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2019 Cincinnati Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Cincinnati Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CDT

Event Overview

Change is happening faster than ever.
Make sure you have every advantage.

In our fast-paced world of high-speed technology, few businesses can afford a lax approach to change. High-performing companies are quick, nimble and ready to pounce. They incorporate progressive practices, the latest resources and timely information. They can see around the curves and past their blind spots. They’re not the followers. They are the pacesetters.

And they do not get there on their own.

Join your greater Vistage family and peers to rev up the energy
and kick up your drive at this year’s Vistage Executive Summit.

What is the Vistage Executive Summit?

A powerful event that brings together our peers and Chairs from across your region for a day of learning, inspiration and connection. It’s a day designed to put you on the fast track to more effective leadership, increased performance and better results.

You can count on:

You’ll come away with keen insights, broadened perspectives, practical tips to implement immediately, and mind racing possibilities.

Event Speakers

Alex Chausovsky

Director of Speaking Services, 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.

John O'Leary

Best-selling author

The 7 choices to ignite a radically inspired life

John O’Leary asks the question: What would your impact and output look like if you lived a radically inspired life, every single day? Living radically inspired means you learn from past mistakes, rise above challenges and thrive — no matter the circumstances. It means, you choose how inflection points (moments in time that change everything that follows) affect you. Start owning your wins and failures to truly celebrate your outcomes. Learn how to adopt a victor-mindset to instill accountability in yourself and your team, and achieve unbridled success. Your choices can transform your life and business.

Joe Galvin 2018

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

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.


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

7:45 - 8:45 AM
Morning Sessions
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Family Business

  • 8:45 - 9:15 AM

    9:15 - 9:45 AM
    General Session | Networking Activity

    9:45 - 10:15 AM
    Joe Galvin SMB CEO: Decisions, investments and priorities for 2019

    10:15 – 10:35 AM
    Member Award Winners Spotlight

    10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

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

    12:05 - 1:35 PM
    Lunch | Afternoon Sessions
  • SUCCESS: Where Planning and Opportunity Meet
  • Key Drivers in Business Valuation
  • What you can do now to hit your sales goals in Q3 + Q4

  • 1:35 - 2:50 PM
    John O'Leary The 7 choices to ignite a radically inspired life

    2:50 - 3:00 PM
    Summary Remarks

    3:00 - 4:00 PM

    Breakout sessions

    7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Morning Session | Construction Network

    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.

    7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Morning Session | Family Business Network

    Family businesses are incredibly gratifying — and challenging. Join like-minded family business leaders from around the region who understand the ins and outs of family businesses. Make valuable new connections and share insights. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome.

    Start the conversation now: Join the Family Business Network.

    7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Morning Session | Manufacturing Network

    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.

    12:05 - 1:35 PM

    Afternoon Session | What you can do now to hit your sales goals in Q3 + Q4

    Presenter: Bill Talerico, President, Talerico Group LLC

    In this session we will review the critical drivers to accelerate the sales cycles in which your team in engaged so that you can achieve your 2019 sales goals. We will learn why deals are delayed and deliver practical guidelines for moving them forward with your prospects. We will discuss how to:

    • Understand the critical components necessary to close deals

    • Manage the open pipeline to deliver the results you need

    • Establish clear next steps that lead to predictable outcomes within the timeline needed

    12:05 - 1:35 PM

    Afternoon Session | SUCCESS – Where planning and opportunity meet

    Presenter: Andrew Tanner, Specialty Asset National Manager, Bank of America Private Bank

    Whether the event is planned, unplanned or a matter of chance, the time to prepare your company, and yourself, for a change in ownership is now. Succession planning does not begin when you’ve chosen which path to forge; or when that path has been chosen for you. Rather, these activities should be an ongoing part of running your business.
    There are steps you can take now to be better prepared for when you decide to step away from your company. This session will provide:

    • A framework for recognizing the wide-range of constituents who have a stake in the disposition of your company

    • Insights on the market for private businesses, exit options, and how each relates to your personal priorities

    • Actions you can take today to help prepare your company, and you, for that future event

    12:05 - 1:35 PM

    Afternoon Session | Key Drivers in Business Valuation

    Presenter: Nathan Perkins, Managing Director, CSG Partners

    In this session we will cover what key factors drive valuation in any business, how buyers value companies, what are the different kinds of buyers for a business, and how to position a company for a future exit and/or ownership transition. There are several factors that impact the value of any business. Understanding these key drivers provides a business owner the best opportunity to maximize enterprise value.



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