Driving Growth and Value in a Post-Election World
November 11, 2008, Tuesday
There is no such thing as a “growth industry.” Most industries have mature segments and each mature segment has a growth giant. Even during difficult economic conditions there are companies that grow faster than GDP and generate value faster than their peers. We aim to show that even when markets are volatile and prospects uncertain, every CEO and his senior team can benefit when revisiting the question: What levels of growth and operating performance will create the most value for us? External economic turbulence often forces the CEO to look at growth differently, sometimes knowing that there are fewer margins for error.
Welcome and Opening Keynote
The New Administration: What’s Ahead for the First 100 Days?
The Future Impact of
Given that over half of the revenue and profits from most
The roundtable will focus on several of these game-changing realities, what CEOs should know about developments that materially move the needle of global competitiveness, and, in addition, the discussion will address seen and unseen developments, politically, socially and economically that might derail expectations.
Roundtable: Next Generation Globalization
What will it take to succeed in the next stage of globalization? Advances in IT have made inventories significantly less necessary. Advances in communications and threats to security will force reconfiguration of supply chains bringing distribution centers closer to customers. What are the new ways of moving goods and how best can we adapt to new realities of finance and commerce dictated by market access?
|12:30 PM||Networking Lunch|
Unlimited Bandwidth; Ubiquitous Access
Leveraging the Power of New Media to Engage Customers in New Ways
The explosive growth in bandwidth and new forms of networking technology allow marketers to reach communities of one or 100,000 with near equal ease and cost effectiveness. The confluence of Internet, mobile telephony, satellite communications and new media will disrupt historic methods of marketing products and services in unanticipated ways, changing the way brands will be sustained. It will also permit marketers to reach out to underserved markets with virtually little or no waste. This roundtable will focus on how CEOs will have to change the way they think about branding in the world of new media.
Innovate or Perish: What Leaders Must Do
Innovation is the primary engine of growth and value creation. It is the only path to higher growth, higher margin a business. It is also the catalyst for transforming strategy, culture and leadership. The type of framework one uses to advance game-changing innovation is hyper-critical. Having ideas is one thing; getting them to market in ways that protect and reward innovators within the organization on a consistent basis is the key. So is an organization’s taste for risk-taking. All too often, for example, technology or passion pushes and idea into the market that customers do not want or aren’t prepared to accept in that guise. What are the central mechanisms that most sustain innovation? What are the internal leadership models required to make this a reality? Just as importantly what are the notions that tend to be fads du jour that dissipate one’s efforts? This roundtable seeks to examine how leaders best integrate innovation into the routine of their companies and how best their personal action can move the needle.
|2:45 to 3:10 pm|
| How Green Is Your Business?|
Strategies for Building Proven Eco-Friendly Advantages
The business world and the environment are fundamentally linked. Smart companies are seizing competitive advantage through strategic management of their environmental challenges. Unfortunately, most accounts of creating environmentally friendly businesses tend to be little more than cheerleading in which the real problems are minimized or oversimplified. The discussion has also been constrained by zero-sum thinking about so-called corporate social responsibility and a “limits to growth” view that has historically exhibited an anti-market bias.
This roundtable will examine how CEOs are thinking about environmental issues in a market-focused way. Such leaders are finding opportunities to cut costs, reduce risk, build revenues and drive intangible value. Business is fundamentally about the productive use of resources. The discussion will explore the greening of the supply chain, the productivity raising advantages in reducing waste and energy in manufacturing, and the brand-building opportunities that derive from green-friendly products and services.
|4:45 – 5:30 pm|
The Implications of the National Election on Global Business and Foreign Affairs
Jack Devine is a founding partner and President of The Arkin Group. A career veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), he has been one of the CIA’s most senior officials. Mr. Devine served as both Acting Director and Associate Director of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, which oversees and directs the Agency’s operations abroad. In those positions, he had operational authority over covert operations and intelligence collection globally, as well as supervisory authority over multi-million dollar budgets and thousands of employees involved in sensitive missions.
|5:30 – 8:00 pm||Cocktail Reception|
* Program subject to change. Private and Confidential.
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