19th July 2013

PROFIT Growth Summit Vancouver

mini-orbyDesigned for the entrepreneurial owners of established businesses, the PROFIT Growth Summit taking place in Vancouver on September 10th will connect you with the people and ideas that can take your enterprise to the next level. The first 200 registrants will receive free copies of the books Ownership Thinking and Relevant Selling. The early-bird rate of $249 is available until August 1st. Registration after August 1st will cost $329. The Summit will be held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim from 7:30am until 5:00pm.

Registration Includes:

  • Network with the CEOs of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
  • Discover the best practices of PROFIT 500 firms
  • Hear the success stories of leading entrepreneurs
  • Learn from experts about business financing, sales, HR, leadership and more
  • Includes the PROFIT 500 Awards Luncheon

Full Agenda:

7:30 am Registration and Tradeshow 
8:15 am Opening Remarks 
8:30 am Think You Know Your Company’s Competitive Advantage? Think Again! – Jaynie L. Smith, Best Selling Author, Competitive Advantage Expert, Founder and CEO of Smart AdvantageBased on her best-selling business book, Creating Competitive Advantage, Jaynie L. Smith describes what a Competitive Advantage is (and isn’t); why companies don’t know their Competitive Advantages, and the price they pay for not promoting them. Jaynie details how discovering your Competitive Advantage will increase customer retention and sales close rates by giving your customers a reason to choose you over your competitors. She’ll get specific about defining your Competitive Advantage, exploring your differences, and getting your employees on board. 
10:00am Networking and Tradeshow 
10:20 am Secrets of Success interview: Chip Wilson, Lululemon – In conversation with special guest moderator Brian Scudamore, the founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Lululemon founder and chairman Chip Wilson will share the universal lessons he has learned in achieving growth and profitability over the remarkable 15 years since Lululemon launched and became a global consumer-products and retail phenomemon. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of both of these legends of the Vancouver business community. 
11:00 am Lessons from the Leaders [breakout sessions] – In these concurrent panel discussions, select CEOs of the PROFIT 500: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies will share their expertise in key management disciplines and their experiences in tackling today’s top business opportunities and toughest challenges. 
12:00 am PROFIT 500 Awards Luncheon
Meet more of Canada’s top business owners in a casual environment, and help to celebrate the achievements of the PROFIT 500. A select group of leaders will be recognized for special achievement in such areas as international trade and creating business value. 
1:15 pm / 2:15 pm Growth Workshops [breakout sessions] – In these breakout sessions, you’ll hear practical, hands-on advice from business specialists for improving your personal or corporate competencies in important business disciplines. CEOs will have the opportunity to attend two different workshops, back to back. 
3:30 pm Networking and Tradeshow 
3:45 pm Ownership Thinking: Creating Cultures of Accountability, Purpose and Profit – Alex Freytag, Partner and COO, Ownership ThinkingFor 17 years, Alex Freytag has been on a mission to eradicate entitlement. His company, Ownership Thinking, has helped hundreds of companies to diminish or defeat the entitlement mentality that is so pervasive and so devastating in our country and to replace it with cultures of earning – empowering employees to think and act like owners. He believes that human beings do not gain self esteem through unearned compensation, empty praise or false security, but rather through achievement. His company provides employees and organizations with the tools and training they need to realize their potential, and to create wealth where wealth might never have been created. 
5:00 pm Close
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  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    1:18 am on July 19th, 2013

    .@PROFIT_Magazine Profit Growth Summit Vancouver http://t.co/exi5uwTfL4

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