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S. Central PA

Hosted in Harrisburg Monday, March 30, 2020 7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Event Overview

Lead the way together.

You are the pioneers of your time. Innovating. Riding the wave of disruption. Being the disruptors. When you think you’ve found a foothold, things change. And yet — you still lead fearlessly.

You are here, because the best is not enough. You know what you’re capable of, and your peers support you. You are leading the way — together. With an impact that resonates from business, to community, to the world.

Diverse perspectives. Collective wisdom. Shared experience.

Your Vistage Executive Summit is a day to gather with peers who uniquely understand your triumphs and challenges. From cutting-edge speakers, to hot-button breakout sessions. It’s an opportunity to step away from the minutiae of the day-to-day to work on your business, rather than just in it.

Think of it as a synergy of the resources you leverage all year.

Lend your voice to a conversation incomplete without your insights.

Maybe, you’re feeling overwhelmed. Or, you fear being left behind. Though it can feel lonely at the top, know this — you are not in it alone. Roll up your sleeves and gain actionable new ideas to bring back to your team.

Your leadership journey is unique to you. Join your peers on this day, and consider the mountains you’ll move tomorrow.

Event Speakers


Gerry O'Brion

Business Growth & Change Expert

Becoming the No. 1 choice in crowded markets

How can you get customers to buy from you, even in a crowded marketplace? Gerry O’Brion, business growth and change expert, will reveal a four-question framework to help you stand out in the sea of sameness. With an average Vistage speaker rating of 4.8/5, Gerry shares engaging stories, case studies and proven insights to help you emerge from the pack.


Alex Chausovsky

Director of Speaking Services, ITR Economics

Planning with optimism

The last two years have provided for many headlines. Did those headlines help — or hinder — your business? Presidential politics are fascinating. This presentation will explore their impact on the near-term economy, and what those politics will do to our forecast and your world. ITR Economics’ job is to determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy — you and your business. Join us to:

  • Discuss sectors of the economy that will provide the best opportunities in 2022 and into 2023.
  • Strategize for 3, 5 and 7-year planning.
  • Decipher and prepare for the 2020s.


Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Vistage Research perspective: Preparing for prosperity

As the economic slowdown moderates, now is the time for CEOs to prepare for the next wave of growth. Learn what the latest data from Vistage reveals about top-performing CEOs' big decisions, major investments and the critical decision factors that fuel growth and will prepare their organization to capitalize on the rising business cycle in the year ahead.

Agenda

Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel

7:45 - 9:30 AM
Registration | Breakfast | Marketplace

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Morning Breakout Sessions
  • Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage Family Business Network
  • Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage Manufacturing Network

  • 9:00 - 9:30 AM
    Marketplace

    9:30 - 9:45 AM
    General Session | Welcome Remarks

    9:45 - 10:55 AM
    Alex Chausovsky Planning with optimism

    10:55 – 11:10 AM
    Member Spotlight | Impact Award

    11:10 - 11:30 AM
    Break

    11:30 - 11:45 AM
    Member Spotlight | Leadership Award

    11:45 - 12:00 AM
    General Session | Networking Activity

    12:00 - 12:35 PM
    Joe Galvin Vistage Research perspective: Preparing for prosperity

    12:35 - 2:05 PM
    Lunch | Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  • Are you maximizing the performance of your business in uncertain economic times?
  • Cyber Security Threats! What you need to know to protect your business, employees, customers, and partners

  • 2:05 - 2:20 PM
    Member Spotlight | Lifetime Achievement Award

    2:20 - 3:35 PM
    Gerry O'Brion Becoming the No. 1 choice in crowded markets

    3:35 - 3:45 PM
    General Session | Closing Remarks

    3:45 - 4:45 PM
    Networking Reception

    Breakout sessions

    8:00 - 9:00 AM

    Morning Breakout | Family Business Network

    The decisions facing a family business are both delicate and unique. Join like-minded leaders from around the region who understand the ins and outs of family business for a morning networking session around the challenges and critical decisions you’re facing. Forge valuable connections with peers who speak your language. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Join the Family Business Network.

    8:00 - 9:00 AM

    Morning Breakout | Manufacturing Network

    Join local manufacturing leaders for a morning networking discussion on the challenges and innovations impacting your business and the manufacturing industry. Forge valuable connections and share insights with peers who speak your language. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Join the Manufacturing Network.

    12:35 - 2:05 PM

    Afternoon Breakout | Are you maximizing the performance of your business in uncertain economic times?

    Presenter: Ryan Hurst, Business Consulting Services Group Partner, RKL

    Join RKL’s Ryan Hurst as he offers tips and best practices for maximizing the performance of your business regardless of the economic climate. While the U.S. is in the midst of the longest period of economic expansion in history, all good things must eventually come to an end, so it’s important to prepare now for an uncertain future. In this session, Ryan will highlight:

    • Significant areas that are key to preparation including boosting working capital strength
    • Avoiding tying up cash in accounts receivable and inventory
    • Promoting operational efficiency

    12:35 - 2:05 PM

    Afternoon Breakout | Cyber Security Threats! What you need to know to protect your business, employees, customers, and partners

    Join Appalachia’s Brandon S. Keath as he reveals secrets every business needs to know on protecting their business, employees, customers, and partners relating to technology. Cyber threats continue to be on the rise, with the average cost of a breach now reaching over 3.8 million dollars. In this session Brandon will highlight:

    • Why your business is a target
    • Identifying the biggest threats to your business you may not know exist
    • Key insights & quick wins that you can implement to protect your business right now

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    Location

    Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
    4650 Lindle Road
    Harrisburg, PA