Business Leaders Conference

December 1-2, 2017

Alpharetta, GA.

About:

Why does integrity matter in business? How do I build a values-based culture in a secular workplace? How do I live out my work as worship? How can I keep my balance in a rapidly-changing cultural landscape? Is it possible to share the gospel with sensitivity and effectiveness in the corporate world? Does profit matter? What does it mean to be successful in business?

If these are questions that you wrestle with in your daily life, join us at the Business Leaders Conference on December 1-2, held at the Zacharias Institute in Alpharetta, Georgia.

With an outstanding lineup of experienced Christian business leaders and RZIM speakers, we’ll be tackling these and other areas that Christians wrestle with in the workplace: envisioning work as worship, establishing Christian values in the business world, and addressing the critical apologetic challenges that bear on the workplace today.

Ravi Zacharias will speak on how to stand against cultural opposition in his talk “Paul in Caesar’s Court,” while RZIM’s North American Director and Michigan Super Lawyer Abdu Murray will share about living in a “Culture of Confusion.” Mo Anderson, Vice Chairman and former President and CEO of Keller Williams Realty, will address the topic of how to successfully establish a values-based culture in business, while Casey Cook, Founder and CEO of CloudControlMedia.com, will address the “sacred-secular” divide by offering a biblical apologetic for “Work As Worship.” You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from Michael Ramsden, International Director of RZIM, on how to effectively share the gospel in the workplace, as well as from several other outstanding business leaders and RZIM speakers.

With plenary sessions, break-out seminars, Q&A panels, and a networking reception, this conference will give you the opportunity to both engage one-on-one with our speakers and gather corporately with those who share the same desire to live as Christ-worshippers and witnesses in the workplace.

Where:
Zacharias Institute
3755 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Schedule:
December 1-2

Friday, Dec. 1, 3:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm*

Detailed schedule here>>

*Breakfast and lunch provided

Attending In-Person Cost:
1 Attendee – $1,299
2 Attendees -$2,398 ($1,199 p/p)
3 Attendees – $3,597 ($1,199 p/p)
4 Attendees – $3,996 ($999 p/p)
5 Attendees – $4,995 ($999 p/p)

Live-Stream Cost:
Individual $99
Small group up to 100 viewers  $350
Medium group 100-200 viewers $450
Large group  200 viewers $550

Speakers:
Ravi Zacharias, RZIM Founder and President
Mo Anderson, Vice Chairman and former President and CEO of Keller Williams Realty
Casey Cook, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CloudControlMedia.com
Krish Dhanam, RZIM Global Adjunct Speaker
Mike Ducker, President and CEO of FedEx Freight
Bill Hwang, Founder and CEO of Archegos Capital Management
Stuart McAllister, RZIM Global Support Specialist
Abdu Murray, RZIM North American Director
Michael Ramsden, RZIM International Director
Vince Vitale, Director of RZIM’s Zacharias Institute

Have questions or need assistance with registrations? Call RZIM at 770-449-6766 or email [email protected].

Need hotel accommodations?
We have a special rate at the nearby Hyatt Place hotel of $89.00 per night. Please call (770) 594-8788 by Nov. 8 to book at this rate and say you “would like to book using the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries room block for $89.00 a night plus tax.” The hotel rate includes:

*Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
*Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
*Complimentary shuttle service within a 5-mile radius.

SPEAKERS

RAVI ZACHARIAS

RZIM Founder and President

Ravi Zacharias is a noted author and speaker who has been invited to present the claims of the Judeo-Christian worldview on university campuses, in halls of government, and numerous forums around the world for 45 years. He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, the president’s cabinet and parliament in Peru, military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow as well as students at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and elsewhere. Zacharias has spoken four times at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations, which marks the opening day of the UN General Assembly, and has also addressed National Prayer Breakfasts at the seats of government in Ottawa, Canada, and London, England. As the 2008 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, he gave addresses at the White House, the Pentagon, and The Cannon House. He is the author and editor of over 25 books spanning the fields of theology, apologetics, comparative religions, and philosophy. For his lifetime of work, Zacharias has been conferred ten honorary doctorates, including a Doctor of Public Service and a Doctor of Laws. He hosts the international radio programs Let My People Think and Just Thinking and is Founder and President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

MO ANDERSON

Former CEO of Keller Williams Realty International

At 80 years young, Mo Anderson remains the heart and beloved leader of Keller Williams Realty. Strong, principled, and compassionate, Mo’s personal integrity and unending drive are touchstones that have made Keller Williams Realty one of the most successful franchises in real estate history.

