ABC News foreign correspondent. Producer of NPR's All Things
Considered. Consulting Editor, The McGraw-Hill Companies
Scott Shuster's remarkable background and prodigious skills
onstage make him the right choice to serve as facilitator
of the most challenging events.
Guarantor of quality at business events around
HM King Abdullah II, Scott Shuster, John Chambers, CEO, Cisco
AFP photo by Khalil Mazraawi
Dead Sea, Jordan: Scott
chaired all five of the huge biennial Jordan ICT Forums and is now leading it's Arab-region successor events, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ICT Summits. These programs have included enormously successful interview appearances with HM King Abdullah II,
in Amman and at Jordan's convention resorts on the shore of the Dead Sea. Scott Shuster has also chaired six business-oriented appearances
of King Abdullah and Queen Rania in the US. Click "See Scott" (to the left) to see a full panel discussion chaired by Scott in Jordan.
In 2013 and 2014 Scott is again (third year) chairing the full series of CIO Synergy and directIT Summits: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, L.A., New York City, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Washington D.C. ("GOVnet") - Nepal Patel's still-young but brilliantly successful Chicago-based CIO Synergy organization breaks out an ongoing national series of CIO-only summits in coordination with local IT professional organizations across the US. Who better to chair these meetings than BusinessWeek's longtime CIO-only events chairman Scott Shuster?
- Scott helped shape and then chaired "Jordan: Business Portal
To The Middle East"
for the Embassy of Jordan in Washington, leading a session with
Her Majesty Queen Rania. "What a day!," wrote Jordanian Ambassador
Karim Kawar. "The forum exceeded everyone's expectations, participants,
speakers and sponsors, largely due to your contribution and facilitation.
Please accept my deepest gratitude."
DUBAI - Scott
Shuster named president of the Booz-Allen-sponsored Middle
East Infrastructure Development Congress
ABOVE: Scott with H.H. Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki Al
Saud, Governor of the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority
(SAGIA); former Philippine President Fidel Ramos, H.E. Dr. Mohd.
Khazaee, Iran vice minister and president of the Organization
for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI
), and Philippe Boisson, president TOTAL Middle East. Conference held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance & Industry
- Scott Shuster chairs the pre-conference event for the World Bank-IMF Joint Board Meetings in Dubai.
Organizing committee General Coordinator
Ibrahim Belselah, Director of Finance for Dubai Municipality is
pictured with Mohamed A. Alabbar, Director General, Dubai Department
of Economic Development, Mr. Ahmed Al Banna, Deputy Director General,
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and thirteen
more leaders of Dubai government and society.
photo by Yousef Allan
Amman, Jordan --
His Majesty King Abdullah the Second introduced & interviewed
by Scott before an audience of 700 attendees from more
than 30 countries. Also in conversation with Scott onstage at
this event: Longtime Intel CEO Craig Barrett and many senior figures of
Jordan's government and burgeoning IT industry.
Shuster did exceptionally well both in chairing the many panels
of topics and presenting speakers in a way that truly captured
the spirit of this meeting."
-- The Star newspaper, Amman, Jordan
Reconstruction Specialist: Scott leads the
first joint public appearance of the Bechtel, US Army Corps of
Engineers, and Halliburton Kellogg Brown and Root leaders of Iraq
reconstruction. A McGraw-Hill event. Scott also led the full series of Iraq
reconstruction and homeland security events held in Washington by Equity International.
Shuster again chairs the US Chamber of Commerce Center for
Corporate Citizenship Three Sector Conference on Public-Private-Community
Shuster: Best choice for the BIGGEST events
How do you impress
an audience of thousands of people when you are just one corporate
executive padding across a massive convention center stage to read
your speech alone at the lectern?
the meeting is huge but your executives need to 'feel close to'
every person in the room... When you wish it was 'one-to-one' but
it's got to be one-to-hundreds or thousands...call Scott Shuster.
longtime ABC News correspondent and chairman of all BusinessWeek
management events will bring true professionalism to your large
event plenary sessions and position every executive onstage as a
knows management the way sportscasters know sports. He will talk
about your organization's strategic successes and the central role
of the leader the audience is about to meet. He will introduce your
star executive(s) and welcome them onstage to applause. Your leaders
then sit with Scott at center stage for an engaging, extemporaneous
discussion of their organizational issues, carefully crafted to
convey the key messages of your meeting. Scott's discussion-based,
conversational approach ensures that every executive onstage appears
relaxed, confident, friendly, and approachable. The live interview
of a leadership figure in front of a massive audience brightens
an event and lends an air of openness and transparency to the entire
organization. Let Scott bring that 'one-to-one' feeling to your
meeting, regardless of size.
Shuster leads the most prominent events
Finance. Operations. Strategy. Industry issues. Government policy.
Scott Shuster knows management, and his specialty is end-to-end
onstage leadership of discussion at the largest and most challenging
undertakes heavy research to familiarize himself with your industry
and your company. You tell him the goals and key messages of your
meeting. He then leads a discussion-based conference in a conversational
style that makes every executive onstage look relaxed, comfortable,
knowledgeable and accessible even in front of the largest live
or broadcast audience.
Called for the most demanding assignments
Four onstage interviews of Microsoft chairman Bill
Gates. Five of longtime AIG chairman Hank Greenberg. Discussion chairman at the
US Dept. of State's international conference against sex trafficking.
Hired and flown to Amman by the government of Jordan to introduce
H.M. King Abdullah II and pose questions to the monarch and other
dignitaries. A live televised interview of White House Chief of
Staff for the US Chamber of Commerce. Scott's list
of elite corporate, association, and governmental clients and
the daunting assignments they hand him every day are testimony
to his expertise.
here to learn more about Scott Shuster
Moderator of the annual Cisco CIO Summit, a three-day gathering of Cisco's top customers and senior leadership, including CEO John Chambers. This event marking John Chambers and Scott Shuster's 6th appearance together, including a number of gatherings under the auspices of HM King Abdullah II, in Jordan.
