching entryways, splashing fountains and floral walkways, Montelucia is an enchanting resort destination featuring luxuriously appointed guestrooms, the Moroccan-inspired Joya Spa, six tempting dining options including the critically-acclaimed Prado restaurant and a variety of refreshing pools. Nestled at the foot of picturesque Camelback Mountain, this luxurious resort’s premier location offers easy access to the area’s best golf, recreation, shopping, nightlife and entertainment.
The Montelucia is approximately a 25-30 minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Taxis are readily available at the airport; however, should you prefer to pre-arrange transportation, the following are recommended transportation companies.
Operates 24 hours on a scheduled basis, with vans departing every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The dress code is business casual.
For driving directions, please visit the Montelucia website.
Registration is now closed. You can still register at the event by visiting the registration desk.
Opportunity International invites you to partner with us in bringing The Opportunity Summit: Unlocking Potential Together to 300 corporate, government, political and philanthropic leaders who wish to learn more about how they can help end global poverty through the sustainable solution of microfinance.
Through your sponsorship of this event, you will be able to build relationships with a select group of influential leaders while helping to raise funds for Opportunity’s work. As a result of your support, thousands more people will receive the opportunity to work their way out of poverty and create better futures for their families, their communities and the world.
If you would like to participate as a sponsor, please complete the form below or contact Nicole Mohovich, Major Events Manager, at 630-242-4115 or email@example.com.
Opportunity International invites you to host your network of friends at The Opportunity Summit, where they can build relationships with like-minded individuals and learn more about how they can help end global poverty through the sustainable solution of microfinance.
This powerful and inspiring event will bring together approximately 300 supporters, philanthropists, business leaders and entrepreneurs who share a vision to help people work their way out of poverty. Our international speakers and breakout sessions will focus on providing innovative financial products and solutions that help educate children living in poverty, finance agricultural development, and transform our clients’ lives and communities. The summit is also a community-building event in which we come together to share ideas and learn more about how we can partner together for greater impact in the fight against poverty.
As a host, you can purchase one of the following packages, then invite friends, family and business associates to join you at The Opportunity Summit.
Host packages can be purchased on our website www.opportunity.org/summit. After completing the first page of registration, you will be prompted to pre-pay for your guests. Once your registration is complete and payment has been received, you will receive an email with a code for your guest registrants to use.
Individual name or company title as you would like it to appear in listings is due on Wednesday, September 5. Please email the preferred listing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details for the exclusive CEO reception will be given on-site at the registration desk.
On Saturday, October 27, please join us for some fun optional activities and experience the beauty Scottsdale has to offer.
Experience the awesome beauty of the pristine Sonoran Desert. Learn some of the secrets of the desert’s inhabitants, as your guide demonstrates how the Cavalry and Native Americans used the abundant desert plants to survive.
Depart directly from the Montelucia Resort & Spa at 1:00pm for a 3 1/2 hour tour and short hike. Vehicles are open air, 4-wheel drive and seat 4-6 passengers. We recommend comfortable clothing, hiking boots or sneakers. Water will be provided. And of course, don’t forget your camera!
Note: A minimum of 4 participants is required. You will be notified in advance of any cancelled tours due to low attendance. Should a tour cancel due to low attendance, you will receive a full refund.
Camelback Mountain offers some of the best urban hiking recreation in America. Located in the middle of the nation’s fifth largest city, the mountain offers four different trails with varying degrees of difficulty from easy to strenuous, and the views across the cityscape are simply spectacular.
Depart directly from the Montelucia Resort & Spa at 1:00pm for a 3-4 hour hike. We recommend comfortable clothing, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, hiking boots or sneakers. Water and snacks will be provided. And of course, don’t forget your camera!
Note: A minimum of 10 participants is required. You will be notified in advance of any cancelled tours due to low attendance. Should a tour cancel due to low attendance, you will receive a full refund.
Inspired by the Moroccan deserts and Andalusia in southern Spain, the enchanting atmosphere of Joya Spa awakens feelings of mystery and intrigue.
Click here to schedule your appointment online or call 888-691-5692.
Visit our store in the Opportunity Village! It’s a great chance to support our clients by purchasing beautiful handcrafted items from their businesses. These unique products include carved wooden spoons, woven baskets of different shapes and sizes, holiday ornaments, paper bead jewelry, silk scarves and much more.
Be sure to leave some room in your suitcase to take home gifts from our talented clients in Africa, Asia and Latin America!
For questions or comments, please contact Nicole Mohovich, Major Events Manager, at 630-242-4115 or via e-mail at email@example.com.