Registration for the 2017 Top of the Table Annual Meeting is now open.
Cancellations postmarked by the post office or received by fax on or before September 18, 2017 will receive a full refund less an administrative fee of USD 50. Cancellations postmarked by the post office or received by fax between September 19, 2017 and October 2, 2017 will receive a 50 percent refund. Cancellations postmarked by the post office or received by fax after October 3 will not receive a refund.
· Register online
· Fax completed registration form with credit card payment information to +1 (847) 518-8921. (If you are faxing, do not mail the original registration form.) Faxed registration forms without credit card information will not be processed.
· Send completed registration form with check (USD funds), credit card information or money order to:
Million Dollar Round Table
Top of the Table Registration
325 West Touhy Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068 USA
The deadline for receipt of your registration materials is September 18, 2017. Registrations received after that date will be accepted on a space-available basis.
Terranea Resort is a land unto itself. On three sides, you're surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific, and across the channel is Catalina Island. The coastal setting of Terranea embraces its Mediterranean heritage and incorporates it into its architecture.
Members are responsible for reserving their own hotel accommodations at Terranea Resort. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. PLEASE NOTE: Members are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. Availability is not guaranteed, and housing may close prior to the meeting. The hotel will accept reservations on a space-available basis, and the negotiated room rate is not guaranteed after September 17, 2017.
Online reservations click here.
When making reservations, be sure to mention that you are with the Top of the Table Annual Meeting to receive the group rate.
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA 90275
Toll free reservation number: (844) 209-6908
Rate: USD 300
Check-in time is 4 p.m. Pacific.
Check-out time is 12 p.m. Pacific.
Room rate is for single or double occupancy. In addition to the room rate, the resort charges a USD 12 per room per day resort fee. The resort fee includes unlimited high-speed internet in guest rooms, nightly turndown service, transportation within five miles of resort to include Trump National Golf Course and Los Verdes Country Club, shopping and tennis, complimentary local and 800 access calls, fitness center access, trained naturalists for guided tours, complimentary daily yoga and Pilates classes, and access to The Links’ short game practice area.
Pre- and post-meeting date reservations
The guest room rate will be offered by the hotel three days prior to and three days after the original meeting dates, subject to availability of guest rooms and resort occupancy at the time of reservation.
Cancellation and no-show policies
Cancellation of individual reservations made up to 72 hours prior to arrival will be accepted at no charge. Otherwise, the first night stay will be charged.
New! A series of innovative and creative business concepts delivered by members in a variety of formats. Attendees will leave this fast-paced session with ideas to improve productivity and business practices.
End a long day of learning with some rest and relaxation poolside. The Daily Debrief is a time for members to connect after attending sessions, share ideas they heard that day, and enjoy the views of the Pacific.
Bell is a thought leader, business consultant, motivational speaker and leadership seminar trainer. His popular book, “Water the Bamboo: Unleashing the Potential of Teams and Individuals,” has inspired an array of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies like Nike and Disney to athletic teams like the Portland Trailblazers. An innovator and keen observer of highly successful leaders, Bell's ability to masterfully blend insight and encouragement with just the right dose of reality makes him the consistently top-rated keynote speaker at major conferences. He holds political science and law degrees from the University of Oregon. He is also the force behind Coaches vs. Cancer — a campaign for the American Cancer Society that has raised more than USD 87 million for cancer research.
When Bennett was 21 years old, he and his brother Scott started a business in direct sales, which they built to over USD 20 million in annual revenue while still in their 20s. As a young entrepreneur, Bennett continues to engage his team’s focus to grow sales. He has developed more than 500 sales managers globally with sales and leadership in 37 countries. In his talks, Bennett uses the power of influence and storytelling to provide audiences with tangible techniques that will increase their influence and their impact as leaders and as salespeople.
Cabane is an executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies who helps people become more persuasive, influential and inspiring. Cabane extracts the most practical tools for business and applies the latest in global behavioral science to everyday leadership needs to improve her clients' productivity and efficiency. In addition to being a columnist for Forbes and the Huffington Post, Cabane is often featured in media such as the New York Times and BusinessWeek. Cabane previously served as director of innovative leadership for Stanford's StartX program. Her books have been translated into 17 languages, and she was the youngest person ever to be appointed Foreign Trade Advisor to the French government.
Charach is a world-renowned, headline comedian and psychological illusionist. His unique blend of mind-reading and the power of suggestion creates an entertainment experience like no other. Charach's ability to discover a volunteer's innermost thoughts is nothing short of amazing. Charach is the author of the best-selling book "Sell the Experience." He teaches advanced psychological sales methods to top professionals. He has educated and dazzled audiences from Toronto to Tokyo with his impactful keynotes and spellbinding performances.
