The Year Ahead: A Global Economic Update and Navigating Through Uncertainty

with Roger Martin-Fagg and Phil Hesketh

With worldwide shifts of power and politics, economic uncertainty mixed with unknown opportunities and all weaved in with stories of human tragedy versus inspiration… In the midst of it all, it’s time to join up to 200 CEOs, MDs, business leaders and executives and hear two of the best known Vistage speakers at Villa Park, Birmingham, to discuss the global economy and what lies ahead to help you forge ahead and thrive.


A Global Economic Update with Roger Martin-Fagg

Roger will share with delegates a timely UK and global economic update with an emphasis on Brexit, enabling participants to more accurately assess the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

Roger will cover:

– System 1 System 2 thinking
– The economic drivers of Brexit and Trump vote
– Globalisation, technological change and demographics
– Two scenarios; next five years Hard Brexit and Soft Brexit
– Implications of each for; growth, the exchange rate, inflation, interest rates and investment.

Navigating Through Uncertainty:
The New Way of Selling in Uncertain Times with Phil Hesketh

Philip will then show how and why it is so important to understand what it is that makes your staff and clients do what they do. In this engaging, amusing and thought provoking session Philip will provide us with real can-use-tomorrow techniques that help you motivate your staff, sell more and hold high prices in these uncertain times

Philip will explore:

– The ‘facts, feelings and after effects’ of every conversation
– The difference between persuasion and influence
– Our seven psychological drivers (or ‘what makes us tick’)
– How to build your reputation and gain credibility
– How to understand, manage and exceed expectations
– The triangle of efficacy, time and cost
– How to discount less, charge more and hold a high price


You are invited to attend one of the following workshops:

14.00-16.00 – Roger Martin-Fagg: Economic Update and Q&A – For Vistage members and invited guests only

Roger Martin Fagg will be holding a Q&A following his morning session, giving members the opportunity to get answers to any burning questions. This session will be exclusive to Vistage members and select guests.

14.00-16.00 – Philip Hesketh: How to hold a high price and increase order value – Interactive Workshop – For Vistage members and their colleagues only

Philip Hesketh will follow his morning session with an inspirational workshop, showing Vistage members and their teams how to put into practice some of the things that he covered during the morning. This workshop will be very interactive and will give attendees an action plan to take back to their businesses. This session is exclusive to Vistage members and their colleagues.

13.45-15.30 – Experience Vistage Session – For invited guests only

Guests are invited to find out more about Vistage and experience for themselves the real power of being part of a Vistage peer group meeting at this afternoon session. This session is exclusively for CEOs, MDs and business owners and will be run by a Vistage group Chair. You will find out how joining a working group of peers will benefit you and your business.


This event is free to Vistage members.
Colleagues of Vistage members: £99 +VAT – morning only. £150 +VAT – full day (Recommended)
Vistage alumni: £150 +VAT
Vistage guests: £195 +VAT

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