National Press Club

NPC Headliners Luncheon: Panera Bread Founder Ron Shaich

NPC Headliners Luncheon: Panera Bread Founder Ron Shaich

April 26, 2019 12:30 PM

Location: 4th Estate Room

Livestream will begin 4/26 at 1:00pm ET.

In 2017 Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich took the company he had once proudly taken public in the early 1990s off the public stock exchange and stepped down as its CEO. Shaich did this, he said, to protect the fast-casual empire and its more than one hundred thousand employees from falling prey to the pressures of shareholders chasing short-term profits.

On Friday, April 26, Shaich will deliver a speech at a National Press Club Headliners luncheon detailing why he believes Wall Street’s fixation on short-term profits has led to greater social instability and political polarization in American society, and why executives and policy-makers need to re-invest in America’s future.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put PANERA in the subject line and email to The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Lindsay Underwood
(202) 662-7561

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