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Surging Presidential Candidate Brings Campaign to Outlook Leadership

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — Amassing considerable new support from Republican primary and caucus voters, Ben Carson is hot on Donald Trump’s tail in the most recent polls. And attendees of the Outlook Leadership conference, November 14-16 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., will have the unique opportunity to be in the presence of this presidential candidate.

Dr. Carson will share his leadership style in a memorable general session, where he will explore the critical historical characteristics of America that led to its rise and address the tough issues that he believes will bring America’s best foot forward.

“No matter your political affiliation, you won’t forget this noteworthy occasion at Outlook Leadership,” said Myra Kressner, senior vice president and conference director for Winsight Events. “The unprecedented opportunity to network and discuss leadership qualities with a presidential candidate, fellow colleagues, customers, family and friends is what makes Outlook Leadership so special.”

All attendees of Dr. Carson’s general session, Saturday, November 14 at 6 p.m., will receive a signed copy of his new book, A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties, compliments of McLane.

Outlook Leadership guests will also have the opportunity to meet and have a photo taken with the 2016 presidential candidate during the networking reception in the C-Store Product Gallery.

Registration for the event is available online at To attend the conference, operators can contact Mark Hatch at or (480) 337-3419. For sponsorship information, please contact Myra Kressner at or (718) 428-7655.

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Winsight LLC (formerly CSP Business Media, LLC) is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, including CSP, Restaurant Business, FoodService Director and Convenience Store Products, a suite of digital products including websites, e-newsletters (including Restaurant Business Daily and CSP Daily News) and webinars, plus video products, mobile and tablet apps, custom marketing solutions and the convenience-retailer intelligence tool, CSPedia.

The Winsight Events group produces six exclusive, large-scale executive-level conferences—Restaurant Leadership Conference, FARE Conference, Outlook Leadership, Convenience Retailing University, FSTEC and MenuDirections—in addition to more than 12 major EduNetworking conferences and advisory meetings. Winsight recently acquired Technomic Inc., the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.

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