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2017 San Diego Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in San Diego

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

7:30 am - 5:00 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

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
 

Event Speakers

Breakout sessions

Breakfast Breakout | Manufacturing Network

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Presenter: Kathleen Quinn Votaw, Vistage member, author, and CEO of TalenTrust

Find, keep, and grow great people Great people = great competitive advantage in the manufacturing industry. Join Vistage manufacturing peers for networking, discussion, and exchange of best practices on the most pressing people-related topics. Led by Vistage member Kathleen Quinn Votaw, CEO of TalenTrust, leave with actionable tips for:
  • Cultivating your company culture.
  • Sourcing the most qualified candidates.
  • Strengthening your current team.
  • Maximizing an aging workforce.
Networks breakout sessions are open to all Vistage members and guests.Register now to secure your spot! Hosted by the Manufacturing Network—a virtual My Vistage community where members, Chairs, and speakers in the manufacturing industry access expert resources and get their most pressing questions answered by trusted peers—and strategic partner, TalenTrust. Start the conversation early: Join the Manufacturing Network today.
 

Breakfast Breakout | Construction Network

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Presenter: Chair Facilitated Roundtable

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.

 

Breakfast Breakout | Family Business Network

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Presenter: Chair Facilitated Roundtable

Join other regional family business leaders for networking and Chair-facilitated roundtable discussions to share some of the unique challenges, best practices and opportunities specific to family owned or operated businesses. This is a unique opportunity to share, compare and connect with like-minded business leaders around resources, tools and strategies for navigating family relationships and dynamics within your business. Register now to secure your spot. We look forward to your participation! Start the conversation early: The Family Business Network, is an exclusive virtual community of Vistage peers on My Vistage, which equips members, Chairs and speakers with expert resources, knowledge sharing and strategies unique to family-run businesses. Networks breakout sessions are open to all Vistage members and guests.

 

Breakfast Breakout | Women in Leadership Network

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Presenter: Chair Facilitated Roundtable

In this session, you’ll join other women leaders for a networking and Chair-facilitated best practice roundtable discussion to process current challenges and roadblocks, share resources, and target future opportunities. 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.

 

Lunch Breakout | The 7 Cash Drivers: Business KPIs with the Greatest Impact on Financial Performance

Location/Time: | 12:00 - 1:20 PM

Presenter: Eric McDermott, Managing Partner of Pacific Advisors, Vistage Speaker

Virtually every business leader is counting on their business to be a key component of their financial future. Far fewer leverage the 7 Cash Drivers, found right on their corporate financial statements, to directly impact business profit, cash flow, and enterprise value. Join us in this workshop to arm yourself with the same insights that private equity firms and banks use to assess a company, and use these 7 Cash Drivers to immediately take your financial performance to a whole new level! Learn more at pa.solutions/performance

 

Lunch Breakout | Why you're losing great employees: Decoding the engagement challenge

Location/Time: | 12:00 - 1:20 PM

Presenter: Drew Fortin, VP of Marketing, The Predictive Index and Vistage member

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 | The Right business metrics drive success

Location/Time: | 12:00 - 1:20 PM

Presenter: Moderator: Peter Heald, CEO of Signature Analytics & Vistage Member Panel Participants: Jason Kruger, Founder Signature Analytics Xavier Douwes, Master Black Belt (Six Sigma/Lean) & Vistage Chair, Steve Stoloff, CEO Vavi

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Too often we measure the wrong thing or get the wrong answer. Come learn how to develop the right metrics to achieve success and drive your business. Find out how to: 1. Increase business value 2. Create clarity in cash flow 3. Drive growth in revenue 4. Improve margins 5. Improve decision making 6. Maximize inventory turnover 7. Drive higher utilization 8. Make better decisions You will have the ability to ask the panel questions as well.

 

Lunch Breakout | Developing a Financing Strategy

Location/Time: | 12:00 - 1:20 PM

Presenter: Ami Kassar, CEO, MultiFunding, Vistage Member and Speaker

Business strategy and financial strategy are intertwined. Often CEO's get stuck because they don't understand where their business is in a life cycle, what is inhibiting growth, and the best possible financing strategies at the right time.  In this highly interactive workshop, members go through five modules.

  1. The stages of a business life cycle, and understanding where each member's business fits
  2. Financing solutions/options and alternatives at various life cycle stages -- including bank loans, SBA loans, ABL facilities, mezzanine debt, real estate and equipment financing
  3. Understanding each CEO's tolerance for risk, and how this is impacting their financing / growth plans
  4. Reviewing current debt in each member's business,understanding if they are under leveraged and if so by how much
  5. Members presents a financial goal for their business in 3 years, and develops an understanding of what is stopping them from getting reaching that goal

Sponsors

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Location

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA
 
Optimize the decisions you face and the processes that you use to make them.

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