"Great exchange of ideas from many people in similar situations but at different places on the curve"Delegate, Senior Director, Financial Shared Service Center, Kellogg Company
"An excellent opportunity for learning, information sharing and vendor introductions,.."Delegate, Corporate VP, Controller & CAO, Covance Inc.
"The Exchange was well planned and brought in the leading experts in that helped the attendees learn and prepare for improvements within their own company"Delegate, VP, Shared Services & QPM, ING USA
"Excellent venue to meet colleagues, vendors and consultants in a casual setting to discuss business opportunities and challenges"Delegate, CFO, Business Services, VP, Financial Services, Lockheed Martin
The Exchange model creates exclusive networks of senior executives, beyond anything you can do on professional networking clubs like Linkedin! To make the commitment to the Exchange worthwhile, the network is limited to those who practice their profession on a strategic level and can contribute to the group. Participating in an Exchange is one of the most effective ways of gaining information tailored to your career and business needs. We have extracted the best elements of traditional events:
With this we have created an invitation-only meeting, taking great care to combine together your business needs, interactive case study workshop sessions, business meetings with solution providers and networking opportunities with other senior-level attendees, making this a highly productive two days that will last your entire career.
Look at the multitude of benefits below!
An IQPC Exchange can help you build your business's future in only two and a half days
our time is valuable - which is why, at an IQPC Exchange, we leave nothing to chance. Attendance is by invitation only and is strictly limited to senior industry leaders: Presidents, VPs, CEOs, CFOs and other top-level executives. Exchange participants are the foremost practitioners, solution providers and strategists in the industry.
Exchanges have been specifically developed to help you realize an unprecedented level of interaction with your industry peers. These events build the foundation for new industry developments by providing a stage for interactive dialogue with a group of senior experts who are as passionate about business strategy as you are.
1. Unparalleled networking
An IQPC Exchange brings you face to face with your peers - thought leaders from some of the most well respected companies in North America. Attendance is restricted to Presidents, Vice Presidents, C-suite executives, and department heads. Participants at an Exchange cut across all industries, resulting in a diverse group interested in the advancement of your profession as a whole.
The setting is relaxed and your fellow delegates are, like you, practitioners who are exploring critical issues and seeking specific solutions that are currently working for successful businesses.
High-level networking offers opportunities to build and maintain relationships that last well beyond the event itself. This provides strategic opportunities for you to foster a network of contacts that includes corporate executives, advisors and providers, working together to create and sustain success for you and your organization.
Not all networking is equal - face to face networking has not been replaced by any other forum quite simply because it is a truly effective way of sharing and generating ideas and sharing experiences. Even then, the best networking occurs when you have a group of individuals that share common interests, goals and/or problems and are approaching the topic from the same objective.
To this end we limit the number of participants at our Exchanges and we qualify that the individuals are at a similar level of expertise and experience.
2. Custom-built content
At an Exchange you are in the driver's seat. You will build your own agenda by choosing from a selection of strategic conference sessions, IQPC's signature Brain Weave™ discussions and structured meetings with Solution providers who boast a wealth of accumulated knowledge and experience.
Your selections will translate into a unique itinerary that addresses the issues that are of highest urgency to you right now in building the future of your business. Not yesterdays issues, not someone else's issues - only those critical issues that will lay the foundation of your business strategy for years to come.
3. Every minute of an Exchange brings you closer to reaching your organizational goals
The Exchange format is distinguished by two full days of information sharing among speakers, delegates and leading solution providers. It facilitates debate on key business issues and allows you to customize your own schedule with topics that are relevant to you. Whether it is best practice case studies, benchmarking, or strategic approaches to improve your bottom line, an Exchange will give you business intelligence that is relevant to you and your business today - and tomorrow.
Make no mistake, these events are intense. The payoff arrives after 2 days spent at an Exchange, you will have connected with a virtual 'who's-who' in your industry, participated in debate and discussion on critical issues and reduced costly 'trial and error' learning.
As a delegate at an Exchange, you have the unique opportunity to participate in interactive dialogue with both your fellow attendees, the speaking faculty, and participating solution providers all of whom are as intricately involved with successfully driving business strategy as you are. This allows for a mutual 'exchange' of information.
4. Business meetings addressing your current priorities
The business meetings are by far and away are the area of our event that is newest to the market and always a pleasant surprise for our delegates. When we ask delegates post event here is what they say:
".. promised and delivered. I enjoyed this conference"
"This was one of the most productive CLE conferences I've ever attended"
"Excellent format for increased personal engagement with peers!"
"This event was much more effective than other events"
"Time away from the office is difficult, therefore the compact (yet very full) schedule was excellent"
"Exceeded my expectations"
The non pressure sales environment is achieved through a number of ways: firstly the representatives from the vendor companies are senior individuals in their own right. We regularly have CEO's and presidents from our Solution Provider companies attend our events. These individuals are genuinely interested in talking to clients and potential clients about the industry as a whole and the problems they are facing. We are talking about a very solution based sales process.
Secondly the environment is created because you have a scheduled time on an itinerary that you have seen in advance of the event. You have been given information about the Solution Provider so that you cans see if it is a fit for you and worth your time.
As with the conference sessions, you will select which Solution Providers you would like to meet with. This helps to reduce the lengthy process of sourcing new suppliers and ensures that you hear about the technologies and solutions that are most relevant to your business needs.
By participating in our one-to-one meetings you will benefit from:
5. Location, location, location
Exchange venues are selected to foster an environment that is conducive to ideas generation and strategy development. You will enjoy Five Star amenities and superior customer services, both of which will allow you to relax and concentrate on building the future of your business. All Exchange venues are close to major air and road links, so while you may feel a world away, you won't waste hours of valuable time in transit.
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