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Leadership Conference 2019 coming to downtown Grand Rapids

August 19, 2019
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This conference provides a lineup of prominent speakers on business and leadership topics designed to equip attendees with tools to change the concept of disruption. Courtesy Van Wyk Risk Solutions

Van Wyk Risk Solutions is hosting its 2019 Leadership Conference on Oct. 22 at the JW Marriott, downtown Grand Rapids.

“This year’s conference provides an incredible lineup of prominent speakers on business and leadership topics designed to equip you with tools to change the concept of disruption for yourself and your team,” said Max Van Wyk, CEO of Van Wyk Risk Solutions.

“The Leadership Conference fosters networking and idea exchanges among an exceptional and high-powered group of professionals from across the country.”

2019 Leadership Conference lineup

Chris Wallace, award-winning veteran journalist and host of “Fox News Sunday”

Topic: “America Under President Trump: A View From Washington”

Wallace has established himself as a battle-tested media presence, an incisive, thoughtful interviewer, and a venerable authority on presidential history and election politics. Over his decadeslong journalism career, Wallace reported from the ABC News desk as a senior correspondent for “Primetime” and “20/20,” and as an anchor on the longest-running show on television, NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” The author of the best-seller, “Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage,” Wallace has won every major broadcast news award, including three Emmys, the Peabody Award and the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award. In 2016, Wallace earned praise from fellow journalists and political operatives on both sides of the aisle for his sterling performance moderating the final presidential debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Jade Simmons, powerhouse speaker, world-class concert artist and creator of transformational main stage experiences

Topic: “How to Move Like a Maverick”

Simmons is depended on for uncommon insight, enlightened perspective and to bring much-needed rejuvenation to a variety of demographics looking for breakthrough and inspiration. Her specialty is in activating a renewed and redefined sense of purpose. Simmons also speaks on cultivating innovation and originality, the strategies behind audacious leadership and she leaves behind tools to unleash momentum in life and business. Called a "musical force of nature," Simmons is easily one of the most exciting and versatile artists on the scene today.

Luke Williams, professor of innovation and executive director of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs at NYU's Stern School of Business and international best-selling author

Topic: “Disruptive Thinking: How to Spark Transformation in Your Business”

Williams reveals a way of thinking that has the power to transform your business and stay ahead of the game. He is one of the world’s leading business thinkers on innovation strategy. Williams has worked with leading companies across the globe and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker, having lectured in 21 countries and addressed the United Nations General Assembly and the World Innovation Forum. He is the holder of 30-plus U.S. patents and has designed more than 100 products in industries ranging from transportation to finance, and health care to consumer electronics.

Attending the 2019 Leadership Conference

Registration includes breakfast, morning speaker sessions, a full buffet lunch, networking and an afternoon speaker session.

Van Wyk Risk Solutions looks forward to hosting you on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the JW Marriott.

Register at https://cvent.me/07Ezq.

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