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2018 Charlotte Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Charlotte Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. EDT

Driving Dynamic Decisions

Executives are in the business of making decisions. Game-changing decisions. Make-or-break decisions. Decisions no one else can make.

 

You can’t see into the future. But you can improve your ability to make more effective decisions.

What is the Vistage Executive Summit?

A powerful event designed entirely for executives. Dynamic expert speakers leave you with insights to expand your perspectives, refine your instincts and improve your judgment – all of which will help you make better decisions. Peer-to-peer interactive breakout sessions will explore how to approach current challenges to uncover opportunities.

Attend the Vistage Executive Summit to:

  • Optimize your business. Uncover new opportunities using fresh perspectives from trusted experts.
  • Enhance your leadership. Sharpen your focus on the areas of greatest opportunity.
  • Lead with innovation. Bring a higher level of creativity and problem solving skills to your organization.

 

Event Speakers


Alex Chausovsky

Senior analyst, ITR Economics

Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making

Alex Chausovsky’s fast-paced, information-filled presentation takes decision-making to three tiers of next level. 1. Respond effectively to the economic trends shaping Charlotte. 2. Get informed to problem-solve proactively as changes loom for the United States. 3. Feel confident to make leadership decisions as a player on the global stage. Learn what you should be doing now, to plan for good and bad economic times to come, as you leverage dynamic decision-making to be better equipped to lead your business into 2020 and beyond.

Agenda

Omni Charlotte Hotel

7:00 - 8:45 AM
Check-in and Breakfast

7:15 - 8:15 AM
Morning Program Sessions
  • Construction Network
  • Manufacturing Network
  • Our country’s military veterans can solve your talent crisis
  • Avoid becoming the next business statistic

8:45 - 9:25 AM
General Session begins

9:25 - 9:45 AM
Member Awards Panel

9:45 - 10:35 AM
Alex Chausovsky Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making, Part 1

10:35 - 11:05 AM
Break | Marketplace

11:05 - 12:15 PM
Alex Chausovsky Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making, Part 2

12:15 - 12:30 PM
Closing Remarks

12:30 - 1:45 PM
Lunch Program Sessions
  • The Envelope: Bringing it all together: strategy, succession and you
  • Build a Winning Employee Engagement Strategy
  • Preparing today to exit your business in the future
  • Transcendent hiring

Breakout sessions

7:15 - 8:15 AM

Breakfast Breakout | Construction

No one understands your industry better than a peer who is also in it. Join us for an interactive morning networking session to meet other leaders in the local construction industry. Make new, strategic connections and share insights about what impacts your business. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Start the conversation now: Join the Construction Network.

7:15 - 8:15 AM

Breakfast Breakout | Manufacturing

From hiring and sourcing to augmented reality, there are a lot of exciting changes that are impacting today’s manufacturing industry. Join us for a morning networking session to connect with other local manufacturing leaders. Forge valuable connections and share insights with peers who speak your language. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Start the conversation now: Join the Manufacturing Network.

7:15 - 8:15 AM

Breakfast Breakout | Avoid becoming the next business statistic

Presenter: Bill Gerber , Co-Founder, AccountingDepartment.com

Not all accounting departments are created equal—and companies can fail or thrive as a direct result of their accounting department’s performance and capabilities. Make sure your resources are aligned and in working order by leveraging expertise specifically created to support your unique accounting needs.

7:15 - 8:15 AM

Breakfast Breakout | Our country’s military veterans can solve your talent crisis

Presenter: Greg Kern, Client Partner, Bradley-Morris & RecruitMilitary

Hiring veterans isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s smart business. Experts from the Bradley-Morris military staffing agency will discuss how military veterans can fill your talent gaps, as well as the financial incentives for hiring veterans. Topics include:
  • Why hire veterans and veteran demographics
  • Which veteran skillsets meet the needs of your industry
  • Approaches to hiring veterans
  • Leveraging the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to pay for veteran recruitment

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Lunch Breakout | The Envelope: Bringing it all together: strategy, succession and you

Presenter: Executives from U.S. Trust

Your business represents years of sweat and sacrifice. Not only does the business provide the financial resources to support your family, but also, it supports your employees and their families, and it contributes to the stability and growth of your community. How well will your company operate as you exit the company, whether it is planned or unplanned?  What information will your management team and family need to successfully transition leadership of the company?   In this session you will:
  • Prioritize business and family goals to provide clarity and direction for decisions you may make.
  • Gain insights to the information your management team and family need to successfully lead the company, and steps you can take now to start gathering information.
  • Hear examples of how other business owners have dealt with these issues.

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Lunch Breakout | Build a Winning Employee Engagement Strategy

Presenter: Santiago Jaramillo , CEO & Founder, Emplify

According to the Vistage Confidence Index, talent management and leadership development are two concerns for members this year. Crafting a documented employee engagement strategy for your executive team is paramount for meeting and exceeding these objectives. Join Santiago Jaramillo, CEO & Founder of Emplify and Amazon best-selling author to:
  • Create your own personal engagement action summary to help you build your own strategy to align your executive team.
  • Get best practices and real-life examples of how Vistage companies have put engagement strategies into action and achieved unprecedented business results.
  • Learn how millennials play a part in the future of the workforce and how to engage a multi-generational workforce.

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Lunch Breakout | Preparing today to exit your business in the future

Presenter: Dave Heymann , Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor, Generational Group

Years from now, most business owners will be dismayed to learn all of the things that they should have been doing to build value in their business. Far too often, business owners don’t prepare an exit strategy until they are ready to exit and that is too late to learn how to build value. What is the value of the business today and what should owners be doing to increase that value over time?  Should I sell in the future or seek a strategic partner now to give me the resources to build the business in the future?  Is the value in the future going to be in my P&L or my intangible assets?  Dave Heymann, Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor with Generational Group will answer these questions and more:
  • What are the best options OTHER than selling
  • How value is REALLY determined in a business
  • How to enhance the value of your company LONG before exiting

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Lunch Breakout | Transcendent hiring

Presenter: Jacob McAllister, Senior Consultant, Oliver Group

As a leader, the single most important job you have is getting the right people into the right roles. Yet according to research, 46% of all new hires fail in the first 18 months. In this session, we unpack some of the reasons why we’re so bad at hiring. But more importantly, we’ll give you new ways to think about hiring and actionable ways to drastically improve your game when it comes to finding, assessing and closing the candidates that will allow your business to thrive.

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Location

Omni Charlotte Hotel
132 E Trade St,
Charlotte, NC
Executives are in the business of making decisions.