Overview

AESC Global Conference | April 6 & 7, 2016 | New York, New York


Executive Talent 2020

What's Next for Executive Search & Leadership Consulting


The only global event focused on executive search and leadership consultants, and the clients they serve.

Why You Should Attend:

1. Competitive Advantage.

Leverage insights from thought leaders and industry experts to stay ahead of the competition.

2. New Opportunities.

Learn about new opportunities: New markets, Emerging roles, Leadership Consulting

3. Strategic Advising.

Gain knowledge to better advise and win more clients.

4. Networking.

Network with top decision makers and thought leaders in the executive search and leadership consulting profession.

5. The Future.

Glean insider knowledge about the future of executive talent acquisition.

6. Your Voice.

Shape the future of the executive search and leadership consulting profession.

7. New Tools.

Find out about tools and resources that can help you run your business more effectively.

8. Get Inspired!

Get out of the office for a day of thought leadership, learning and ideas. Return to the office invigorated with new concepts and perspectives to apply to your client assignments.

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Speakers

Leadership Lessons: Insights From The World's Top Ceos

The Industries of the Future

Recipes for Success: Leading and Choosing Leaders for Tomorrow’s Organizations

Executive Talent 2020: What's Next for the Profession

Understanding Executive Compensation and Governance: A Path to Building Lasting Client Relationships

Millennials, Boomers, and Trusted Relationships: The Relationship-Building Habits and Challenges of the New Workforce

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  • Robert Crowder

    Head of Executive Recruiting, Vanguard

  • Robin A. Ferracone

    Chief Executive Officer, Farient Advisors LLC

  • Susie Gharib

    Fortune Senior Special Correspondent & CNBC Contributor

  • Karen Greenbaum

    AESC, President and CEO

  • Kevin Hallock

    Dean and Professor of Economics and Human Resources Studies, ILR School at Cornell University

  • Alec Ross

    Author & Former Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the State Department

  • Jose Ruiz

    CEO, Alder Koten

  • Bill Schaninger, Ph.D.

    Director, Mckinsey & Company

  • Andrew Sobel

    President, Andrew Sobel Advisors Inc.

  • Jean Taylor

    Enterprise Head, Executive Talent Acquisition, Novartis

  • Deirdre Tully

    Global Head of Executive Talent Acquisition at Johnson & Johnson

 

Program

April 6 - Day One


10:00am - 11:00am | Registration and Sponsor Exhibits


11:10am - 11:25am | The AESC Annual General Meeting


11:25am - 12:00pm | Executive Talent 2020: What's Next for the Profession

with Karen Greenbaum, AESC President and CEO

Karen Greenbaum will present AESC's new State of the Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Profession report. The report provides greater insights into individual markets, and through interviews with clients from around the world, explores the changing needs of clients of executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, highlighting new opportunities for AESC members.


12:00pm - 1:00pm | Lunch Including the Gardner Heidrick Award


1:00pm - 2:00pm | The Industries of the Future

with Alec Ross, Former Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the State Department

Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He serves as an advisor for both the political and technological elite to help them better understand the implication of factors emerging at the intersection of geopolitics, technology, and innovation. Drawing from his highly-anticipated and widely acclaimed book, The Industries of the Future, Ross helps audiences understand what changes are coming in the next ten years, highlighting the best opportunities for progress and explaining why organizations thrive or sputter.


2:00pm - 2:30pm | Understanding Executive Compensation and Governance: A Path to Building Lasting Client Relationships

with Robin Ferracone, Farient Advisors

Developing lasting relationships with clients has always involved understanding the bigger picture around their strategy and succession planning efforts. But now, more than ever, it is important to also understand the governance context for executive compensation. It is important to not only land the right candidate, but also, to do it with pay programs that are consistent with contemporary standards of good governance. As a search professional, you can play a critical role in not only understanding the issues, but helping to educate candidates who often push for the best deal despite these constraints. This broader understanding will help you cultivate better candidates as well as distinguish yourself with your clients.


2:30pm - 3:15pm | Recipes for Success: Leading and Choosing Leaders for Tomorrow’s Organizations

with Bill Schaninger, Director at McKinsey & Company

An expert on the role of culture, values, and leadership in improving business outcomes, Schaninger helps top executives enhance organization-wide management effectiveness. In his advisory work, he has helped CEOs, government ministers, and other top executives assess organizational health and lead initiatives to improve it. Schaninger will share insights on how to create world-class talent systems and winning workforce dynamics to meet tomorrow's demands.


Refreshment Break Sponsored By Invenias


3:40pm - 4:30pm | Global Talent Panel

Bill Schaninger, Director at McKinsey & Company, will moderate a panel of clients of executive search and leadership consulting services. Learn what the future holds in the competition for top talent from this panel of leading clients, including: Robert J. Crowder, Head of Executive Recruiting, Vanguard Talent Acquisition & Development, Jean Taylor, Enterprise Head, Executive Talent Acquisition, Novartis and Deirdre Tully, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Johnson & Johnson. 


