Vistage Executive Summit – Yorkshire Driving Dynamic Decisions

Join over 300 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.

Opening Keynote

Lord Coe

Lord Coe believes in creating a clear, strong vision for an organisation – a simple, transferable set of values which are adhered to at every moment and by every employee whatever their role. This vision, he contends, is key in times of change and turbulence. Throughout his career Lord Coe has found success by leading from the front to make vision a reality. He turned London 2012 into one of the UK’s most successful missions of all time. Lord Coe brings energy, passion and innovation to all his work – qualities which captivate his audiences the world over.

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Sebastian Coe is the UK’s most prolific world record setter and arguably the greatest runner to compete for his country.

Born in London in 1956, Coe began his athletics career age 12, at Sheffield’s Hallamshire Harriers squad, where his father was his running coach. In 1977 he made his first mark as a professional athlete, winning the 800m at the European Indoor Championship. After a string of world records, Coe won his first Olympic medal in 1980 at the Moscow games, taking gold in the 1,500m. His second gold came in 1984 at the Los Angeles Olympics. His famous rivalry with fellow runner Steve Ovett dominated athletics through much of those years, and he quickly became the UK’s best known and most cherished athlete – setting 12 middle-distance world records.

Coe retired from athletics in 1990 and moved into politics. In 1992, he was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for Falmouth and Camborne, a seat he held for 5 years, when he became Private Secretary to William Hague, the Leader of the Opposition. In 2000 he was appointed a life peer, becoming Lord Coe of Ranmore.

With his sporting and political nous, Coe was asked to head London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He led London to victory over Paris, with many pointing to his rousing speech at the 2005 vote in Singapore as the decisive moment. Despite early public cynicism, Coe helped win over the media and London went on to host a phenomenally successful Olympic Games, with Coe at the helm.

Following the games, Coe was elected Chairman of the British Olympic Association – a post he held until 2016. He is also Executive Chairman of CSM Sport & Entertainment marketing agency. In 2015, he was elected President of the world governing body for athletics, the IAAF, having been a Vice President since 2007.

Packing his speeches with anecdotes from his time as an Olympic athlete, an MP, his chairmanship of London 2012, his turnaround of the British Olympic Association and his presidency of the IAAF through troubled times, Lord Coe demonstrates to audiences his political and strategic expertise in guiding large organisations on the global stage. His themes include leadership, collaboration, crisis management, building resilience, handling change and challenging the status quo.

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Vistage Speaker

Dean Minuto 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!

More Keynotes to be announced shortly.

Agenda – Driving Dynamic Decisions

*Agenda timings may be subject to change

08.00-09.30 Registration and breakfast The Marketplace
08.15 – 09.15 Morning Industry Network Breakouts Construction | Financial Services | Marketing and Media  
09.30 – 10.00 Welcome and introductions  
10.00 – 11.15 Lord Coe Lord Coe believes in creating a clear, strong vision for an organisation – a simple, transferable set of values which are adhered to at every moment and by every employee whatever their role.
11.15 – 11.45 Refreshment break The Marketplace
11.45 – 12.45 Dean Minuto Yesculate: Get to Yes Faster
100 years of research in the decision sciences. How to get to yes in an honest and ethical way
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch Industry Network Breakouts  Manufacturing | Technology | Wholesale and Retail
14.00 – 14.45 Afternoon breakout sessions  
14.45 – 16.00 Closing Keynote – Details to follow  
16.00 – 16.30 Closing Remarks  


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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