17
Oct 2021
Focus on Executives
18 October - 19 October / Rhodes, Greece

About Execs 2021

Elia’s Focus on Executives brings industry decision-makers together and offers a unique structured format to foster thought-provoking discussions built around an agenda.

Creating an Unreasonable Dream for an Uncertain Future

The world is changing at a faster pace than ever before: global changes in trade and regulation, new technologies, climate change, evolving energy supply and demand, the future of mobility, smart cities, changing consumer habits and increased connectivity. How well are we equipped to understand and go beyond just reacting to our external environment? How able are we to proactively challenge our businesses to change and grow and to navigate our way through the whitewater that surround us now and in the future? This year’s programme will provide you with world-class content and discussion over a two-day period. Véronique Özkaya and Ian Windle will equip you with the tools and techniques to think about the direction of your business and the impact of the external environment. You will return to your businesses with actionable plans to put yourself in the best possible shape to face an often volatile and uncertain future.

The attendees will be divided into two groups. Each group will spend one day with Ian and one day with Véronique.

PROGRAMME

  • 17 Oct
    Day 1
  • 18 Oct
    Day 2
  • 19 Oct
    Day 3
19:30–23:30
Welcome dinner at the Noble Restaurant - Elysium Resort and Spa

  • The Leadership Flywheel - Ian Windle
  • Business in VUCA World - Véronique Özkaya
8:30–9:30
Open Registration and Welcome coffee

9:30–10:00
Welcome and Introductions

10:00–11:30
The platform for growth purpose, vision and strategy

Why we are here (our purpose), where we want to go (our vision) Show more...and how we are different (our strategy) are fundamental platforms for growth for ourselves and our businesses. This first workshop will present world-class examples of each, before table discussions and commitment to individual actions.

11:30–12:00
Coffee break

12:00–13:30
The Dream Team building high performing teams

Building and maintaining high performing teams is at the heart of great businesses. Show more... This second workshop allows delegates to see the components that make up a ‘Dream Team’, and to understand what it takes to create and lead one.

13:30–14:45
Lunch

14:45–16:15
Engaging the emotions creating happy, energised and resilient co-workers

Culture is often seen as one of the key differences between a good and a great business. Show more... Happiness, motivation, engagement and resilience and the key components of creating a thriving culture. This third and final workshop will show how to develop a winning culture in your business.

16:15–16:45
Coffee break

16:45–17:30
Panel session

20:00–23:30
Networking Dinner at the Amalfi Coast restaurant

Bus transfer 19:30 from the hotel lobby

8:30–9:30
Open Registration and Welcome coffee

9:30–10:00
Welcome and Introductions

10:00–11:30
From threats to opportunities

External factors such as rapid technology progress, new competition Show more...and global economic trends affect your business and can be daunting. As a leader, you need to understand those external factors and figure out how to ensure business resilience.
This first workshop will help you anticipate the future (or at least major trends affecting your company) and prioritise initiatives to future-proof your business.

11:30–12:00
Coffee break

12:00–13:30
Know your customers

Your success depends on your ability to retain, grow and win customers. Show more... But how well do you actually know them? In this session, we will look at 3 techniques to help you truly understand your customers: account planning, buyer personas and the customer journey.

13:30–14:45
Lunch

14:45–16:15
Growth hacking

How can you grow your business with new innovative strategies Show more...and less marketing and sales costs? This workshop will focus on growth hacking: experimenting to identify the most efficient ways to grow your business. We will look at how to create a corporate culture that values flexibility, innovation and speed and how to concretely foster genuine cooperation and define clear responsibilities in a growth hacking team.

16:15–16:45
Coffee break

16:45–17:30
Panel session

20:00–23:30
Networking Dinner at the Amalfi Coast restaurant

Bus transfer 19.30 from the hotel lobby

  • The Leadership Flywheel - Ian Windle
  • Business in VUCA World - Véronique Özkaya
9:15–9:45
Morning coffee

9:45–11:15
The platform for growth purpose, vision and strategy

Why we are here (our purpose), where we want to go (our vision) Show more...and how we are different (our strategy) are fundamental platforms for growth for ourselves and our businesses. This first workshop will present world-class examples of each, before table discussions and commitment to individual actions.

11:15–11:45
Coffee break

11:45–13:15
The Dream Team building high performing teams

Building and maintaining high performing teams is at the heart of great businesses. Show more... This second workshop allows delegates to see the components that make up a ‘Dream Team’, and to understand what it takes to create and lead one.

13:15–14:30
Lunch

14:30–16:00
Engaging the emotions creating happy, energised and resilient co-workers

Culture is often seen as one of the key differences between a good and a great business. Show more... Happiness, motivation, engagement and resilience and the key components of creating a thriving culture. This third and final workshop will show how to develop a winning culture in your business.

16:00–16:30
Coffee break

16:30–17:00
Recap and key takeaways

17:00–17:30
Event closing

9:15–9:45
Morning coffee

9:45–11:15
From threats to opportunities

External factors such as rapid technology progress, new competition Show more...and global economic trends affect your business and can be daunting. As a leader, you need to understand those external factors and figure out how to ensure business resilience.
This first workshop will help you anticipate the future (or at least major trends affecting your company) and prioritise initiatives to future-proof your business.