Mo joined Keller Williams as president and chief executive officer in 1995, and shepherded the company from 35 market centers to more than 530 within 10 years. Mo’s astute business acumen and leadership abilities are uniquely matched by her faith and compassion. She has continuously cultivated the firm’s value system, inspiring tens of thousands of associates throughout North America to maintain high standards of character within both their personal and professional lives.

Originally an elementary school music teacher, she taught music for 14 years before entering the real estate field. By 1975, Mo and two partners in Edmond, OK, owned the third top-producing office out of 7,500 Century 21 locations in North America. In 1986, the company was sold to Merrill Lynch Realty, where she served as a district Vice President until December 1989.

In 1991, Mo partnered with Gary Keller to expand his concept outside of Texas. In 1992, she became owner and director of the Keller Williams Oklahoma Region. Two years later, she was offered the executive roles of president, chief executive officer, and partner of Keller Williams Realty. In 2005, she assumed her current role as vice chairman of the board.

After decades of success, Mo is focused on the future. Her most recent endeavor is author of A Joy-filled Life: Lessons of a Tenant Farmer’s Daughter who became a CEO.   She has toured North America speaking about her book in a presentation called 7 Pillars of a Joy-filled Life.

In 2014, Mo launched an on-line mentorship community to fulfill two passions in her heart: education and mentorship.  Through www.MoAnderson.com, she is able to share powerful leadership lessons that encourage every member to make a life-changing contribution through mentoring others.

In every way, Mo is committed to leaving a legacy: the higher purpose of business is to give, care, and share.

CASEY COOK

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CloudControlMedia.com

Casey Cook has 20 plus years of executive experience in leading, mentoring, and growing institutions from early start-ups to publicly traded companies in the digital media space.

Cook has had a focus in helping traditional and for-profit universities flourish through digital media–driving over 200,000 new enrollments for over 75 universities since 2000. In the digital marketing arena, Cook was instrumental in one of the largest global agreements ever, overseeing over $3 billion dollars in media and 400M in increased EBIDTA for his clients.

Cook is a consultant in the evolving global digital media market and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences throughout North America.

Prior to founding CloudControlMedia, he was a partner at DoublePositive Marketing Group and senior executive at Advertising.com where he was instrumental in the 483M acquisition of Advertising.com by AOL (America Online) in 2004.

Cook has a BS degree from Cornell University.  He serves on the board of directors and the executive committee for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He has been an adjunct lecturer at the United States Naval Academy. Cook and his wife, Kristjana, live in Severna Park, Maryland, with their sons, Kenny, Cooper, and Charlie–ages eleven, eight, and six, and their two labs, Stella and Mookie.

KRISH DHANAM

RZIM Global Adjunct Speaker

Krish Dhanam is a global, corporate adjunct speaker with RZIM. He often speaks in business settings and professional forums, building a bridge between corporate governance and ethics. Krish also helps equip RZIM’s global staff with cutting-edge leadership, development, and communications strategies and techniques.

A native of India, Krish has a heart for the land of his birth and works with RZIM-India on a regular basis. In addition, he works alongside RZIM’s North American team and hosts periodic events in Dallas, Texas.

Krish has the unique distinction of being one of only two executive coaches personally trained by Zig Ziglar. For 25 years, he has successfully delivered his message of hope, humor, and balance on six continents and throughout the US. He is the author of The American Dream From An Indian Heart, and From Abstracts to Absolutes, and a contributing author to Top Performance by Zig Ziglar. His latest book, Hard Headed And Soft Hearted, was released in 2013.

Krish has been married for nearly 30 years to his college sweetheart, Anila. They have one son, Nicolas, and reside in Flower Mound, Texas.