Gronbach is president of KGC Direct, LLC and is an internationally respected demographer who has been able to forecast societal, commercial, economic, cultural and political phenomena with uncanny accuracy. Gronbach’s unusual blend of marketing savvy and common sense demography, based on 20 years of proprietary demographic study, sets him apart. Gronbach brings you into his world of counting people in his presentations covering questions like: What nations are demographically doomed? How will the workforces change? What is the future of communications? How will our children’s children get their education?
Ismail is the founder and chair of ExO Works, a team of innovation experts who create customized solutions for organizations seeking to remain relevant in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Ismail co-founded ExO Works in 2016 to help transform global business by catapulting organizations into the world of exponential thinking. ExO Works delivers a 10-week program called the ExO Sprint that leapfrogs an organization’s mindset forward by two years. The bestselling author of “Exponential Organizations,” Ismail is also a sought-after technology strategist and a renowned entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo, Google and Singularity University.
Mushtaq is a traditionally trained neurologist with additional board certification in integrative medicine. After undergoing life-saving surgery, she traveled around the world learning mindfulness-based techniques and now helps individuals achieve brain- and mental health holistically at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. Mushtaq combines her unique expertise in neuroscience and mindfulness to teach stress management and mindful leadership to Fortune 500 companies, universities and groups around the country. She completed her medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Michigan. She previously served as faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Smiland became president and CEO of Inner-City Arts in July 2013 after nearly three decades of service as a volunteer and board member for multiple youth service and educational nonprofit organizations. He began his career as CEO of the family-owned Smiland Paint Company, which he led for 25 years, growing it into an USD 88 million business with more than 400 employees. He served as vice chair of the board of the Los Angeles Metropolitan YMCA from 1996 to 2002, and was chair of the board of trustees of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles from 1992 to 1998. In 2010, he co-founded Extera Public Schools, charter schools that serve elementary age children in his native neighborhood of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. Smiland has an in-depth understanding of how nonprofits thrive and a passion for education reform.
With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional standup comedian,Wynn fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as American Express, Wells Fargo, Oracle and NASA) at corporate and association events. He is the author of the Amazon bestsellers “The Real Truth about Success” and “The Cowbell Principle.” He has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and has been featured in Forbes and Inc. magazines.
Wednesday, October 18
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Guests will have the chance to see the beauty of the wildlife off the coastline and in the Pacific Ocean as they embark on a private whale watching cruise! The most common sighting is the blue whale. This whale is the largest mammal in the world, and is always found out in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Long Beach.
OPTIONAL, AT ADDITIONAL COST
USD 110 (includes lunch)
Wednesday, October 18
10:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Travel via a luxury cart to tour spots where some of America’s favorite TV series and movies have been filmed! You are invited to experience a one-of-a-kind private movie studio tour on the Warner Brothers lot. The two and a half hour VIP Back Lot Tour begins with a private theater viewing of a compilation of classic Warner Brothers film clips.
OPTIONAL, AT ADDITIONAL COST
USD 110 (includes lunch)
Saturday, October 21
11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Only 26 miles across the sea, yet capturing the feeling of being in a small village in the Mediterranean, lies Catalina Island. The adventure begins in Long Beach’s ferry terminal where guests board a high-speed catamaran. Onboard they can take in ocean breezes while keeping their eyes peeled for glimpses of white-sided dolphins and gray whales, or enjoy snacks and a refreshing soda or cocktail as they relax in airline style seats. Guests will explore the island into the evening and head back to the mainland after a dinner of their choice. Catalina Island is filled with adventure; see below some of the exciting activities and restaurants!
OPTIONAL AT ADDITIONAL COST
Wednesday, October 18
7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Shuttle will depart from the lobby of the Terranea Resort at 7:15 a.m.
Start your meeting right with a round at Trump National Golf Club. This magnificent location is perched high above the jagged California cliffs, taking advantage of one of the most incredible views in the world, with picturesque Catalina Island off the coast. This Pete Dye-designed course has been greatly enhanced, tempting golfers to take risks and rewarding well-placed shots. The layout challenges experienced golfers and novices to the best of their abilities. USD 295 per person (includes green fees, golf cart, breakfast, lunch and unlimited balls at the driving range) TaylorMade Clubs are available for rental at an additional cost of USD 80. There are no shoes available to rent, however any athletic shoe with soft soles is accepted.
DUE TO REQUIRED GUARANTEES , CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING AT MDRT HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 18 , 2017, TO RECEIVE A REFUND. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED AFTER SEPTEMBER 18 , 2017. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR NO-SHOWS.
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