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2017 Dallas/Ft Worth Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Irving

Thursday, February 23, 2017

7:15 am - 4:00 pm

 

Driving Dynamic Decisions

Executives are in the business of making decisions.ves2017-supportcircles-4 Difficult decisions. Big decisions.
Decisions no one else can make.

Many times, there are no clear-cut answers. But there ARE make-or-break consequences.

This is the world you live in. Own it.
Don’t just make a decision. Optimize it.

What is the Vistage Executive Summit?
Helmed by event speakers who walk the talk, the Vistage Executive Summit is not for everyone. It is for you. Executive. Leader. Chief Problem-Solver. This event will provide you with the insights to make better decisions, helping you refine your instincts, improve your judgment, and expand your perspectives.

Every leader can define their tenure by a handful of decisions they made. This event has been re-engineered to enhance your leadership effectiveness, in these key areas:

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Business optimization

Fortify your foundation with trusted perspectives, and original approaches to decision-making. 

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Leadership enhancement

Sharpen your focus. Bolster your confidence. Define your style. Master the art of execution, to lead fearlessly.

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Inspiration

Be empowered to lead with innovation and creativity. Speakers and peers push the conversation forward, helping you grow personally and professionally.

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Action

Immediately start making better decisions for your unique business. Leave equipped with actionable recommendations to translate inspiration into progress.

Agenda

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
 

Event Speakers

Breakout sessions

Breakfast Breakout | Deal Network

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 8:45 AM

Presenter: Chair Facilitated Roundtable

This session is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, select the session during registration and you will be notified if/when spots become available.

In this session, you’ll join your Vistage peers for networking and a Chair-facilitated panel discussion to explore the challenges, opportunities and best practices of preparing your business for growth or sale. The session is hosted by the Deal Network, a virtual community of Vistage peers on My Vistage, which equips members, Chairs and speakers with expert resources, knowledge sharing, and strategy for expanding and operating your business, specifically around growth and liquidity events. 

Register now to secure your spot. We look forward to your participation! Start the conversation early: Join the Deal Network today. *Networks breakout sessions are open to all Vistage members and guests.

 

Breakfast Breakout | Manufacturing Network

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 8:45 AM

Presenter: Chair Facilitated Roundtable

This session is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, select the session during registration and you will be notified if/when spots become available.

In this session, you’ll join your Vistage peers for networking and a Chair-facilitated roundtable discussion to explore current challenges and roadblocks, share resources, and target future opportunities that are unique to the manufacturing industry. The session is hosted by the Manufacturing Network, a virtual community of Vistage peers on My Vistage, which equips members, Chairs and speakers with expert resources, knowledge sharing, and strategy for expanding and operating your manufacturing business.

Register now to secure your spot. We look forward to your participation! Start the conversation early: Join the Manufacturing Network today. *Networks breakout sessions are open to all Vistage members and guests.

 

Breakfast Breakout | How to become a board member of a for-profit company: the why and how of serving on a Board of Directors

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 8:45 AM

Presenter: Panel Discussion featuring Becky Powell-Schwartz, Eliza Solendar, Julie England and Janet

This session is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, select the session during registration and you will be notified if/when spots become available.

In this session, you’ll hear from a panel of regional women executives who will discuss current challenges, common road blocks, resources and future opportunities for women on public boards. The session is hosted by the Women in Leadership Network, a virtual community of Vistage peers on My Vistage, which equips members, Chairs and speakers with expert resources, peer-driven knowledge sharing, strategies and best practices for today’s women leaders. Register now to secure your spot. We look forward to your participation! 

Start the conversation early: Join the Women in Leadership Network today. *Networks breakout sessions are open to all Vistage members and guests.

