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2021 Pittsburgh

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT

Event Overview

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Your journey to get here has been extraordinary.

Equip yourself with learnings, data and connections to further your leadership climb. Register now for the Pittsburgh 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.

 

Why Attend


Check out the special invites from our Executive Summit speakers - you'll find detailed presentation descriptions below!


Event Speakers


Anne Petrik

Sr. Director of Research, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Decision factors 2021: Thriving on disruption

While leaders of small and midsize businesses have been focused on capitalizing on the wave of economic growth, they also must manage the continuing disruptions created by the pandemic to thrive. In this briefing from Vistage research, CEOs will gain perspectives on the five key decision factors they need to consider to successfully lead their business through the end of the year as well as create effective plans for 2022.


Alex Chausovsky

Senior Business Advisor, 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 am
Welcome

8:15 - 8:55 am
CONTENT | Anne Petrik, Climb to recovery for CEOs

8:55 - 9:55 am
CONTENT | Targeted Learning Breakouts
  • Should I grow my business or sell it?
  • The M&A process in a COVID environment

9:55 - 10:10 am
CONNECTION | Break | Resource Center

10:10 – 11:25 am
CONTENT | Alex Chausovsky, The journey forward

11:25 - 12:15 pm
CONVERSATION | 1:1 Networking

*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.

8:45 - 9:50 a.m.

The M&A process in a COVID environment

Presenter: Al Melchiorre, President & Founder, MelCap Partners, LLC

Selling a business for many owners is a once in a lifetime event that requires a thought and preparation. The process that is used is critical to helping the business owner maximize the sale price in normal conditions. In a pandemic like the C-19 one we are in is even more critical. MelCap will explore the M&A process and how it has been impacted in the current COVID environment.

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