Covid 19 Update | 2020 Conference JUNE 21 - 24th Was a Great Success!

May 2 – May 5 | Sun – Wed | Asheville, NC

Bounce FORWARD with Power in 2021!

PACE 2021 Annual Conference

Keynote: Zig Ziglar Team

Bring Your Senior Sales and Marketing Leaders

Special EARLY-BIRD Pricing  from $700 through March 15

Event Overview

Bounce FORWARD with Power in 2021!

Register Your Team.

Strategize with Your Peers.

Leverage New Growth Opportunities.

Your Clients Need You Now, More Than Ever!

Recover, Regroup, and Rebuild – Together

Tomorrow belongs to the bold, agile, and digital. Luckily, that’s us. It has to be. Now, more than ever, we need each other – and we need technology, not only to survive, but to bounce back — no, FORWARD! — full force and really thrive.

We can rebound so much faster if we combine our genius. Comrades in the trenches. Friends before competitors, right? We’re all going through an unprecedented, difficult time. The world’s business landscape has changed in ways that we never imagined. We’re in the trenches and we need each other to get back to high ground. For almost 40 years, we’ve been on the cutting edge of innovation, making history. We can’t stop now.

We need concrete, actionable strategies to reboot and triumph – and that’s what the 2021 PACE Annual Conference is all about.

Sales, marketing and technology: we need to excel in all three in order to charge ahead. Our speakers are experts at digital success. The sessions are practical and aimed at capitalizing on newfound opportunity caused by the pandemic, and protecting your company from future uncertainty. Be sure to bring your senior sales and marketing managers to keep them on the digital forefront.

Technology is king, especially for PEOs moving forward. From processing payroll, onboarding new clients and employees, providing HR services and documents, to prospecting with social media, and everything in between, it is all digital now. If your service cannot be provided quickly and efficiently, you will be at a competitive disadvantage. Technology is not an option; it is a business imperative.

Our PACE Annual Conference is the one conference you must attend to turbocharge and emerge victorious.

Come to where senior PEO 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.

We’re going to succeed – together.

The Speakers

Industry Experts You Trust.

Mark Irvine WordStream

Tom Ziglar

CEO, Ziglar, Inc.
Proud Son of Zig Ziglar

Executive Coach, Motivational Speaker

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Matt Rush

Ziglar Team | Inspirational Speaker & Farm Boy

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Scott Klososky

Founder, Future Point of View

Scott Klososky has lived on the leading edge of technology innovation and its impact on the business world and society in general. He is recognized globally for his unique ability to accurately predict future digital trends.

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John Slavic

Owner, Slavic401k

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Ryan McInerney

CEO, Bluematter

George Gersema

PACE Conference Chairman

Kim Egginton

PACE Executive Director
CEO, Lady Egg Productions

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Hon. Bill Sarpalius

Former US Congressman
CEO, Advantage Associates Int’l

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Phil Urso

Chief Sales Officer,
Vensure Employer Services

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Bobby Sarver

CEO, Continuum HR

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Britt Landrum III

CEO & President, Landrum

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Corey Hookstra

President, eESI

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Torben Madson

Partner: Miller, Tack, and Madson

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HISTORIC INN & GOLF | WORLD-CLASS SPA

Join us at the luxurious 5-star Omni Grove Park Inn!

Relax in style at the elegant, historic Omni Grove Park Inn, in beautiful Asheville, NC, with its exquisite dining, 5-star rooms, golf course, and world-class spa.  Enjoy this premier location and its incredible view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where they’ve been pampering guests for over a century.

Special Room Rate: $259/night

The Schedule

2021 Conference Agenda

*Agenda events and times are subject to change.

SAT, MAY 1 

6:00 PM   Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner

By Special Reservation Only – The Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner is indeed a very special pre-conference event. Join us for this wonderful evening! Seating is limited; secure your spot soon!  $500 per person. 

6:00 PM

Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner | Sat, April 25

By special reservation only – The Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner is indeed a very special pre-conference event. If you’d like to join us for this wonderful evening, please call Ray O’Leary at 804-338-4363. $500 per person. 

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Legendary Golf 

Swing into a round of golf on the legendary 18-hole course at The Omni Grove Park Inn — and maybe win a prize!

