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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!


DR. ALAN BEAULIEU
President, ITR Economics

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

DAN BARNETT

CEO/Owner, The Primavera Company
International Speaker/Consultant

Business owners today, even some of the most successful, often times (in the football vernacular) get to the 5 yard line, and fumble. Why? Because they have not mastered the importance of effective execution. The best leaders have both a clear vision and an eye for the operating detail that will “Make or Break” their vision. Make or Break Execution presents a highly effective approach for keeping your company’s performance on track with your vision. You learn how to focus your company on the things that matter most – your “Make or Break.” Dan Barnett, a recognized expert on business who has appeared regularly on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, will provide conference delegates with the necessary tools to be in the middle of it all—actively linking people together, strategy, and operating detail—doing the real job of an effective leader.


Getting the Inside Track on Winning New Business


SAM RICHTER

Founder and CEO of SBR Worldwide/Know More! and the Social Selling Institute

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care! In business and in sales, it’s imperative that you are relevant. Award winning author and speaker Sam Richter will show you amazing web-search techniques to find information that you can use to better understand your prospects and clients so you have more of a competitive edge.



The Profit Mandate Presented by the Research & Benchmarking Task Force


DR. ALBERT D. BATES

Chairman and President, Profit Planning Group

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!


Identity Theft: Get Knowledge, or Forever Hold Your Peace

JOHN A. CAPIZZI

Principal, Internal Audit Services, Inc. International

This identity theft session is not for everyone; just for those who want to protect against a growing trend of cybersecurity attacks. Data breaches are not just a problem for the Home Depots and JP Morgans of the world; protecting information is a challenge for our companies as well. Come and hear actionable identity theft prevention tips firsthand.

Learn how we, as business owners, can educate ourselves on proper protocol for protecting valuable company data. As an AMC with an eye on the future, can you afford NOT to attend this interactive educational session?

Ten Good Ways to Get Your Organization Sued by an Employee
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!

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