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IMC Carolinas OCT Regional Meeting

When: Monday, October 22, 2018
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Grandover Resort
1000 Club Road
Greensboro, North Carolina  27407
United States
Contact: Jennifer Leake

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How to Deal with the Age of Disruption & Super Trends
A Jam-Packed Regional Chapter Event
Get Smart. Get Known. Get Business.

Monday, October 22, 2018
Grandover Resort - Greensboro, NC

Why You Should Attend

  • Learn from experts and knowledge leaders
  • Benchmark your successes and opportunities
  • Collaborate and share ideas
  • Networking with your peers


11:00 am Registration & Networking Time
11:30 am Lunch Buffet
12:00 pm Luncheon Keynote Program - Tim Rice, CEO Emeritus of Cone Health

Chaos in Business - Healthcare as a Microcosm

While all industries feel the chaos in this current environment - tough labor market, changing federal priorities, the impact of technology, the rising role of consumerism to name a few - the healthcare industry is challenged by these and many other factors. At 18 percent of the nation's GDP and rising, the industry is under attack from all sides - new entries, changing structures, extreme pricing pressures and more. This talk will point out some of the national trends and pressures, and how leading providers are surviving and thriving while others struggle.

BIO - Tim Rice
A national thought leader in the health care industry, Tim is currently engaged in numerous health care entities, including President and Board Chair for the National Center of Healthcare Leadership.

1:00 pm - CAROLINAS Chapter Meeting

2:00 pm Workshop #1 - Dennis Stearns, President, Stearns Financial Group
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 7 ways to Survive and Prosper in the Super Trend Convergence

Four major super trends and dozens of sub-mega-trends are creating massive change in the landscape for business, politics, geo-political dangers, careers, personal finance and even family dynamics. McKinsey & Co. has stated that this change is 10 times faster and 300 times more powerful than the first industrial revolution! The difference between survival and prospering is understanding how to harness the power of the positive trends and avoid the minefields that are already creating disruption and dislocation beyond anything seen in our generation.

BIO - Dennis Stearns
Dennis is President of Stearns Financial Group, a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm with offices in Chapel Hill and Greensboro, NC and clients around the U.S. and overseas. Dennis has been called “One of the leading futurists and scenario experts in the financial industry” by the Financial Planning Association.

3:30 pm Workshop #2 - Jed Dunn, Partner, Newport Board Group
Enter the Consultant: Guerrillas in the MIdst

CEO’s, Boards of Directors, and Senior Executives must lead in the midst of Disruption, Super Trends, Rapid Innovation, and the Accelerating Pace of Change. In the absence of perspective, these leaders collapse into fight or flight – sometimes even defaulting to “sell the farm” without an informed thesis. 
Advisors and consultants themselves must adapt to and apply new norms in order to provide the insight, balance and perspective required for better decisions and better leaders. We’ll explore these topics and more including why change programs (and exit plans) fail.

BIO - Jed Dunn
A Partner with the Newport Board Group, a National Advisory group, Jed is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Guerrilla RF, Triad Growth Partners and The Piedmont Angel Network.

5:00 pm End - optional networking in Lobby Bar

If you have any questions on this event, please email us at or call Jennifer Leake at 540-420-1004.
We look forward to seeing you!

Wayne Ford - Program Chair
IMC USA Carolinas Chapter
Innovative Financial Solutions, LLC

REFUND POLICY: Reservations cancelled eight days or earlier before a meeting or event (on or before the Monday prior to a Chapter meeting) will result in a credit for a future meeting. Reservations cancelled after that time are not eligible for a refund to meet the chapter's financial commitment to the hotel. The point of contact for cancellations is Secretary/Treasurer, Rick Starkweather at