2017 CEO SUMMIT January 23-25, 2017 in Miami Beach
A unique collaborative exchange for MR Company CEOs, Owners and Presidents
January 23-25, 2017
The CEO Summit is designed for C-level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, presidents, business owners, etc.) of small to mid-sized marketing research companies.
Intimate and rich with shared insights, the event will challenge your thinking, expand your knowledge and tangibly strengthen your business.
The CEO Summit extends over three days and will provide an environment where leaders can share their experience and concerns in a setting of openness and trust. You will be provoked, prodded and challenged to explore the most pressing MR leadership issues through remarkable keynotes, hot topic presentations, break-out sessions, and panel discussions.
The Summit will be held at the Delano South Beach in Miami, is limited to 72 attendees, and will sell out. Register now via the buttom below.
An accomplished entrepreneur with a flawless record of guiding start-up and expansion organizations to profitable growth. An analytical, strategic thinker, intelligent risk-taker, and problem solver who is highly skilled in recognizing market trends and gaps, understanding and analyzing the core needs of a consumer, and taking products/services from ideation through global commercialization. I navigate comfortably from the sales floor to the C-Suite and across all functional areas in order to define and execute strategies which result in dynamic, robust organizations.
Multi-lingual and world-traveled, with a solid understanding of cultural nuances and foreign business protocols. Cultivates and maintains long-term, loyal relationships with clients, stakeholders, and strategic partners. Leverages keen understanding of all facets of business in addition to an in-depth knowledge of the global marketplace, regulatory affairs, negotiation, product and brand development, emerging technologies, and risk mitigation - driving dynamic gains in revenue, profit and competitive market advantage.
Urvi Bhandari is passionate about changing the paradigm of how we live, work and play by connecting people, places and projects across the world. One long term project, (20 years) is to build floating cities providing a new life platform for innovators, futurists, global thinkers and nomads. Urvi is a Partner and Chief Connection Officer of Crush Industries, a media and insights company. Crush Industries is the evolution of People, Places and Ideas! We create insightful media, products, and experiences designed to increase evolutionary potential in businesses and individuals.
Keith Cline – La Quinta Inns & Suites
Keith A. Cline was named the chief executive officer and director of La Quinta Holdings Inc.in February 2016. Cline served as the chief financial officer and executive vice president of La Quinta Holdings Inc. and LQ Management LLC since January 2013. Cline served as the chief financial officer of Charming Charlie, Inc. from February 28, 2011 to 2013 and its chief administrative officer from 2011 to 2013. He served as a senior vice president of finance for Express, Inc. from 2006 to 2011. During his five year tenure, he played a key role in both the 2007 privatization of Express and the subsequent initial public offering in 2010. Cline also served as director of corporate finance at Limited Brands, Inc. from 2003 to 2006. His career also includes financial leadership roles with FedEx Custom Critical, The J. M. Smucker Company and Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. Keith Cline began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Company and is a graduate of The University of Akron with a B.S. in accounting as well as a M.B.A. in finance.
Diane Surette – Burke, Inc.
Diane is CEO of Burke. Previously she served as the company's Executive Vice President and managed Client Services (Sales), Marketing, Research Innovation, and Account Management. In this role, Diane leveraged a strong strategic perspective and a deep understanding of relationship management to help guide and develop collaborative relationships both inside and outside the organization.