Up, Up and Away

Coverage of CSP's Outlook Leadership 2013.

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How many uplifting moments can you experience at one conference? Attendees of Outlook Leadership 2013, held Nov. 9-12 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona, no doubt have lots of stories to share. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly and his wife, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (above), brought everyone out of their seats and touched more than a few hearts. Rex Griswold and Tom Gillard, whose brave fight against MSA captured the attention of the CARRE Foundation and our industry, had nothing but big smiles and hearty hellos for everyone.

And of course, plenty of fascinating figures shared their views on everything from the global economy to the state of the industry. Walter Zimmermann and Andrew Busch predicted the worst and the best, respectively, for what’s in store for the world. Two NACS high flyers, Dave Carpenter and Brad Call, took us back to the ’80s as they discussed c-store numbers. And Doug Rauch talked about how Trader Joe’s has become a paragon of strong company cultures.

Read on for our coverage of the event.


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