WSG North American Regional Meeting 2015

    When: 12 - 13 March 2015
    Where: Park City, Utah, United States of America

The 2015 WSG North American Meeting was hosted by Durham Jones & Pinegar in Park City, Utah, USA on March 12-13, 2015. The meeting consisted of guest speakers, keynote presentations, and current case studies. There were be several opportunities to connect and network among the WSG North American members.


Thursday, 12 March

Canyons Resort
Grand Summit, 4000 Canyons Drive
Park City, Utah, USA
The meeting program and accommodations will occur at the Canyons Resort in Park City. The resort is one of the largest and most dynamic ski and snowboarding resort offering 4,000 acres of skiing and boarding access from the ski-in and ski-out availability.
To ensure the group rate, rooms must be booked by January 30.

2:00 - 2:15
Host Firm Welcome: Durham Jones & Pinegar

2:15 - 3:15
Guest Speaker Presentation:
Guest Speaker Presentation
Ten Habits of a Highly Effective Organization

Taking lessons from a turnaround case study, we look at the best practices that emerge from Patton Boggs’s brush with law firm failure.

Guest Speaker: David Parnell, Twice-Published Author (ABA Publishing), Speaker, and Forbes and American Lawyer Media Columnist

3:15 - 4:15
Panel Discussion:
Panel Discussion:
How to Build a Tech Ecosystem

Touted as the best state for business and the next "silicon valley," Utah's growing tech eco system is being noticed nationally. Hear from some of Utah biggest tech companies and the organizations that are helping boost Utah's tech economy, and learn valuable lessons that can help foster the technology businesses in your state or region.

Moderator: Jeffrey M. Jones, Shareholder, Durham Jones & Pinegar
Erin Laney, Business Development Manager, Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah)
Richard R. Nelson, President & CEO, Utah Technology Council
Will West, Founding & Immediate Former Chairman, Utah Fund of Funds

4:15 - 4:30
Coffee Break:
Coffee Break

4:30 - 5:30
Guest Speaker Presentation:
Guest Speaker Presentation
How to Organize and Pull-Off a Global Event

The 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City remains the most profitable Olympic games in history. Fraser Bullock was part of the team that helped make it a success. Bullock served as the COO for the Salt Lake Olympic Committee and he will share insights on how Salt Lake City hosted the global event, bringing together thousands of athletes, media and spectators. Bullock will discuss the struggles the planning committee faced and how to plan and execute a global event.

Guest Speaker: Fraser Bullock, American Entrepreneur, Founder & Managing Director of Sorenson Capital and Former COO of Salt Lake Organizing Committee of the 2002 Olympics (SLOC).

7:00 - 10:00
Cocktail Reception & Dinner:
Cocktail Reception & Dinner
Utah Olympic Park

The host firm, Durham Jones & Pinegar, has arranged a special evening for registered delegates and guests at the Utah Olympic Park. The evening will include a cocktail reception while watching the impressive Flying Ace All-Star Freestyle Show. Dinner will then be served on the 3rd floor, overlooking the park and mountain scene.
Suggested dress code of smart casual.
Meet in the resort lobby at 6:30 for transportation; any guests in attendance must be registered

Friday, 13 March
Welcome Announcements:
Welcome Announcements

8:30 - 9:45
Panel Discussion::
Panel Discussion:
Fostering Better Relationships with General Counsel

Relationship building is an important variable in recruiting and retaining clients, especially businesses and general counsel. Learn from prominent General Counsel for companies like Vivint, Micron, Intermountain Healthcare and more. The panel will talk about ways they foster relationships with law firms, and tips on how to improve those relationships in your own practice.

Moderator: Paul Durham, Shareholder, Durham Jones & Pinegar
Douglas Hammer, General Counsel, Intermountain Healthcare (IHC)
David Klomp, General Counsel, Associated Foods
Shawn Lindquist , Chief Legal Officer, Vivint Solar
Eric Vernon, General Counsel, The Wencor Group

9:45 - 10:00
Coffee Break:
Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:15
Panel Discussion:
Panel Discussion
2014 Review & 2015 Economic Outlook

Moderator: David A. Allard, Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP
Bruce E. McCain, Chief Investment Strategist, Key Private Bank
Nick P. Jachim, Managing Director, Stout Risius Ross
Kevin M. White, Managing Director, Western Reserve Partners

11:15 - 12:00
WSG Update:
WSG Update
Robert Falvey, Chairman, World Services Group
Jeffrey M. Jones, Chair, North American Regional Council, World Services Group

12:00 - Evening
Optional Half- Day Skiing:
Optional Half- Day Skiing
The resort is a ski-in / ski-out resort for skiing and snowboarding. The meeting will end at noon, allowing guests to venture out on the slopes. Ski lift passes can be bought individually through the resort.

Book your ski rentals for a 15% discount: Equipment Rentals
Rent your lift ticket: Lift Tickets

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WSG 2015 North American Meeting