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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. 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


Connor Lokar

Program Economist, ITR Economics

Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making

Make the right decisions, at the right time. This engaging, informative presentation will provide ITR's views of what to expect from the economy in 2019 and beyond, covering such topics as industry and consumer trends, business-to-business activity, tax reform, trade, inflation, interest rates and more.

Learn a method by which your company can take advantage of its own data, to make better-informed decisions based on the economic environment. Using rate-of-change calculations, find out how to identify where you are in your business cycle, and which key leading indicators should guide your business strategy. Leave with:

  • Clear, practical, actionable advice based on the current economic environment.
  • Understanding of the impact of government policy on the economy.
  • Inflation and interest rate expectations.

Joe Galvin

CEO Projections for 2018

SMB CEO: Decisions, investments and priorities for 2019

While strong economic tailwinds continue to push the economy forward, there is growing concern the “good old days” might just be ending. In this presentation we’ll share the thoughts of more than 1500 Vistage CEOs. We’ll review their economic confidence for the year ahead, explore their key decisions and understand their top investments for 2019. We’ll look at their priorities and identify the key takeaways. Join Joe Galvin, chief research officer, as he shares the ongoing work of Vistage Research into the issues, topics and decisions of business optimization and leadership enhancement.


Agenda

Prestonwood Country Club

7:00 AM
Registration | Breakfast | Marketplace

7:15 - 8:15 AM
Morning Program Sessions
  • Technology Network
  • Manufacturing Network
  • Avoid becoming the next business statistic

8:45 - 9:15 AM
General Session & Networking Discussion

9:15 - 10:05 AM
Joe Galvin CEO projections for 2018

10:05 - 10:35 AM
Member Awards Recognition

10:35 – 11:05 AM
Break | Marketplace

11:05 - 12:20 PM
Connor Lokar Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making

12:20 - 12:30 PM
Closing Remarks

12:30 - 1:45 PM
Lunch Program Sessions
  • The Envelope: Bringing it all together: strategy, succession and you
  • Build and retain engaged teams: The key to unlocking maximum productivity
  • Neuroscience based sales techniques

Breakout sessions

7:15 - 8:15 AM

Breakfast Program Session | Manufacturing

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.

7:15 - 8:15 AM

Breakfast Program Session | Technology

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.

7:15 - 8:15 AM

Breakfast Program Session | Avoid becoming the next business statistic

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.

12:30 - 1:45 PM

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

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

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Lunch Program Session | 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

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