Wednesday, November 1

Pre-Event Add-On Options

8:00 – 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 2

Conference Day 1

Verne Harnish

9:00 am – 10:30 am

How to Scale Your Business in 2023

Verne Harnish, Author, Scaling Up and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

Verne Harnish, the world’s top expert in the art of growing a company and author the two classic bestsellers on scaling businesses will share practical tools and techniques to help you diagnose your challenges and create actionable approaches to help you get it to the next level of growth and profitability. Focusing on the key actions you need to put in place and focus on in 4 key areas—strategy, people, execution and cash—he will show you how you can apply the habits and processes that helped John Rockefeller replace entrepreneurial chaos with disciplined decision making and execution to build one of the most successful enterprises of all time.

Marshall Goldsmith

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Getting Your Team and Yourself to the Next Level

Marshall Goldsmith, Leading CEO Coach and Advisor, Author, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Corporations are filled with men and women who are smart, work hard and reach senior management. But only a handful of these leaders will reach the true pinnacle and transform their people and their companies. That’s because it’s hard – and what got people to the top isn’t what will help them bring their people up. The best leaders transform themselves and their leadership approaches in order to transform their organizations. Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author and one of the most revered and in-demand CEO coaches of our time, will show you the common pitfalls to avoid and provide tools to help you transform yourself, your team and your organization.


12:30 – 1:00 pm

Networking Break

Break and lunch

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Working Lunch and Roundtable Discussions

  • Leading through recession
  • Winning the war for talent
  • Strategic imperatives for the new world order
  • Leading a multi-generational workforce

2:30 – 4:00 pm

Session to be announced!

More details coming soon!

Alan Beaulieu

4:00 – 5:30 pm

What’s Next – Global Economic Outlook and How to Prepare

Alan Beaulieu, President, Institute for Trend Research (ITR)

What would it be worth to be able to see into the future – which countries, industries and companies will succeed, and which are in for trouble – and how you should time your investments and harvesting? You’ll have that opportunity here. For more than 2 decades, thousands of leading companies have turned to Alan Beaulieu and his Institute for Trend Research for accurate, straightforward economic analysis and forecasting. He and his team have among the highest forecasting accuracy rates on the planet (over 97% accuracy). Get a jump on what will happen with the U.S. and other leading economies over the next year, decade and beyond, and learn what you can do to profit from these insights.

Cocktails and dinner

5:30 pm

Cocktails and Dinner

Friday, November 3

Conference Day 2

Hermann Simon

9:00 – 10:20 am

Lessons from the 500 Best Companies in the World

Dr. Hermann Simon, Author, Hidden Champions and Founder of Simon-Kucher (Leading Growth Focused Consulting Firm)

One of the most respected business thinkers in Europe, Dr. Simon founded and built one of the leading management consulting firms in the world, Simon-Kutcher, by focusing on Revenue Growth Strategies and helping leading corporations apply beset practices in pricing and sales to growth their top and bottom lines. He’s studied what makes many small and medium companies succeed over multiple generations—despite much larger competitors by focusing on specialized market niches. Companies don’t need to be big to be great, and he will share the lessons he’s learned from companies that have survived and thrived over multiple generations by focusing on a few key core principles.

Cindy Baier

10:40 am – 12:00 pm

Leading Through Crisis with Purpose and Care

Cindy Baier, CEO, Brookdale Senior Living and Author, Heroes Work Here: An Extraordinary Story of Courage, Resilience, and Hope from the Frontlines of COVID-19

Hopefully you will never be tested like Cindy Baier. As CEO of the largest nursing home company in the U.S. when Covid-19 ravaged her industry and team, she was tasked with the near-impossible challenge of saving resident lives while rallying her workforce to risk theirs. That experience has changed not only how she leads—but also who she is. She will share her story and what she learned about leading with purpose and transparency, inspiring you and your team to pull others together more effectively and with more meaning and joy.

12:00 pm


Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.


Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

We are in a period of rapid change. Customer needs, technologies, competitors and internal capabilities require companies to review and update their strategies for the new realities. In this workshop, strategy experts Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison will show you a systematic approach to strategic planning to help you refine or redefine your business strategy and approach including:

  • Learn what you need to know to develop an effective strategic plan. Put the right players on the strategic planning team.
  • Develop strategies that leverage your company’s unique position in the marketplace. Lift your management team beyond “business as usual” thought processes and activities.
  • Translate your strategies into action. Achieve your vision for success and generate superior financial results.
  • Identify exactly what you need to do now to position your company for future success.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.