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General Counsel Forum

“Thank you for inviting me to participate in the General Counsel Forum. Once again, it was a first-class event. I actually think this one was even better than the one in Florida. Great, timely topics and very good collaboration by the participants. Your team did an outstanding job in preparing the event and throughout the time on-site.”

Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer | T.D. Williamson, Inc.

“The best group of attendees and networking opportunities I’ve experienced at an event.”

Executive Vice President and General Counsel | Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc.

“Excellent blend of learning, networking, and new service provider exploring, without high pressure sales techniques.”

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, and Corporate Secretary | ON Semiconductor

“Very educational and a great networking Forum.”

Vice-President Compliance | Vanguard Health Systems

“Excellent for high level discussions and networking.”

Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer | TAMKO Building Products, Inc.

“Comparing this format to other traditional conferences, it’s second to none. I’m not sure why you would want to do any other conference.”

Director, Business Development | Coverago LLC

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“Everything that was on the agenda was relevant to me and my business. The attendees were all high level, all directly reporting to senior management or senior partners at law firms, or high level executives from the solution providers.”

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary | AGCO Corporation

“I’ve been impressed that the delegates have come to the meeting with me prepared and with a clear interest in talking to me about the services my company offers. The overall concentration of quality attendees here is superior to just about any other conference I’ve attended, so whether it’s the one-to-one meetings or the person that you’re sitting with at lunch, chances are that you’ll be with someone you want to speak with.”

Vice President, Legal Technologies Business Development | Kroll Ontrack

“The Solution Providers are not overpopulated here, so when I turn around to talk to someone, it’s not a competitor of mine or someone trying to sell me services.”

Of Counsel | Squire Sanders

“This is a group of people at this senior level that you might find in a conference of 500 people. You might find this exact same group of 50, just mixed in amongst the rest of the attendees. What Consero has done is pulled out those most senior in-house counsel and put them all together in one place.”

Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel — Corporate & Chief Compliance Officer | IHS, Inc.

“Our experience has been outstanding. We have met some really great potential new clients. I think that the structure of the meetings and the intimacy of the meeting room was really conducive to what we we’re trying to accomplish. We attend the other trade shows and I refer to them inside our company as a necessary evil. We get very little accomplished. It’s not nearly as intimate as this was.”

Chief Executive Officer | Inventus

“The Forum was really well run. There were a lot of senior level people with excellent experience.”

Vice President, Legal | HD Supply, Inc.

“I have been very impressed with the individuals I have met with. They are key decision makers. But even more than that, they actually genuinely appear to be willing to enter into discourse. And as a solution provider, that is all that you can ask for. I certainly have had a positive experience with Consero, and I would not hesitate to recommend them again.”

Vice President, Legal Services | Integreon

“Consero’s Forum is a new and innovative and unique opportunity. The format of this conference is very well done because there is just the right balance between programs, meetings and the meeting times. Now a lot of those programs, it’s speed dating, 15 minutes with these people, 15 minutes with those people, and you don’t really get a chance to spend a lot of quality time learning about the products, meeting with the service providers and getting a feel for them. Here you get much more time to do that because there are fewer service providers, so you’re not being rushed through and the conference is not trying to force you to see 15 or 20 different people. You get to see three, four, five, six people and then there’s also the downtime during lunch and dinner when you get an opportunity to talk with those people again.”

Vice President & General Counsel | Buzzi Unicem USA Inc.

“One differentiating factor of this Forum compared to others that I’ve attended is meeting many more Deputy GCs and General Counsel.”

Senior Vice President, Sales & Operations | Mitratech

“I was very excited to see that it was a smaller group of people, all high level people, mostly General Counsel, where you could really interact with them one-on-one or in smaller groups to really gain some knowledge and exchange ideas.”

Vice President & General Counsel | The Dannon Company

“The quality of delegates is absolutely top tier. One of the best parts of the conference is that we have had a lot of one-on-one time with the delegates who are very keen to speak to us. It’s not that we’re here to make a sales pitch to them; they have asked to speak to us—a really refreshing approach.”

Director, Legal Services Outsourcing | CPA Global

“The quality of the delegates at the Consero Forum has been fantastic. Some of the differences between Consero and some of the other providers on the market is their preparation for the meetings and pairing of delegates to myself and the Mitratech staff. Number two, the quality of the event is far superior.”

Vice President of Sales | Mitratech

“A great gathering bringing together senior counsel to learn about best practices in technology and services to help better manage legal departments.”

Vice President and General Counsel | Amadeus North America

“In this economy it is very difficult to convince a law firm to pay to play, but I think there are real business opportunities out of the Forum. That’s what attracted me to come in the first place . . . . Who was coming at a certain level and the fact that they were coming from mostly Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, so to me the quality of the delegates is top rate.”

