The Next Generation Executive: Challenges on the Path to Supply Chain Success. This year's executive summit will include topics that supply chain executives have expressed as major impactors on their decision-making. The effects these decisions have had on their professional development as an executive and the evolution of their organizations will be incorporated into the sharing. The event will include several personal interview format sessions throughout the program so that the audience can have the opportunity to hear more detail about the speakers' accomplishments, which have been achieved facing many forms of adversity. Also this allows the audience more time to ask questions in an open session environment. Supply chain executives have great personal experience to share about how they entered the profession and evolved to their current positions. We hope that you find the discussions very rewar! ding, as well as just amazing, and a nice change from the standard conference format.