June 19, 2018 - Chicago, IL

Join a group of influential, forward-thinking HR leaders who appreciate a critical reality —success lies not just in being able to foresee and prepare for the future, but also the ability to lead your organization there.

The HR People + Strategy CHRO Summit is an exclusive event designed for Chief Human Resource Officers. Limited to 50 CHROs, this daylong program explores the latest thinking and business strategies that drive innovation and organizational success. 

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussion and knowledge sharing with business and thought leaders and expand their professional network. 

The gathering of global CHROs at our Summit works towards defining the future of the Human Resource profession.


Our leading-edge series is designed exclusively for the head of HR within their organization, has at least 15 years of experience, and who have been given the responsibility of helping shape the strategic direction of their mid to large size organizations. 

*All registrations are subject to review.  


Adam Grant
Professor, The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Author, Give and Take, Originals, and Option B

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for five straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers and Fortune's 40 under 40.

He is the author of two New York Times best-selling books translated into 35 languages. Originals explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink; it is a #1 national best seller praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, and Malcolm Gladwell. Give and Take examines why helping others drives our success, and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads and Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management. His third book, Option B with Sheryl Sandberg, is on resilience.

Patrick Wright
Thomas C. Vandiver Bicentennial Chair and Director of the Center for Executive Succession in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. 

Professor Wright teaches, conducts research, and consults in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management, particularly focusing on how firms use people as a source of competitive advantage and the changing nature of the Chief HR Officer role. He has published over 60 research articles in journals, over 20 chapters in books and edited volumes and has co-authored two textbooks and two books on HR practice. 
He currently serves at the Editor-in-Chief at Journal of Management. He has conducted programs and/or consulted for a number of large organizations. He currently serves as a member on the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) and is a former board member of HRPS, SHRM Foundation and World at Work (formerly American Compensation Association). From 2011 to 2015 he has been named by HRM Magazine as one of the 20 "Most Influential Thought Leaders in HR".

Kevin Cox
Kevin Cox, Chief Human Resources Officer, American Express

He is the primary architect of the company's human capital plan and related strategies that focuses on making American Express one of the most financially successful and respected companies in the world. In February 2016, Fortune magazine named American Express #11 in the World's Most Admired Companies list. 
Kevin has been a leader in Human Resources for more than two decades. His expertise lies in the fields of C-Suite succession planning, driving business outcomes through innovative talent strategies and leading large-scale complex change. He is passionate about pushing HR teams to provide greater business value, and to operate with greater courage and purpose.

Susan Peters
Susan P. Peters, Retired Senior Vice President, Human Resources at GE 

She was responsible for GE’s global workforce of 300,000+ employees located in 175 countries around the world.  She led the company efforts on Leadership and Pipeline Development, Compensation and Benefits, Payroll and HR Operations, Industrial Relations, Global Talent Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Security, Corporate Air, and HR Talent Development.  She also sat on the Board of the GE Foundation. 

Susan joined GE in 1979 on the Human Resources Leadership Program (HRLP).  From the HRLP, she progressed through a series of promotions including Labor Relations and several business partner HR roles, including an international assignment at GE Plastics in Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands.  After additional assignments at Corporate and GE Plastics, Ms. Peters returned to GE Appliances in Louisville, KY in 1993 as the Sr. HR Leader.  She was appointed a Company Officer in 1997. 


​​TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018

​7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

​Registration + ​Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome + Presentation

​10:15 AM - 11:15 AM 

CEO Succession Planning 
Kevin Cox, CHRO, American Express  
Susan Peters, Former CHRO, GE
Patrick Wright, Director, 
Center for Executive Succession, Darla Moore School of Business 
​11:15 AM- 11:30 AM 

​11:30 AM - 12:30  PM

A conversation with Adam Grant

​​12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch + Networking

​2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Google People Analytics Presentation + Tour 
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4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Closing Reception

*Subject to change



301 E North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Hotel website 
Hotel rate:
Room Rate: $285 plus taxes and fees
Cut-off date: May 18

Online Reservations


From O’Hare International Airport and Northwest (Rockford): Follow signs to downtown Chicago, also I-90 East (the Kennedy Expressway). I-90 joins I-94. Continue on I-90/I-94 East to downtown. Exit on Ohio Street. Proceed eleven blocks East on Ohio Street. Turn right at Fairbanks/Columbus Drive. Go three blocks South and the hotel is on the left side.

Distance from Hotel: 13 mi.
Drive Time: 25 min.

From Midway Airport:
Option A: Take Cicero North to I-55 to Chicago.

Option B: Follow signs to Lake Shore Drive North. Take Lake Shore Drive to Grand Avenue West. Exit at Grand/Illinois Street. Proceed three blocks West to Columbus Drive. Turn left on Columbus Drive. The hotel will be three blocks ahead on the left.

Option C: When nearing downtown, take I-90/I-94 West towards O’Hare. Exit Ohio Street. Proceed eleven blocks East on Ohio Street. Turn right at Fairbanks/Columbus Drive. Go three blocks South and the hotel is on the left side.

Distance from Hotel: 26 mi.
Drive Time: 35 min.


Designed exclusively for the head of HR, the CHRO Summit works towards defining the future of the Human Resources profession by exploring the latest thinking and business strategies delivered by world-renowned business and thought leaders. At the Summit, discussion and executive-level networking will allow participants to refresh past learning, strategize new ideas and approaches that drive innovation and business success.