BOSTON — The speed at which the marketplace changes means that chief executives are facing a greater number of challenges than ever before.
Among these tests are economic, human resource, financial and succession issues that can threaten a company’s viability today and its very existence tomorrow.
CEOs in the textile services industry are required to exhibit both strong leadership skills and acumen for managing their companies’ increasingly complex and technical operations.
This is why the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) is offering an exclusive educational and networking event for the industry’s business leaders on Sept. 18-19.
The CEO Summit at the newly renovated Marriott Boston Long Wharf will be a 1 1/2-day executive training program featuring what TRSA calls “exceptional speakers,” who will address four main concepts:
• Developing core leadership traits.
• Succession planning.
• Managing human capital.
• Economic strategies.
“The CEO Summit is a unique and exceptional educational program open only to industry CEOs [both operator and associate] and those currently in or on tap for executive management positions,” says Roger Cocivera, TRSA’s CEO. “This is an excellent opportunity for both established CEOs, future family business leaders and executive managers to learn in an exclusive environment specifically tailored around today’s textile services industry.”
OSHA ADMINISTRATOR AMONG GUEST SPEAKERS
TRSA will welcome Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Edwin G. Foulke Jr., who will discuss the subject of building a safe organization through leadership, and review OSHA’s priorities, at the Sept. 18 luncheon.
Leadership expert Stephen M.R. Covey will deliver the keynote address on building organizational trust.
Human resources specialist Nancy Roberts will discuss finding the right employees to match a business, as well as retaining talented employees.
Succession planner Sam Davis III will address issues regarding the building of the next generation of leaders.
Economist Allen Beaulieu will discuss how macroeconomic and political changes will affect businesses in the months and years to come.
REGISTRATION LIMITED TO CURRENT OR FUTURE EXECS
Only CEOs, presidents and heads of companies may register for the CEO Summit, though they may bring other executive managers from within their company, including family members, who are in the line of succession.
Registration to the CEO Summit will include a copy of Covey’s latest book, The Speed of Trust, and a management profile (valued at $100) from Roberts.
Breakfast and lunch are provided each day, plus there will be a reception cruise on Boston Harbor the night of Sept. 18 and a closing dinner on Sept. 19.
All meals, events and educational sessions are included in the registration price.