April 28 – May 1, Destin, FL

PACE Annual Conference

Blue Skies Ahead

Event Overview

Blue Skies Ahead in 2019!

Register Your Team.

Learn With Your Peers.

Reach New Heights.

There’s plenty of opportunity out there.

The economy is strong, the future is bright, and the opportunities for PEO industry growth are boundless.

The question is – are you equipped to market, sell, and service today’s digitally savvy client? Tomorrow’s?

If you’re not reaching your full potential, or you want to gain an even greater edge, come learn from the top minds in the industry and your trusted peers at the 2019 PACE PEO Annual Conference in beautiful Destin, FL.

Experts will help you unify your team around the sales, marketing, and technology trends that will help you capitalize on the ample growth opportunities available to PEO’s and trusted Vendor Partners.

Come to where PEO Senior leaders freely share their insights on what’s working and what’s not, in a fun and spirited environment, where transparency, honesty, and friendship come standard.

The Speakers

People creating the difference

Brad Adams

Senior Master Sales Trainer, Sales Gravy


George Gersema

CEO, Employers Resource

John Slavic

Owner, Slavic401k


Ryan McInerney

CEO, Bluematter

Torben Madson

Miller, Tack & Madson


The Venue

Stay at The Henderson Beach & Spa Resort

Inspiring. Iconic. Unforgettable. Exuding the timeless, refined elegance of a seaside manor, The Henderson is resplendent with gabled rooflines, wooden shingles and sweeping panoramic and sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico and the adjacent Henderson Beach Preserve.

Special Room Rate of $199/night

The Schedule

Conference Agenda

*Agenda events and times are subject to change

6:00 PM

Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner

By special reservation only – The Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner is indeed a very special event. This year we will be dining at Cuvee Kitchen & Wine Bar, one of Destin’s finest eating establishments.

12:00 PM

Golf Outing

Course to be determined.

5:00 PM



6:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Enjoy some time networking, greeting old friends and making new ones at this hosted reception.

7:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast


8:30 AM

Welcome, Invocation & Kick-Off

Don Taylor – PACE President and President, Personnel Plus, Inc.
George Gersema – Conference Chairman and CEO, Employers Resource

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks by a Florida Congressman

Presented by Neal Dunn – U.S. Representative for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District
Healthcare, national defense, veteran’s affairs and the economy are all strong suits for this resident of Panama City, FL. He worked as a doctor in both the U.S. Army and the 2nd District for over 30 years, before securing a seat in Congress in 2017. Mr. Dunn will attempt to bring us up to date on the various shenanigans going on in D.C.

9:15 AM

The Economy, the PEO & the Future

Presented by John Slavic – President and Founder, Slavic401k.com
This presentation will provide an in-depth analysis of the critical elements of the economy in relation to the PEO industry.  John will further demonstrate how the PEO industry is in transition as economic and demographic dynamics challenge the traditional business models.  He will explore these issues with a future perspective.

10:30 AM

Networking Break


12:00 PM

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM

Leadership EQ – Coaching an Ultra High Performing Sales Team

Presented by Brad Adams – Senior Master Sales Trainer, Sales Gravy
This workshop will help you begin to unlock the secrets of being a transformational leader, vs a transactional leader, with a focus on Sales Management Systems, and Coaching Frameworks. 

3:00 PM

Networking Break


5:00 PM

Adjourn and Evening on Your Own


7:30 AM

Networking Breakfast


10:00 AM

Networking Break


12:15 PM

Networking Lunch & Elections


3:30 PM

Networking Break


3:45 PM

Political Update

Presented by Bill Sarpalius – Former Congressman and President/CEO of Advantage Associates

4:15 PM


George Gersema – Conference Chairman and CEO, Employers Resource

6:00 PM

Gala Dinner and Auction

Come join your friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of dinner, music, an open bar and a LIVE AUCTION. Always one of the Conference favorites, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Join us for a cocktail and dinner, won’t you?

All Day



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