BRINGING LEGENDARY BUSINESS GURU BRIAN TRACY TO RIGA LAST YEAR, RIGA BUSINESS FORUM RETURNS WITH
HIGH PERFORMANCE BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP FORUM
8TH NOVEMBER, 2016
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS TO LEAD THE FORUM
VISIONARY PROVOCATUER, CHANGE AGENT, DISRUPTOR AT VIRGIN, BRITISH AIRWAYS, BBC
LEADING AGILE ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE FUTURE
“Are you ready to change for driving the change in your business?”
An accomplished businessman, CEO & Executive Director in five global companies at times of rapid change. Roger worked directly hand-in-hand with Sir Richard Branson at Virgin on new ideas and deals working on businesses across the Group; he has been leading British Airways during the $1bn dirty-tricks lawsuit claim; the BBC as Chief Executive CMS and a member of the Executive Team working with Greg Dyke during one of the most eventful times in BBC history: the launch of Freeview, the battles with Sky, the rejuvenation of BBC1, the fight with the UK Government and the BBC wide culture change.
GLOBAL LEADER WITH 30 YEARS AT THE FOREFRONT OF FORMULA 1
HOW TO WIN YOUR BUSINESS RACE: STRATEGIC SUCCESS FROM THE FORMULA 1 TRACK TO THE BOARDROOM
“How you know you are doing the right thing at the right time?”
Having worked at the forefront of the Formula One motor racing industry for 30 years, holding executive roles at Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing, Mark Gallagher explains what it takes to succeed in a competitive business with high technology, high finance and immensely high stakes. Like any global business, Formula One demands the best from its people. To thrive within it requires impeccable leadership and communications skills, as well as the ability to design, manufacture, develop and bring to market a constantly improving high-technology product and constantly work to immoveable deadlines with an immense supply chain and tight regulations.
In his presentation Mark will set out a one-stop management guide for business leaders keen to emulate this high-speed, high-impact approach to business. And if you think Formula One is not high-speed, just think of pits stops of 1.89 seconds today down from as many as 5 seconds (and even 5 seconds already sound unbelievably high-speed!) years ago!
ENTREPRENEUR, SALES AND MARKETING LEADER, AUTHOR
FROM SCRATCH TO OVER £ 30.000.000 IN JUST 8 YEARS: DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
“Sales isn’t someones job – it’s everyone’s job.”
Steve Clarke grew his last UK business from scratch to over £ 30.000.000 in just 8 years, becoming one of the “Times Top 100″ fastest growing and profitable corporations in the country. And when asked what’s the success of this dream-come-true, he calmly, yet firmly, says
“It seems I am not that bad salesman at all… and, most probably, daring to be different from others.”
He has taken his own businesses from start up to stock market flotation. Another to a successful multi-million pound sale and exit. He walks his talk. Everything he shares is from practical first hand experience – not hollow theory. Steve has an obvious and instant affinity with entrepreneurial business owners of small to medium size businesses, so a perfect fit for a mixed business audience. He’s equally at home with corporates, large sales teams and professional services. Not just another sales trainer who speaks; he has unique material and poignant personal stories to share that will help everyone within an organisation understand that today… sales isn’t someones job – it’s everyone’s job.
RIGA BUSINESS FORUM 2016 PROGRAM
FORUM IS COMPOSED OF 4 PARTS, EACH OF WHICH FOCUS ON THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE BUSINESS
PART I | DISRUPTION AND TRASFORMATION
LED AND CHAIRED BY ROGER FLYN
Constant change is a business reality, and organizations must continually adapt to their environments to stay competitive or risk becoming obsolete. This part will focus on the business ability to incorporate big changes into the DNA of an enterprise while driving operating results. How is your change different and more compelling? Are the leaders personally committed to the change? Does the organization have the capacity to make the change? How ingrained is the current culture? And will the change actually deliver the identified outcomes? PRACTICAL INSIGHTS AND HAND-ON APPROACH.
PART II | LEADERSHIP AND EFFECTIVE TEAM
LED AND CHAIRED BY MARK GALLAGHER
All great leaders know exactly what buttons to push and when to push them. Together with Mark Gallagher and other speakers of the part you will explore ability of activating the talent that surrounds you. Are you effective at matching unique areas of subject matter expertise and / or competencies to solve problems and seek new solutions? How do you assemble the right mix of people and expertise to deliver the most efficient and effective outcome? What can you do to have a positive influence within your own team? FROM 7 SECONDS DOWN TO 1.89 SECOND WITH GREAT LEADERSHIP AND GREAT TEAM.
PART III | SALES IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS
LED AND CHAIRED BY STEVE CALRKE
Sales in business, at the end of the day is one of the key benchmarks for business success. It doesn’t matter if your business creates 1 job or a thousand, if it uses the shiniest new technology or if it has more apps than an android market, if your business isn’t generating sales your dead in the water. In an age where there’s a new wave of nonsensical metrics that business owners are bombarded with i.e. likes, fans, retweets, shares and engagement to name a few, none of these matter. The only things that matter are: Are you generating leads? Are you making sales? And what’s next? MADE EASY AS ABC (A – Actions, B – Benefits, C – Consequences).
PART IV | IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE GROWTH
LED AND CHAIRED BY VALDIS MELDERIS
The final forum part will dvelve into realms of successfull business; and, thus, hosted by Valdis Melderis this part will be great opportunity for hearing leaders in business, management, academia and more interviewed with the key question of what’s behind their success. Is it people – who make up the organization? Or maybe this is a purpose – a reason for organizing and working together? Might it be processes or resources that organization possess and use? Or Or maybe this is all about customers – people outside the organization who are willing to pay money in return for the products and services the organization provides? What’s behind the success of Latvian leaders? PRACTICE OF LEADERSHIP, GROWTH AND SUCCESS RIGHT NEXT DOOR.