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Event Recap – March 18, 2024

On Monday, March 11th, General Tim Ray,President & CEO of BENS, hosted the delegation from the BENS visit to AFRICOM, Benin & Cote d’Ivoire. The purpose was to provide a debrief of…

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Event Recap – March 4, 2024

On Wednesday, February 28th, BENS Board Member and Co-Founder of Principal to Principal, Kristi Rogers, convened a half-day roundtable at BENS’ headquarters. The session focused on the increasing demand for critical minerals…

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Event Recap – February 12, 2024

BENS SE hosted its second annual Winter Dinner, with Salvatore Ferragamo Jr. who is the CEO of Il Borro, a Tuscan winery, hotel, and restaurant group. He is also the…

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Event Recap – January 29, 2024

On January 17th, BENS Southeast commenced their regional events with a breakfast meeting that included a special guest, General Philip Breedlove. General Breedlove, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of US…

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Event Recap – January 8, 2024

Gen Ray and a BENS delegation traveled to Stuttgart, Germany, for meetings with USAFRICOM leadership, and then to Benin and Cote d’Ivoire in Africa. They met with sr. government, military, and…

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Event Recap – December 11, 2023

BENS Chicago hosted a roundtable discussion with Lt. Gen. Richard G. Moore, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, U.S. Air Force, on October 17th. Lt. Gen. Moore discussed…

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Event Recap – November 20, 2023

General David Petraeus, in collaboration with BENS Southeast, ATLVets, The Atlanta Press Club, The Buckhead Club, and the Atlanta History Center, was hosted on Monday, November 13. The events included a…

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Event Recaps – November 13, 2023

In their third executive leadership meeting, the Chicago NextGen BENS cohort convened to deliberate on the challenge of maintaining security in an ever-evolving world. General Tim Ray, USAF (Ret.), President and…

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Event Recaps – October 30, 2023

BENS CEO General Tim Ray, USAF (Ret.), convened with Boston members to meet with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command team at the Soldier Center in Natick. The conversation centered…

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Event Recaps – October 23, 2023

MG Tom Carden and the Georgia National Guard had the honor of hosting the BENS Southeast members at the Joint Force Headquarters, October 18, 2023. This event allowed participants to…