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Chris Kuehl2017 Speakers
Armada Corporate Intelligence
Opening Session
September 25 • 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Economic Outlook for 2017 and Beyond

Now that we have started to look at 2017 in the rear view and see 2018 looming what do we know? Were the expectations met? Are we any closer to rapid growth or are some issues more vexing than they were? What has happened as far as interest rate changes, industrial and consumer shifts and what issues are still part of the struggle (tax reform, health care, trade and the like)? Does any of this change next year or does the political agenda dominate? Charting a course is more of a challenge than ever, and this session will provide both insights and pointers to help as you position your company for success now, and into the future.

About Chris Kuehl

Dr. Christopher Kuehl (PhD) is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence and one of the co-founders of the company in 1999. He isArmada’s economic analyst and has worked with a diverse group of trade associations He is the Chief Economist for the National Association for Credit Management and is aBoard of Advisor for theirFinance, Credit and International Business Division. He is the Economic Analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and writes their bi-weekly publication, Fabrinomics, which details the impact of economic trends on the manufacturer.



2017 SpeakersMike Marks
Indian River Consulting Group
September 25 • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm & 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Business Strategy for Uncertain Times

A challenging and provocative discussion on creating shareholder value, competitive advantage, and business models. Factoring in specific industry impacts of online retailers, worker shortages, competitive intensity, go-to-market models and multi-channel selling; will all add distinctions to this high level discussion.

About Mike Marks

J. Michael Marks is a dynamic speaker, popular business author, and successful consultant. After two decades in distribution management, Mike co-founded Indian River Consulting Group.


2017 SpeakersDon Buttrey
Sales Professional Training, Inc.
September 25 • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm & 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Vital Planning Regimens for Sales Professionals & The SELL Process 

These powerful sessions equipped sales managers and front-line sales professionals with the direction and proven tools essential for getting these vital planning disciplines accomplished! These activities were time management investments that assure short and long-term sales success.

About Don Buttrey

Don Buttrey is a passionate and powerful teacher. He is gifted at communicating the skills, tools and disciplines that are critical to success as a sales professional in a demanding, tough selling environment. He is a precise coach that drives home the basics and fundamentals in such a way that the material becomes a part of the attendee’s daily regimens, practice and career! Don’s methods include no complex and confusing theories—just solid sales fundamentals and hard work.


2017 SpeakersMike Rayburn
Closing Keynote Speaker, Comedian, Guitarist 
September 27 • 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The always musical “What If” Keynote Experience for maximizing opportunity and performance!

A personal development revolution, Mike illustrates his message using laughter and his amazing guitar. Content doesn’t change people; it’s the experience that changes people. Mike is a master in creating an experience, so that the content takes hold. You will leave energized, entertained and inspired to innovate and perform!

About Mike Rayburn

As a Hall of Fame international keynote speaker, author, comedian, and world class
guitarist, Mike Rayburn is an inspirational thought leader and one of the most in-demand
and un-conventional keynote artists in the world. Drawing from his success as an entrepreneur as well as a Carnegie Hall headliner, Mike is a master at increasing profitability and impact by inspiring your team to become possibility thinkers and virtuoso performers.