2023 Commercial Kickoff

December 5-8 | Chicago, IL

 

"I want each individual to understand where we want to go as a company and what their role is in this mission. It is my sincere hope that when the team leaves at the end of our kickoff, everyone has learned something and is energized for the year ahead."

Andries Boone

VP of Solution Delivery Americas

 

What to Expect This Week

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Breakout Sessions

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Day 2

Estimated Time

Activity

Location

7:00 AM

Coffee Chats & Breakfast

Ballroom A

8:00 AM

Kickoff

Ballroom B&C

8:15 AM - 12 PM

IA Strategic Plan

Ballroom B&C

Commercial Plan Presentations

Ballroom B&C

12:00 PM

Lunch

Ballroom A

12:45 PM

Creating the Next Level Solution Sets

Ballroom B&C

1:30 PM

Breakout Overview & Introduction

Ballroom B&C

1:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

The 8 teams will rotate through each of the 1-hour breakout sessions.

Check out the breakout rotation schedule here.

Prospecting: Madison

Stage 1-8 Overview: Dearborn

Value Calculator: Division

Active Listening: Lakeshore A

Time Management: Ballroom B&C

Presenting to Persuade: Lakeshore B

4:00 PM

Channel Review

Ballroom B&C

4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Ballroom B&C

6:00 PM

Dinner at Hotel

Ballroom A

8:00 PM

Optional: Leadership Roundtable Discussions

These exclusive conversations will allow for a limited number of people to hear from Belden leaders about a variety of topics.

Please sign up for a session here.

Madison

Dearborn

Division

Lakeshore A

Lakeshore B

Ballroom B&C

Day 3

Estimated Time

Activity

Location

7:00 AM

Coffee Chat & Breakfast

Ballroom A

8:00 AM

Welcome & Agenda Overview

Ballroom B&C

8:15 AM

Breakout Sessions

Prospecting: Madison

Stage 1-8 Overview: Dearborn

Value Calculator: Division

Active Listening: Lakeshore A

Time Management: Ballroom B&C

Presenting to Persuade: Lakeshore B

10:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

Ballroom B&C

12:00 PM

Lunch

Ballroom A

1:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

The 8 teams will rotate through each of the 1-hour breakout sessions.

Check out the breakout rotation schedule here.

Prospecting: Madison

Stage 1-8 Overview: Dearborn

Value Calculator: Division

Active Listening: Lakeshore A

Time Management: Ballroom B&C

Presenting to Persuade: Lakeshore B

3:00 PM

Vertical Group Meetings

Please expect a vertical-specific 10-minute demo from GTS during this time. 

CPG: Madison

Material Handling: Dearborn

Process: Division

Energy: Lakeshore A

Transportation: Directors B

Automotive: Lakeshore B

Channel: Ballroom B&C

Channel: Ballroom B&C

All Others: Various huddle locations on main and lower level

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Ballroom B&C

Dinner

Independent team dinners and activities determined by team leader.

Day 4

Estimated Time

Activity

Location

7:00 AM

Coffee Chats & Breakfast

Ballroom A

8:00 AM

Welcome & Agenda Overview

Ballroom B&C

8:15 AM

Charitable Activity

Ballroom B&C

9:30 AM

Final Breakout Session
Strategic Team Meetings

CPG: Madison

Material Handling: Dearborn

Process: Division

Energy: Lakeshore A

Transportation: Director B

Automotive: Lakeshore B

Channel: Ballroom B&C

All Others: Various huddle locations on main and lower level

11:00 AM

Closing Remarks

Ballroom B&C

11:30 AM

Lunch To Go

Ballroom A

After 12:00 PM

Travel

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Attendees have been assigned to a team with a designated team leader. The 8 teams will rotate through each of the 1-hour breakout sessions.

Click here to view team assignments.

 

What to Expect in Each Breakout Session

 

How to Prospect and Build New Clients: Effective phrases to gain meetings, language that excites prospects, increasing effectiveness

 

Stage 1-8 Overview: MEDDIC Scorecard overview and Jeopardy game to test your skills.

 

Value Calculator: Asking questions that provide you with the data needed and how to have conversations with customers about the findings

 

Active Listening: Identifying natural listening habits to improve skills, strategies to stay engaged while others speak

 

Time Management: Organizing and prioritizing to increase productivity

 

Presenting to Persuade: Presenting ourselves and our solutions, increasing confidence and engagement

 

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Click here
to find your breakout group assignment for the sessions throughout the week.

 

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Click here
to see the breakout rotation schedule and the location of each session.

 

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On Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00PM, these exclusive conversations will allow for a limited number of people to hear from Belden leaders about a variety of topics.

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On Wednesday, December 7 team leaders will be coordinating an independent dinner, please check with your team leader for details. Need a recommendation? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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If you are driving to this event, get your parking pass from the welcome table on Monday, December 5.

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On Tuesday, December 6 from 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM we will have a professional headshot taken. Please plan to wear a jacket and/or tie on Tuesday for your headshot. No patterns or heavy jewelry, solid colors only. The attire throughout the rest of the meetings is business casual.