Educational Conferences

2022 Fall Conference
October 7-9
Four Seasons
Las Vegas, Nevada

Located on the top five floors of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the Four Seasons Las Vegas is a non-gaming, non-smoking oasis on the Strip.  Rooms and suites offer views of the Strip or Allegiant Stadium.  The Four Seasons Las Vegas offers a Forbes Five Star Spa, fitness center, access to the hotel's private pool and direct access to Mandalay Beach and Pool complex.

Hotel Reservations
MLA has a discounted room rate of $319.00 per night, plus sales tax and $45 nightly resort fee.  The room block is available until Wednesday, September 14 or until room block fills, whichever occurs first.  
* The room block is currently full, please check back for cancellations. Alternative hotels include Mandalay Bay, connected to the Four Seasons.

Book online here.

Resort fee includes:  

Premium high speed internet access for multiple devices in guest rooms, the lobby, the Veranda Restaurant, the Spa and at the Pool; access to Mandalay Bay pools, lazy river and wave pool (seasonal); in -room local and toll-free calls; an in-room coffee/tea maker.

*Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Guestrooms are non-smoking
*Run of House is a combination of Superior and Deluxe Category Rooms
*Group rate extended 3 days pre/post subject to guest room and discount rate availability.  Rates are subject to applicable occupancy and sales tax, which are currently 13.38%, but are subject to change.

If a guest has specific requests or preferences, it is suggested that you call the hotel directly to secure rooms. Call 877-632-5000 between 8:00am - 8:00pm PST and speak with any available Reservations Agent.

All guests will be asked to provide a credit card for the one night’s room and tax deposit in order to guarantee their reservation.  The hotel has a 21 day cancellation policy.

Conference Registration
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Friday, October 7
Chris Jennings
Presentation: "Sales and Sales Force Management for CEO's: What Does the CEO Need to Do"

Chris Jennings is a UCLA graduate and a 30-year veteran who has worked with over 2,000 companies, helping to install sales, leadership, and client retention systems. Chris offers no-nonsense, non-threatening sales and leadership approaches that are received as a welcome and refreshing alternative to the old worn out typical pushy sales tactics. His relaxed style and keen awareness of almost all sales situations help his audience and ongoing coaching clients to get a perspective on exactly what mistakes they are making, and what to do about it. Chris and the team at Chris Jennings Group offers a systematic approach to effective questioning techniques and psychology that is effective for the CEO, sales leader, salesperson, and the buyer.
Chris is also a 12-year plus Vistage member and award-winning Vistage speaker. He is a 2019 Vistage Lifetime Achievement award winner as well as a 2020 Vistage Top Performing speaker award winner.

Chris, and his team of seasoned expert coaches, offer tested breakthrough systems that help companies build a unique custom sales playbook.

Chris has a unique ability to relate to any business leader and break down a variety of business development principles into easy to implement and practical suggestions that are sure to positively impact any business.

The Chris Jennings group is an authentic group of leaders well versed in many business models that have a passion for helping teams perform at their best by following a clearly outlined plan of action, stimulating genuine communication both internally and with customers, and personally holding each individual accountable for their actions.

Each one of our accomplished partners has spent many decades developing people, leading teams, and generating ideas that have led to many incredible accomplishments.  Each one of us is motivated by our clients’ teams accomplishing theirs goals and giving them the guidance, tools, and resources to do just that.

Saturday, October 8  
Patrick Luce, Economist, ITR Economics
Presentation:  "Preparing for Change"
2022 is winding down, and it is time to prepare for the challenges, ongoing uncertainties, and opportunities of 2023. We will explore consumer trends and market opportunities, pricing issues, labor constraints, and production costs. With each topic, we will include practical business responses, tactics, and strategies in order to maximize market potential and company preparedness.

We will also:
> Assess business demand for 2023 and into 2024
> Look at ITR’s key leading indicators that clearly foretell upcoming cyclical turns in the economy and markets
> Present relevant market outlooks and discuss issues that have an impact on your profitability via resource allocation, budgets,   expectations, and strategic planning
> Assess interest rate trends and other financial market trends, including the latest information on stock market performance 
> Provide insight regarding inflation, supply chain, and international trends that impact your business 
Attendees will be armed and ready with what they need to plan for the future. 

Patrick Luce is a vital member of ITR Economics’ team of expert economists. He lends his expertise to client reports, forecast reviews, research, and frequent communications with clients.  Patrick double-majored in finance and economics at the University of Tampa and went on to earn a master’s degree in economics from the University of South Florida. His accomplishments include serving as a panel member and moderator for Institute of Strategic Policy Solutions events, serving as a contributor to the American Water Works Association Manual M1, presenting at AWWA Utility Management Conferences, and publishing insights
in the Florida Water Resources Journal.

Founded in 1948, ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the United States. With a long-term accuracy rating of 94.7%, ITR Economics has forecasted major economic events such as the Great Recession of 2008 years in advance. ITR provides reliable industry and company forecasts tailored to clients’ needs. ITR Economics also offers economic webinars, subscription periodicals, consultative reports, and data-collection services.


Images courtesy of Four Seasons Las Vegas

2023 Conferences
Spring Conference, April 17 - 19 | The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida
Fall Conference, October 9-11 | The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona

2024 Conferences
Spring Conference, April 15-17 | Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach, FL
Fall Conference, October 18-20 | The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley, Arizona