As the name implies, brings these Opinion Leaders together as a group of as many as 12-16, or more individuals for conduct of a private interactive round table event (a forum) lasting 1-2 days. This means the Opinion Leaders will actually invest a few to several days on a clients behalf, a significant investment on the Opinion Leader's part. Such events are most often confidential, video recorded, and can be observed live on closed circuit television by the client when appropriate. The Summit Forum℠ system is the most powerful means available for quickly developing a thorough industry-marketplace understanding; and, for catalyzing the conversion from product or technology push into market pull. This system has proven, again and again, that it can accomplish in months what historically would take years.
Primarily involves Opinion Leaders on a more remote or "arms-length" one-on-one basis. It avoids the discomfort and shielded conversation that may well result when groups of head-to-head competitors convene to deliberate on issues of competitive advantage. Some of the attributes of this more arms-length remote method includes the ability to involve a much larger number of Opinion Leaders, involve head-to-head competitors and still focus on issues of competitive advantage, as well as to address multiple and perhaps unrelated technologies, problems or issues.