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2021 Atlanta

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Event Overview

Your journey to get here has been extraordinary.

Equip yourself with learnings, data and connections to further your leadership climb. Save the date now for the Atlanta Vistage Executive Summit, a virtual event designed to help you chart the course upward.

The Vistage Executive Summit is a day to tune in and know your peers are right there with you. Without ever leaving your home, find an edge with insider’s access to market-specific insights from ITR Economics and Vistage Research, targeted learning breakout sessions, and networking with members from our greater Vistage community.

The only way forward is up. How you get there — it’s up to you.

 

Event Speakers


Anne Petrik

Sr. Director of Research, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Climb to recovery for CEOs

As small and midsize businesses emerge from the impacts of pandemic, CEOs find themselves leading the climb toward a new reality. The decisions, investments and priorities of SMB leaders in 2021 will be driven by the need to get closer to their customers. In this session leaders will learn how to identify changing buyer dynamics and align their sales system for success with the latest insights from Vistage Research.


Brian Beaulieu

CEO, ITR Economics

The journey forward

2020 was quite a year. ITR Economics will explore all of the changes that occurred in the economy and break down what they mean to your business in 2021. One thing that will not change, is that successful businesses will have to constantly adapt to a sea of shifting circumstances. ITR will examine consumer, manufacturing, and construction industry trends that drive Vistage member company performance and present a regional perspective to highlight the factors most important to your local economy. More specifically ITR will:

  • Assess economic performance and business demand in 2021 and into 2022.
  • Evaluate the latest regional data, highlighting issues important to your local economy.
  • Look at a system of key leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and vertical markets.
  • Present clear, actionable Management Objectives™ that are right for the coming years as we adapt to the “new reality.”


Agenda

Virtual event

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
CONTENT | Anne Petrik, Climb to recovery for CEOs

8:45 - 9:50 a.m.
CONNECTION | Targeted Learning Breakouts
  • Should I grow my business or sell it?

9:50 - 10:00 a.m.
Break

10:00 – 11:10 a.m.
CONTENT | Brian Beaulieu, The journey forward

11:10 - 12:05 p.m.
CONVERSATION | Guided Discussion Groups

12:05 - 1:00 p.m.
CONVERSATION | Networking: Social hour

*agenda subject to change


Breakout sessions

8:45 - 9:50 a.m.

Should I grow my business or sell it?

Presenter: Dave Heymann, Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor, Generational Group

Many owners treat their business as if it is how they earn a living, or as their passion, or profession. The business itself is an investment, a financial asset. Wise investors know financial assets need to either be grown or be sold. Often owners don’t know how to grow a business INTENTIONALLY vs. OPPORTUNISTICALLY. When it comes to value, we always have an idea what our home and our stocks are worth but many owners have the wrong idea about the value of their business. During this session attendees will learn how a business is actually valued by buyers and what forces drive value up or down. We will also discuss the CORRECT way to grow a business INTENTIONALLY so that the return justifies the risk of owning a privately-held business.

11:10 - 12:05 p.m.

Guided Discussion Groups

As a Vistage member, you’re never climbing alone, and Guided Discussion Groups are an added means of connecting with peers who share your zeal for success. Anticipate thought-provoking prompts related to the keynote presentation to spark conversation, centered on industry/topic-specific education and idea sharing. Who in your local community might further support you, challenge you and encourage you to persevere?


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