Simon Sinek, Keynote Speaker

Monday, September 27, 2021
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
2:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Simon Sinek


Best Selling Author, Speaker, Visionary Thinker, YouTube Sensation

Author: Infinite Game (2019), Find Your Why (2017), Together is Better (2016), Leaders Eat Last (2014), Start With Why (2009)

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. His bold goal is to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feeling safe at work, and feeling fulfilled at the end of the day. He is the author of multiple best selling books including Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last. His latest book, The Infinite Game, will be published in 2019.

His unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention. From American Airlines to Disney and MARS, from big business to entrepreneurs to police forces, Simon has been invited to meet with an array of leaders and organizations in nearly every industry. He has also had the honor of sharing his ideas at the United Nations, the United States Congress and with the senior-most leaders of the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Army and Coast Guard.


Simon Sinek, Keynote Speaker


2:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square


Brandon “Manson” Williams, pilot and adjunct professor and Rob Balzano, former fighter pilot and author, will be our afternoon speakers.

The Afterburner Seminars team of current and former fighter pilots, U.S. Navy SEALs and other elite military professionals has a powerful mix of combat experience and professional acumen, including graduates of top business schools and academies. For nearly 20 years, they’ve leveraged their expertise in strategic execution, strategy development, leadership training, and VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) environments to empower individuals, teams, and organizations to close execution gaps, accelerate learning and lead more effectively in the pursuit of cultures of excellence. More information at

Branson “Manson” Williams

Rob Balzano

Event Details:

Event Details:
Event: The High Center Business Forum
Date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Location: Lancaster Marriott @ Penn Square,
25 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603
Parking: (2 designated options) Penn Square Garage,
38 S. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17603
Prince Street Garage,
111 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17608
Recommendations: After 6:00pm, bars will reopen, but will be a cash bar
ATM machine located in main lobby, in the Sundry Shop
Dress Code: Business Attire

Event Schedule:

2:15 – 2:45pm 1st Arrival and Networking
2:45 – 3:00pm Welcome Remarks, Michael Mitchell, Executive Director, The High Center, Heritage Ballroom, 3rd Floor
3:00 -4:15pm Afterburner, afternoon speakers, Heritage Ballroom, 3rd Floor
4:00 -4:30pm 2nd Arrival and Networking
4:30 – 5:30pm Networking and Reception –
Freedom Hall A, Exhibition Level
(2-drink tickets per person)
4:30 -5:30pm Invitation Only- VIP Reception with Simon Sinek, Commonwealth Ballroom, 2nd Floor
(Must have VIP lanyard to enter)
6:00 – 7:00pm Keynote Speaker – Simon Sinek
Freedom Hall A/B, Exhibition level
7:00 -7:45pm Dinner – reserved seating, Freedom Hall A/B, Exhibition level
7:45- 8:30pm High Center Awards Ceremony with Emcee, Jere Gish – WGAL
8:30pm End of Program