Business Owner's Meeting

February 21-22, 2019 • Hilton New Orleans St. Charles

New Orleans, Louisiana


Program Details

Thursday, February 21

5:00 pm–6:00 pm Keynote Presentation
Zero Fail Mission

Colonel Mark Tillman
Col. Tillman keeps attendees on the edge of their seat as he shares his first-hand account of piloting President George W. Bush on September 11, 2001 and later transporting the Commander in Chief into the war zone of Baghdad, Iraq for Thanksgiving dinner with the troops. Col emphasizes the concept of a Zero Fail Mission, which can be applied in both business and everyday life. Detailed planning, measurable expectations and personal responsibility are several of the key elements.
6:00 pm–7:00 pm Networking Reception

Friday, February 22

7:30 am–8:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00 am–8:15 am Welcome and Introduction
8:15 am–9:30 am The Power of Influence: Increase Your Influence & Your Impact
Ty Bennett
Regardless of the type of company, or the role you play in it, you are in the business of people. Because of that, great leadership is the driving force behind growing your business. Based on his highly rated book, The Power of Influence, Ty shares his philosophies and tools for increasing your influence and impact as a leader. How do you become a good leader? Through influence. How do you become a great leader? By using influence and integrity to engage and inspire others.
9:30 am–9:45 am Refeshment Break
9:45 am–12:00 pm Business Planning (panel)
  • Strategic Operating Systems (EOS)
  • Long Term Vision
12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm–2:00 pm Forecasting — What's on the Horizon to Impact Us
Smaller Breakout Groups
  • Technology
  • Climate/Environmental
  • Regulatory
  • Business Structure
  • Professional Development/Career Paths
  • Demographics
2:00 pm–3:00 pm Running Your Business: Understanding Financials and How To Make Decisions
  • Financial Reporting 101
  • Top 10 Tax Strategies for Small Businesses
3:00 pm–4:00 pm Fundamentals of Operation
  • Inventory Management 101
  • Inventory Management Systems
  • Cash Flow
  • Safety
4:00 pm–4:15 pm Refreshment Break
4:15 pm–5:30 pm Hiring and Recruiting Panel
  • How and where to find workers
  • Working with different generations
6:00 pm Closing Reception




AWT Business Owner's Meeting

The meeting exclusively for water treatment company owners.

Association of Water Technologies
1300 Piccard Drive, Suite LL 14
Rockvile, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 740-1421
Fax: (301) 990-9771