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2017 Charlotte Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Charlotte Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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 judgement, 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.

Why Attend


Leadership is the art of execution. The Vistage Executive Summit will provide tangible tools to help you adeptly conquer challenges large, small, or seemingly incomprehensible (we have all been there) and make the decisions that get results. Watch and learn more about why your peers find value in attending Vistage Executive Summits.



Event Speakers


Gerry O'Brion

Founder, What Big Brands Know

Becoming the #1 choice in a crowded market

What are the four critical questions you should be asking, to stand out in a sea of sameness? Gain this and more from business growth strategy expert, Gerry O’Brion. This presentation will provide a framework of influence and innovation that reveals how to become the No. 1 choice in a crowded industry. Whether B2B or B2C — learn how to create disruptive strategies and messaging to attract ideal customers, and how to leverage change for growth-accelerating competitive advantage. Leave prepared to create game-changing strategy accessible enough for every employee to participate.


Steve Farber

Founder and President, The Extreme Leadership Institute

The four leadership elements of an innovative company culture (and how to apply them)

The question isn’t whether or not you have a culture (you do). The question is, is it the kind of culture that supports and propels your mission and objectives? A company’s unique culture is a direct result of the decisions a leader makes and the behavioral example he or she sets. In his presentation, Steve Farber will offer compelling case studies, actionable steps and provocative insights, including startling new research on how informal networks can help — or hinder — an organization committed to growth. Leave understanding how to cultivate a culture that supports your organization’s objectives, while making a positive difference in the lives of employees and customers.



Tim Levy

CEO, Tim Levy & Associates

Extraordinary business growth online: The secret world of Google SEO, social media and content marketing

Every year, online technology becomes increasingly complex and difficult to navigate. How can you make the big decisions about how to grow your business, leveraging the latest website, social media and video techniques, when the world of digital communications is always changing? Tim Levy's presentation is designed to bring you the insight, tools and processes you need to optimize your business online and offline. Leave with a six-point foundations checklist for maximizing your impact on Google and YouTube, actionable techniques to build your cutting-edge online strategy, and more.

Agenda

Charlotte Convention Center

7:15 - 9:00 AM
Registration | Breakfast | Marketplace

7:30 - 8:30 AM
Network Breakfast Breakouts Construction | Manufacturing | Deal | Women In Leadership

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Welcome Remarks

9:30 - 10:45 AM
Steve Farber The four leadership elements of an innovative company culture (and how to apply them)

10:45 – 11:15 AM
Break | Marketplace

11:15 - 12:30 PM
Tim Levy Extraordinary business growth online: The secret world of Google SEO, social media and content marketing

12:30 - 1:45 PM
Lunch

12:30 - 1:45 PM
Lunch Breakouts Blue Corona | Emplify

1:45 - 2:45 PM
Gerry O’Brion Part 1: What big brands know

2:45 - 3:15 PM
Break | Marketplace

3:15 - 3:45 PM
Gerry O’Brion Part 2: What big brands know

3:45 - 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Networking Reception

Breakout sessions

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Network Breakfast Breakouts | Construction

Join us for breakfast and peer-to-peer conversations exploring your current construction challenges, roadblocks and opportunities. Members will have the chance to meet other construction industry members and address issues such as:
  • How are you finding, recruiting, and retaining quality personnel?
  • What other industry trends have you noticed over the past two years?
  • What software systems are you using, and what do you recommend?
Members are encouraged to bring their own construction challenges to this interactive session. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Construction Network.

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Network Breakfast Breakouts | Deal

Join us for breakfast and peer-to-peer conversations exploring your current challenges, roadblocks and opportunities around mergers and acquisitions, growth capital and liquidity events. Members will have the chance to meet other members and address issues such as:

  • How do you move forward in a sale/purchase if you don’t have much experience?
  • What do you do if someone offers to buy your business?
  • What is more important in making a deal – the multiples being offered or the terms and structure?

Members are encouraged to bring their own questions and challenges to this interactive session. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Deal Network.

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Network Breakfast Breakouts | Manufacturing

Join us for peer-to-peer conversations exploring your current manufacturing challenges, roadblocks and opportunities. Members will have the chance to meet other manufacturing industry members and address issues such as:
  • What can you do to build a better pool of potential employees?
  • How can you combat high turnover on your factory floor?
  • What is the biggest challenge facing your business right now?
Members are encouraged to bring their own manufacturing challenges to this interactive session. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Manufacturing Network.

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Network Breakfast Breakouts | Women In Leadership

Join us for breakfast and peer-to-peer conversations exploring your current challenges and opportunities facing today's women business leaders. Members will have the chance to meet other regional female members and address questions such as:
  • What’s your vision for yourself and/or your company in the next 2-3 years? Anything that might get in the way?
  • What is the most valuable piece of advice you’ve ever received, and how did it impact you as a leader?
  • What tools/skills have served you best in your success as a leader? What new tools/opportunities do you need to continue your growth?
  • When have you spoken truth to power? And, when you did that, what changed in your leadership and/or in your life?
Members are encouraged to bring their own challenges to this interactive session. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Women in Leadership Network.

213A | 12:30 - 1:45 PM

Lunch Breakout | How to Use Next Generation Competitive Analysis to Improve Your Business

Presenter: Cliff John, Blue Corona

This workshop will highlight the evolving nature and importance of ongoing competitive analysis to accelerate business performance. Attendees will participate in an inclusion exercise where they perform a self-evaluation of their own competitive landscape. Cliff will wrap up with an analysis of two local Vistage members and highlight insights from a larger, all member analysis. Attendees will leave with a new perspective on competitive analysis and takeaways that can be used to measurably improve business performance.

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Lunch Breakout | How to Build and Retain Engaged Teams: the key to unlocking maximum productivity

Presenter: Adam Weber, Co-Founder, Emplify

According to the Vistage Confidence Index, talent management is a top concern for members this year. Retaining your top talent is paramount for growing your organization and reaching those yearly targets. Join Emplify Co-founder, Adam Weber, to:
  • Learn proven methods and best practices for retaining team members.
  • Understand what actually motivates your employees and how to foster that within your culture.
  • Learn the simple, actionable process you can immediately implement in your organization for optimum employee engagement.
  • Hear real-life examples and success stories from Vistage companies implementing these strategies for unprecedented business results.

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Location

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC
Optimize the decisions you face and the processes that you use to make them.