Equity Partner | Squire Sanders

“What I would say to a colleague evaluating the General Counsel Forum is make sure you take a look at the depth and the quality of the providers and the presenters that are made available to you. If you’re going to take time to . . . . go to an event like this, it needs to be worthwhile, and I found this to be a legitimately worthwhile event. I didn’t really know what to expect from the KnowledgeBridgeTMs and business meetings that I had, but I found them both to be very rewarding. The KnowledgeBridgeTMs were . . . . extremely impactful and there was a good exchange of ideas between peers.”

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel | Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.

IP Management Forum

“Excellent opportunity to hear from CIPC about best practices in areas that are relevant and important to me in managing our IP issues. Very knowledgeable, high level in-house counsel.”

Associate General Counsel-IP | TE Connectivity

“The most useful Forum for interaction between corporate IP counsel, coupled with an excellent opportunity to meet and evaluate select vendors in the IP space.”

Director, Intellectual Property Portfolio | ManTech

“The most effective way to meet and share with my peers.”

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel | Weatherford International Ltd

“I found the format to be just right. The casual environment provided flexibility to explore topics of mutual interest. I enjoyed meeting the quality people, the excellent speakers with good insights, and the very relevant topics. The Forum was an insightful exchange of best practices in comfortable, interactive sessions.”

Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel | RR Donnelley & Sons Company

“The Forum was well balanced and highly relevant.”

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel | KCI

“The ability to get quick answers to some pressing issues was a plus. The Forum was informative and very enjoyable.”

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel | Entegris, Inc.

“Very valuable perspectives from in-house leaders.”

Vice President, Global Patents | GlaxoSmithKline

Government IT Forum

“This was an excellent format for idea exchange and personal/professional improvement. Exceeded all expectations.”

Executive Director, Broadband Outreach & Development | Commonwealth of Kentucky

“Great discussion that left me thinking of opportunites back at the office.”

Assistant General Manager | IT Agency, City of Los Angeles, CA

“A CIO Forum, by CIOs — simply sharing successes, ideas, and strategies.”

Montgomery County, MD

“A great conference to meet your industry leading peers and hear relevant and timely information.”

Information Technology Director | City of Arvada, CO

“Great Forum for understanding current issues and discussing opportunities for improvement.”

Director of Information Systems | City of Springfield, MO

“This Forum was a very good use of my time. I have gotten some very good ideas to take back. The Forum was an excellent opportunity to explore current issues facing government CIOs with leading Government CIOs.”

IT Director | City of Bakersfield, CA

“An excellent meeting of the minds to learn how to service our communities better.”

Information Technology Director | City of Miami Gardens, FL

Customer Experience Forum

“The small number of participants made the forum very beneficial in sharing knowledge and developing relationships.”

Then-Preferred Clients Customer Experience Executive | Bank of America

“Meaningful and actionable discussions among leaders from diverse industries all facing and sharing how they are overcoming the same challenges. I can and will implement what I have learned and that is really refreshing . . . . it is really well done.”

Preferred Clients Customer Experience Executive | Bank of America

“Great format – small and intimate. Great sharing and networking.”

Director, Branding and Customer Experience | BMO Financial

“The Forum enabled an opportunity to connect with fellow Customer Experience leaders.”

Customer Experience Executive | Constellation Energy

“Game changer!”

Contact Center and Unified Communications Executive

Chief HR Officer Forum

“Excellent opportunity to network with CHROs from a variety of industries and experiences.”

Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Legal Officer | Save Mart Supermarkets

“The format was the best I have seen or experienced. I found beneficial the personal nature of the one-on-one meetings and the fact that I could choose who I wanted to meet with. The format was small and personal which created an added value over other HR workshops or seminars.”

Vice President, Global Human Resources | Papa John’s

“Very informative and great networking.”

Director of Human Resources | Five Guys Enterprises

“The Chief HR Officer Forum is a great model to hear from the participants in such a small setting. Great learning and networking experience. An excellent job by all.”

Vice President Human Resources, Intelligence and Security | BAE Systems, Inc.

“The overall experience of the Forum was superb!! An excellent opportunity to discuss relevant topics with professional peers.”

Vice President, Human Resources & Risk Management | Chicken of the Sea

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“The Consero staff was very helpful and sincere in trying to make this the best conference. I really liked the KnowledgeBridgeTM sessions which allowed for cross-dialogue. A nice mix of networking opportunities with very sharp leaders as well as focused topics and discussion groups—nicely done.”

Senior Vice President, Human Resources | The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

“Great opportunity to hear different experiences and practices in a semi-formal setting.”

Head, Global Human Resources | Navistar Inc.

“Informative exposure to businesses that I’d normally not take time to meet with when managing everything back in the office. The Forum was highly relevant and engaging with a unique and intimate setting. An excellent diverse group with very relevant topics.”

Vice President, Human Resources | NorthShore University HealthSystem

“The opportunity to connect with so many peers at so diverse a group of industries was invaluable.”

Vice President, Human Resources | Spirent Communications

“One of the most productive conferences I have attended. The quality of attendees was very good.”

Global Vice President, Human Resources | Power-One, Inc.

