Joint IML Talks & Deeper Dive Sessions

Joint IML Talks

Sponsored by Orthman Conveying Systems, Rollon Corp., SEW-Eurodrive Inc.
Friday, September 29
IML Talks: 9:30-10:30 am

Deeper Dive Sessions

Sponsored by Climax Metal Products, RBC Bearings, Inc.
IML Deeper Dive Sessions:
1:00-2:00 pm and 2:30-3:30 pm


The line-up for the IML talks are just that…inspiring, motivating and leading. Hear three dynamic presentations, each with their own compelling topic, and then choose which speakers you wish to take a “deeper dive” with later in the day. The Deeper Dive Sessions repeat in the afternoon, allowing you to experience a deeper dive with two of the three speakers. Each riveting speaker was chosen by the Joint Industry Summit Planning Committee as the most relevant and timely for your business.


The Seven Choices to Ignite Your Radically Inspired Life

John O’Leary
Bestselling Author & Speaker

We live in a world where “accidental living”—mindlessly moving through routines, wasting countless hours on social media or complaining about what’s wrong in our jobs, families and society—has become the norm. John O’Leary reminds us that just because we got out of bed this morning does not mean that we are truly living. What would our day, impact and output look like if we lived a radically inspired life every single day? Living radically inspired means you learn from past mistakes, rise above challenges and thrive no matter the circumstances. John shares the critical truth that “inflection points”—moments in time that changes everything that follows—occur daily. John will help you realize it’s your choice how inflection points affect you. Your life has much less to do with what happens to you and much more to do with how you react to it. Are you ready to live on fire?

Expected to die, John O’Leary is now teaching others how to truly live. In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100 percent of his body. He was given a one percent chance to live. You’ll find John’s emotional story-telling, unexpected humor and authenticity truly transformational.


Transform Your Business Relationships

Molly Fletcher
Sports Agent

Success in business is rooted in relationships, and those who cultivate relationships rise to the top. Working in an industry with more agents than athletes to represent, Molly used the power of relationships as her differentiator. Her stories will transform the way you do business.

Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She is a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. She shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur. She was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN as she recruited and represented hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers.


The Beaulieu Report: Economic Insights for 2018 and Beyond

Dr. Alan Beaulieu
Founder and President, Institute for Trend Research

With a 94.7 percent accuracy rating up to four quarters out, the economic information and analysis provided by industry-favorite Dr. Alan Beaulieu empowers you and your team to solidify your business plans, even during disruptive times. Alan will examine key economic indicators, industrial production highlights, consumer trends and economic developments in the global marketplace. He’ll provide specific management objectives to guide you through the next few years. You’ll gain the information you need to make decisions for 2018 and beyond. See tomorrow’s economy today. ITR Economics provides the best economic intelligence to reduce risk and drive practical and profitable business decisions.

One of the country’s most informed economists, Dr. Alan Beaulieu has been consulting with companies throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia on how to forecast, plan and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis. Alan is also the Senior Economic Advisor to the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW).