|2016 Annual Meeting Keynote Sessions & Speaker Bios|
2016 ANNUAL MEETING KEYNOTE SESSIONS & SPEAKER BIOS AND OTHER KEY SESSION HIGHLIGHTS
Are You Ready? An Economic Forecast to Keep You Ahead of the Curve!
Join us for an insightful look into the future with one of the country’s most informed economists. Entertaining, interactive, and a must-see session that will equip you with the knowledge, trends and tips you need to know today, in order to maximize your plans for the future. Learn what economic indicators you should follow, along with proven strategies for leveraging economic forecasts at a strategic business level. With a long-term 94.7% accuracy rating, ITR Economics has forecasted major economic events, like the 2008 recession, well in advance. Business leaders want to know what Dr. Beaulieu and his team of economists have to say, having appeared on Fox Business Morning, CNN, CNBC, and CBS, and having been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, USA Today, and more. Economic changes are signaled early, and this is one economist who knows the signals. This is an economic outlook you simply can’t afford to miss!
Make or Break Execution®: The Core of Success
The Profit Mandate: This session will focus on the specific actions that association management companies need to take to reach maximum profit levels. It will identify the key factors that influence profit and identify how much of an improvement can be made. The key element in the discussion is the concept that firms need to start with a profit goal and then work backwards to fill in the blanks on revenue and expenses. In this session, key results from the revised AMC Operating Ratio Survey will be revealed. All attendees will receive a free copy of Al's book, Triple Your Profit!
Principal, Internal Audit Services, Inc. International
JAMES J. MCDONALD, JR.
Partner, Fisher & Philips, LLP
Employee claims and lawsuits are not inevitable. You can get
ahead of some common problems and minimize risk. This session
will address common sources of employment liability such as: misclassification of employees as independent contractors, misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime, managing leave of absence and accommodation of disabled employees, background checks, trade secrets and unfair competition, and new theories of harassment and discrimination. The session will not just identify problems but will suggest solutions, such as updated employee handbooks, job descriptions, arbitration agreements, confidentiality agreements, and employment practices liability insurance.
EXCLUSIVE FOR AMCI ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES ONLY!
State of the Association Industry
JOHN H. GRAHAM IV, FASAE, CAE
President & CEO, ASAE
John Graham will deliver an update on the health of the association industry and the trends that are impacting current and future operations. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear one of the most influential thought leaders in our industry!