2021 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

Kellogg MLS


Join us for the 2021 Marketing Leadership Summit this September 29

As the world shifts quickly in response to the Delta variant, our Summit team has determined that the best and safest way to deliver our program this year is virtually. We have heard from so many of you in the past few weeks that determining what travel will be approved by your companies and deemed essential for your colleagues and teams remains a challenge.

As such, we are moving ahead with our partners Egon Zehnder and McKinsey & Company to deliver a truly compelling virtual experience. Be assured we will include time for small breakouts to network, as we know the value that brings to this exceptional audience. The program will be held on Wednesday, September 29th, from 8:00 am – noon CDT.
For our upcoming Summit we will hone in our theme of Marketing Leadership: "What’s Around the Corner?” As always, we will explore topics from both business, research and human leadership perspectives that will help us all anticipate what is coming next for business leaders.
As we launch the next decade of Summit programs with our partners Egon Zehnder and McKinsey & Company, we have spent time thoughtfully planning a truly distinctive and compelling event for an extraordinary group of marketers. Collectively we all agree that there is no better time than now to be a marketing leader!
We’re very excited about the Summit and look forward to seeing you virtually.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

Egon Zehnder
McKinsey & Company

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Join us for Kellogg's virtual 2021 Summit!

The Experience

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Highlights from the 2019 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

MLS 2018 Post-Event

Highlights from the 2018 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit


Kellogg's new Global Hub building

Date and Location

The 2021 Marketing Leadership Summit will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 8:00 am – noon CST.

Registration Information

Registration: Registration is available via Eventbrite. Check your email for the registration link.

Pricing: $550 for virtual.

Questions: Please contact us at kmls@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

Faculty Leadership

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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.

His research looking at the tension between companies' pursuit of ambitious R&D efforts and more-incremental innovation was recently highlighted in Harvard Business Review. Read the article.

Jim Stengel

Jim Stengel recently joined Kellogg as a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor within the Markets & Customers Initiative.

Jim is widely known for leading innovation and for his commitment to building purpose-inspired leadership capabilities. The former global marketing officer of Procter & Gamble, and a former member of the board of directors for AOL and Motorola, Jim has been named multiple times by Advertising Age as the number one "Power Player" in marketing, and is a 2017 American Marketing Association Hall of Fame inductee.

Previous Summits


The 2020 Reset: Turning Headwinds Into Tailwinds

October 8


Marketers: Architects for Growth

October 16-17


Transformation: For Your Organization & For Yourself

October 3–4

2017 – Shanghai

The CMO Imperative: Fragmentation, Customization, Optimization

September 19


The Challenge of Building Consumer and Brand Trust

October 11–12


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