The Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange is an initiative of the Economy League to develop leaders of business, civic, and government organizations into visionaries dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a world class region.
Through in-region programming and out-of-region learning visits, the Leadership Exchange exposes leaders to new insights and ideas, forges new connections across sectors and industries, and deepens participants’ understanding of Greater Philadelphia’s potential. Since the inception of the Leadership Exchange in 2005, participants have consistently given the experience top marks for exposure to new information and ideas, building connections, and strengthening a community of leaders who are shaping the region’s future.
Participation in the Leadership Exchange is a competitive process with a goal of representing the geographic, demographic, sector, and industry diversity in the region. To be eligible, applicants must live and/or work in the Greater Philadelphia region and serve in a leadership role in a business, nonprofit, or government organization.
2020 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: DETROIT
2020 GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: DETROIT
This year's Exchange will take place October 4-7th at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit! As we currently grapple with the global COVID-19 crisis, The Economy League would like to emphasize that GPLEX will be continuing full steam ahead as planned. In these times of severe economic insecurity, our work is more vital than ever. More details will be released soon.
Since the Economy League launched the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange in 2005, it has become central to what we do and who we are. Each fall, we convene some of the region’s most creative and thoughtful executives and give you the opportunity to step back from your day-to-day work, get to know your peers across sectors, and hear from some of the most innovative and inspiring leaders working here and across the U.S.
Participants are selected through a competitive process with a goal of representing the geographic, demographic, sector, and industry diversity of the region. To be eligible, applicants must live or work in the Greater Philadelphia region and serve in a leadership role in a business, nonprofit, or government organization.
WHY WE GPLEX
PAST LEADERSHIP EXCHANGES
2016 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: LOS ANGELES
On September 25-28, the Economy League and a delegation of cross-sector Greater Philadelphia leaders traveled to the City of Angeles for a learning visit and leadership exchange.
“As a business owner, I find many invitations to network, learn, and study ‘best practices.’ But, let’s face it … time is money, which makes time ‘away’ feel like a luxury that had better deliver some measurable ROI. For me, the Leadership Exchange does that in multiples. It’s why I keep it at the top of my annual list of experiences to plan for and schedule around.”
- Nancy Dunleavy, Founder & CEO, Dunleavy & Associates