Vistage Executive Summit – London Driving Dynamic Decisions

Join over 500 CEOs, MDs and senior business leaders in a one day workshop with a lineup of world class speakers, where you will get the chance to meet and network with Vistage members and business leaders from around the UK.

Vistage exists solely to help high-integrity leaders make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities. The Vistage Executive Summit is a powerful event designed entirely for executives. Dynamic expert speakers leave you with insights to expand your perspectives, refine your instincts and improve your judgement – all of which will help you make better decisions. Peer-to-peer interactive breakout sessions will explore how to approach current challenges to uncover opportunities.


Lord Coe
Driving Dynamic Decisions

Lord Coe will give an inspirational talk leading through the unified journey, the performance, the decisions that lead to performance and the keys to a sustained high-level performance.

Starting with the journey through his athletics career, Lord Coe speaks of how it came together and of what he took from that moment in his career.  He will then talk about putting together teams, the choreography, values and vision around that for the teams that won the Olympic bid and delivered the most complex piece of project management known to man – the construction of an Olympic project.   

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Lord Coe will speak on the tough decisions that lead to momentum on different levels. Discussing how teams were identified, talent developed, and the legacy value beyond the games. The sustainable advantage being to find, absorb, learn practical information quicker that the opposition and we did that better together, than in silos.

From a wealth of analogies of a bigger optimistic picture, Lord Coe illustrates why, what and how the necessary critical decisions were arrived at and what lessons were learnt from decisions that failed.  It’s all about people and relationships and mutual trust.

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Sam Reese – CEO of Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
The Best Brands are The Best at Selling

Sam is a successful CEO and board member who builds teams based on talent and experience with an intense focus on customer experience. He has more than 30 years of driving growth within small and large private and public organisations. Most recently, Sam led Miller Heiman, one of the largest dedicated performance improvement companies in the world. In this position, Sam leveraged his extensive experience to drive growth and build a world class brand.

As the CEO of Miller Heiman, revenues and profits increased nearly tenfold; product offerings were expanded; five acquisitions were completed; and an expert network of consultants was amassed across the globe. In addition, the organisation has been strengthened by a culture of passion. Passion about achieving results for clients while still keeping respect for the individual as the top principle in the company.

Rachel Botsman
Trust in the Digital Age: Why it matters now, more than ever

To survive and thrive, an organisation needs trust – and we need it now more than ever. It’s fundamental to almost every action, relationship and transaction.  Yet the rules of how trust is built managed, lost and repaired are rapidly changing in the digital age. The trust we used to place in traditional institutions – governments, banks, media, and charities – has hit an all-time low.  Trust is now flowing horizontally through systems and networks, in some instances to our fellow human beings and, in other cases, to programs and bots. The implications, both good and bad, for organisations, institutions and society are immense. Be it data breaches or misinformation, automation or algorithms, technology can feed our deepest fears yet embody our greatest hopes.

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Drawing on extensive research and stories from her new book, Who Can You Trust?, Rachel Botsman illuminates with clarity, humour and optimism, the real impacts of technology on trust, giving companies clear language and thinking to embed trust into the fabric of the organisation. She reveals in ways that are both entertaining and informative, what leaders and companies need to adapt to this new era, to gain and keep customer’s trust. 

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Dean Minuto
Yescalate; Getting to ‘Yes’ faster

Dean will present a unique set of tools distilled from more than 100 years of research in the decision sciences which will show you how to get to yes faster and more often, and in an honest and ethical way. Who do you need to get to yes with? This is not a talk about sales. Unfortunately, sales is sometimes associated with manipulation and mistrust. In reality, though, the truth is very different: when done right, influence actually encompasses our most virtuous qualities as humans. The fact is that most communication involves influencing and persuading other people to one extent or another. . . if you are dealing with people, you need to get to yes!

Breakout Sessions

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Your Personal Wealth:
Managing your money now in uncertain times and looking ahead to a potential business sale and beyond!
with Mark Endacott and Paul Gillen



Employment Drop-In Clinic with Sybille Steiner

Many issues discussed within Vistage member groups are people related whether it be outsourcing, restructuring, dealing with senior
leavers or the growing employment needs of your business. Dealing with these people projects properly is critical in the managing of
business risk. 

Brexit Risk Assessment with Roger Martin-Fagg

Roger will hold a structured conversation at this break-out during which time attendees will look at 5 key indicators and the message they are giving on the likely path of the UK economy over the next two years. And look at the impact of no deal Brexit compared to Canada plus deal.


Cyber Response in the boardroom with Rob May

You’ve been breached – how ready were you?

Join this lunchtime session to get an understanding of why this is so relevant to every one of our members, learn some of the latest scams, get an update on some of the recent high-profile breaches and hear what fines the ICO are now starting to levy and why.


An IT Roadmap for Growth – with Gerry Lawrence, Director

Technology is now firmly in every business and transforming every industry. How will your business navigate this new world? Join Gerry Lawrence at this engaging lunchtime session to explore selecting IT and digital tech to drive growth; avoiding pitfalls; creating a dynamic action plan and, finally, identify where to start.

UX ROI – Why it’ll cost you more not to invest

The success of software projects, whether for staff or customers, can often hinge on how the product is received by its users. In this session we’ll discuss how investing in User Experience research and design can seem like a costly add-on to the process of creating a software product, but how the long-term benefits and cost savings far outweigh this initial investment.


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This event is free to Vistage members.
Colleagues of Vistage members: £195 +VAT
Vistage alumni: £295 +VAT
Vistage guests: £595 +VAT

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