Celebrate your growing success at the Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala. You'll join other entrepreneurs from America's fastest-growing companies, hear inspirational speakers who have achieved superstar status, and enjoy lively networking events. Purchase your tickets by August 6 to save $300!
The conference is three days of learning, leisure, and connecting with leaders from every corner of American business. With an unprecedented lineup of speakers, you’re certain to leave with powerful new perspectives and new momentum for your company’s growth.
Meet and mingle with this year’s elite group of award winners at a variety of special events, including the Welcome Reception, the Conference Party, the annual Inc. 5000 Golf Tournament, and the prestigious Black-Tie Gala.
After three unforgettable days, you will be fêted at an elegant Black-Tie Gala, beginning with a Champagne Soiree, followed by our prestigious Awards Ceremony and Dinner, where you will be officially acknowledged, and capped with an unforgettable evening of music and dancing.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Start the Inc. 5000 Conference off in full swing with an exciting golf tournament at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes. Play with colleagues or join forces with fellow Inc. 5000 honorees. Includes breakfast, lunch, and green fees (club and shoe rental not included). Additional fee to participate.
Join us as we host our annual mentoring fair designed specially for service personnel—active and veteran—and military spouses. Conference attendees are welcome to participate as mentors for the day, to share experiences with servicemen and -women, and to provide insight on successfully starting, building, or expanding a business. Includes a networking lunch and one-on-one mentoring sessions. Pre-registration is required for all mentor and mentee participants. Program concludes at 4:00 p.m.
Within today’s volatile marketplace, traditional small-business pricing strategies don’t stand a chance. But there are ways to outsmart the open market. Did you know that different market segments value different signals to purchase (or not purchase) your products? Learn how brand positioning impacts what and how you sell to customers, why brand positioning is more important for sales than marketing, and why you should be selling on value creation rather than discounting. Also, find out the psychological drivers informing purchasing decisions of your customers. Walk away from this session with greater awareness on how to develop long-term relationship with your customers (not to mention margins that support business growth). Additional fee to participate.
Instructor: Lisa Hendrickson, founder and president, Spark City
In this engaging and interactive course, participants will learn the fundamentals of The Great Game of Business and take away tools to immediately begin implementing it into their own businesses. Based on Jack Stack’s best-selling book, The Great Game of Business is a unique and well-proven methodology and approach to running a company. In its simplest form, it gets everyone focused on the company’s success. Employee goals and accountabilities are tied directly to the success of the business. It teaches all employees the “Critical Numbers” of the company and how they can make a difference—both individually and as part of a team. In this fun and interactive workshop, participants learn to develop their own Great Game to keep people focused on a common goal, encourage employees to work together and build a winning team, create line of sight between team contributions and your company’s strategic goal, reinforce business and financial literacy training, and develop an engaged team that drives results and creates wins. Additional fee to participate.
Instructor: Steve Baker, vice president, The Great Game of Business
You’ve made the Inc 5000 list and you’re continuing to grow, fast. However, with fast growth comes complexity. More often than not growth challenges originate from you, as the leader of your organization, experiencing one or more of the following – spending too much of your time putting out fires, responding to whichever customer shouts loudest on any given day, a growing disconnect between your people and dropping the ball altogether in some areas or with managerial duties. During this highly interactive session, the Predictable Success team will give you everything you need to build systems to prevent disruptive problems and afford yourself more time to lead your business from fast growth to profitable scalability.Additional fee to participate.
Instructor: Dave McKeown, COO and senior consultant, Predictable Success
Sponsored by the Principal Financial Group®
Opening night is all about breaking the ice. Grab a refreshing cocktail, enjoy an appetizing bite, and mingle with leaders from some of the most dynamic companies in the country. This fun and casual soiree is the official kickoff to the Inc. 5000 Conference.
During this exclusive event, you will have the opportunity to chat and chew with Inc.editors and some of your favorite Inc.com columnists as well as fellow conference attendees in this casual fun-filled setting. Pre-registration is required. There is an additional fee to participate.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Join us for an exuberant soirée celebrating the style and glam of Hollywood’s yesteryear. Paired with the contemporary energy of the Florida coast, this event will prestigiously offer a resurgence of vivid splendor, revelry, and merriment. During this Golden Age of Hollywood-inspired party, mix and mingle with fellow conference guests and speakers and Inc. editors and staff as you enjoy the opulent yet relaxing atmosphere, feast on delectable bites, and sip refreshing cocktails. Also, be sure to experience the great music, fun, and games throughout this glamourous evening. Conference badges required for entry.
Friday, October 23, 2015
The festivities commence with a lovely cocktail reception in honor of our Inc. 5000 honorees. Come dressed in your finest attire for an evening of celebratory splendor.
Feast on a four-course gourmet meal as the evening continues in celebration of this year’s Inc. 5000 companies. The program will include presentations highlighting the award-winners, including the top ranked company, as well as congratulatory remarks. The evening concludes with champagne toast and dancing.
Hosts: Norm Brodsky, founder, CitiStorage; partner, Black Gold Suites; co-author, Street Smarts; and columnist, Inc.; and Eric Schurenberg, president and editor in chief, Inc.