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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.

If you participated in the WSG 2015 North America Regional Meeting and would like to fill out a survey, please complete the form online at www.worldservicesgroup.com/meetingsurvey.aspx?pid=55&id=965

1. Welcome
2. Ten Habits Of A Highly Effective Organization
3. How to Build a Tech Ecosystem
4. 2002 Winter Olympics: How to Organize and Pull-Off a Global Event
5. Fostering Better Relationships with General Counsel
6. 2014 Review / 2015 Economic Outlook
7. WSG Update


1. Welcome


WSG North America Regional Council Chair, Jeffrey M. Jones, welcomed all delegates to the Regional Meeting in Park City, Utah. A special thank you was given to the host firm, legal firm Durham Jones & Pinegar, who graciously hosting the meeting and for the efforts they put into the program.


Jeffrey M. Jones
WSG North America Regional Council



2. 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.


  David Parnell     

Guest Speaker:
David J. Parnell
Author (ABA Publishing), Speaker, and Columnist for Forbes and American



3. 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.


  Jeffrey M. Jones     

Jeffrey M. Jones
Durham Jones & Pinegar

Panelists:   Erin Laney
Business Development Manager
Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah)

Will West
Founding & Immediate Former Chairman
Utah Fund of Funds

Richard R. Nelson
President & CEO
Utah Technology Council



4. Guest Speaker Presentation: 2002 Winter Olympics: 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.


Presentation Fraser Bullock     

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



5. 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.


  Paul Durham     

Paul Durham
Director & General Counsel
Durham Jones & Pinegar

Guest Panelists:   Doug Hammer
General Counsel
Intermountain Healthcare (IHC)

Shawn Lindquist
Chief Legal Officer
Vivint Solar

David Klomp
General Counsel
Associated Foods

Eric Vernon
General Counsel
The Wencor Group



6. Panel Discussion: 2014 Review / 2015 Economic Outlook


Presentation David Allard     

David Allard
Lawson Lundell LLP

Panelists:   Bruce E. McCain
Chief Investment Strategist
Key Private Bank

Kevin M. White
Managing Director
Western Reserve Partners LLC

Nick P. Jachim
Stout Risius Ross



7. WSG Update


WSG Chairman, Robert Falvey and WSG Vice President, Maricarmen Trujillo, presented the year in review unveiling updated WSG resources and tools to better position your firm and brand in WSG.





WSG 2015 North American Meeting

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