Executive Leadership Conference

2019 Agenda

All activities, sessions and meals are open to attendees and their guests, unless otherwise noted. All Business Sessions take place in the Conference Center.


Saturday, April 27
10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Hospitality & Registration Desk
Check in, pick up your badges, sign up for optional activities and the Dine Around. Restaurant selections and reservations must be made here.
1:30-5:30 p.m.
Indian Wells I J

Board of Directors Meeting – By Invitation
For Board and President’s Advisory Council members, invited guests and staff.
6:30-10:00 p.m. 
Verbena Terrace
Early Arrival Reception and Dinner
All are welcome for a relaxing evening of networking.
Dress: Resort Attire
Sunday, April 28
7:00-9:30 a.m. 
Verde Vista Terrace/Lawn
Continental Breakfast – Everyone is invited.
8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Indian Wells Foyer
Hospitality & Registration Desk
Check in, pick up your badges, sign up for optional activities and the Dine Around. Restaurant selections and reservations must be made here.
  *Optional Activities
Advance registration is required. A 10-business day cancellation policy applies.
8:30-11:00 a.m. 
Indian Wells I J
Spirit to Serve – Care Packages for Military K-9's (*optional activity)
Military Working Dogs (MWD) are a vital part of the US Armed Forces. These highly trained pups work side by side with their handlers in war zones as trackers or sentries, in search and rescue, explosive detection and so much more. Help us put together care packages for these hard-working canines.
12:00-5:00 p.m.
On Property
Shotgun Golf Tournament at Indian Wells Golf Resort (*optional activity)
A box lunch will be provided. Golf attire is required. Meet at the clubhouse. Cost per person: $185.00, Club Rental: $75.00 per set
12:00-4:00 p.m. 
Palm Springs Aerial Tram (*optional activity)
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramways has the world’s largest rotating tram car and travels over two and a half miles along the cliffs of Chino Canyon. At the tram’s Mountain Station, guests will enjoy 180 degrees of spectacular views of the valley, watch a documentary film or visit the natural history museum. Lunch is included. Comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket are recommended. Meet in the lobby of the Hyatt at 11:45 a.m.
Cost per person: $185.00
12:30-3:30 p.m. 
Epicurean Food Tour (*optional activity)
This tour combines enticing food tastings with historical, architectural and cultural insights. Taste your way through Palm Springs’ vintage shopping and design district. Stop at seven different restaurants; a veritable smorgasbord including the locally made (and Oprah famous!) toffee and world-renowned pizza. Meet in the lobby of the Hyatt at 12:15 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 
Cost per person: $185.00
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Biking Experience (*optional activity)
The riding starts with a gentle climb to the top of La Quinta Cove. Then continue on the network of dirt paths at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains while heading towards vast agricultural fields of the eastern Coachella Valley. The landscape will transition from manicured country clubs to towering date palms.  Stop at the Oasis Date Gardens in Thermal for a date shake before returning to the hotel. Lunch is included. Bike riding attire is recommended. Meet in the lobby of the Hyatt at 11:15 a.m. 
Cost per person: $235.00
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Verde Vista Terrace
Chairman's Welcome Reception
7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Indian Wells LM
Chairman's Dinner
Attire: Jacket is suggested. No children under 16 years of age.
Monday, April 29
Leadership Sessions will take place in the Indian Wells Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
7:30-9:30 a.m. 
Indian Wells LM
Networking Breakfast with Speaker - Everyone is invited.
Breakfast Service 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Speaker Presentation 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Indian Wells Foyer
Hospitality Desk
9:30-10:00 a.m. 
Indian Wells Foyer
Networking Break
10:00-10:15 a.m. 
Indian Wells LM
PMMI Chairman's Report
10:00-2:00 p.m. 
Off Property
Palm Springs Celebrity Home Tour (*Spouse/Guest Activity)
Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been the playground for the Hollywood elite. This tour reveals what went on behind the walls of those famous estates. From Sinatra and his Rat Pack to Liz Taylor, Cher, Sonny Bono, Marilyn Monroe and Liberace, you’ll learn about the sizzle and scandals that defined the Hollywood scene. This driving tour includes “Little Hollywood” and lunch at Eight4Nine. Advanced registration is required. A 10-business day cancellation policy applies.
Cost per person: $200.00
10:15-11:00 a.m.
Indian Wells LM 
Strategies for the Future
Speaker: Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer, Vistage
11:00-11:45 a.m. Leadership Session 
11:45-12:05 p.m. Networking Break
12:05-12:50 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Robotics: Innovation 2 Implementation
Speaker: Donna Ritson, president, DDR Communications
Hear insights from PMMI's report on why growth in robotics is outpacing forecasts in CPG markets. Examine the trends predicted five years ago and how those forecasts compare with the present market reality. Discover how to expand robotics along the manufacturing line and explore the question of how CPGs are able to (or are not able to) justify the investment of integrating robotics into their operations. 

