The 2018 Savannah Economic Development Authority Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 10, 8 a.m. at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Drive.

Tickets are now on available, $25 per ticket or $250 per table. To purchase tickets, please click here.

The meeting will feature keynote speaker Doug Lipp. Lipp is a distinguished international consultant, eight-time author, and former head of training at the legendary Disney University. His latest book is the best-selling Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees.
 
At age 29, Lipp’s celebrated talent catapulted him to the helm of the legendary Disney University training team at Walt Disney corporate headquarters.  Fluent in Japanese, he also helped Disney open its first international theme park as a member of the Tokyo Disneyland start-up team.
 
Drawing on his 30 plus years of combined experience at Disney and in private practice, Lipp inspires and challenges hundreds of organizations worldwide. In presentations, he shares how Disney overcame spectacular strategic challenges to unleash one of the most improbable success stories in corporate history.

Through riveting examples and powerful, relevant stories about innovation, service, value and leadership, Lipp pulls back the curtain and reveals the behaviors, tools and attitudes that are representative of cultural excellence at Disney and other great institutions. He also discusses common organizational traps that undermine companies and impede their ability to build a thriving and sustainable culture.
 
SEDA will also recap the 2017 achievements and highlights as well as plans for 2018.