Whatever your market segment interests, there is an opportunity to get more engaged with ILMA and have your voice heard by participating as a committee member. Committee meetings are open to all attendees.
Wondering how to make the most of your first ILMA meeting experience? Take advantage of the opportunity to mix and mingle with ILMA Board members and committee chairs to find out what ILMA and ILMA meetings are all about.
FW Olin, Distinguished Professor of Global Business; Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism
Despite the role of capitalism being regularly called into question in our society, Raj Sisodia offers a fresh take on free enterprise and how it has actually lifted humanity all over the world. How can businesses do better to affect the lives of their employees and what does that mean for the bottom line? Don't miss this moving, thought-provoking, and perhaps controversial look at how businesses of all sizes have the power to achieve greater heights.
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Co-Director, emerge86 Lab
From rapid urbanization and growing middle classes to unprecedented connectivity and technology acceleration, Molavi will highlight five key demographic and universal growth trends that are reshaping our world. He describes these shifts as "disruption-proof" in that they transcend our day-to-day political, economic and trade developments. Understanding their importance will help you navigate the competitive global landscape for the next twenty-five years.
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Time for networking and refreshments in Base Camp
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Networking Lounge Enjoy beer, wine and snacks in a casual, relaxed networking environment.
Please stay and complete your ILMA Engage experience with Foundation Day! Take this opportunity to participate in the ILMA Foundation’s education initiatives with three informative sessions featuring intriguing, timely topics and expert speakers. Round out the day with a golf tournament benefitting the ILMA Foundation initiatives, including the scholarship program, research, and education. Or take a tour of the iconic Biltmore Estate. An easy stretch and flow yoga class is also an option. Finish up with a reception following the golf tournament where winners will be announced!
There has been a significant buzz around artificial intelligence over the past few years. The question is: why are we hearing about it now? Dragon's interactive presentation will review a brief history of AI, provide the definitions for the major elements of AI and highlight the AI opportunities and challenges facing ILMA member companies. Dragon will conclude with a discussion concerning the importance of developing a well thought out strategy for AI.
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Keys to Successful Dealmaking
Business owners often balance a desire for growth and opportunities for their company with personal financial and lifestyle goals. By clearly defining the end game, it is possible to engineer a transaction combining the right partner, structure and economics. Scharff and Yttre's presentation will include a discussion about how "working backwards" from your goals is the key to successful dealmaking, as well as how to successfully design and navigate the M&A process.
Your trip to Asheville for ILMA Engage 2020 won’t be complete until you see the iconic Biltmore Estate. Built in 1895, Biltmore was the home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. It has been faithfully preserved, still containing original furnishings and masterpieces of art. Displaying an authentic view of America’s Gilded Age, touring this estate is a one-of-a-kind experience, combining stunning mountain views with a truly majestic home and inspirational gardens.
Shuttles to Golf Course
Shuttles will leave from the main lobby every 15 minutes starting at 1:15 PM.
2:00 PM Shotgun Start
Foundation Golf Tournament
The annual Foundation Golf Tournament will be played at the Omni Grove Park Inn's legendary 18-hole, 6,400-yard championship course. Shuttles we be provided, leaving from the main lobby every 15 minutes starting at 1:15pm.