A buddy from my fitness group is a top exec at a huge, world-famous company, and a few days ago he said they might need someone with my profile - junior/middle management level - and to send my most recent CV so he can arrange an informal meeting with the other directors (WOW!).
The problem is: I truly love my job and had a great progression (promoted right after probation), have created strong bonds with my senior management and everyone in the company trusts me. It happens quite rarely nowadays, so I am quite attached and aim at staying loyal to my company.
However, I am curious about meeting these people from the top company, maybe to keep options open for the future, maybe in 4 or 5 years or so, or only to know other people in my industry.
My only fear is that if my CV is passed around and ends up in the wrong hands (someone who knows my current employer), I could be perceived as un-loyal and that could ruin my future at my current company... and I have told my boss many times, also in my yearly review, that I would like to stay at my company as long as possible.
What would you advise in my situation? Would sending the CV be a career suicide?