Wheels Up announces partnership with Young Presidents’ Organization
Wheels Up will be able to access the Young Presidents’ Organization’s network of more than 21,000 young executives.
Kenny Dichter, founder and CEO of Wheels Up, a membership-based private aviation company, and Sean Magennis, COO of the Young Presidents’ Organization, have signed a new partnership, which designates Wheels Up as an official private aviation partner.
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The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) is a global network of young chief executives, with stretches across more than 125 counties and includes around 21,000 members.
Over the three-year agreement, Wheels Up will have access to the YPO member network through global and regional conference sponsorship and will be designated “Official Partner” of YPO.
Wheels Up will also serve as sponsor for a selection of YPO events, including the YPO Global Leadership Conference and the Global EDGE in Los Angeles on 23 -27 February 2014. In addition, Wheels Up will provide private aviation services for YPO forum retreats at attractive rates for members, without the requirement of a Wheels Up membership.
In turn, YPO members will receive extra benefits upon joining Wheels Up’s membership programme – starting at $15,750 a year – with access to its fleet of Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft. Members will also receive Wheels Up member rates on aircraft operated by JetSuite without an upfront commitment.
“YPO is the premier global organisation that connects young executives and business leaders, two demographic groups we are actively targeting as Wheels Up members,” said Dichter.
“Through our ‘8,760 culture’ at Wheels Up, we work every hour of every day to engage our members with luminaries from the worlds of entertainment, politics and business, which is synergistic with the goals of YPO. Both companies are focused on building relationships and offering exclusive benefits to the membership,” added Dichter.
“Our global network of young executives are constantly on the go – nationally and internationally – and looking for exclusive access and networking opportunities,” said Magennis. “Wheels Up can help get them there safely and conveniently with an aviation solution that provides the utmost flexibility.”