MIKE DUCKER

 President and CEO of FedEx Freight 

Michael L. Ducker is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FedEx Freight. He provides strategic direction for the Corporation’s less-than-truckload (LTL) companies throughout North America and for FedEx Custom Critical, a leading carrier of time-sensitive, critical shipments.

During his FedEx career, Ducker was Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Express and President of its international business, president of FedEx Express Asia Pacific in Hong Kong for four years and led the Southeast Asia and Middle East regions from Singapore, as well as Southern Europe from Milan, Italy.

He serves on the executive committee of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations for the Obama administration. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the International Policy Committee, Executive Board Member and Vice Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Coalition of Service Industries, The Salvation Army, Amway Corporation, and International Flavors and Fragrances.

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he received his MBA from a joint program of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

BILL HWANG

Founder and CEO of Archegos Capital Management

Bill is the founder and Chief Executive Officer at Archegos Capital Management. Bill founded and ran Tiger Asia from 2001 to 2012, before turning the firm into a family office and renaming it Archegos Capital Management in 2013. Bill previously worked as an equity analyst at Tiger Management, as well as an institutional equity salesperson at both Peregrine Securities and Hyundai Securities. Bill is also a co-founder of the Grace and Mercy Foundation that serves in the areas of Christianity, art, education, justice, and poverty.

Bill received a BA in Economics/Business from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.

STUART MCALLISTER

Global Support Specialist, RZIM

Born in Scotland, Stuart saw his life changed by Christ at the age of twenty. His desire to serve the Lord led him to join Operation Mobilization in 1978. Stuart has since served as general secretary of the European Evangelical Alliance and has been involved with the European Lausanne Committee.

Stuart joined Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in 1998 as the International Director, and today serves as Global Support Specialist. Prior to serving in his current role, Stuart held the positions of North American Regional Director and Vice President of Training at RZIM international headquarters in Atlanta.

With a heavy travel schedule that takes him all over the globe, Stuart speaks in churches, universities, and other forums with the same passion he first knew as a follower of Christ. Stuart has been a lecturer at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York, where he was honored with a Doctor of Divinity.

ABDU MURRAY

RZIM North American Director

Abdu Murray is North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and is the author of two books. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart. Abdu holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. As an attorney, Abdu was named several times in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyer. Abdu is the Scholar in Residence of Christian Thought and Apologetics at the Josh McDowell Institute of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Abdu lives in the Detroit area with his wife and their three children.

MICHAEL RAMSDEN

RZIM International Director

Michael Ramsden is the International Director of RZIM and has been part of RZIM since its foundation in Europe in 1997. Michael is also joint Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Michael was brought up in the Middle East and later moved to England where he worked for the Lord Chancellor’s department investing funds.

While doing research in Law and Economics at Sheffield University, he taught Moral Philosophy and lectured for the International Seminar for Jurisprudence and Human Rights in Strasbourg. He has also been a Professor-in-Residence at the Wolfsberg Executive Institute in Switzerland. Michael has been invited to lecture in various settings including the White House in Washington DC and has in the past addressed leaders at NATO HQ in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament, as well as bankers and investment managers on the current global financial crisis. Michael is also involved in a number of initiatives to equip and train emerging leaders and evangelists around the world. Michael lives in Oxford with his wife, Anne, and their three children.

VINCE VITALE

Director of RZIM’S Zacharias Institute

Vince Vitale is Director of the Zacharias Institute. He was educated at Princeton University and the University of Oxford, and he later taught philosophy of religion as a faculty member at both universities. It was during his undergraduate studies in philosophy at Princeton that Vince took an unexpected journey from skeptic to evangelist. He then pursued masters and PhD studies at Oxford. While researching at Oxford, Vince developed a new response to the problem of evil. This response—termed the Non-Identity Defense—is discussed in Vince and Ravi Zacharias’s book Why Suffering?: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn’t Make Sense. Vince and Ravi have recently released a second coauthored book, Jesus Among Secular Gods. Vince also has an interest in the intersection of faith and sport. He played varsity soccer at Princeton, was a “double Blue” at Oxford (competing for the university in soccer and boxing), and has traveled with Athletes in Action mission teams to four continents. He is incredibly grateful to be married to Jo, who also works with RZIM as the Dean of Studies for the Zacharias Institute.