|Pat MacKay, Summit co-chair|
at the intersection
of Insight, Instinct,
at the intersection
of Insight, Instinct,
Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Summit Day One
April 3, 2014
Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Resort
TEA Summit Day One: Executive Master Class (April 3) is for top-level executives, owners and operators. This event is nearly sold out. Reserve your tickets now.
|Roberta Perry, Summit co-chair|
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TEA Summit Day One schedule7:45-8:45 am
Continental Breakfast & Check-in
Welcome with Summit Co-Chairs Pat MacKay & Roberta Perry
Jill Bensley, JB Research
NormaLynn Cutler, CutlerEnterprises
They've done the research, have the numbers, and have a lot of product solutions to share for the next big market: Baby Boomers as grandparents - along with their children and grandchildren.
With over $1.1 Trillion of spending power annually the Baby Boomer Grandparents are the growth market.
with Linda Feinholz, consultant & business breakthrough specialist
Overworked and Overwhelmed?
Finding yourself constantly facing the same dilemma, whether it's internal to your company or a specific client, or endemic to the industry?
Let’s see if we can find a way out of the box. Linda's expertise is helping businesses identify what their goals are and how to go about getting where they want to be. We will be working with questions, topics and themes submitted by the attendees to develop new and fresh approaches to our standard operating procedures.
Linda Feinholz, adviser to entrepreneurs, will lead the discussions toward solutions.
(Each person who signs up for Day One of the Summit receive an email asking them to contribute - anonymously - one nagging, gnawing, pressing business issue they'd like to be able to solve. The session leaders will tabulate the results looking for trends and come to the Summit with that information.)
11:00 am Coffee Break
11:15 am Hiring Right to build your team…and fit your style.
With Camille Jenkins, recruiting specialist
Your staff and their unique talents are your most important asset. Are you recruiting right? Are you fishing in the same pool of freelancers that everyone uses or are you hiring and training to keep your team fresh and unique?
12:00 noon Lunch Buffet
Marty Sklar book signing (copies of “Dream It! Do It! My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms” will be available to delegates)
1:05 pm What’s on the Horizon for the TEA!
TEA President Christine Kerr of BaAM Productions
Jennie Nevin, TEA COO
The Life & Times of Global Attractions
Fragile 5, BRICs and MINTs:
What the global economic news means to you and your business
China’s still busy. Latin America is bubbling around. The Middle East has come back strong. The economics experts from AECOM will break down the major market economic factors that are driving our industry - today and tomorrow.
2:30 pm Coffee Break
Cynthia Torres, Team Leader of USDOC/ITA/CS-Los Angeles
When you're part of a niche market like the Themed Entertainment Industry, negotiating through export.gov can be a daunting task. But ignore it at your peril! Get those credit references and run the
background checks before you head to meet with that foreign client. Learn about in-country support services to help you identify the players you should be meeting. Cynthia Torres demystifies who’s who and what they can help you with.
Marianne Hughes, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Exporting your services is what our government wants to help you do. Services create the US trade surplus. They are here to help. And did you know about their insurance policies? Ms. Hughes joined Ex-Im Bank in 2001; she focuses on working with exporting firms, financial institutions, and partners in the Los Angeles County area and the State of Arizona.
4:15 pm Coffee Break
Cisneros is retained by the Santa Monica Small Business Development Center to deliver business financial planning and global strategic mentoring to area companies. Recently, the Santa Monica College Office of Workforce & Economic Development also secured Cisneros to produce year round, high caliber business forums to educate entrepreneurs about innovative trends impacting their industries.
Linda Feinholz returns to help us figure out what we learned what the next steps are for all of us.
5:45 pm Conclusion with Pat MacKay and Roberta Perry
6:00 pm No-host bar and great conversation in the foyer