“Together, We are Toyota” - The Toyota National Dealer Meeting, Las Vegas.
Before a demanding live, in-hall audience of more than five thousand US Toyota dealers and the president of Toyota from Japan, Scott conducted a 90-minute live Q&A session with Toyota’s entire US leadership team: The President of Toyota Motor Sales, the VP for the Toyota Division, the Sr. VP for Automotive Operations, and the President and CEO of Toyota Financial Services.
The US-Africa Business Summit: Scott’s live on-stage and televised Q&A with
five presidents and prime ministers of African countries, plus
seven U.S. administration Africa policy leaders, two African trade
and industry ministers, the governor of the Nigerian Central Bank,
and commercial leaders from such giant US-Africa investors as
ConocoPhillips, Mars, Merck, Monsanto, and Cargill contributed
mightily to the enormous success of this largest-ever US conclave
on doing business with Africa.
The ANGEL AFRICA Enterprise Conference Desmond Tutu Center, New York
End-to-end chairman of The West Africa Investment Forum (WAIF), co-sponsored by the New York Society of Securities Analysts, focusing on opportunities in ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States, and The Africa Social Enterprise Forum (ASEF), the first conference on entrepreneurship-based, non-charity business development for social change in Africa. Scott’s chairmanship of these events builds on his long history of event leadership for business and finance events focused on economically less-developed regions, which has seen Scott chair meetings in
Abidjan, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Beijing, Cairo, Dakar, Dubai, Islamabad, Istanbul, Kinshasa, Lima, Lubumbashi, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, St. Petersburg (Russia), and Taipei.
The HIMSS Thought Leader Summit. The
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
chooses Scott to lead its first “Thought Leader Summit," a CXO-only meeting of executives
in healthcare (hospitals/health systems), health insurers, pharmaceutical
manufacturers, and health industry investors.
World Health Care Innovation and Technology Congress, co-
sponsored by The Wall Street Journal,
selects Scott to lead its plenary sessions at this first-annual
event, including an interview with AOL co-founder Steve Case and
the meeting’s several ‘Industry Voice!’ interactive
portions. Scott is a specialist in leading ‘audience involvement’
and open Q&A sessions for both industry and governmental events.
Also sponsoring this meeting: Booz Allen Hamilton, for whom Scott
recently led a Dubai event on the development of public infrastructure
in the Middle East.
Information technology : Scott
has chaired nearly every BusinessWeek IT event ever held, plus
meetings for Microsoft, Cisco, HP, WIPRO, HIMSS, NCR, Texas Instruments, IBM, and
others. Here Scott leads a BusinessWeek panel featuring the CIOs
of Dow Chemical, barnesandnoble.com, J. Crew, and Charles Schwab.
The Aspen Technology Enterprise Operations
Management Executive Forum: This
outstanding, 1.5-day all-CIO and EVP-Operations New York City
event for the largest global companies of the process industries.
Oil and chemical firms of 16 countries attended the most recent
edition. Scott will chair the meeting again this year. Scott has chaired this meeting repeatedly.
The WIPRO Strategyms (US & UK):
The most highly-valued corporation in India, leader of
the offshore outsourcing sector again selects Scott as end-to-end
chairman for its annual series of Strategyms in the US and UK.
The 40-institution Committee of Donor Agencies
for Enterprise Development, comprised of
the aid agencies of 17 nations, the European Commission, private
foundations, plus multiple UN, World Bank and other multilateral
agencies, has Scott lead its international public-private conference
on national policies affecting the business environment of developing
countries in Cairo. Scott is already pre-booked for similar
meetings to be held in future.
The World Resources Institute's "Digital Dividends"
and "Bottom of the Pyramid" global mega-conferences on economic development related topics. End-to-end chairmanship
of both of these high-profile events.
The McGraw-Hill Companies Top Firm Leaders
Forum (2 events): The longtime
chair of CEO-only, CFO-only, and CIO-only summits for BusinessWeek,
Scott continues his many years' leadership of McGraw-Hill events
with this series. The meeting agendas of these McGraw-Hill
events are created en toto by Scott's event development enterprise,
Group, and delivered with Scott as chairman onstage.
Meridian Systems International User Conference:
Annual event of the leading global provider of enterprise
project management solutions for the construction industry.
Technology for Construction, the
Information Technology event of the world's largest construction
industry event. This conference is created annually by The
Shuster Group for Hanley-Wood, a relationship now in its fourth
Embassy of Jordan in the US and the Hashemite
Royal Court: Scott continues to chair periodic US and Jordan
business appearances of the King and Queen of Jordan.
The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Summit,
and the Equity International Homeland and Global Security Summits:
Ever since mere weeks after 9/11, Scott Shuster has been the nation's premiere leader
of homeland security related meetings.
The MCI CIO Forum:
Through repeated changes of the company name, MCI's professional
leadership continues to have Scott Shuster lead its CIO-only retreats.
The S.C. Johnson Global Forum:
First time the world-renowned maker of Windex, Glade, Skintimate,
Saran, Ziploc, etc. has an external moderator for their quadrennial
internal event for senior management. Via The Harry Walker Agency.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Annual Conference: End-to-end discussion leadership for
the world's manufacturers of construction, agricultural, mining,
forestry, and utility equipment.
The Middle East CIO Summit, Dubai:
Scott extends his presence on the booming Arab countries conference
scene with his third senior-level leadership event in sparkling
Dubai. End-to-end chairmanship.