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2019 Rochester Vistage Executive Summit

Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 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

Senior Analyst, 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.

Dr. David Cook

Performance psychology coach

The mindset of a champion

Where are you heading? How badly do you want to get there? Are you prepared for hardship along the way? These are the non-negotiable questions of a champion. Calm waters aren’t where championships are won. The mark of true success is reaching your potential amidst adversity and the unpredictable interference of today's business arena. Dr. David Cook will guide you on a performance-altering journey, backed by decades of coaching the elite in business, sport and life. Using the pillars of focus, passion and mental toughness, David will equip you to perform your best when it means the most.



Joe Galvin

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.

Agenda

Hyatt Regency Rochester

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

7:45 - 8:45 AM
Morning Sessions
  • Family Business Network
  • Manufacturing Network
  • Talent Strategies Network

8:45 - 9:15 AM
Marketplace

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

9:45 - 10:15 AM
Joe Galvin SMB CEO: Decisions, Investments and Growth Levers for 2019

10:15 – 10:35 AM
Member Panel Discussion

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
Break

11:05 - 12:05 PM
David Cook The mindset of a champion

12:05 - 1:35 PM
Lunch | Afternoon Sessions
  • Valuing your specific business 101
  • SOLD: Where planning and opportunity meet

1:35 - 3:05 PM
Alex Chausovsky Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making

3:05 - 3:15 PM
Summary Remarks

3:15 - 4:15 PM
Reception

Breakout sessions

7:45 - 8:45 AM

Morning Session | Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage Talent Strategies Network

A strengthened ability to hire, retain, engage and manage talent — as an integral part of your business strategy — will give your organization a competitive edge.  Join us for a morning networking discussion to connect with local leaders to share what you are doing to manage the talent in your company, and learn about others’ talent strategies. Forge valuable connections and share insights with peers who speak your language. Start the conversation now: Join the Talent Strategies Network.

7:45 - 8:45 AM

Morning Session | Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage 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 networking discussion hosted by the Vistage 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 | Valuing your specific business 101

Presenter: Nicholas Morreale, SVP, Paramax Corporation, Vistage Member

  • Learn basic business valuation methods
  • How to determine your EBITDA multiple
  • Real life valuation case studies
  • Scalability = Higher Multiple

12:05 - 1:35 PM

Afternoon Session | SOLD: Where planning and opportunity meet

Presenter: Executives from U.S. Trust

Whether a change in ownership is planned, unplanned or a matter of chance, the time for you to prepare your company — and yourself — is now. Succession planning should be an ongoing part of running a business, not something that’s done only once the path forward has been chosen (or chosen for you). This session will provide tools you can take now to help be better prepared for when you finally decide to step away from your company:
  • 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 relate to your personal priorities
  • ·Actions to take today to help you prepare your company and yourself

Sponsors



Location

Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 E Main St.
Rochester, NY
Get on the fast track to better decisions, quicker results and increased success.