OPENING KICKOFF & WELCOME RECEPTION
The opening kickoff brings together all GIC attendees for a spectacular presentation that aims to please. Following the opening kickoff, have a drink and grab a bite to eat at the welcome reception. Get energized for your total conference experience, meet up with old friends, and foster new relationships at these entertaining events.
Greg Schwem will make you laugh while he makes you think.
McDonalds, Microsoft, IBM, and United Airlines have all listened to him. He has shared the stage with Celine Dion and Jay Leno, and has been featured on Sirius Radio and FOX News. The Chicago Tribune calls him “king of the hill.”
And we have him as our GIC keynote speaker!
Greg Schwem brings his unique perspective on the lighter side of business to PLANET GIC 2013. His stories are sure to entertain while reminding us about the common challenges we face and how we can use humor to overcome them. He takes today’s fast-paced business world … and laughs at it. And so will you!
Greg is part of our most outstanding GIC program to date and is one of the many highlights that await you in Louisville.
About Greg Schwem
The Chicago Tribune recently proclaimed Greg Schwem “king of the hill in the growing world of corporate comedy." His comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on SIRIUS Radio, FOX News, Comedy Central and the pages of Parents Magazine. More than just a business humorist, Schwem is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist and even an award-winning greeting card writer. If your company or association wants to laugh at today’s fast-paced business world, and learn that laughter motivates employees in good times and bad, look no further than Greg Schwem.
Schwem’s client list includes such corporate heavyweights as McDonald’s, Microsoft, Motorola, IBM, Verizon Wireless, United Airlines and Cisco Systems. What sets Schwem apart from other corporate entertainers is his ability—and willingness—to customize material for his audience while working within the parameters of the corporate environment. That means no rofanity or politically incorrect material. “That’s never been a part of my show anyway,” says Schwem.
Besides customized material, Schwem entertains audiences with stories about tedious business meetings, Smart Phone addiction, “frequently” asked questions and his fascination with the American Girl Doll company. He is available as a keynote speaker, emcee, video host or moderator. Outside of the corporate market, Schwem has shared the concert stage with the likes of Celine Dion, Jay Leno and Kenny Loggins.
Today Schwem performs close to 50 corporate dates a year and writes a weekly humor column nationally distributed by Tribune Media Services and The Huffington Post. He also is the author of Text Me If You’re Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad. And yes, those are his kids on the cover.