12:45-2:00 p.m.
Celebrity Villa Lawn
Networking Lunch - Everyone is invited.
2:00-4:30 p.m. Free Afternoon
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Celebrity Villa Lawn
Bocce Ball Tournament - Everyone is invited.
6:30-10:00 p.m.
Main Pool Area
Themed Reception and Buffet Dinner
Join us for our music festival themed event. Enjoy music while experiencing interactive art. Feel free to come in your best bohemian-inspired attire. 
Attire: Casual/Relaxed
Tuesday, April 30
Leadership Sessions will take place in the Conference Center/Indian Wells Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
6:15 a.m.
Conference Center
5K Fun Run/Walk – Registration
6:30-7:15 a.m. 5K Fun Run/Walk – Shotgun Start
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Indian Wells Foyer
Networking Breakfast - Everyone is invited.
8:30-9:45 a.m.

Two for One: Update on the Economy and Tax Benefits for Your Sales Team
Speaker: Brian Beaulieu, principal and CEO, Institute for Trend Research (ITR) Economics

An annual PMMI favorite, Brian Beaulieu will provide practical, relevant economic insights and outlooks to inform your business strategies. You will also learn about the benefits of selling capital equipment with the new tax law.

9:45-10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. The Bellweather Effect
Speaker: Dr. Lance Secretan, Leadership Expert 
Dr. Lance Secretan is a pioneering leadership authority and change agent who has written bestselling books, conducted inspirational talks, and organized life-changing retreats. Secretan will discuss ways to reinvigorate corporate culture and eliminate the seduction of trendy but counterproductive patterns in the industry.
10:45 a.m.
On Property
Cooking with the Chef (*Spouse/Guest Activity)
The Hyatt’s Executive Chef demonstrates and prepares a delicious menu you can make at home. Observe or participate and take home expert tips and tricks from the best. Lunch is included. Advanced registration is required. A 10-business day cancellation policy applies.
Cost per person: $60.00

11:00-11:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions
11:50 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Shirt Sleeve Plus Sessions – Concurrent Presentations
12:45-2:00 p.m.
Celebrity Villa Lawn
Networking Lunch - Everyone is invited.
2:00-3:00 p.m. Leadership and Accountability When it Matters
Speaker: Kirk Lippold, President, Lippold Strategies LLC
Kirk Lippold, esteemed author, seven-time medalist and former Commanding Officer of the USS Cole will speak on the importance of executive leadership development.
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Off Property
Dinner Group Dine Around - No Children
For those staying over, join us at one of the area’s best restaurants with other PMMI attendees. This is an opportunity to network over cocktails and delicious fare. PMMI will provide transportation and pick up the tab for those who signed up. Buses will depart at 6:30 p.m. Space is very limited, therefore the policy is first-come, first served.
9:30-11:00 p.m.
Indian Wells Foyer
PMMI Networking Lounge
Stop by for late night desserts and cocktails