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Orange County 2022

Hosted in Garden Grove Monday, September 19, 2022 7:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT

Event Overview

Innovation. Courage. Decisions.

You show up for your peers and your business with full dedication — at any hour. It’s what makes the Vistage community of business leaders so special.

Now more than ever, it is imperative to innovate at the speed of life. As things continue to change in the blink of an eye, make sure you’re equipped to continue your climb. In the company of your Vistage peers (back in person!), access the insights you need to power your ascent in 2022 and beyond.

Save the date for the Vistage Executive Summit for:

  • Critical keynotes. Your local economy. Your hot-button issues. Your leadership, to the next level.
  • Targeted learning sessions. Deep dives into topics keeping members up at night.
  • Peer-to-peer connections. Get to know your greater Vistage community and share your unique perspective — face to face!

Event Speakers

Connor Lokar

Economist, ITR Economics

The Climb Ahead

Inform your decision-making in a changing economic landscape with this data-packed presentation from ITR Economics. Tailored to your local market, ITR’s analysis will:

  • Assess business demand for 2022, 2023 and into 2024.
  • Evaluate the labor market and present expectations for availability and labor costs.
  • Present a clear picture of inflation and interest rates.
  • Discuss lingering supply chain issues and ongoing pricing concerns.
  • Look at key leading indicators and what they foretell for your market.
  • Present relevant market outlooks and discuss issues that impact your profitability.
  • And more!

Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

CEO Projections 2022: Embrace the Revolution

Despite mixed economic signals, small and midsize businesses are adding employees at record levels, providing workers with more options, opportunities and power than ever before. The decisions, investments and leadership challenges CEOs are focused on for 2022 center around talent, specifically the hiring, retention and development of people. In this session, you'll gain perspectives on how to embrace the workforce revolution with the latest data and insights from Vistage Research.


Hyatt Regency Orange County

7:15 a.m.
Registration opens

7:45 a.m.
Breakfast Sessions

  • Vistage Construction Network
  • Vistage Manufacturing Network
  • Vistage Talent Strategies Network

9:00 a.m.
General Session | Connor Lokar, The Climb Ahead

10:35 a.m.
Break | Marketplace

11:05 a.m.
General Session | Joe Galvin, CEO Projections 2022: Embrace the Revolution

11:45 a.m.
General Session | Networking activity

12:30 p.m.
Lunch Sessions

  • Should I grow my business, sell my business or transfer to family?

1:40 p.m.
General Session | Leadership insights

3:30 p.m.

Celebrate your community's Vistage Member Excellence Award winners and finalists and connect with fellow peers.

*agenda subject to change

Breakout sessions

7:45 - 8:45 am

Breakfast Session | Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage Construction Network

Join local construction leaders for a morning networking discussion on the changes and innovations that will most strongly impact the industry, from evolving technology to new workforce and staffing resources. Forge valuable connections and share insights with like-minded peers. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Join the Construction Network.

7:45 - 8:45 am

Breakfast Session | Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage 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. Be apart of the conversation: Join the Manufacturing Network.

7:45 - 8:45 am

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

The topic of talent strategies is just as crucial as financial, marketing, or operational strategies in driving future success. The ability to recruit, develop and retain the right people – all the while keeping a culture intact – is key for leaders. Be a part of the conversation: Join the Talent Strategies Network.

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Session | Should I grow my business, sell my business or transfer to family?

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

How do I know if I should grow or sell? How do I decide if the next generation will succeed? Most entrepreneurs work hard and HOPE that generates the growth they want. Sellers typically find a buyer, negotiate a price and HOPE they get paid that amount of money. Parents HOPE the next generation will succeed. HOPE is not a strategy! We will learn how optimal buyers value companies and what causes value to change. We will study the CORRECT way to grow a business INTENTIONALLY and the only successful way to transfer to family.



Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA