Sandra Westlund-Deenihan Joins International Leaders and Fortune 500 Companies at Summit

On Tuesday, April 1st, 2008, innovation and entrepreneurial visionaries from over 70 nations will convene at the 2008 World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) in Dubai, UAE. A suburban Chicago manufacturing leader, Sandra Westlund-Deenihan, has been selected to speak on “Trade Innovation” and “Beating the Gender Odds” at the prestigious event. Sandra is the President and Design Engineer of Quality Float Works, Inc., a metal float manufacturing company, that is experiencing record revenue growth due to innovation and maglie calcio poco prezzo capitalizing on market trends. Sandra will also speak to the challenges she has faced as a female executive in an industry traditionally dominated by men. Quality Float Works, Inc. has been named one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. Sandra joins key business and political leaders at the conference whose goal is to gain new insight on innovation and entrepreneurship to drive the global economy.

“Our company has embraced innovation, which is one of the main reasons why we are experiencing record growth and bucking the economic trend,” said Sandra Westlund-Deenihan, President, Quality Float Works, Inc. “I am honored to share our experience from the perspective of a small business that has become a global competitor.”

At the 2008 summit, Sandra will contribute her knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship as the special address speaker for the forum, “Beating the Gender Odds,” empowering women innovators and entrepreneurs and “Trade Innovations: Pushing the Envelop on Open Partnerships.” The 2008 Summit will set in motion a call for action outlining important steps participants can take to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, and improvements in international business relations in their respective regions. Invitations have been extended to global innovators and icons such as the Chief Technology Officer of Cisco, Chairman of the Knowledge Commission of the Prime Minister’s Office in India, Chief Innovation Officer of Humana, as well as an inspiring group of innovators, inventors, creative leaders and entrepreneurs. Visit for a complete list of invited invitees. Under the theme “Our Future. Inspired by Innovation,” the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides a life-changing stage to encourage leaders from all walks of life to act as catalysts for improved creativity leading to higher levels of innovation, and thus greater productivity across all parts of society. Previous speakers include visionaries such as Michael D. White, chairman of PepsiCo International; Richard Stevens, Boeing Senior Vice President and Tom Stewart, editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review.