Raleigh, NC, April 21, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Eran Salu, managing director and majority owner of Raleigh-based magazine publisher Business Leader Media, will participate in a panel discussion as part of the Milken Institute’s 10th annual Global Conference 2007, held April 23-25 in Los Angeles.
The panel, “Smaller Businesses in a Flat World,” will focus on the idea that smaller businesses are more nimble and vulnerable than larger companies. In a world that has been “flattened” by globalization and technology, panel members will discuss the advantages smaller businesses have, as well as the dangers they face and the opportunities they present for investors, innovators, and the local economies in which they operate.
The panel is scheduled for 2:15-3:25 p.m. April 25. Additional panel members include Loida Lewis, chairman and CEO of TLC Beatrice LLC; David Kim, CEO of Baja Fresh; Matthew McGovern, managing director of SBI Group; and Graham Clempson, European managing partner of MidOcean Partners UK. The panel moderator will be Rafael Pastor, chairman of the board and CEO of Vistage International, a membership organization comprised of more than 13,000 member CEOs and executives in 15 countries.
“The mission of Business Leader Media is to help business executives and business owners better understand the environment in which they operate,” Salu says. “This panel will focus on the threats and opportunities that small businesses face due to internationalization. I look forward to participating on the panel and sharing the experience and lessons learned with our many readers.”
Salu, a former venture capital investor and investment banker at a boutique firm in Los Angeles, has extensive international experience, including his current ownership of Zeal Works, Pvt., a business process outsourcing provider in India. Salu began his career in the mergers and acquisitions group at Morgan Stanley and has earned a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.
About Business Leader Media: Business Leader Media is publisher of Business Leader magazine, The Park Guide, The Corporate Relocation Guide, Women in the Triangle and Triangle Real Estate for the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, as well as national newsstand publications Money ‘N Profits and Opportunity World. The company focuses on providing business executives and business owners with the information they need to compete in today’s business climate.
About the Milken Institute: The Milken Institute is an independent economic think tank with a mission of improving the lives and economic conditions of diverse populations throughout the world by helping business and public-policy leaders identify and implement innovative ideas for creating broad-based prosperity. Its 10th annual conference is expected to draw 2,500 of the world’s leading decision-makers.