BETHESDA, Md- (October 14, 2014) – Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced the 2014 IP Forum For Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology to be held November 16-18 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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October 9, 2014 | By Cody Hobelman

It is a story we have all come to know: the young employee who leaves a stable job at a large company to pursue an entrepreneurial dream. Will Card not only left a great job, but also his home country in order to help found Consero, a high-growth events company with offices in Washington, D.C. and Dublin, Ireland. Will left most of his family and friends in Toronto, Canada almost 5 years ago and moved to Bethesda, MD to pursue his dream of changing an antiquated industry. I had the opportunity to sit down with Will and discuss his startup journey, which yielded some interesting insights into the entrepreneurship experience. Here are a few highlights from the interview that I found worth sharing.

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October 9, 2014 | By Jessica Crystal

In a dynamic marketplace with an abundance of new technologies and other useful resources, there lies a breadth of opportunities waiting to be seized by ambitious entrepreneurs. There are infinite solutions to the world’s problems and therefore plenty of room for new businesses to flourish. Yet there are countless disincentives to keep would-be entrepreneurs from bringing new products and services to the marketplace, from personal risk to better-funded competition to execution challenges of every shape and size. For many, these obstacles make leaving a comfortable nine-to-five job for a new business venture far too daunting a prospect.  I sat down with Jessica Druckman, co-founder of four-year-old Bethesda-based startup Consero Group, an emerging international leader in building niche business events for senior executives, to discuss her views on why to pursue a startup, the benefits and challenges of building a company from the ground up, and the right ingredients for a successful new enterprise.

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BETHESDA, Md- (Oct. 7, 2014) – Two-thirds (66%) of Chief Procurement Officers say they do not have enough resources to manage their procurement operations effectively, according to a new survey by Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives. The results were reported as part of the Fall 2014 Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Data Survey, compiled by Consero Group. The finding represented an 11 percent decrease from 2013.

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Originally Published in Supply Management | October 6, 2014 | By Will Green

Two-thirds of CPOs do not believe they have enough resources to manage their procurement operations effectively, according to a survey.

The poll, by industry events firm Consero, found that while 58 per cent had experienced an increase in their departmental budget in the past year, 66 per cent said it was not enough, up from 55 per cent on the same survey in 2013.

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BETHESDA, Md- (October 1, 2014) – Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced the 2014 General Counsel Forum to be held November 9-11 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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Originally Published in Corporate Counsel | September 26, 2014 | By Sue Reisinger

A few years ago, if you had asked general counsel Chris Fowler if he thought he’d make a career out of metrics and the law, he would have answered “never.” But how times have changed.

Fowler learned that “you can talk about facts till you are blue in the face, but it’s metrics that really make people stand up and listen,” he told CorpCounsel.com. Fowler is general counsel for U.K. commercial legal services at British Telecommunications (BT) in London.

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BETHESDA, Md- (September 23, 2014) – Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced the 2014 Corporate Litigation Forum to be held October 5-7 at Trump National Doral in Miami, FL.

“From developing and executing a global legal strategy to managing the performance of their in-house teams and outside counsel, Chief Litigation Officers are faced with a wide array of challenges,” said Paul Mandell, Founder & CEO of Consero. “Consero’s 2014 Corporate Litigation Forum will address current issues faced by today’s Chief Litigation Officers, providing a unique opportunity for these senior executives to share best practices and network among a select group of peers, gaining strategies that will help them improve the management and performance of their departments and companies.”

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BETHESDA, Md- (Sept. 18, 2014) – Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced the 2014 Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum to be held 12-14 October at Sopwell House in Hertfordshire, UK.

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Originally Published in Inside Counsel | September 17, 2014 | By Paul Mandell

One of the keys to a successful transaction is getting ahead of lurking employment risks

Employment issues are among a GC’s greatest challenges. These are heightened in the context of M&A, when despite due diligence, you may be surprised following the close by, hidden issues among your new workforce. One of the keys to a successful transaction is getting ahead of these lurking employment risks. However, to do so, your due diligence process requires more than a review of active litigation or threatened claims. Set forth below are a few tips to ensuring that you minimize post-close hassles by optimizing your employment-focused due diligence.

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