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Registration

 

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

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

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcome, Invocation, Flag Ceremony, & Kickoff

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

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Economics of Recovery in Post-Covid World

Presented by John Slavic – President and Founder, Slavic401k.com

The economic effect of COVID19 has had enormous economic consequences for everyone, every business entity, and especially small and medium-sized businesses. Consequently, PEOs have played a significant role in dealing with the new complexities presented by the pandemic. John’s presentation will examine the economics surrounding the PEO industry and their implications for the near term and long future of our industry.

9:30 - 9:40 AM

Quick Break

 

9:40 - 10:25 AM

Economics of Recovery in Post-Covid World, continued

Presented by John Slavic – President and Founder, Slavic401k.com

10:25 - 10:50 AM

Networking Break

 

10:50 - 11:35 AM

The Digital Transformation Sped Up: Now What?

Presented by Scott Klososky – Co-Founder, Future Point of View

With light at the end of the tunnel that we went into in 2020, it is time to think more expansively about what happened in the market with technology tools and processes and what that will mean to PEOs. We know the distributed workforce will expand. We know organizations learned how to use online collaboration tools at a higher level. We all learned how to use self-service technologies to get what we once did in person. All of this adds up to new opportunities for PEOs to provide value in the market. Scott Klososky spends most of his time looking ahead so as to help others make wise strategy decisions. Come along on the journey as he describes the opportunities for you to invest in now, if you are willing!

11:35 - 11:45 AM

Quick Break

 

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

The Digital Transformation Sped Up: Now What?, continued

Presented by Scott Klososky – Co-Founder, Future Point of View

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

 

1:30 - 2:05 PM

Surprising New Marketing Hacks for Real Success

Presented by Ryan McInerney – President, Bluematter

A brand-new take on expanding your brand and reaching a lot more potential clients in a powerful way.
 

 

2:05 - 2:15 PM

Quick Break

 

2:15 - 2:55 PM

Surprising New Marketing Hacks for Real Success, continued

Presented by Ryan McInerney – President, Bluematter

2:55 - 3:10 PM

Networking Break

 

3:10 - 4:10 PM

Special Insider’s View of Today’s Political Landscape

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

Who would have thought that a virus would disrupt the entire world? A virus that has impacted every business in the US and every PEO. We will talk about how the government has responded and the politics behind the trillions of dollars in stimulus money, not to mention the election drama and change in party power. Bill will give us his best assessment, as our man on the ground in D.C.

4:10 PM

Adjourn – Evening on Your Own

 

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Leading Powerfully in Times of Disruption, Challenge, and Change

Presented by The Zig Ziglar Team: Tom Ziglar and Matt Rush – Tom is CEO, Ziglar, Inc.

Inspiration, leadership, motivation, and concrete strategies for you, your employees, and your clients.

 

9:30 - 9:50 AM

Stretch Break

 

9:50 - 10:50 AM

Leading Powerfully in Times of Disruption, Challenge, and Change, continued

Presented by The Zig Ziglar Team: Tom Ziglar and Matt Rush – Tom is CEO, Ziglar, Inc.

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10:50 - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

 

11:15 - 11:30 AM

New Opportunity for Small Focus Groups

Presented by David Avakian – Principal, DVA Consulting | PACE Past President

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Selling with Inspiration

Presented by Phil Urso – Chief Sales Officer, Vensure Employer Services

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch & Elections

 

1:00 - 1:40 PM

Lively PEO Panel Discussion: What’s Working — and WHAT NOW?

Presented by Bobby Sarver, Jim Grimm and others TBA – PEO Industry Leaders

1:40 - 1:50 PM

Quick Break

 

1:50 - 2:30 PM

Lively PEO Panel Discussion: What’s Working — and WHAT NOW?, continued

Presented by Bobby Sarver, Jim Grimm and others TBA – PEO Industry Leaders

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Wrap-Up

George Gersema – PACE Conference Chairman

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, and spend a little money for PACE’s benefit, won’t you?

All Day

Departures

 

Our Sponsors

People who support and believe in us

Please take the opportunity to become an event sponsor. Without the help of event sponsors, it would not be possible to have an event of the caliber you have come to expect at the PACE Conference. There are many different ways to sponsor.

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