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2019 San Diego Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in San Diego Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. PST

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.

Steve Garguilo

Co-Founder, Action Surge

The science of taking action

How many times have you had an idea you were really passionate about? How many times have you waited for the perfect time/environment/circumstances to act on that idea? How many times has that idea vanished into thin air, because the "perfect" opportunity never came? No more. Steve Garguilo will explore the science of what sparks action and what holds people back, and how you can apply it to yourself and your organization to lead for optimal action and accountability. Find your sweet spot on the scale of action inertia and chaos, and leave prepared to start making big ideas happen.



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

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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

7:45 - 8:45 AM
Morning Sessions
  • Family Business Network
  • Manufacturing Network
  • Diversity Network
  • Expert insights into the fastest growing area of employment law….and how to keep you compliant and penalty-free! | Oasis

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 priorities for 2019

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

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
Break

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

12:05 - 1:35 PM
Lunch | Afternoon Sessions
  • Talent optimization: A new discipline for solving your people problems | San Diego Leadership Institute
  • Earn more & keep more from unclaimed profit and tax efficiencies | Pacific Advisors

1:35 - 2:35 PM
Steve Garguilo The science of taking action

2:35 - 2:45 PM
Summary Remarks

2:45 - 3:45 PM
Reception

Breakout sessions

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.

7:45 - 8:45 AM

Morning Session | Diversity Network

Today’s most successful business leaders have realized that a diverse workforce positively impacts their bottom line. Diversity broadens a company’s knowledge base and is essential for an inclusive, forward-thinking corporate culture. Join local business leaders for a candid discussion of diversity. What is your company doing to encourage diverse talent to thrive, no matter who they are or where they come from? What has been your biggest win? How has this best practice directly benefited your business? Forge valuable connections, gain inspiration and share insights with peers who speak your language.

Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Start the conversation now: Join the Diversity Network.

7:45 - 8:45 AM

Morning Session | Expert insights into the fastest growing area of employment law….and how to keep you compliant and penalty-free!

Presenter: Michal Chick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Manager HR Services, Oasis

Wage and hour compliance continues to be at the forefront of issues faced by CA employers of all sizes and in all sectors—and often seemingly simple mistakes could cost you millions! In this session, we will discuss current state and federal wage and hour laws, including common classification Issues; common non-exempt issues; and other hot topics, such as the rise of class action litigation. We will also review the most common mistakes employers continue to make, as well as the necessary steps to avoid them.

12:05 - 1:35 PM

Afternoon Session | Earn more & keep more from unclaimed profit and tax efficiencies

Presenter: Eric McDermott, Managing Partner of Pacific Advisors, Vistage Speaker

What if you could locate the significant unclaimed profit sitting, unseen, on your financial statements and take action to reclaim it? What if there were ways to take money that might otherwise go to taxes and instead direct it back to growing your business or impacting your personal net worth? Join us for actionable insights into your company's financial and tax performance to:
  • Make more confident business decisions
  • Directly impact business profit, cash flow, and enterprise value
  • Keep more of what you earn

12:05 - 1:35 PM

Afternoon Session | Talent optimization: A new discipline for solving your people problems

Presenter: Tamara Furman, CEO, San Diego Leadership Institute

If an organization isn’t achieving its desired business results, the “why” boils down to this: They have a people problem. Join us for a lively session about how to align business strategy and people strategy by leveraging psychometrics. You’ll be able to bring back these creative solutions to support your teams and help your businesses thrive.

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