“You guys rocked! Very organized and professional.”

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“Outstanding job. This was an intimate setting that fostered excellent learning and professional networking.”

Chief Human Resources Officer | Lennar Corporation

Shared Services & Outsourcing Forum

“Outstanding event for networking and updates on latest trends and opportunities in shared services.”

Vice President, Shared Service Center | AutoNation

“The Forum was very informative. I learned some things and established some networking contacts. Something I usually don’t do at the larger conferences.”

Senior Director, Global Shared Services | Molson Coors Brewing Company

“This was the most concise, focused, and topically relevant shared services event I have attended.”

Director, Shared Business Services and Finance BPO | IMS Health

“Fantastic networking and relationship building event!”

Senior Director, HR Services | Tyco International

“Excellent design – great networking, interesting topics, good variety of business/industries in attendance.”

Vice President Human Resources, Intelligence and Security | BAE Systems, Inc.

“Best conference format I’ve ever attended, bar none. Outstanding staff and easy to network.”

Global Director, Continuous Improvement | Nexteer Automotive

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“The type of event I could attend every year! Great Event!!”

Director Global Shared Services Accounting | CH2M Hill

“This was a great exchange of senior executives that boosted my knowledge and network.”

Vice President, Strategic Global Transformation | Hibu

“This has been the most beneficial Forum/conference that I have attended, very well done, highly informative and great networking.”

Director, HR Shared Services | Grainger

“An excellent way to connect with others, quality of sessions and attendees was very high.”

Head of Business Services Center – America | BP

“An opportunity for shared services professionals to connect in a small group informally, sharing lessons learned, best practices, and opportunities.”

Director, Shared Services PMO | McKesson Corporation

“Definitely took away a handful of nuggets, which made this event a good use of my time.”

SVP, Corporate Bank Shared Services | KeyBank

“Great job! Well worth the time. A great opportunity to network and hear some different thoughts and approaches on shared services.”

VP, Shared Services | Navistar

“The Shared Services Forum was meaningful, useful, and enjoyable.”

VP, Financial Shared Services | National Geographic Society

“Several great leads on the meetings we had. The method of arranging these meetings was good – we only spoke to people who were interested in speaking to us. The Forum was an opportunity to learn about what companies are looking for in shared services and the opportunity for us to show how we can be the solution.”

Assistant Vice President | Scottish Development International

“Well organized, felt like an open small group which facilitated good discussions and networking. Overall nice job!”

Manager – Global HR Shared Services | Domino’s Pizza LLC

Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum

“Fantastic! I love the format in which there are candid discussions rather than power point presentations.”

Senior Buyer, Services | Ulta Beauty

“This was the most educational experience that I have had since finishing my MBA. Well done! The meetings were great and I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Director of Strategic Sourcing | Texas Industries

“The smaller size group creates a more intimate and professional environment for networking, interaction, and one-on-one discussions with peers and providers. The one-on-one business meetings were very informative and a great way to understand value propositions and our businesses.”

Global Director – Finance & Business Operations | Marsh & McLennan Companies

“Very effective and efficient use of the attendee’s time. Great topics and very interactive.”

Senior Vice President – Supply Chain & Procurement | Jones Lang LaSalle

“A strong, senior level attended and highly interactive industry focused Forum.”

Senior Director, Centralized Procurement | Sephora

“The one-on-one meetings are the best use of 30 minutes – I invested a little time, but gained valuable information. We had the ability to ask questions and look for new ideas.”

Deputy Commissioner | Ga. Department of Administrative Services

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“Great opportunity to learn what other organizations are doing and their major challenges in the procurement environment. An excellent networking opportunity to learn about businesses and discuss ideas for potential future collaboration.”

Executive Director | University of California

“Very collaborative, good topics, and lots of different experiences. The one-on-one meetings were an opportunity to explore whether there is a fit without the pressure.”

Director, Global Sourcing & Procurement | Illumina, Inc.

“An innovative approach to bringing vertical interests together.”

Director, Contracts & Procurement | University of California

“The one-on-one business meetings were a good discussion based around my company’s needs. The Forum was a good use of my limited time. I will attend again.”

Head of Global Strategic Sourcing | Electronic Arts

“An excellent format based on collaboration and NOT parties, swag, and PowerPoints. Very productive meetings and generally a great space to really engage, view, and discuss.”

Manager, Market Development | Agentrics

“It actually looked like people wanted to be here.”

Vice President – Head of Business Development, Marketing and Advisor Relations | Xchanging

Chief Financial Officer Forum

“This was a well-organized event with solid content and provided great opportunities to engage with and learn from impressive colleagues.”

Chief Financial Officer | Roll Global

“An excellent Forum for information about a wide-ranging variety of topics relevant to the CFO and a superb networking opportunity.”

Vice-President, Finance | Bar-S Foods Co.

“Inspiring. I’m bringing back a ton of ‘to-do’s’”

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer |, Inc.