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2018 Research Triangle Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Cary

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.


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.



Prestonwood Country Club

Event Speakers

Breakout sessions

Breakfast Program Session | Manufacturing

Location/Time: | 7:15 - 8:15 AM

Staffing. Sourcing. Trade agreements. There are many exciting changes impacting today’s manufacturing industry. Join us for a morning networking discussion to connect with other local manufacturing leaders. Forge valuable connections and share insights with peers who speak your language. Breakfast provided. Everyone is welcome. Join the Manufacturing Network.

Breakfast Program Session | Technology

Location/Time: | 7:15 - 8:15 AM

From constantly evolving technology to cybersecurity challenges, there are many exciting topics impacting today’s tech industry. Join us for a morning networking discussion to connect with other local tech leaders. Forge valuable connections and share insights with peers who speak your language. Breakfast provided. Everyone is welcome. Join the Technology Network.

Breakfast Program Session | Avoid becoming the next business statistic

Location/Time: | 7:15 - 8:15 AM

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.

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

Location/Time: | 12:30 - 1:45 PM

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.

Lunch Program Session | Using neuroscience principles to “wake up” the buyer’s emotional brain, and shorten sales cycles

Location/Time: | 12:30 - 1:45 PM

Presenter: John Asher, CEO, ASHER

Elite influencers understand how to use neuroscience principles to grab attention and assist buyers in making quick decisions. In this powerful breakout session, you will learn:
  • Six Stimuli that “Wake Up” the decision-making part of the brain
  • Ten Cognitive Biases – Shortcuts the brain uses to make decisions
  • Practical Applications to use these principles in the selling process

Lunch Program Session | Build and retain engaged teams: The key to unlocking maximum productivity

Location/Time: | 12:30 - 1:45 PM

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.






Prestonwood Country Club
300 Prestonwood Pkwy
Cary, NC
Executives are in the business of making decisions.

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