MARINA DEL REY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - The Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (FCCI) will host its annual global leadership conference on September 16-19 at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey, five miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The cross-denominational, multi-cultural Christian event will feature a reception, orientation for first-time attendees, keynote addresses, breakout sessions, evening banquets, daily prayer and worship, informal networking and recreational activities. This year's theme is "Re-engineering Your Business for the Future." 

Keynote speakers will include: Ken Blanchard from Escondido, CA, world-renowned expert in leadership and business, and author of The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, Gung Ho, Big Bucks and Leadership by the Book; Pat Gelsinger, President and COO of EMC Information Infrastructure, an IT industry leader in cloud computing based in Hopkinton, MA; Dr. Luis Palau, global evangelist and founder of the Luis Palau Association in Portland, OR; and Dr. John Townsend, executive coach, clinical psychologist and author from Irvine, CA. Walt Wiley, Founder of Winning with Encouragement Ministries in Charlotte, NC, will serve as emcee. The conference will also feature an ethics panel on "doing the right thing" facilitated by BreakPoint, a ministry based in Washington DC founded by the late Chuck Colson.

Prior to the conference, optional on-site tours of Christian businesses in metropolitan Los Angeles will include Alpha & Omega Computer & Network Services in Huntington Beach, Astro Pak Corporation in Costa Mesa, Flightdeck Air Combat in Anaheim and Omni Duct Systems in Anaheim. Tour participants will also visit Biola University in La Mirada, Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos, Crystal Cathedral in Anaheim, Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, Getty Center in Los Angeles, International Dream Center in Los Angeles, and Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. 

Now in its 33rd year, the FCCI global conference attracts a diverse mix of entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate CEOs and their spouses. Attendees are encouraged, challenged and equipped to be genuinely Christian in how they conduct their personal lives and lead their organizations. For conference details, please visit

Founded in 1977, FCCI also offers members many traditional and technology-based resources, local business leader groups, and regional conferences.

Contact Information:

Drew Crandall
Phone: (860) 871-6500