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.


Lord Coe

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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Roger Martin-Fagg

Roger will give an insight and risk assessment of Brexit, looking 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. 

Thimon de Jong

Everybody knows the future is digital:  IOT, automation, robotisation, big data etc. But how will people respond? Is human behaviour in sync with the rapid developments in technology? Thimon is an expert on future trends and business strategy and will deep dive into key societal shifts that will impact your business strategy for years to come.

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Including insights on:

Digital Balance
The whole of society is increasingly looking for a sane ‘digital balance’ in their lives. The youngest generations are virtually addicted to being connected – but at the same time they are the first ones that are disconnecting as well. As the next wave of tech (internet of things, wearables, robotics) has only just started, how can we expect people to respond? And: how can business stay ‘human’ in this rapid digitalisation?

Smart Customisation and The Privacy Frontier. 
The tech wave after the internet of things and wearables will be a converging one: Technology will automatically customise all products and services to the individual customer – with the use of (big) data. Consumers already start to demand a customised approach and companies will have to adapt ‘smart customised strategies’ as soon as possible. Privacy is still an issue, especially for the older generations, but the so-called ‘privacy frontier’ is moving rapidly towards more transparency.

Trust Transition 
In a world with an abundance of choice and unlimited information, trust is slowly, but steadily moving away from the ‘formal and institutionalised’ towards the ‘personal and informal’. The p2p economy, sharing economy and open innovation start-up attitude have been thriving in this shift. They are coming of age and are being combined with traditional business models into, potentially, the business models of the future.

Future Morality
The world struggles with the power we have given to laws, rules and numbers to define what is right and wrong. But where to go next? This topic is fueled by the rapid developments in the world of AI (Artificial Intelligence): as the the lines between man and machine are blurring spectacularly: how can we program human ethics in there? 

Generation Z (born from 1998 – now)
Are you ready for the REAL next generation? Move over Millennials, we have heard too much about you for too long. Welcome Gen Z! And yes, they are different. These modest entrepreneurial teens have entered the world of work years ago. Wise beyond their years, they approach the world with a raw and fresh perspective. Understanding the main characteristics of Gen Z will prove to be a wake-up call to any future oriented professional that is interested in the next generation of customers and colleagues.

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Dean Minuto

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

Employment Drop-In Clinic with Glenn Hayes

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. 

Women in Leadership Network Discussion with Cat Cawley, Vistage Group Chair
Creating the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Women continue to make incredible strides in business leadership. Where you are at today, did not happen by accident. 

Do not miss this opportunity to sit around the table with your peers to engage in real discussion about the action we can take today to pave the way for the next generation of female leaders.



Maximising the Benefits of IT with Victor Kemeny

Do you think you are maximising the benefits of your IT? Victor Kemeny will be providing you with the questions you should be asking  yourself and your business. Even if you know the answers do know which ones are most important to your business now and what to do about them?



 Global Economic Update and Q&A with Roger Martin Fagg

Vistage members and guests will get the best business advice and briefing available and the information gained in this session will prove invaluable for your businesses in the current economic climate.

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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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