Regional President of the Americas, Avnet
Founder, 5-hour ENERGY
President and CEO, Bridgewater Interiors, LLC
Get an exclusive, inside look at one of the most advanced robotics facilities on earth, nearly two million square feet of cutting-edge technology where one of the world’s top automation companies is creating the future of industry. The company’s latest addition includes a just-unveiled 655,000 square foot state-of-the-art hub to house additional manufacturing, engineering and R&D projects, part of a massive expansion underway on the 67-acre site, giving attendees unprecedented access to the operations of one the very best advanced manufacturing firms in the world today.
We’ll go inside one of metro Detroit’s newest, most exciting factories, for a look at how one of the top 100 automotive suppliers in the world is bringing their just-launched facility to life. It’s a live, in-person case study of ramping up a new factory to supply some of the most difficult and exacting customers at a time of tremendous change and disruption in the mobility industry.
How does one of the most creative and entrepreneurial business leaders in the U.S. tackle the big global challenges of the future? You’ll get an inside look at the innovation center where Manoj Bhargava, the billionaire founder behind the 5 hour Energy phenomenon is exploring new ways to tackle fundamental issues like power, clean water and hunger using advanced manufacturing technology. It’s a masterclass in industrial imagination that will give you and your team new ideas and new perspectives to think bigger—and differently—about your own challenges and opportunities.
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1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
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.
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.