4:30pm - 4:50pm | Eleanor Raynolds Award and the Future of the Profession Award


4:50pm - 5:50pm | Leadership Lessons: Insights From The World's Top CEOs

with Susie Gharib, Senior Special Correspondent for Fortune magazine and contributor on PBS-TV's Nightly Business Report

Gharib is known for her no-nonsense interview style of Corporate America's leading power brokers from Wall Street to Washington. Her interviews have included CEOs, such as Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jeff Immelt and Rex Tillerson. With over 35 years as an award-winning journalist, Gharib shares with audiences the best practices, management styles, and characteristics that all the successful leaders she has interviewed have in common.


6:00pm - 7:30pm | Cocktail Reception sponsored by The Cluen Corporation



April 7 - Day Two | Boutique & Independent Firm Forum

9:00am - 3:30pm | Speakers & Panels


9:00am - 9:05am | Opening Remarks

Jose J. Ruiz, CEO, Alder Koten


9:10am - 10:30am | Panel Discussion

chaired by Jose Ruiz, CEO, Alder Koten

Join us on day two for an opportunity to share common challenges and best practices, created uniquely for professionals from boutique and independent firms. Jose Ruiz, CEO of Alder Koten will be the day’s chair, moderating an engaging panel discussion exclusively for search professionals from boutique and independent firms.


10:30am - 12:00pm | Millennials, Boomers, and Trusted Relationships

with Andrew Sobel, leading authority on how to develop and institutionalize long-term client relationships

Client relations expert, Andrew Sobel will present a session on the relationship-building habits and challenges of the new workforce, including an exclusive preview of his new research.


12:00pm - 1:00pm | Roundtable Discussions

led by AESC partners

During the Forum Luncheon, AESC Partners will lead roundtable discussions on key industry topics:

Defining Your Information Security and Disaster Recovery Plan moderated by Andrew Shapiro, Principal, The Cluen Corporation

Leveraging Technology to Maximize Candidate Insights moderated by David Grundy, CEO and Co-founder, Invenias

Background Checking: Delivering on Client Expectations moderated by Peter Lagomarsino, Managing Partner, The Mintz Group

Building Your Professional Services Brand through Assessments moderated by Ian Cameron, Managing Director, The McQuaig Institute


1:00pm - 2:30pm | Cornell Session: Kevin Hallock PhD

This session will also be streamed live around the world as one of the courses in the online AESC-Cornell Advanced Certificate Program in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting.


2:30pm - 3:25pm | Open Forum and Best Practice Exchange


3:25pm - 3:30pm | Closing Remarks

Jose J. Ruiz, CEO, Alder Koten





Award Nominations

Our profession is filled with individuals who demonstrate excellence in the practice of executive search and leadership consulting. Each year the AESC takes time to recognize outstanding achievement among its professional ranks. At the annual AESC Global Conference, in New York on April 6, AESC will bestow three important awards: The Gardner Heidrick Award; The Eleanor Raynolds Award; and The Future of the Profession Award. For past awardees, please click here.

AESC is asking you to help us to identify and recognize a colleague or peer who you believe exemplifies the spirit of one of these honors. Please consider nominating a deserving person under one of these categories and submit the nomination by Friday, February 5th:

  • The Gardner Heidrick Award is presented to an executive search or leadership consultant who has made an outstanding contribution to the executive search and leadership consulting profession. Bestowed since 1982, it honors lifetime achievement and recognizes the highest standards of work. Nominees should embody AESC professional and ethical practices. See complete guidelines and submit a nomination for 2016 Awards.


  • The Eleanor H. Raynolds Award was established in 1993 to recognize an individual who combines excellence in executive search or leadership consulting with a strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes. See complete guidelines and submit a nomination for 2016 Awards.


  • The Future of the Profession is designed to engage the next generation of leaders in executive search and leadership consulting. It honors innovation and leadership, and applies to professionals earlier in their career than the Heidrick and Raynolds Awards, which are seen as capstone awards. Nominees should have at least seven years in the profession. See complete guidelines and submit a nomination for 2016 Awards.

 

Location

10 On The Park, 60 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
 

 

Partners

Thank you to our AESC partners for their support of this event.

2016 Global Conference Supporters

Thank you to our table supporters who registered six or more AESC members to attend our conference.

 

Registration

Refund/Cancelation Policy
50% refund before March 15, 2016
No refunds after March 15, 2016
Substitutions must be submitted by March 25, 2016

 

Hotel

The Empire Hotel


The Empire Hotel is offering exclusive rates for AESC Global Conference attendees! Take advantage of this discount and book now.

To make a reservation click here or call 855-265-7400. Please reference the AESC to receive the group discounted rate of $269.00 (Superior King).


Rates are exclusive of taxes. All reservations have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Late cancellations and No Shows will be charged by the hotel for one night’s accommodation.


44 West 63rd St
New York, NY 10023