Gordon Christiansen to be Featured at OPI Global Forum 2023

Highlands is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming OPI Global Forum, taking place at the Swissotel in Chicago, IL, November 5-7, 2023.

The OPI Global Forum is a renowned platform for industry leaders to stimulate thought, debate, and exploring the future of the business products sector.

Highlands’ Attendees:

  • Gordon Christiansen, Partner of Highlands
  • Jenn McMahan, VP, Strategic Accounts

Gordon Christiansen will take part in two sessions, including a roundtable focused on marketplaces, and joining a panel on sales diversification.

“It’s great to connect with industry leaders at OPI Forums. As always, the agenda looks great this year in Chicago, and I’m particularly looking forward to discussing new routes to market that attendees could explore for their own businesses,” said Gordon Christiansen, Partner of Highlands

Roundtable: Where are today’s growth channels?

This engaging session will delve into the evolving landscape of growth opportunities within the business supplies sector, touching on diversification and the burgeoning B2B marketplaces, a trend that shows double-digit growth rates and an estimated opportunity exceeding $200 billion by 2030. The roundtable, happening at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, November 6th, promises an open and collaborative environment, encouraging participants to explore new strategies for business growth. The roundtable will be jointly hosted by Bob Boekema, Founder of TFE Agency, and Gordon.

Presentation + Panel: Unlocking Sales Diversification

In today’s ever-evolving business landscape, sales diversification is paramount, and this panel will shed light on this critical aspect. Gordon will kick off the panel with a brief presentation, and then join an expert panel that will also include industry leaders: Lincoln Dix, Vice President at Storey Kenworthy, Mark Cooper, President at Avery Products Corporation, and Jack Reagan, EVP at S.P. Richards.

This session is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7th, and will discuss the array of opportunities and challenges associated with expanding sales channels, aiming to equip attendees with valuable insights to embark on a journey towards a more diversified and sustainable sales future.

Discover more details on the OPI Global Forum event page.

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