Seventh Annual Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

Seventh Annual Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit: Consumer and Brand Trust; October 11-12 2017

About the 2017 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

Kellogg School of Management welcomed industry leaders for the seventh annual Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit on October 11-12, 2017.

This year's summit theme was “The Challenge of Building Consumer and Brand Trust”, and as in past years, the program to featured a mix of interactive sessions and panels, insights from C-suite practitioners, and previews of new research from Kellogg faculty and summit partners at Egon Zehnder and McKinsey & Company.

To learn more about the Summit, read this article at Kellogg Insight featuring a few of our attendees from 2015. You can also review the Advertising Age and Forbes articles that highlight Egon Zehnder’s findings from the 2015 Summit survey.

The Evanston summit comes on the heels of the Marketing Leadership Summit in Shanghai, China, an inaugural extension of the stateside event intended to build global presence for the program. Learn more about both events in the 2017 recap.

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About the Summit

Kellogg's new Global Hub building

Date and Location

The Seventh Annual Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit will be held October 11–12, 2017. This year's conference will take place in the brand new Kellogg Global Hub, located at 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.

Registration Information

Registration: To register, please follow the registration link in the email you received. For registration assistance, please contact:

Pricing: There is no registration fee for this invitation-only event.

What's Included: Your registration includes a reception and dinner on October 11, as well as breakfast, lunch, and breaks on October 12. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel accommodations.

Cancellation Policy: Please contact us at to update or change your reservation.

Travel and Accommodations

Getting Here

There are two major airports in the Chicago area. O’Hare, on the northwest side, is about 40 minutes away from Evanston. Midway, on the southwest side, is about one hour and 20 minutes from Evanston depending on time of day. Your registration packet will include a car service request form should you need assistance returning to an airport after the Summit concludes.

Staying Here

Kellogg has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt House, which is located at 1515 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. To make a reservation, please call 1-866-974-9288 or book online at and reference group code G-JBUS. This group code can be used in online reservations under "Special Offer Code" with selection "Corporate/Group Code".

Shuttle Information

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. — Hyatt House to Kellogg Global Hub
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. — Kellogg Global Hub to Hyatt House (circling)

Thursday, October 12, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. — Hyatt House to Kellogg Global Hub

Travelling Locally

Click here for directions to the Kellogg Global Hub. Please note there is construction on campus, so once you get here, you will need to closely follow the posted signs for the Kellogg Global Hub. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

Attendee Information

Follow the instructions included in your invitation to register. Upon registering, you should receive a confirmation email via Eventbrite. E-mail if you have any problems.

Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. on October 11 at the Kellogg Global Hub. Check-in for those unable to attend the dinner will begin at 8:00 a.m. on October 12 at the Global Hub.

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Faculty Ambassadors

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Gregory Carpenter

Gregory Carpenter joined the Kellogg faculty in 1990 after serving on the faculties of the University of California, Los Angeles; Columbia University; and the Yale School of Management. He was named James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy in 1999, founded the Center for Market Leadership in 2004, and was elected chair of the Marketing Department in 2006, serving until 2009.
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Eric Leininger

Eric Leininger joined the Kellogg School faculty full time in September, 2010, coming from McDonald's Corporation, where he was corporate senior vice president since 2004. He has been an affiliated faculty member since 1997.

With Professor Gregory Carpenter, Eric leads The Kellogg Chief Marketing Officer Program. This by-invitation-only program was the first university-based development experience for newly appointed and rising Chief Marketing Officers.

Previous Summits


Agility — The Key to Unlocking Growth

September 14–15


Cultural Transformation for Growth in the Digital Age

October 7–8


Exceeding Market Growth Through Digital Disruption

October 1–2


Leading the Customer-Centered Organization

September 25–26


Inventing the Future of Marketing

October 24–25


Inaugural Conference

September 14–15


Egon Zehnder
McKinsey & Company