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Virtual Event
December 15-17, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

This year's reimagined CEO Summit will take attendees through a transformational journey as they join forces with thought leaders and innovative thinkers who believe in collaborative inspiration and growth. Attendees should expect an all new experience, as well as increased engagement and authentic conversations with peers during curated networking experiences.

Innovative Virtual Experiences

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Attend three afternoons of thought provoking and critical conversations, inspirational ideas and abundant networking opportunities.
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Join in on facilitated conversations and explore creative problem solving in small groups of your peers.
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Participate in facilitated roundtables with key takeaways presented to all attendees live from the main stage.


Mark Jeffries
Mark Jeffries
CEO Summit Moderator and Chief Content Navigator

Mark is a former stockbroker turned author and keynote speaker and will engage attendees in thought provoking and critical conversations.
Mike Walsh
Mike Walsh

Mike is the founder and CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy that focuses on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change.
Heather McGowan
Heather McGowan

An internationally recognized speaker, writer and adviser, Heather helps prepare leaders to effectively react to rapid and disruptive changes in education, work and society.

Virtual Agenda: December 15

Schedule subject to change.
Welcome & Orientation
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Opening Keynote & Live Q&A: Mike Walsh
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM ET
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Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product, says CEO Mike Walsh of Tomorrow, a global consultancy that helps design 21st century businesses. "The companies that will thrive in the near future are the ones not only embracing change but breaking the rules." Companies built to survive the future are no accident. They are a result of deliberate business design decisions smart leaders are making today. In his ongoing research on the world’s most innovative companies, Mike has organized these decisions into seven strategic priorities - that he will explore with audiences as a roadmap for their own reinvention. In this keynote, Walsh will outline the megatrends shaping the future of business and consumer behavior, and the lessons learned from successful Fortune 500 companies on leveraging disruptive innovation, adopting a data-driven mindset and leading change through digital transformation.
Mike Walsh headshot Mike Walsh
Founder & CEO
Breakout Exercises
2:30 PM - 3:25 PM ET
Fireside Chat with Brand USA
3:25 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Transformational Leadership in Action
4:10 PM - 4:55 PM ET

Virtual Agenda: December 16

Schedule subject to change.
The Brains of Influence
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM ET
Fireside Chat with Simpleview
1:25 PM - 1:40 PM ET
Shirtsleeve Discussions
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM ET
Shirtsleeves Live Report Out
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM ET
The Elephant in the Room
2:50 PM - 3:40 PM ET
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We know it will be critical for destination organizations leaders to embrace the role that equity, diversity and inclusion will play in moving our industry forward, especially at a time when our industry must face one of the most challenging moments in modern history - recovery from the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry. Simultaneously, there is a racial awakening for some people and communities in the U.S. that will significantly impact the travel industry. Join us for a conversation about why it is critical, now more than ever, to drive growth in diverse leadership representation at the executive and board levels, and why our industry must solidify their commitment to implement EDI best practices to strengthen leadership accountability.
Tonya Ladipo headshot Tonya Ladipo
Founder & CEO
Ladipo Group
Shirtsleeve Discussions
3:40 PM - 4:10 PM ET
Shirtsleeves Live Report Out
4:10 PM - 4:45 PM ET

Virtual Agenda: December 17

Schedule subject to change.
Keynote: Heather McGowan
1:00 PM - 2:10 PM ET
Looking Ahead: What Will Leadership Look Like in 2021
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM ET
Fireside Chat
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM ET
Closing Wrap-Up
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Networking Happy Hour
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET
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Join us for unique happy hour breakout and networking rooms.

Sponsored by: ASAE

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