11:15–11:45
Coffee break

11:45–13:15
Know your customers

Your success depends on your ability to retain, grow and win customers. Show more... But how well do you actually know them? In this session, we will look at 3 techniques to help you truly understand your customers: account planning, buyer personas and the customer journey.

13:15–14:30
Lunch

14:30–16:00
Growth hacking

How can you grow your business with new innovative strategies Show more...and less marketing and sales costs? This workshop will focus on growth hacking: experimenting to identify the most efficient ways to grow your business. We will look at how to create a corporate culture that values flexibility, innovation and speed and how to concretely foster genuine cooperation and define clear responsibilities in a growth hacking team.

16:00–16:30
Coffee break

16:30–17:00
Recap and key takeaways

17:00–17:30
Event closing


One Programme: Two Tracks

SPEAKERS

Ian Windle
Leadership Speaker, Executive Coach & Team Builder, Vistage
Ian Windle
Véronique Özkaya
Chief Commercial Officer, LanguageWire
Véronique Özkaya

Who should attend?

This event was created for senior language industry Executives doing business in Europe and beyond who are committed to creating a stronger future for their company, including: Owners of language service companies of any size, General Managers and Managing Directors, C-level Officers and other Senior-level decision-makers.

Benefits of the programme

For you

  • Build and refine your leadership skills
  • Become part of an exclusive group of industry leaders
  • Gain actionable insights and reflect on the latest industry thinking and trends
  • Network with the best industry minds and peers
  • Drive the discussions shaping the future of the language industry

For your company

  • Make your organisation more competitive for the future
  • Gain new ideas and discover new strategic concepts and imperatives
  • Understand your company’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Increase your company’s strength by leading through best practice
  • Develop existing partnerships and create new ones

REGISTER

Due to the uncertainty around in-person events, Elia will make an official announcement about whether Execs 2021 Rhodes will take place, by the end of August at the latest. However, as Covid-19 safety measures are forcing us to restrict the number of delegates permitted, we are offering a pre-registration for those who wish to secure their place. The pre-registration fee is €100 and must be paid within 3 days after the invoice has been received. If the event is confirmed, this will be considered as an official registration and you will automatically be added on the attendee list and issued an invoice for the remainder of the registration cost. If the event is not confirmed, then your pre-registration fee will be fully refunded. Please be rest assured, your health and safety is our number one priority. Elia is working with the venue to ensure all health & safety measures are being implemented for your safety. Please check the Protocol for Arrivals in Greece here.

Important note: Current regulations require everyone to be Covid tested when attending the event. As related guidelines change frequently, we will provide additional information closer to the event.

Cancellation Policy

All requests for cancellation, refunds or to arrange registration substitutions must be received in writing. Please contact us by email accounts@elia-association.org. It is possible to cancel your registration and receive a refund, less a €75 processing fee, according to the following schedule: Up to six weeks before the event – 100% refund, three weeks before the event – 50% refund, within three weeks of the event – regretfully, refunds are not available. Registrations can be transferred to another person and an administrative fee of €30 will be charged per registrant. At the sole discretion of Elia may decide to cancel the event. All registered participants are eligible for a full refund of any fees received, including the pre-registration fee. Elia cannot be held liable for any other costs incurred such as flight tickets, bank fees, production costs, accommodation etc. For more information about Elia’s Terms & Conditions, please click here.

Venue

Elysium Resort & Spa is Rhodes’ premier 5 star deluxe beachfront resort hotel.
Luxury, style and quality of services are the core values that make the Elysium stand in a class of its own. For more information, please click below.

Elysium Resort & Spa
Kallithea, Rhodes, Greece
Tel: +30 22410 45700 info@elysium.gr Visit Website

Social Events

What would an Elia event be without networking and fun?
Join us for the Welcome Dinner & the Networking Dinner, where you will have the chance to meet up with friends, colleagues and partners you may not have seen for a while and to make new acquaintances.

Don’t miss out our networking events at Focus on Execs 2021, where you can mix & mingle with ‘fellow’ attendees, speakers, the Elia Board & Team in inimitable Elia style.

  • Mikhal Heffer

    I participated twice already, both in Catania in 2018 and in Dubrovnik in 2019. The events were well planned, great people and fantastic content. I learnt a lot and had a super team of professionals to consult with.

  • Giacomi Leonardo

    ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives has the right size, has the right mix of attendees & all the networking opportunities of other conferences to share experiences and knowledge.

  • Gregor Rosulnik

    I have been in sales whole of my life and still attended the customer acquisition and growth strategies track. I’ve loved every second of it because we worked in groups & analysed different aspects of sales & marketing.

COMMITTEE

Clio Schils
CQ fluency
Clio Schils
Anu Carnegie-Brown
Sandberg Translation Partners
Anu Carnegie-Brown

SPONSORS

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