 

Breakfast Breakout | Healthcare Network

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 8:45 AM

Presenter: Chair Facilitated Roundtable

This session is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, select the session during registration and you will be notified if/when spots become available. In this session, you’ll join your Vistage peers for networking and a Chair-facilitated roundtable discussion to explore current challenges and roadblocks, share resources, and target future opportunities specific to business leaders in the healthcare industry. The session is hosted by the Healthcare Network, a virtual community of Vistage peers on My Vistage, which equips members, Chairs and speakers with expert resources, knowledge sharing, and strategy specific to expanding and operating business within the healthcare industry. Register now to secure your spot. We look forward to your participation! Start the conversation early: Join the Healthcare Network today. *Networks breakout sessions are open to all Vistage members and guests.
 

Breakfast Breakout | Construction Network

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 8:45 AM

Presenter: Chair Facilitated Roundtable

This session is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, select the session during registration and you will be notified if/when spots become available.

In this session, you’ll join your Vistage peers for networking and Chair-facilitated roundtable discussions to explore and process the most pressing challenges, trends and roadblocks specific to the construction industry today. Share resources, discuss best practices and target future opportunities with regional business leaders who operate in the construction industry. The session is hosted by the Construction Network, a virtual community of Vistage peers on My Vistage, which equips members, Chairs and speakers with expert resources, knowledge sharing, and strategy for expanding and operating your construction business.

Register now to secure your spot. We look forward to your participation! Start the conversation early: Join the Construction Network Today. *Networks breakout sessions are open to all Vistage members and guests.

 

Lunch Breakout | The art of preparing for the deal

Location/Time: | 11:50 AM - 1:05 PM

Presenter: Shei Unger & David Moody of BNY Mellon, along with a panel of 5 experts

This session is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, select the session during registration and you will be notified if/when spots become available. In this workshop we will discuss how to capture the highest value and keep the most from the sale or recapitalization of your business. Join us to hear from a panel of industry experts and qualified buyers as they address many issues and take your questions.
 

Lunch Breakout | Building an Employee Engagement Strategy for 2020

Location/Time: | 11:50 AM - 1:05 PM

Presenter: Santiago Jaramillo, Founder & CEO, Emplify

This session is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, select the session during registration and you will be notified if/when spots become available. 2020 is only three short years away, and new technology trends are continually launching that have the power to drastically affect your business model, as well as how you communicate with and engage employees in the field. In this session, get “20/20” vision into the tools that will make or break your success in the new decade. Takeaways:
    1. Get expert advice for heading into the next decade with a technology-first approach for increased engagement with employees.
    2. Learn how millennials play a part in the future of the workforce and how to engage a multi-generational workforce.
    3. Create a documented engagement strategy to overcome your workforce’s biggest challenges
    4. Get best-practices for mobile employee engagement and real-life examples of businesses who have put their strategies into action
 

Lunch Breakout | Why your members lose great employees: Decoding the engagement challenge

Location/Time: | 11:50 AM - 1:05 PM

Presenter: Rich Sweeney, Founder and CEO of R.H. Sweeney Associates and Partner of The Predictive Index

This session is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, select the session during registration and you will be notified if/when spots become available. When engagement is strong, a company will flourish. But the costs of getting engagement wrong are extreme. Disengaged managers alone account for somewhere between $77 billion and $96 billion in costs annually and it is estimated that $11 billion is lost annually due to employee turnover which is often the direct result of low engagement. And around every corner is another company who has a survey and a promise to make it all better. With so much help available, why is it such a challenge?
 

Lunch Breakout | Hope is not a Strategy

Location/Time: | 11:50 AM - 1:05 PM

Presenter: Bud Moore, Managing Partner, Valesco Industries

This session is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, select the session during registration and you will be notified if/when spots become available. Our workshop will focus on how ownership/management can create options and opportunity through operational improvement. We will cover the following topics:
  • Compelling Business Model - market position, customers, and product quality
  • Economics - margins, working capital, and capital intensity
  • Leadership Team - key man risk, company mission, motivation, and capacity to do job
  • Financial Systems & Control - financial statements, cash management, plan, and staff
  • Sales & Marketing - target market, communicate value, and sales team and plan

Sponsors

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Location

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 W Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX
 
Optimize the decisions you face and the processes that you use to make them.

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