Panera Bread’s Ron Shaich to Keynote 2017 CEO Summit


With registration now open for Conscious Capitalism’s 11th Annual CEO Summit (October 10-12 in Austin, TX), we are so excited to announce our first keynote speaker: Panera Bread founder, chairman and CEO, Ron Shaich.

Under Ron’s leadership, Panera was the first and only national restaurant chain with a menu free of artificial preservatives, flavors, sweeteners and colors from artificial sources. Its loyalty program was the largest in the industry at 25 million members with half of transactions made through the program.

The result: Panera is the best-performing restaurant stock when measured over the last 20 years, delivering a total shareholder return of 9,753% from April 18, 1997 to April 24, 2017, compared to 210% for the S&P 500 during the same time period. Indeed, Panera’s stock has generated annualized returns of 26% in the same time frame.

We expect this year’s Summit will sell out faster than usual. If you qualify to join Ron and approximately 225 presidents and chief executives from companies with more than $5 million in annual revenue for this intimate and engaging experience, visit the new CEO Summit website and request your password today.