Activation Hub - The Expo at SB'14 San Diego

Activation Hub | SB'14 San Diego

Activation Hub - The Expo at SB'14 San Diego

Collaborative conversations breed success. Success in amplifying innovation. Success in transforming ideas into action. Success in value creation leading to profitable business results. There is no greater achievement than finding a business new partners and solutions to help you realize your goals.

The Activation Hub at SB'14 San Diego brought the insights and information delivered in conference sessions to life by creating a showcase of global business leaders committed to achieving breakthrough business results and net positive impact. Senior leaders from Coca-Cola, HP, BASF, Target, SAP, Arrow Electronics, The Nature Conservancy, EDF and more came together to showcase their successes as well as to create and support new dialogue and discover new partnerships that could serve to accelerate change, support better business performance and drive net positive collective impact.


Multiple Stakeholders Collaborated to Create Positive Impact


A Powerful Network of Change Makers

Dedicated business and brand leaders found partners among trusted business solutions in the Activation Hub while looking for unique and successful tools and resources to grow their businesses. Networking attendees found professionals from retailers like Walmart, Starbucks & Nordstrom as well as consumer goods companies such as LEGO, Avery Dennison & Coca-Cola.
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Next Generation Brands & Leaders

A diverse group of startups with innovative and disruptive plans to embed sustainability into their business models were featured in the Target Product & Service Innovation Lounge. FoodLoop walked away as winners of this year's SB Innovation Open business plan competition and gained access to top business leaders.
Learn More about this Year's Semi-Finalists

Distinguished Leaders Fueled Discussions

Collaborative breakout sessions that focused on supply chain and sustainable procurement initiatives spilled from the conference and into the Activation Hub every afternoon. Business leaders from Intel, Patagonia, Schneider Electric, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, McDonald's, Dell, Walmart, SAP and more lead vibrant discussions.
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Design for Brand Innovation

The 100% electric Nissan LEAF® and Coca-Cola's EKOCENTER™ were both hit attractions. Participants signed up for test drives of Nissan's zero emissions vehicle and learned that EV charging was as simple as plugging it in at home or at the office. Coke's EKOCENTER™ provided a glimpse into global development challenges by showing how it provides safe drinking water, internet access, electricity and vaccination storage to millions in need.


HP Introduced their Living Progress Exchange and Held Robust Conversations

Cross-industry and organizational leaders from The Timberland Co., SAP, UPS, Kiva, REI, PwC, Conservation International, Lonesome George & Co., Edelman, GlobeScan and HP gathered in HP's Living Progress Exchange to collaborate on how best to tackle common concerns and leverage each other's insights to find solutions. Each day was devoted to a different topic:
  • Human progress: Advancing the health and well-being of people
  • Economic progress: Helping businesses and economies thrive
  • Environmental progress: Making the environment stronger as we grow
  • Find out more about takepart's coverage of the Activation Hub with journalist Jenni Hogan at

Participating Organizations in the Activation Hub:

hpmbdc  stop hunger nowsource intelligenceworld animal protectionBARDecoatm looptworks

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