Appleton, Wis. (August 20, 2008) The first ‘Innovation Leader Summit’, developed by partnering innovation consultant companies Pure Insight and Innovationedge, will take place on November 3-4, 2008 at the Copthorne Hotel Slough Windsor, UK. The summit has attracted a global faculty of session leaders as well as a senior ‘Global Practitioner Panel’ from the likes of Kraft Foods, Bayer Innovation, Alliance Boots, Unilever and WD-40.

“With today’s uncertain economy, some firms are relying on a cost-cutting strategy to ride out the storm. Other firms are taking advantage of the current environment to exploit new markets, win greater market share, and spur organic growth. The faculty for this Summit will provide you with up-to-the-minute strategies you can use to turn today’s uncertainty into competitive advantage,” says Robert Tucker, author and internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation. Tucker will deliver the Summit’s opening keynote session and comments on the first day of the Summit.

The two-day event will focus on the challenges of tomorrow’s innovation leadership, looking deeply at culture, organizations, new business models, communications, open innovation and the generation of new breakthrough products and services.

“When companies like Procter & Gamble, once famous for going it alone, claim that “half of the company’s ideas must come from the outside,” it’s clear that connecting well with others, both within and outside your organization, dictates a new route for successful innovation policies in global organizations” notes Cheryl Perkins, president and founder of Innovationedge.

The event has been carefully designed to meet the challenges of the worlds fastest moving and demanding industry sectors including healthcare, food, consumer products, electronics and services. The leaders and panelists will deliver a true inside track on how companies in these industries and more have made specific changes in their innovation process to increase productivity and performance. Learning lessons from proven innovation models used by some of the world’s most admired companies, the summit will take account of the complexities of the issues to deal with by giving delegates practical insights into how other companies have made specific changes in their innovation process and increased both productivity and performance.

For further details about the Innovation Leader Summit, please contact 920.731.2771 or visit


About Innovationedge
Innovationedge is a management-consulting firm founded by Cheryl Perkins that specializes in strategic innovation and growth. They are committed to providing the most comprehensive, innovative and targeted solutions to business challenges — internally and externally — through partnership, objectivity and creativity. The principals at the firm will analyze your situation and develop strategic plans to meet your goals and objectives.

The team’s champions of innovation break barriers to help executives define business strategy, develop new capabilities, design a winning organizational structure, and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline of solutions and new-to-the-world innovations. The company also gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business propositions and creating strategic corporate partnerships that deliver commercial success.

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